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Sport & Fitness

Stressed and tired? Regular exercise can help you be at your best academically, socially and physically.

From Fitness to indoor climbing, the USC, the sports centre of the UvA and AUAS/HvA offers a full range of sport and fitness activities for you to participate in.

Group fitness activities at the USC
Fitness activities for beginners to advanced

USC benefits

  • UvA students and staff receive a discount
  • the USC is conveniently located throughout the city
  • experienced and trained staff are there to assist you
  • it's easy to get started


Find out more about available sports, timetables and fees at

Karate at the USC
More than 70 sports and activities

Try out

Do you want to try out some classes at the USC? For €5 you get 3 trial classes or training sessions.

USC features

Fitness, tennis, zumba, swimming, dancing, climbing, among many others: the USC offers more than 70 sports and activities at discount rates for UvA students and staff.

The USC's main building, sports centre Universum, located at Amsterdam Science Park, is open seven days a week and boasts a large gym, several halls, a climbing hall, squash courts, a dojo, a sauna and the sports cafe Oerknal.

The USC has 6 locations in total:

  • Universum, in Amsterdam Science Park (East)
  • USC Tennis, in Amsterdam East
  • ASC, in the AMC hospital
  • ClubWest, in Amsterdam Nieuw-West (New West)
  • Amstelcampus, near the Wibautstraat
  • USC Body & Mind, near Roeterseiland

In addition, the USC organises activities at specialist venues ranging from swimming to salsa and golf to horseback riding.