30 augustus 2017

From the organising committee

Dear competitors and other guests,

Welcome to the official website of the European Veteran Team Championships Fencing 2018.

The event will take place in Alkmaar, one of oldest towns in The Netherlands, from 10 to 13 May 2018. The venue will be the very modern sports complex De Meent. Alkmaar is easily reached from Amsterdam and the Dutch airports, both by car and public transport.

Alkmaar and surroundings offer plenty of opportunities for an extended stay. Alkmaar received its city rights in 1254, but was already mentioned in official documents that date as far back as the year 1000. The city played an important role in the struggle to found the independent Dutch Republic in the 16th and 17th century. The city center is filled with monuments, including the famous cheese market.

May is an excellent month to visit The Netherlands. The tulip fields that the country is famous for, are in full bloom and can be seen all around Alkmaar. Also a good time to visit the Keukenhof, a paradise of tulips and other flower exhibits, or to see the villages of Volendam and Marken with traditional dress. More interested in history? See Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Anne Frank and more in Amsterdam, or visit the historic city centers of Haarlem, Enkhuizen or Hoorn. Plenty of reasons to come to Alkmaar and extend your stay.

In the coming months you will find more information on this website about accreditation, schedules, equipment control and accommodation. Also about transport to the venue and sightseeing in the area.

We hope you have the opportunity to not just compete in these championships, but to also get a glimps of The Netherlands.

See you in Alkmaar!

The organising committee.

Already want to start preparing your extended stay? Check out this page.