With the deadline for the applicant cities to submit their respective bid books for hosting Eurovision 2020 looming, preparations are in full steam in the Netherlands. Den Bosch one of the seven candidate cities vying to hold the competition next year has blocked a number of hotel rooms according to the latest media reports.
Den Bosh, the capital of the province of North Brabant, is aiming to host the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest at the Brabanthallen.
Entrepreneurs in and around Den Bosch are fervently hoping to see the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the capital of Brabant next year.
Ms. Karin Rademaker (Director and owner of Golden Tulip Hotel Central) says:
I have blocked all rooms for six weeks, in case the Eurovision Song Contest comes here.
Karin’s hotel is right in the heart of the historic city. It is now undergoing a drastic costly renovation with the revamping of its 126 rooms, 18 halls and striking conservatory.
Mr. Jeroen Dona (Events and Exhibitions Director at Libéma) says:
Brabanthallen and Ahoy are both in the heart of the public eye given the long period of availability.
Our largest venue, Brabanthallen, is specially made for holding TV shows and has a roof that is no less than 18 meters high. It can accommodate 12,000 spectators, which is 4,000 more than in the hall in Tel Aviv. We can also easily accommodate the 1,800 expected journalists. We are ready for it.
The 2020 Host City Bid Process
Initially a total of nine cities officially applied to host the 2020 Eurovision edition, after Leuwaarden and Den Haag‘s withdrawals only seven candidates remain in the race:
- Den Bosch
Applicant cities have to submit their respective bid books to the organizing body by 10 July 2019. The 2020 Eurovision Host City is expected to be unveiled in August.
The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest will be co-produced by three Dutch public broadcasters NOS, AVROTROS and NPO in liason with the EBU.