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BM11886 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London
I can only see it being somewhere within an hour or so train ride of Schipol airport. So Leeuwarden,, Enschede and Maastricht will fail on that ground.

Also Andorra refuse to return but in Luxembourg a petition has been launched to try and persuade RTL to return - I am sure if they entered with a good song they would qualify - they were the original San Marino in hiring random people with no prior connection to the country to sing for them.
BM11886 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London
I'd bet my money on the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. It's the biggest venue I can think of where they don't have to temporarily relocate a current tennant.

I get the impression the desire to spread tourism throughout the Netherlands will rule out Amsterdam.
noggin14,277 posts since 26 Jun 2001
I'd bet my money on the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. It's the biggest venue I can think of where they don't have to temporarily relocate a current tennant.

I get the impression the desire to spread tourism throughout the Netherlands will rule out Amsterdam.


Although, Amsterdam is the city that would easily and effortlessly embrace the culture of Eurovision


To be fair, I think a lot of Dutch cities would be able to do that though.
Jon7,680 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today

Amsterdam is already dealing with huge amounts of tourists and I dunno if they can deal with any more coming in during Eurovision season

I don’t understand this argument at all. It’s a major international city, and they obviously host big events all the time that would bring in extra tourists, matches in Euro 2020 for example potentially bringing in far more people next year.

What I would say though is with something like Eurovision smaller major cities are often more keen to host as it can mean a lot more to them than it does to a capital.

I would say Rotterdam is a good shout though and would provide a good backdrop to the contest.
WW Update4,631 posts since 6 Feb 2007

Amsterdam is already dealing with huge amounts of tourists and I dunno if they can deal with any more coming in during Eurovision season

I don’t understand this argument at all. It’s a major international city, and they obviously host big events all the time that would bring in extra tourists, matches in Euro 2020 for example potentially bringing in far more people next year.


I was in Amsterdam last year and I can understand why the city, which is already overflowing with tourists and in danger of losing its soul, would not want to attract even more people if other Dutch cities can carry the load instead. It's not just the event itself that is problematic, but also the added tourist flow from the publicity the chosen town will end up receiving. Don't get me wrong, Amsterdam is beautiful, but I was relieved once I made it back to my hotel in far less touristy (and more authentic) Haarlem.
RtH183 posts since 1 Apr 2001
London
The point is, the city council of Amsterdam wants to discourage tourists to visit Amsterdam. Quite a lot measures are being taken to achieve this; e.g. stricter rules for homeowners advertising on Airbnb, the ban on coaches in the city centre, less tourist shops and so on. Even Holland Marketing has advised to host the contest outside Amsterdam.

Ironically, Amsterdam is one of the cities currently working on a so-called bid book to host the contest Confused
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BM11886 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London
The point is, the city council of Amsterdam wants to discourage tourists to visit Amsterdam. Quite a lot measures are being taken to achieve this; e.g. stricter rules for homeowners advertising on Airbnb, the ban on coaches in the city centre, less tourist shops and so on. Even Holland Marketing has advised to host the contest outside Amsterdam.

Ironically, Amsterdam is one of the cities currently working on a so-called bid book to host the contest Confused

Only reluctantly.
Apprantley Mastricht is the favorite - through it is quite isolated within the Netherlands (lots of people would stay in Beligum and Germany) and is possibly too known for political reasons only.
tightrope781,088 posts since 29 Dec 2005
UTV Newsline
The point is, the city council of Amsterdam wants to discourage tourists to visit Amsterdam. Quite a lot measures are being taken to achieve this; e.g. stricter rules for homeowners advertising on Airbnb, the ban on coaches in the city centre, less tourist shops and so on. Even Holland Marketing has advised to host the contest outside Amsterdam.

Ironically, Amsterdam is one of the cities currently working on a so-called bid book to host the contest Confused

Only reluctantly.
Apprantley Mastricht is the favorite - through it is quite isolated within the Netherlands (lots of people would stay in Beligum and Germany) and is possibly too known for political reasons only.

Everything you say is a load of guff! Conjecture, opinion etc presented as fact.

The bidding process doesn’t open for a while. Sit and and wait on it instead of making up a load of rubbish just to try and sound knowledgeable.
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