Pieter Omtzigt (NSC) will kick off on 6 November and Rob Jetten (D66) will have the final word on 17 November. Almost every day in between, a list leader of a national political party will come to our campus. The political top of the Netherlands is coming to Enschede. And you can be there! Register as a visitor at one of the political talk shows and ask the question that's on your mind.
The schedule is complete, the countdown has begun. The Amphitheatre in the Vrijhof on the University of Twente campus will be set up as a political arena. Monday 6 November at half past eleven, former NOS political commentator Ron Fresen and Tubantia journalist Fardau Wagenaar will receive the first of ten list leaders: Pieter Omtzigt.
Newcomer Omtzigt is in good company. Also joining him for the first time are Chris Stoffer (SGP), who studied civil engineering at the University of Twente, Henri Bontenbal (CDA), Frans Timmermans (GroenLinks-PvdA), Caroline van der Plas (BBB), Dilan Yesilgöz (VVD), Mirjam Bikker (CU) and Rob Jetten (D66). Lilian Marijnissen (SP) and Laurens Dassen (Volt) were also present in 2021 and know the ropes. Geert Wilders (PVV) was a guest in Enschede twice before, but thanks for the honour this time. The same goes for Esther Ouwehand Party for the Animals.
This is a fully Dutch event. If you want to join: there is room for about 100 interested parties in the stands per episode. They can register at tubantia.nl/vtnt. There is always a lot of interest, so be quick. On the application form, you can tick three list leaders of your choice; you will be allocated one. Registration is individual, groups cannot be registered.
You will receive confirmation of this registration. The final invitation will follow no later than two working days before the interview. Registration does not guarantee access to the room; only if you receive this final invitation will you really have a place in the room.
All episodes will be streamed live on tubantia.nl and utwente.nl. Via social media platforms Facebook, Instagram and X (hashtag #vtnt), you can join the discussion and ask questions. A moderator monitors the reactions and can 'break into' the conversation live with a relevant comment from a follower outside the room.