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BM11966 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.

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.

https://escxtra.com/2019/06/01/mayor-halsema-of-amsterdam-we-wont-stand-in-the-way-of-other-cities
Last edited by BM11 on 2 June 2019 12:49am
tightrope781,108 posts since 29 Dec 2005
UTV Newsline
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.

https://escxtra.com/2019/06/01/mayor-halsema-of-amsterdam-we-wont-stand-in-the-way-of-other-cities


Evidence that Maastricht is ‘the favourite’? And a Eurovision blog doesn’t really cut the mustard. They’re just click bait desperately looking for readers for the next six months when nothing happens.
dosxuk4,186 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
And at the end of the day, it'll go to the city which has the most suitable venue that is available for the amount of time needed to stage the contest.

It's all very well the mayor of a village saying they're desperate to hold the contest, if the only venue they've got is the village hall and that hosts a knitting club on Tuesdays, they're not going to win, even if they've competed 100% of the bid information already.

Until all the bids are in, any information published is just conjecture from the marketing boards of the various cities and should be taken with very large grains of salt.
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BM11966 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

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
thegeek4,928 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London

I would say Rotterdam is a good shout though and would provide a good backdrop to the contest.


It's a rather dull place in my experience. Efficient, but dull

Perfectly pleasant, and has a few charming corners and quirky bits of architecture. You can get the Eurostar direct from London too.

This thread seems like a good place to mention a programme that Eurovision fans might like to set their PVRs for. Saturday night, 9.50pm, on BBC Scotland.