In 2016 Hoorn will be the host of the European Open Water Championships. Hoorn is known as the open water capital of the Netherlands. It is the host of the annual European Open Water Swimming Cup and in the past also was the venue of the European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships.
In the Olympic Season the European Championships are the most important showcase for the athletes to test their form on the way to Rio.
Here the web-page of the European Open Water Championships (10-14 July). CLICK
This is the Len link to the dedicated session of the event. CLICK