The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will take place at the event venue Rotterdam Ahoy. The Main show will take place in the Ahoy Arena.
Rotterdam Ahoy, who is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is Host Venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The main show will take place in the Ahoy Arena. Moreover, Ahoy has six event halls (30,000m2) where a.o. the press centre and delegation bubble are situated. The newly opened convention centre is the location for VIPs and a mediahub from which several Dutch radio and TV stations broadcast during the show week.
Since 1971, the venue has been proud host of numerous large-scale events, such as the MTV European Music Awards in 1997 and 2016, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007, the annual North Sea Jazz Festival and many more.
The Ahoy Arena is an iconic venue and the most well-known hall of Rotterdam Ahoy. It has a capacity of 16,424 visitors and a height of 30 metres, with a free rigging height of 22,5 metres.