You can do bouldering at USC Universum, located at Amsterdam Science Park, both indoors and outdoors.

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Week 24

Bouldering at USC

We have an indoor boulder gym and an outdoor boulder at Universum.
The outdoor boulder is publicly accessible.
With a bouldering membership and a reservation you can use the indoor boulder gym.
No experience or improve your skills? Join a bouldering course first!

Which membership do you choose?

 you’re stuck with us for a year, after which you can cancel your membership monthly. 

a little more expensive but a lot more flexible, this membership can be canceled monthly.

10x entry to the boulder gym, to be used within one year.

1x entry to the climbing gym, valid one week.

Reservations and checking in

  • You need a reservation for every visit to USC, except for courses.
  • Make a reservation using the booking button above.
  • You can make a reservation 6 days in advance.
  • You can have 3 active reservations for the upcoming 6 days. But as soon as your first reservation is over, you can make a new one. So, you can work out more than 3x a week (if there are free spots)!
  • You can choose how you enter USC: by using the finger scan or by using the My USC Amsterdam app. Download the app: Android and iOS.

Check out all reservation and house rules

Cancelling and no show fee

Booked a class, but can’t make it? Please cancel in advance.

  • Cancel up to one hour before the start of your reservation.
  • Are you not cancelling (on time)? Then you risk a no show fee of €3,-.
  • Are you not paying the no show fee? In that case you can’t make a reservation/work out for 2 weeks.
  • Your no show fee doesn’t end up on the big USC company pile. Check in which sports goal we’re investing the no show fee income.

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House rules bouldergym

  • Bouldering is at your own risk.
  • Take a safe and conscious approach to bouldering. Keep enough distance (1.50m) between each other. Take care with the poles. Spot each other to catch an uncontrolled fall.
  • Bouldering is only allowed with a valid climbing/bouldering membership.
  • Bouldering is only allowed with clean climbing shoes.
  • Bouldering shirtless is not allowed.
  • Do not chalk too much and don’t put chalk bags on the mat.
  • Bouldering with bare feet is not allowed.
  • Take off jewelry.

House rules outdoor boulder

  • The outdoor boulder is publicly accessible.
  • Bouldering is at your own risk.
  • There are injury risks. Take a safe and conscious approach.
  • Spot each other to catch an uncontrolled fall. Consider to use a crash pad.
  • Watch out for spinning holds. Loose hold? Ask for a tool in the sports centre.
  • The gravel softens the landing, but prevent an uncontrolled fall.
  • Make sure the landing zone is free of objects.
  • Keep enough distance (1.50m) between each other.
  • The use of climbing shoes is recommended.
  • Warm up before each session. Start slowly.
  • Take enough rest during bouldering.
  • Do a cooling down at the end of your session.
  • It’s forbidden to climb on top of the boulder.
  • The boulder is not a playground for children.


Would you like to do multiple sports? The USC passe-partout is the membership for you! Bouldering is part of the passe-partout.

Get a trial membership!

Subscribe preferably online by choosing a membership below. If you come to one of our front desks, we will help you with your online purchase.

First payment: pro rata
When purchasing a bouldering year or flex membership, you’ll pay a pro rata amount.

Direct debit
Subsequently, in the first week of every month, a term will be collected by direct debit.

Canceling is simple
Send an e-mail to, or cancel your membership in My USC. Your membership will expire on the last day of that month.*

*If you cancel a flex membership in the same month as you purchased it, the membership will end on the last day of the following month. This means that there is always at least one monthly debit via direct debit before a flex subscription expires.

Additional terms and conditions
Check the additional terms and conditions for all info!

Member categories
USC works with 3 different member categories. Check out to which category you belong.



USC Universum
Science Park 306
1098 XH Amsterdam
(020) 525 89 55

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Categories shortened for full categories

Cat. I Students UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
Cat. II Employees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
Cat. III Anyone else