Medemblik has always been the center of regatta sailing in the Netherlands. The sheltered harbour, the picturesque and inviting city center as well as the world class Regatta Committees have all contributed to Medembliks success as harbour town. Medemblik is the oldest city of West-Friesland along the IJsselmeer.

The European Championship will take place at the Regattacenter Medemblik. The Center is part of the Marina Medemblik and specially designed to host international sailing regattas.

Medemblik itself is less than one hour by car away from Amsterdam and can also be reached by public transport.