With Duncan Laurence's win, the Eurovision Song Contest will be moving to the Netherlands next year. But in which Host City will the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest take place? Dutch public broadcasters NPO, AVROTROS and NOS are officially kicking off the City Bid process!
Next year’s contest will be a joint venture between 3 Dutch EBU Members: NPO, AVROTROS and NOS. They are now inviting Dutch cities and regions to apply as Host City for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.
City Bid process in June/July
The selection process will consist of 3 phases:
In the first half of June, all interested cities/regions will receive a document from NPO/AVROTROS/NOS with criteria they will need to meet for hosting. This will form the foundation for each city’s bid.
The cities/regions in the running for Host City will then have 4 weeks to compile their “bid books”, to be submitted in the first half of July.
In mid-July, the organizers have the option to visit the cities and regions that have applied. The host city for the 65th Eurovision Song Contest will be decided in consultation with the EBU following an assessment of all the bids.
Interested Dutch cities and regions can email the organization.
Previous Dutch Host Cities
The Netherlands has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 4 times before: in 1958, 1970, 1976 and 1980. The first edition took place in Hilversum, the second in the Dutch capital Amsterdam and the third and fourth editions in the Hague.