The arena audience will be limited to only family members of the competing acts. Due to coronavirus precautions, the only people able to watch the show from the Ahoy audience will be family members of the competing artists. Earlier this month, the Dutch government confirmed it would be relaxing coronavirus restrictions on live events. Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Health Minister Hugo de Jonge announced that earlier restrictions on concert venues will be loosened, but social distancing rules will remain in place until further notice. The new measures will come into effect tomorrow, 1 July. And while venues such as Ahoy Rotterdam will be able to reopen, they must still adhere to strict measures:.
Getting to the arena
The Netherlands eases coronavirus event restrictions
After months of city bids , today it was finally announced that the Eurovision Song Contest will be held at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam. But what can we expect from the host venue and surrounding area? Opened in , the Ahoy Arena started life immediately as a prime asset to promoting music, sport and culture to the people of Rotterdam. Therefore it already has a wealth of experience of meeting the needs of an international production as large as Eurovision. The venue itself is well situated with accessible transport links whether arriving by train, bus, bike or car. The go to get around in The Netherlands is catered for. Health conscious Eurofans wanting to blow out the haze of their nights in Euroclub can find a bike shed to park their two wheel transport. Not far from the main entrance is the nearest metro line.
Rotterdam Ahoy also known as Ahoy Rotterdam or simply as Ahoy is a convention centre and multi-purpose arena located in Rotterdam , Netherlands. Opened in , the complex consists of three main venues: a fairs and event hall, a congress and conference centre, and the Ahoy Arena. The Ahoy Arena known as the "Sportpaleis" from to , was opened on 15 January and since April has an increased seating capacity of 16, Rotterdam Ahoy, in its current form, was built in The design of the venue took inspiration from the water, with the building laid out like a ship. In July , construction work began on an extension to the Ahoy complex. The new premises, featuring a congress centre and 2,seat concert hall, will add an additional 35, square metres of floor space. The artists' entrance of the main arena was renamed "Door Duncan" in , in honor of Duncan Laurence who was born in nearby Spijkenisse who brought the Netherlands its first victory in the Eurovision Song Contest since It has hosted sports competitions such as the Rotterdam Open and Six Days of Rotterdam every year and is one of the venues for Premier League Darts since Other international events include:.
Organise a concert, music or dance event on the spot where U2, Justin Bieber and Jennifer Lopez have performed. Rent the Ahoy Arena for up to 16, visitors. Or choose Club Ahoy, the more intimate version of the Ahoy Arena 2, to 6, visitors. The Ahoy Arena is an iconic venue. Many celebrities will grace the stage in years to come. The arena also serves as a major venue for world-class sports events! With perfect acoustics and offering a great visitor experience the arena is state of the art. The Ahoy Arena can accommodate over 16, visitors.