Eurovision 2020: World Heritage Netherlands an official partner?

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,154 views

World Heritage Netherlands wishes to cooperate with the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest next year according to the latest local media reports in The Netherlands. Will the entity become one of the official ESC 2020 partners?

The World Heritage Netherland Foundation wishes to collaborate with the forthcoming 2020 Eurovision edition. Will it become one of the 2020 Official Eurovision partners?

If it would be up to the World Heritage Netherlands Foundation then the Dutch world heritage sites would be represented in the best of ways at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands. The foundation is expected to announce by next Monday its decision on wether it will enter a partnership with the 2020 Eurovision organization.

According to the foundation,  the Eurovision Song Contest is a good opportunity to showcase the beautiful places  the Netherlands has to offer to the world.

Mr.Boris van der Ham (CEO World Heritage Foundation Netherlands) says:

The ten UNESCO world heritage sites promise maximum cooperation to the organization.

The ten UNESCO world heritage sites in the Kingdom of the Netherlands are:

  • Schokland and Surroundings
  • Defense Line of Amsterdam
  • Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
  • D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station
  • Willemstad Curaçao
  • Beemster Polder
  • Rietveld Schröder House
  •  Wadden Sea
  • Amsterdam Canal District
  • Van Nelle Factory

The 2020 Host City Bid Process

Initially a total of nine cities applied to host the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, but only six remain in the battle now.

A total of six Dutch cities/regions are in the 2020 Host City  race: 

  • Amsterdam
  • Rotterdam
  • Utrecht
  • Maastricht / Limburg,
  • Arnhem 
  • Den Bosch

Breda withdrew its application yesterday, following Leeuwarden and The Hague who have also decided not to proceed with their bids. The remaining candidates have until 10 July 2019 to submit their respective proposals to the organization via the so-called bidbook. The 2o20 ESC Host City is expected to be unveiled in August.

The Netherlands will have the grand honour of hosting the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest thanks to Ducan Laurence‘s magnificent victory in Tel Aviv last May.

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