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Possible locations for 2020’s Eurovision Song Contest

Tel Aviv. As the winners of 2019’s song festival, The Netherlands will be hosting the Eurovision Song Festival in 2020 in one of their cities. The actual city is still to be determined, but there’s a couple of possible locations that have good chances of becoming the host. Nine Dutch cities have shown interest in hosting the Eurovision Song Contest, but which one is likely to actually host it?

Hosting requirements

As the Eurovision Song Contest draws in a lot of people, the hosting city and venue has some requirements before they are allowed to host the contest:

  • The venue has to be able to seat ten thousand people at minimum

  • The venue needs to be accessible for 5 to 7 weeks

  • The region around the venue needs to have at least two thousand hotel beds available within 40 minutes travel

The interested cities will have to create a ‘business plan’ for hosting the contest in which all of the above mentioned information is illuminated.

Maastricht, Rotterdam, or Amsterdam?

Almost all of The Netherlands’ big cities have spoken out as to being interested in hosting the prodigious Song Contest. Amsterdam, Maastricht and Rotterdam seem to have the biggest chances of hosting the contest. These are the cities that have the venues for hosting the contest and are most likely to satisfy the requirements.

While Amsterdam is a big favourite in hosting the Song Contest, a lot can be said about Amsterdam’s tourism and the way Amsterdam is crowded on normal days. Hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in Amsterdam will attract even more tourists to Amsterdam, and the big question is if that’s what they want.

Rotterdam and Maastricht are also favoured for hosting the contest. Rotterdam has been endorsed by Duncan Laurence himself, 2019’s winner of the Song Contest. Maastricht, however, is very near Belgium and Germany, the city is said to be “at the heart of Europe” by Dutch media.

The hosting city will be publicly announced in August. The interested cities have until the 10th of July to hand in their bidbooks, after which no further applications for hosting the Eurovision Song Contest are possible.

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