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UNESCO World Heritage Foundation to be official Eurovision 2020 partner?

The latest reports coming from The Netherlands suggests that the UNESCO World Heritage Foundation are interested in working alongside the Eurovision Song Contest next year.

To be decided next week

The foundation will decide on whether or not to enter a partnership with the contest next Monday. The CEO, Boris van der Ham, believes that it would be a great opportunity to showcase the UNESCO world heritage sites with the help of Eurovision.

“The ten UNESCO world heritage sites promises maximum co-operation to the organisation.

Boris van der Ham, CEO of the UNESCO World Heritage Foundation

If this partnership was to happen, it could well be an idea to film next year’s postcards in the following UNESCO heritage sites:

  • Amsterdam Canal District
  • Beemster Polder
  • D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station
  • Defense Line of Amsterdam
  • Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
  • Rietveld Schröder House
  • Schokland and Surroundings
  • Van Nelle Factory
  • Wadden Sea
  • Willemstad Curaçao

The story so far

The Netherlands are currently undergoing a bidding process to decide which city will host the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. As of now, six cities remain to be in the running. They are:

  • Amsterdam
  • Arnhem
  • Den Bosch
  • Maastricht / Limburg
  • Rotterdam
  • Utrecht

The host city of next year’s contest is expected to be revealed in August.

As more and more preparations are underway, are you excited for Eurovision 2020? Which city would you like to see host the contest? Let us know your reactions in the comments!

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