I am honored that the European Team Championships Fencing for Veterans will take place in Sports Complex De Meent Bauerfeind, the main location of HollandSchermen since January 1st 2016.
In this new Sports Complex, fencing club HollandSchermen uses an equipped fencing hall, where trainings and competitions are organized every day of the week. The transparent design of the building permits views from one gym to another, allowing interaction between different sports, which is very stimulating. The European Team Championships Fencing for Veterans is the first major international fencing tournament in Alkmaar and I hope that many more will follow. This will definitely have a positive influence on fencing in the region and the Netherlands.
I hope that you will have a pleasant stay in Alkmaar and that you will enjoy the tulips, the historic center of Alkmaar, the cheese market, the beach, the sea, the dunes and Amsterdam and of course, I wish you success and enjoyment during the competition.