Two cities will remain next week in the battle for the organization of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020. Based on the bid books, the selection committee will drop three cities. This confirms a spokesperson for the NPO at

The NPO will announce the two cities in the course of next week. Arnhem, Den Bosch, Maastricht, Rotterdam and Utrecht officially handed in their bid books on Wednesday 10 July. In it, the municipalities explain their plans to organize the festival.

After studying these bid books, it is decided which two cities best meet the requirements. Amsterdam, Breda, The Hague and Leeuwarden dropped out before they had officially submitted a bid book.

In August the NPO hopes to announce the city in which the 65th Eurovision Song Contest takes place. The Netherlands organizes the event after Duncan Laurence won the Tel Aviv edition with his song Arcade .

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