|Referee: Silvia Spinelli (ITA) – Stadium: MMArena, Le Mans (FRA)|
|Referee: Zuzana Valentová (SVK) – Stadium: Loni Papuçiu, Fier (ALB)|
|Referee: Amy Rayner (ENG) – Stadium: Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR)|
|Referee: Ana Minić (SRB) – Stadium: Mogosoaia, Bucharest (ROU)|
|Referee: Esther Staubli (SUI) – Stadium: Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR)|
|Referee: Irina Turovskaya (BLR) – Stadium: FC Katerini, Katerini (GRE)|
|Referee: Vera Opeykina (RUS) – Stadium: Stadiumi Kombëtar Qemal Stafa, Tirana (ALB)|
|Referee: Vivian Peeters (NED) – Stadium: FC Katerini, Katerini (GRE)|
|Referee: Virginie Derouaux (BEL) – Stadium: Trikala, Trikala (GRE)|
|Referee: Elia Martinez (ESP) – Stadium: Elbasan Arena, Elbasan (ALB)|
|Referee: Karolina Radzik-Johan (POL) – Stadium: Aharnaikos, Athens (GRE)|
|Referee: Tanja Subotič (SVN) – Stadium: Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR)|
|Referee: Sara Persson (SWE) – Stadium: Nicolae Dobrin, Pitesti (ROU)|
|Referee: Eszter Urban (HUN) – Stadium: Nungesser, Valenciennes (FRA)|
|Referee: Lois Otte (BEL) – Stadium: Elbasan Arena, Elbasan (ALB)|
|Referee: Esther Azzopardi (MLT) – Stadium: Stade de la Route-de-Lorient, Rennes (FRA)|
|Referee: Linn Andersson (SWE) – Stadium: Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR)|
|Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (GER) – Stadium: Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu, Cluj-Napoca (ROU)|
|Referee: Esther Staubli (SUI) – Stadium: Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu, Cluj-Napoca (ROU)|
|Referee: Elvira Nurmustafina (KAZ) – Stadium: Stade Jean Bouin, Paris (FRA)|
The path to the first 16-team UEFA Women's EURO final tournament in the Netherlands begins with a preliminary round and takes in a qualifying group stage and play-offs.
In the preliminary round, two groups of four teams are played as one-venue mini-tournaments between 4 and 9 April 2015. The group winners progress to the qualifying group stage to join the 38 highest-ranked contenders in eight groups of five sides contested between 14 September 2015 and 20 September 2016.
The eight group winners and the six best runners-up then advance to the final tournament, while the other two runners-up go to a play-off from 17–25 October 2016.
Hosts the Netherlands will join the 15 qualifiers in the final tournament in July/August 2017. There will be four groups of four teams, with the top two from each section proceeding to the quarter-finals, from when the competition is a straight knockout.
Further details, including the criteria for separating sides that finish level on points in a pool, can be found in the official competition regulations.