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The Erasmus Debating Society from Rotterdam wins the Dutch Debating League!

After an exhilarating final against the Leiden Debating Union, Allyn and Pelle managed to defeat Leiden in 2 out of 3 debates. Our massive congratulations go out to them for winning the competition and to Leiden for putting up a valiant fight. The challenge cup will be coming to Rotterdam soon.

More information about the DDL including the tab and live stream video of the finals can be found here.

National umbrella organisation

As the national umbrella organisation for debating, the Dutch Debating Union (NDB) represents roughly 1,000 members of which most are a member of one of the many Dutch debating societies.

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Our ambitions

Promoting the debate sport

Our goal is to promote and support competitive debating in the Netherlands.

Umbrella organisation

As umbrella organisation, we aim to improve debating in the Netherlands.

Supporting societies

We support Dutch debating societies wherever that is possible.

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