Obama will be visiting the Netherlands once again

Former U.S. president Barack Obama will be visiting the Netherlands once again. His stay is scheduled for September in order to attend a leadership seminar. Here is everything you need to know about the Obama visit to the Netherlands

Obama will be visiting the Netherlands for a seminar

Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Netherlands on the 28th of September for a seminar regarding leadership. The event is organized by DenkProducties and AFAS Software, however the location has not yet been confirmed. During the seminar, Obama will “share his insights on leadership in a rapidly changing world”. He will also be accepting and answering questions from the attendants. It has further been revealed that he will be the closing speaker (talk about leaving the best for last). This will be the first time since his presidency that Obama will visit the Netherlands.

Obama’s past visits to the Netherlands

This is not the first time that Obama is visiting the Netherlands. In the past, Obama came to Holland for the Nuclear Summit in March of 2014. He also held a press conference with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte at the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum. During that conference the two leaders showcased the strong relationship between America and the Netherlands, all while stood in front of the colossal Nightwatch painting of Rembrandt.

Obama will be visiting the Netherlands
“Me and Barry are great friends”

The recent meeting between the U.S. and the Netherlands

Now it’s time to snap back to reality, and face the truth! The current president of the United States of America is no other than Donald Trump. In fact, Rutte had a meeting with him recently and he was nowhere near as smiley as he was with Obama. And let’s not forget that legendary ‘No!’. In case you’ve been living under a rock, and have no idea what we’re talking about, here is more of what happened during that epic meeting.

Let’s just be happy that Trump is not visiting the Netherlands at this point. On the other hand, grab some popcorn because he will be visiting the UK very soon!

Trump Rutte meeting
Source: Youtube/PBS

Are you excited about Obama visiting the Netherlands? Let us know in the comments below!

Veronika Licheva
Veronika Licheva
Living the short girl life in the land of giants. Veronika is a content creator who takes great interest in video, photography, and journalism. Her mission in The Netherlands is to build a vibrant and exciting career, while simultaneously petting as many dogs as possible.


  1. I remember the first time President Obama landed in the Netherlands and they had his name spelled out on the beach as a welcome. It was beautiful


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