In the Netherlands, debate tournaments where debaters can cross verbal swords are organised on a regular basis. These tournaments are generally organised by debating societies.
The Nederlandse Debatbond plays a role when allocating and recognising NK (Dutch Debating Championships) titles and is involved in organising the Nederlandse Debatmasters (no longer organised) and the Dutch Mace.
At tournaments organised by the Nederlandse Debatbond and its affiliated societies, the novice regulations are used to determine whether a speaker is a novice debater.
|Date||Tournament Name||Format||Language||Miscellaneous remarks||Registration|
|April 11||DSDC Open||World Schools||English||Open|
|May 2 and 3, 2020||Kalliope Groningen Open||British Parliamentary||English|
|May 23 and 24, 2020||Delft Open||British Parliamentary||English|
|June 13, 2020||Brabants Debattoernooi (Breda)||American Parliamentary||Dutch||Open|
|June 20, 2020||Dutch Debating Championships (NK Debatteren) (Utrecht)||British Parliamentary||Dutch||Open (individual)|
|June 27, 2020||NK Eloquentia||Eloquentia||Dutch and English|
|Not yet known||Cicero Combi (Tilburg)||American or British Parliamentary||Dutch and English||Teams consist of one debater and one non-debater||Open|
The following tournaments are only open to high school students but, generally, everyone is welcome to judge.
|April 4, 2020||Benelux Debattoernooi Hilversum||Lagerhuis+, Hogerhuis, Retorica||Dutch||Open|
|May 9, 2020||Benelux Debattoernooi Hoofddorp||Lagerhuis+, Hogerhuis, Retorica||Dutch||Open|
|June 27, 2020||Benelux Debattoernooi Finals Day (location TBA)||Lagerhuis+, Hogerhuis, Retorica||Dutch|
|Date||Tournament Name||Format||Language||Miscellaneous remarks|
|October 4, 2019||Benelux Debattoernooi Den Haag||Lagerhuis+, Hogerhuis, Retorica||Dutch||Only open to high school students but everyone is welcome to judge|
|November 16, 2019||Maastricht Novice||British Parliamentary||English||Only open to novice debaters but everyone is welcome to judge|
|November 23, 2019||Cicero Toernooi (Tilburg)||American Parliamentary||Dutch|
|November 30, 2019||Leiden Novice||British Parliamentary||English||Only open to novice debaters but everyone is welcome to judge|
|November 30, 2019||Benelux Debattoernooi Rotterdam||Lagerhuis+, Hogerhuis, Retorica||Dutch||Only open to high school students but everyone is welcome to judge|
|December 7 and 8, 2019||Amsterdam Open||British Parliamentary||English|
|January 18, 2020||Finals Day NK Scholieren (Nijmegen)||Parliamentary debate format||Dutch||Only open to high school students but everyone is welcome to judge|
|January 24, 2020||Benelux Debattoernooi Veenendaal||Lagerhuis+, Hogerhuis, Retorica||Dutch||Only open to high school students but everyone is welcome to judge|
|February 1 and 2, 2020||Eindhoven Open||British Parliamentary||English|
|February 9, 2020||Oxford Schools||British Parliamentary||English||Only open to high school students but everyone is welcome to judge|
|February 15, 2020||Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi (Amsterdam)||American Parliamentary||Dutch|
|February 29 and March 1, 2020||Leiden Open||British Parliamentary||English|
|March 14, 2020||Benelux Debattoernooi Eindhoven||Lagerhuis+, Hogerhuis, Retorica||Dutch||CANCELLED|
|March 21 and 22, 2020||Erasmus Rotterdam Open||British Parliamentary||English||CANCELLED|
|March 28, 2020||NK Beleidsdebatteren||Policy Debate||Dutch||CANCELLED|