Tournaments

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 recognizing NK (Dutch Debating Championships) titles and is involved with organizing the Dutch Debating League. In the past, the Nederlandse Debatbond was involved with organizing the Nederlandse Debatmasters and the Dutch Mace, which are both no longer organized.

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.

Do you want to import this debating calendar into your own one? Then take a look at the Dutch Debating Calendar!

Tournaments that will be held in the Netherlands this year

DateTournament NameFormatLanguageRegistrationMiscellaneous remarks
October 10NK EloquentiaEloquenceDutch
December 11 and 12, 2021Amsterdam OpenBritish ParliamentaryEnglish

Tournaments for high school debaters

The following tournaments are only open to high school students but everyone is welcome to judge.

DateTournament NameFormatLanguageRegistration

Tournaments that have already taken place

DateTournament NameFormatLanguageMiscellaneous remarks
November 1, 2020Halloween Pro-Am (online)British ParliamentaryEnglishAt least 1 inexperienced debater per team
November 28 & 29, 2020Online Dutch Schools Debate ChampionshipWorld SchoolsEnglishOnly open to high school students but everyone is welcome to judge
November 28 & 29, 2020Amsterdam Open (online)British ParliamentaryEnglish
December 11 2020Benelux debatcompetitie online 2Lagerhuis+, Hogerhuis, RetoricaDutchOnly open to high school students but everyone is welcome to judge
December 19, 2020Nijmegen Online OpenBritish ParliamentaryEnglish
January 16 & 17, 2021Utrecht Online OpenBritish ParliamentaryEnglish
February 7, 2021Dutch Oxford SchoolsBritish ParliamentaryEnglishOnly open to high school students but everyone is welcome to judge
February 13, 2021Bonapartiaans Debattoernooi (Amsterdam)American ParliamentaryDutch
February 27 & 28, 2021Leiden OpenBritish ParliamentaryEnglish
March 19, 2021Benelux debatcompetitie online 3Lagerhuis+, Hogerhuis, RetoricaDutchOnly open to high school students but everyone is welcome to judge
April 23, 2021Benelux debatcompetitie online 4Lagerhuis+, Hogerhuis, RetoricaDutchOnly open to high school students but everyone is welcome to judge
April 24, 2021Tilburg Women’s OpenBritish ParliamentaryEnglishOnly for women
May 8 & 9, 2021Groningen OpenBritish ParliamentaryEnglish
May 15 & 16, 2021Erasmus Rotterdam OpenBritish ParliamentaryEnglish
May 22, 2021Dutch Debating Championships (NK Debatteren) (Utrecht)British ParliamentaryDutch
May 29, 2021DSDC OpenWorld schools (WSDC)EnglishOnly open to high school students but everyone is welcome to judge
June 4, 2021Benelux Debatcompetitie online 5Lagerhuis+, Hogerhuis, RetoricaDutchOnly open to high school students but everyone is welcome to judge
June 26, 2021Finals day Benelux DebatcompetitieLagerhuis+, Hogerhuis, RetoricaDutchOnly open to high school students but everyone is welcome to judge

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