Debate evenings

Anyone is welcome to join the Leiden Debating Union, and everyone is welcome at our evenings. If you’re interested in joining or just giving debating a try, please visit us! If you have any questions before you drop by, don’t hesitate to write us an e-mail at The latest information about our activities can be found on our Facebook page!

The Leiden Debating Union normally debates two evenings a week:

Tuesdays at 19:00 at the Kamerlingh Onnes Building

Thursdays at 19:00 in Lipsius.

Both evenings usually consist of having two debates. Debating at these evenings is open to all. If you just begin with debating or don’t feel confident in English, it is never a problem and we will always make sure that the debate nights are fun and enjoyable for everybody! We organize workshops and pair beginners with more advanced debaters so that everybody can participate and have fun with us. 

Almost all debate evenings are followed by drinks at the bar nearby (‘t Keyzertje). Should you not be able to make it to the debating part of a particular evening, it’s nice to know that you can always just join us at the bar!