Tuesday evenings: borrel and debate

Our Tuesday evenings are the backbone of Bonaparte, where we get together every week debates and drinks. We tend to hold a few debates in both Dutch and English, and also host training workshops and courses for members. Some Tuesdays we also have special events, ranging from Koningsdag theme night to our annual Friends and Family tournament. If you’re interested in joining for one of our Tuesdays, have a look at our new members page (link) for more information and to let us know you’re coming!

Social events

We host a range of events, so there’s something for everyone! From our yearly gala to movie nights, themed debates and watching the football, there’s always somewhere to be. We also host two weekends away per year, the beginners’ weekend earlier on in the year, and a weekend abroad towards the end. Check out our social media below for a taste of what we’re up to! And don’t forget to check the calendar for upcoming events.

Members’ courses & workshops

In addition to practising your debating skills on Tuesday nights, Bonaparte provides the opportunities to specifically target your debating and judging skills through member workshops and courses, led by our more experienced members. See our calendar to stay up-to-date!
We also provide courses externally, for other societies, as well as educational groups such as university and school groups. If you are interested please visit our external page! –EXTERNAL PAGE LINK–


Bonaparte hosts tournaments every year, including the Bonaparte Debating Tournament (BDT), the Eloquence Tournament, and our cherished Family and Friends tournament. Have a look at our upcoming events –LINK– and Instagram page to stay updated! –LINK–
Members also have the chance to represent Bonaparte at tournaments across the Netherlands and Europe: with the possibility of competing in novice tournaments and in both languages, making them accessible to everyone. We also frequently send our best teams to the European and World University Debating Championships.