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
It's a race between Amsterdam and Venice to which city eventually puts off enough tourists that they will want more again.
Last edited by BM11 on 2 June 2019 1:48pm