Rotterdam is world's best festival city

17th September 2010, Comments 0 comments


The Dutch port city of Rotterdam has been designated Best Festival City of the World 2010. The Netherlands' second urban centre was awarded the accolade in the mid-sized category.

In its report the jury of the International Festivals and Events Association IFEA recommends Rotterdam's positive attitude to festivals.

According to the judges, the city boasted a considerable number of professional organisers who were full of creative ideas. In addition, the local infrastructure was said to be excellent. And all services and parties in the city were found to be co-operating closely to allow events to take place.

In three other categories, the winners were Taupo New Zealand, Edinburgh Scotland and Sydney Australia. The awards were presented on Thursday at the annual IFEA conference which is being held in Saint Louis in the USA. The aim of the prize is to stimulate the festivals and events industry around the world.

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