Thirst traps of Dutch politicians? Yup, they’re a thing

Yeah, you read that right. Creative Tik Tok users are making thirst traps of politicians from the Netherlands — Prime Minister Mark Rutte being the star of the show. Naturally, we had to compile some of these gems for educational purposes.

For those of you (millennials) who are unfamiliar with the terms “thirst trap” and “Tik Tok,” allow me to explain. You can think of a “thirst trap” as a creative choice whereby footage of the subject is edited to make it “sexy.” This is usually done by slowing down the video clip and adding some come-hither music.

But enough explanation — let’s just show you.

Hot for Mark Rutte

First up, is Mark Rutte. We don’t know if it’s all the press conferences he’s giving or all the cycling he’s doing but some people definitely have the hots for this man.

Hubba hubba…?

The videos often go deep into the archives.

Is this what’s causing the warm weather? 🥵

Edithoe69 had us scared for a second there. ✋😩

It’s not just Rutte…

Think people just have the hots for the prime minister? There’s one other figure who has drawn quite a bit of attention his way in recent months…

Yup, that’s right Daddy de Jo — I mean Minister for Health, Hugo de Jonge. To be fair, when he tweets those vaccination openings it’s just 😘.

In fact, quite a few politicians have been added to the edits..

Please no. Not Thierry Baudet and Geert Wilders. ✋🤢

The star of the show

Thankfully, the real queen has also been recognised for her efforts. 😍


Reply to @mika.giveaway ik kon de og hamsteren vid nie vinden 🥲 #irma #irmasluis #tolk #hamsteren #persconferentie #politiek #dutch #foryou

♬ original sound – yuh

Love you gurl, keep doing your thing. ✌️😙

Did you need to see that on a Monday? No. But are you glad we introduced you to these gems? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Feature Image: DutchReview/Canva

Sarah O'Leary 🇮🇪
Sarah originally arrived in the Netherlands due to an inability to make her own decisions — she was simply told by her mother to choose the Netherlands for Erasmus. Life here has been challenging (have you heard the language) but brilliant for Sarah, and she loves to write about it. When Sarah is not acting as a safety threat to herself and others (cycling), you can find her sitting in a corner of Leiden with a coffee, trying to sound witty.

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