Type: Outdoor sports, Water sports



In partnership with the young and dynamic ‘Surfcenter IJburg’ the USC offers windsurfing courses on the IJmeer at IJburg. You can also rent windsurfing equipment.


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Windsurfing via the USC

  • In the windsurfing beginners course (10 hours in total) you learn the basics of windsurfing: standing, sailing, tacking and jibing.
  • You also acquire a basic understanding of sailing theory and equipment.
  • 4 blocks of 2 hour classes and a 5th block of 2 hours of free practice.
  • In groups of 5 to 8 participants
  • Sometimes you will be training on a simulator, but mostly you will be on the water.
  • After this course you should be able to windsurf independently.
  • All materials as well as a wetsuit are included in the fee.

Advanced courses are, in consultation with Surfcenter IJburg, also possible.

How to subscribe

Step 1
Pay and register, with your declaration of enrollment(!), at the sports desk of sportcentrum Universum or PCH Fitness.
Step 2
Check for the course calendar. Choose a course date and time that suits you. Register to the course by mailing The instructors will then contact you.
Step 3
Bring the receipt to your first class as a proof of registration at USC

Free windsurfing: 10-hours card

With a 10-hours card you can rent equipment at Surfcenter IJburg with which you may surf independently. The Surfcenter possesses beginner boards and boards for advanced surfers (Pro-version). You are welcome to windsurf freely the whole season during the weekends, and from June to September also on Wednesday afternoon/evening, and Friday afternoon. On Wednesdays you are also welcome at the ‘SurfClub’. Here all sorts of activities are organized like clinics, workshops, basic Freestyle moves, technical trainings etc.


Instructors at Surfcenter IJburg are certified by the CWO or are in training at the ‘Watersportverbond’. Surfcenter IJburg maintains a close partnership with ‘Watersportvereniging IJburg’.


At the USC front desk

For students cat. I & II only

on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Free windsurfing
during the entire season: all weekends
June – September: also Wednesday afternoons/evening and Friday afternoon.

May- September

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Surfcenter IJburg
Bert Haanstrakade
1087 Amsterdam

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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
Subscription fee € 10,-