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Bouldering at Monk

Monk is the first boulder gym in the Netherlands, with locations in Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Hilversum and Hasselt (BE). Bouldering in a gym means climbing walls with a height of up to 4 meters. Without a rope above thick mats to catch your fall. You use your flexibility, strength, and balance to resolve problems. There are over 200 climbing routes, called ‘boulders’, in our gym, which we regularly replace to make sure you always have a challenging session.

First timer?

Bouldering is fun and easy to get started with (and slightly addictive). There are no prerequisites to get started. Every week you can join our Boulder Basics introduction to the sport. No rope, no partner, and no harness required. During your first visit, we give you safety instructions and explain the house rules.

What do you need?

Bring clothes that allow you to move freely. You will also need a pair of climbing shoes (sneakers are not allowed on the walls). Rental shoes are available at the reception. Monk has dressing rooms, showers, and lockers for you to use.

Monk portal & Monk app

We have our own Monk portal and Monk app. Your first time at Monk? Register trough our portal.

This account gives you access to the Monk portal and the Monk app, allowing you to manage many things yourself. For instance, you can manage your membership, personal information, and find a training calendar for your gym. This calendar also includes upcoming events, such as LOCO.

At the start of your session, you will check in using the QR code in the app instead of your membership card. Still have a card? This will still be valid.

Bouldering for kids

Kids from the age of 6 and older are welcome to boulder at Monk. Children younger than 12 must be supervised by one adult person per two children.  Children from the age of 12 and older may boulder without supervision. 

Curious if bouldering is the sport for you? Join one of our walk-in lessons for youths. Register in advance (obligatory) to join:

Sign up for a tryout in Eindhoven
Sign up for a tryout in Amsterdam-North
Sign up for a tryout in Rotterdam
Sign up for a tryout in Hilversum

We don’t have walk-in training in Hasselt.

Monk Rules & Regulations

In order to ensure that everyone enjoys their visit to Monk boulder gym, we have compiled a set of house rules, listed below for your safety and comfort. Any violation of these rules can lead to expulsion and/or cancellation of membership, without reimbursement of admission or membership fees.

  • Sign in when you arrive, sign out when you leave
  • Use the designated changing rooms
  • No glass or crockery outside the bar area
  • No pets allowed

Bouldering house rules

  • Check your age:
    Bouldering not permitted 0 – 6
    Only under supervision (18+) 6 – 12
    Independent bouldering permitted 12+
  • Sitting, lying or playing on the mats is not permitted
  • Keep a safe distance (1.50m) from other climbers on the wall
  • Climbing or standing on top of the walls is not permitted
  • Don’t wear jewelery
  • Do not drink alcohol before or during climbing
  • No chalk bags on the mats or tied round your waist. Use chalk in moderation!
  • Climbing shoes are required on the wall
  • It is obligatory to wear socks with rental shoes
  • Climbing with a bare torso is not permitted

Your understanding and cooperation is much appreciated.

Have fun climbing at Monk!

Monk membership prices

With a Monk membership, you get unlimited bouldering for a fixed monthly fee. The notice period is 1 month.

Additionally, there’s a 10% discount on all shop purchases (online also).

Regular membership:

  • 25+ years €57,50 per month
  • Under 25s €50,50 per month

Under 18s and training

  • Membership with one training p/w 8 to 18 years €52 per month
  • Membership with two trainings p/w 8 to 18 years €58 per month
  • Membership with training minis 6 & 7 years €43,50 per month
  • Membership competition group with training €64 per month

You are eligible for family discount if two or more children under the age of 18 from the same family are members. Please apply on this page.

Membership conditions

Monk day pass & multi-visit pass

normal< 25 years< 18 years
Single visit€ 13,50€ 12,50€ 11,50
Multi-visit pass (10X)€ 117,50€ 109€ 100
* purchase is non-refundable
Rental shoes€ 5€ 5€ 5

Practical information

Check our opening hours here. Please sign up online in advance of your visit to save time at the reception.

Additonal information

  • The minimum age for bouldering at Monk is 6 years
  • You pay your entrance fee per visit, once inside, you can stay as long as you like
  • A stampcard gives you a reduced price on 10 bouldering visits
  • A membership pass allows you to visit as often as you like
  • Your stampcard or membership pass is valid at all Monk locations (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Hilversum and Hasselt)