THE NETHERLANDS – The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The contest is set to be held in May 2020, in the Netherlands, following the country’s victory at the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the song “Arcade” performed by Duncan Laurence.
It would be the fifth time that the Netherlands hosts the contest, the last edition having been the 1980 contest, and the first Eurovision event to be hosted in the country since the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012.
Twenty-seven countries have confirmed their intentions to participate in the contest, including Ukraine, which would return after it withdrew from the 2019 contest over disputes with its artists regarding the terms of the contract required for participation.
Rotterdam will host the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest at the Rotterdam Ahoy, a candidacy supported by the province of South Holland and the cities of Dordrecht and The Hague; The venue previously hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007.
Rotterdam Ahoy, in its current form, was built in 1970. The complex’s striking design won various national and international awards for its special steel structures. The design of the venue took inspiration from the water, with the building laid out like a ship.
The first event to be held there was the Femina family exhibition. Since then, Ahoy has been expanded on a number of occasions, and was renovated and refurbished in 1998 to designs by the architectural firm Benthem Crouwel which created today’s multifunctional venue.
That concert where you and your love dance to ‘your tune’. That epic day, when your team wins the final. That’s Rotterdam Ahoy.
We are the place that you associate with a particular experience. For a while or perhaps, forever. We offer experiences that will touch your heart. Your memorable Ahoy experience starts the moment you navigate through this website, enter our car park or let us look after your coat at the wardrobe. And it only ends when you look back on the pictures and share them with your friends and relations. We are aware of that. We are 250 event professionals with a shared mission: to create the conditions and the service that will raise your experience and perception to the highest possible levels. We innovate until it can’t get any better, without losing that sense of familiarity.
We are also the venue that is very well known among the ‘biggest on earth’ since 1971. We offer a base for international artists, top sports professionals, politicians and celebrities. But we are also the people of Rotterdam. Proud residents of a global city that is constantly being rediscovered by visitors from all over the world.
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We consider Rotterdam Ahoy to be the very best stage for positive experiences; where pleasure, creativity, development and success are always in the spotlight. Our highest aim: From satisfied visitors and contacts to ‘ambassadors’ for our brand, allowing us to offer genuine enrichment and also guarantee continuity and sustainable growth in a venue on a global scale.
Rotterdam Ahoy is in the unique position of being able to call upon a rich tradition that has been created by our own people. Continuous innovation enables us to respect our heritage. We invest in people, in collaboration and creation. We believe in the clarity of the Rotterdam people. In getting things done. In results. From ourselves and everyone else who is helping us build our today and tomorrow, we expect nothing less than excellence. Our highest aim is to create visitors and contacts whose expectations are exceeded, and guarantee continuity and sustainable growth.
We offer everyone, in as many ways as possible, a positive experience, because at Rotterdam Ahoy we believe that these experiences, large and small, enrich your life.
For the past 45 years, Rotterdam Ahoy has been creating the top location for large and small, but also one of a kind experiences that inspire you, get you moving and enrich your life. With our people and our venue, we quite literally bring worlds together. As residents of Rotterdam, we are grounded in the ‘now’ but also have a unique outlook on the requirements for the future in the events industry and the conference market. We work tirelessly centre-stage and behind-the-scenes, on creating the best memories for you. We look forward to welcoming you.
Professionalism. Experience. Inspiration & Creativity. And the drive to make it an unparalleled success. These are the essential elements for organising an event.
Small-scale or for the public at large, whether it is a product presentation or a new trade-fair, it all begins with the idea and ends with perfect execution. Rotterdam Ahoy offers event organisers support in every phase of the development and production of events.
We own a high touch in house event productions label. Our skilled event experts organise successful events such as the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, InfraTech and Europort. Rotterdam Ahoy produces over 30 events, in partnership or independently. Contact us for the options for your event. Call 010-293 3243 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org