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Sports and culture

There’s more to university life than work and study! Take advantage of all that the UvA has to offer, from art courses to sports activities and public lectures. It’s a great way to meet others in the UvA community.

CREA: cultural activities for students and staff

CREA offers courses and workshops in music, dance, theatre, new media, photography and visual arts. We also host concerts, presentations, exhibitions and debates about science, art and society.

USC, the University sports centre

The USC offers over 80 sports different activities, from aikido to weightlifting, and aerobics to lacrosse. Work out 7 days a week at one of our 7 fitness centres located across Amsterdam


SPUI25 is an academic and cultural centre for lectures, debates, interviews, book presentations and more.
Amsterdam Academic Club
A home away from home for staff, students and alumni. Drop by for coffee, lunch or dinner, or join us for fireside debates and music.
J.Pzn Sweelinck Orkest
This student orchestra is Amsterdam’s oldest symphony orchestra. It regularly performs at top locations in Amsterdam and elsewhere.