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Art Rooijakkers
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Art Rooijakkers (2012)
Born (1976-08-29) 29 August 1976 (age 47)
Geldrop, Netherlands
Occupation Television presenter
Known for Wie is de Mol?

Art Rooijakkers (born 29 August 1976) is a Dutch television presenter. He is best known as the presenter of the popular television show Wie is de Mol? from 2012 to 2018.


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Rooijakkers at EuroPride 2016 in Amsterdam.

In 2011, Rooijakkers presented the Dutch version of the game show Fort Boyard, alongside Dutch radio DJ Gerard Ekdom. In the same year, he also participated as candidate in the popular television show Wie is de Mol?. He won the show by identifying the mole (Patrick Stoof) and he went on to present the show himself from 2012 to 2018. Rooijakkers succeeded Pieter Jan Hagens as presenter of the show and Rik van de Westelaken succeeded Rooijakkers in 2019.

He appeared as news reader in the 2012 film De club van lelijke kinderen. He also participated as contestant in the game shows Weet Ik Veel (in 2013) and Ik hou van Holland (in 2009 and 2011). In 2014, he won that year's summer edition of the quiz show De Slimste Mens.

From 2011 till 2014 he presented Cash op Zolder, the Dutch version of the British television show Cash in the Attic. In 2014, he presented Bureau Rooijakkers en Verster together with Lauren Verster, a show about social issues. In 2015, he appeared in an episode of the television show Familie Kruys.

In 2018, Rooijakkers decided to work for the broadcast organisation RTL Nederland and he presented the game show Praat Nederlands met me later that year. In the show the questions revolve around the Dutch language and how language is used in society. In October 2018, he also co-presented the game show Holland-België together with Jonas Van Geel. The show featured 'team Netherlands' and 'team Belgium' competing against each other with Ruben Nicolai and Louis Talpe featuring as team captains respectively.

In the summer of 2019, Rooijakkers presented the talk show Zomer met Art for ten weeks. ..... In 2019, he also presented the second season of Praat Nederlands met me. Rooijakkers also presented the show Iedereen had het erover in which he talks to people that became part of a well-known and often widely discussed news event. In 2021, he presented Iedereen had het erover: Coronaspecial, an episode of the show in which he talks to people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherlands.

In 2020, Rooijakkers appeared in the photography game show Het perfecte plaatje in which contestants compete to create the best photo in various challenges. He also presents the television show Rooijakkers over de vloer in which he visits national and international celebrities. The show can be seen as the successor to the show Van der Vorst Ziet Sterren which was presented by Peter van der Vorst for 16 seasons. In 2021, he presented B&B Vol Liefde in which he followed bed and breakfast owners in their search for love.

In December 2021 and January 2022, Rooijakkers presented a season of De Verraders which aired on Videoland. In 2022, Rooijakkers and Geraldine Kemper present the Expeditie Robinson: All Stars season of the television series Expeditie Robinson. He also presented the third season of B&B Vol Liefde. As of April 2023, he is scheduled to present the next season of Expeditie Robinson.


As presenter

  • Peking Express (2006 – 2008)
  • Fort Boyard (2011)
  • Wie is de Mol? (2012 – 2018)
  • Bureau Rooijakkers en Verster (2014)
  • De Erfenis van Anne Frank (2015)
  • Het beste brein van Nederland (2016, 2017)
  • Helden van de Wildernis (2017)
  • Holland-België (2018)
  • Praat Nederlands met me (2018, 2019)
  • Zomer met Art (2019)
  • Iedereen had het erover (2019)
  • Rooijakkers over de vloer (2020 – present)
  • B&B Vol Liefde (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • De Verraders (2021, 2022)
  • Expeditie Robinson: All Stars (2022)
  • Expeditie Robinson 2023 (2023)

As actor

  • De club van lelijke kinderen (2012)
  • Familie Kruys (2015)

As contestant

  • Ik hou van Holland (2009 and 2011)
  • Wie is de Mol? (2011)
  • Weet Ik Veel (2013)
  • De Slimste Mens (2014)
  • Het perfecte plaatje (2020)
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