Rik van de Westelaken

Rik van de Westelaken (born 22 April 1971) is a Dutch television presenter. He is known for presenting television programs which include the NOS Journaal, Peking Express and Wie is de Mol?. Other programs include Rik over de Grens and 5 Golden Rings.

Rik van de Westelaken
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Born22 April 1971 (age 50)
Vlaardingen, Netherlands
OccupationTelevision presenter
Known for



He appeared as news presenter in the 2008 film Summer Heat and as himself in the 2009 film Spion van Oranje.

As of 2018 he presents the current affairs television programme EenVandaag.[1][2]

In 2019, he succeeded Art Rooijakkers as presenter of the popular television show Wie is de Mol?.[2][3] Van de Westelaken participated as contestant in the show in 2015 and he ended up winning the show. In 2020, he presented both the 20th season of Wie is de Mol? and a special anniversary season called Wie is de Mol? Renaissance which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the show.[4] In 2021, he presented the 21st season of the show, which is his fourth season as host.[5][6]


As presenter

As contestant


  1. ^ "Rik van de Westelaken naar Wie is de Mol? en EenVandaag" . (in Dutch). 29 March 2018. Archived from the original on 10 November 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Rik van de Westelaken gaat Wie is de Mol? én EenVandaag presenteren" . Volkskrant (in Dutch). 29 March 2018. Archived from the original on 10 November 2019. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Rik van de Westelaken volgt Art Rooijakkers op bij Wie is de Mol?" . (in Dutch). 29 March 2018. Archived from the original on 9 November 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Ron Boszhard en Ellie Lust in jubileumseizoen Wie is de Mol?" . (in Dutch). 5 September 2020. Archived from the original on 10 September 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  5. ^ "1 miljoen kijkers voor bekendmaking kandidaten Wie is de Mol? 2021" . Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch). 22 December 2020. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Rik van de Westelaken: 'Kandidaten toch wat terughoudender dit seizoen'" . (in Dutch). 2 January 2021. Archived from the original on 2 January 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2021.

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