THE NETHERLANDS – The country which hosted the Eurovision Song Contest four times already since 1956 is kicking of the hosting job for the 2020 edition. It was hilversum, Amsterdam and The Hague (twice) HOSTED THE 1958, 1970, 1976 and 1980 Eurovision Song Contest edition respectively.
NPO, AVROTROS and NOS, the three organising broadcasters (it is a very weird system of national broadcasters in the country) kick off the hosting city bidding process.
In the first half of June, all interested cities/regions will receive a document from NPO/AVROTROS/NOS with criteria they will need to meet for hosting. This will form the foundation for each city’s bid.
The cities/regions in the running for Host City will then have 4 weeks to compile their “bid books”, to be submitted in the first half of July.
In mid-July, the organizers have the option to visit the cities and regions that have applied. The host city for the 65th Eurovision Song Contest will be decided in consultation with the EBU following an assessment of all the bids.
Interested Dutch cities and regions can email the organization.