Sports for students and employees
The University Sports Centre has been the sports centre for Leiden students for more than fifty years. From dawn till dusk you can take part in a wide range of sporting activities. And as a student you pay a lot less than you would for a membership at a regular sports school.
GYM FACILITIES AT THREE LOCATIONS
Our membership grants you access to our two gyms where you can work on your fitness and strength: the ‘USC’ on Einsteinweg and ‘PlexFit’ in Plexus located right in the heart of Leiden. Both have a wide range of cardio and strength training equipment as well as professional trainers who are on hand to offer free advice.
It is also possible to get a membership for all of our three locations. Leiden University opened a new Student Centre in The Hague, in the Beehive at Turfmarkt 104. The Student Centre, opposite the Wijnhaven building, houses our fitness ‘The Buzz’. This fitness is equipped with the latest technology in the world of fitness: eGym.
MORE THAN 55 SPORTS + FREE SWIMMING
As well as our excellent gym facilities we also offer lessons in more than 55 different sports: from ballet to self defence sports, from yoga to spinning and from pole fitness to boxing. And there’s more. You can also swim for free at the Vijf Meibad and De Zijl pools during designated times.
BOOKING SPORTS FIELDS AND HALLS
Members of the USC can reserve fields or sports halls for free sports practice without the supervision of a teacher or association.
STUDENT SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS
As a member of the USC you can also join one of the following student sports associations:
LUSV Badminton, LUSV Basketball, Panic (frisbee), Thor (hockey), Leicrosse (lacrosse), Qravel (tennis), LSRG (rugby), Football Factory (football), Leidance (dance), SKC (volleyball) and Aquamania (water polo and swimming). As well as offering a healthy dose of sporting pleasure, these associations also organise parties, tournaments, sports weekends and other fun activities.