Eurovision Song Contest Rotterdam 2020
The word is out, the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Rotterdam in 2020! Duncan Laurence won the 64th edition in Tel Aviv with his song Arcade, which is why the Netherlands will host the spectacular event next year.
The event contains two Semi-Finals (May 12th and 14th) and a Grand Final (May 16th), where different countries battle against each other by performing their best song. Each country is
free to decide if they send their number-one star or the best new talent they could find. From each Semi-Final, the best ten will proceed to the Grand Final, which means the Grand Final
exists out of 20 participants. The winning country will traditionally be given the honor of hosting the next Eurovision Song Contest.
Tickets for Eurovision Song Contest
Tickets will be available around February 2020. Make sure you book your tickets via the official website of Eurovision, to prevent any kind of scam. Keep an eye on the website of Eurovision to be the first to get yourself a ticket! The event has an accessible area with lots of space for those who use wheelchairs, with a great view of the stage and performers. If you don’t want to miss any announcements about tickets or other aspects of the event, click here to subscribe to the newsletter of Eurovision. Accessible seats can only be booked by phone at +31 20 225 1116.
Accessible Hotels in Rotterdam
Rotterdam offers many options with regards to your stay. We have listed hotels in Rotterdam with accessible hotel rooms and adapted bathrooms. By visiting the hotel links below, you can find more details of the hotel, check availability and
- Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam (3 stars)
- Ibis Rotterdam Centre (3 stars)
- Van der Valk Rotterdam – Blijdorp (4 stars)
- NHow Hotel Rotterdam (4 stars)
Accessible tours and activities in Rotterdam and surroundings
We offer several accessible full-day and half-day tours in case you would like to combine your visit to the Eurovision Song Contest with cultural activities.
- Private architecture and history tour of Rotterdam
- Driving tour to Royal The Hague and Kinderdijk windmills
- Accessible walking tour in The Hague
- Guided tour of The Hague for people who are blind or have a visual impairment
- Accessible Day at the beach in Scheveningen or Hoek van Holland
- Culinary food tour The Hague
Rent a mobility scooter or wheelchair
We offer mobility equipment hire to make your stay easy and comfortable! We can provide a range of equipment including wheelchairs, mobility scooters, shower chairs, hoists, high-low
beds, care beds, mattresses and walkers.
Accessible and private taxi services
Regular and wheelchair accessible transfers can be booked for every ride you wish, for example from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to your hotel or from the hotel to the Eurovision
Song Contest. If you would like to know the prices for the transfers or make a reservation please contact us.
Public transportation in Rotterdam
Public transportation in and around Rotterdam is provided by the urban transport company RET (metro, tram, bus), the regional transport companies Qbuzz and ConneXXion (bus) and NS (train).
You need an OV-chipkaart to travel with the RET.
You can buy this at RET Service Points and the vending and charging Machines in the metro stations. All RET Service points can be reached with mobility equipment.
To make the metro stations accessible to everyone, RET has made sure all Rotterdam stations are equipped with ramps, lifts and escalators. In all metro stations with access gates, at least one gate is always suitable for wheelchair users.
The buses, including the BOB bus, and the RET trams all have a low entry. This allows people who are less mobile to easily get in and out.
At a number of bus and tram stops, even ground-level access to bus and tram is possible by either using the extension plate in the vehicle or by the availability of a raised platform. Unfortunately, floor-level access is not present at all stops. However, the municipalities within the RET transport area are making more and more stops accessible to people with a physical disability.