We have exciting days in the Netherlands at the moment. Because of a Nuclear Top Conference in the Hague most of the world top leaders are coming to our country. The Netherlands has never before organized such a huge event and many highways are blocked for traffic today to get all the participants from the airport in Amsterdam to the Hague.
The most important visitor is President Obama who arrived this morning with his Air-Force one. It was live on television, so straight from our bed we watched his arrival and I made pictures. Before heading to the conference Obama paid a visit to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam where he arrived with his own helicopter.
He landed on the square in front of the Museum in the middle of the town.
In the Museum he watched two historic documents the Act of Abjuration of 1581 and the first American-Dutch trade and friendship treaty of 1782, that mark the bilateral relationship between the Netherlands and the United States. The director of the museum Wim Pijbes on the left, explained the documents to him. The man with the chain is the Lord Mayor of Amsterdam Van der Laan and the Prime-Minister Rutte is on the right.
After that Obama got a short tour along the famous Masterpieces as the "Nightwatch" of Rembrandt.
I noticed his hair is all gray now, to be a president of the USA must be a stressful job.