Sports journalist, presenter & chairperson

Thanks for stopping by. My name is Samantha van Wijk, sports journalist, broadcaster and Eurosport’s first Dutch presenter. I have a huge passion for sports, live broadcasting and creating unique content. In addition to following sports and athletes closely, I almost never avoid any athletic challenge myself either.

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Recent programs

  • FIFA TV (FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019)

  • Helden Media (Powervrouwen Podcast)

  • Eurosport (MotoGP)

  • Veronica (Volvo Ocean Race)

  • RTL7 (Jupiler League)

  • SBS6 (GoCycling / 6 Inside Sport)

  • RTV NH (NH Sport live vanuit het AZ stadion / NH Buurten)

  • YouTube (Sam’s Sports Stories)

I also work as an event facilitator and host, national and international. The experience I have from hosting talk shows and as a journalist is very useful to lead discussions and to convey the message. I’m known for my good preparation, enthusiasm, curiosity, humor and improvisational ability. I sense the audience well and there is always interaction. Together we will take every event to the highest step of the podium!

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Daniëlle Dieben

Manager Marketing & Sales Services, BMW Group Financial Services

Day’s chair of international BMW soccer tournament

For a major international soccer tournament, with employees from different countries, we were looking for an enthusiastic host with soccer knowledge. And we found one in Samantha! On the first evening, she supervised the draw with various international guests. The second evening was the grand award ceremony. I have experienced Samantha to be a professional speaker/host. She was well prepared and immersed in the tournament. She stood on stage with a lot of passion, pleasure and charisma. Samantha is flexible, enthusiastic and spontaneous. She easily makes contact with all sorts of different people of various levels and speaks fluently with lots of energy, even in English. In short, a very good host and a pleasant collaboration!

Martin Verhagen

Martin Verhagen

President Corporate Games Netherlands
Dagvoorzitter lancering Corporate Games Nederland We were introduced to Samantha when we were looking for help to have the official Launch of Corporate Games Netherlands. I found Samantha to be invaluable in constructing the format and flow of the presentation and to keep everything on track. Having Samantha there also took the pressure off our guest speakers prompting them with key questions to ensure that the correct messages were delivered. Her work ethic in doing whatever it takes to get the job done is fantastic and she is not a clock watcher. She was still at the event hours after her contracted period was over helping to get the job done. I would not hesitate to recommend her. Well done Samantha!
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Suzanne Blankhart

Director of Styles Concepts

Styles Concepts presentations

Samantha is a presenter who responds quickly, knows what is expected of her and goes to work enthusiastically. She has worked for us at fairs multiple times and promoted various products, supervised games and made others enthusiastic as well. She has an open, accessible attitude, and loves to roll up her sleeves. Nice to work with!

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National police

Day’s chair & discussion leader at the HR Event of the National Police

The HRM department organized an event for all potential HR advisers of the Dutch Police. Samantha has been involved from the start in the design of the overall program on this HR event day and led the discussions in her role as chair for the day. Samantha also contributed as an interviewer for workshops such as the ‘College Tour’ and ‘De Wereld Draait Door’. Samantha led the day and the discussions in a professional way. We as an organization are very enthusiastic about her performance and are impressed by her presentation techniques

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Rob Wieleman

Communication manager Paswerk

Paswerk presentation

I am impressed by Samantha’s professionalism in presentation assignments. We hired her as a freelance presenter twice this year. Once for the vintage fashion show during the biennial Open Day for the public and relations (600 visitors) and once for the internal Staff Party (500 guests). In both cases, she prepared herself excellently, empathized with the target groups and fulfilled her role very competently. What I also appreciate greatly is that she (despite being experienced in radio & television and known nationally) has a very flexible attitude, even with changes to the program and such. She is customer-oriented and people-oriented in a way that is very rare among Dutch celebrities. She is definitely a professional with an “ordinary person’s kindness”. Highly recommended!

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Contact

Would you like to book me as a presenter, host or work together on a program or project? Please contact me via e-mail and I will reply to you as soon as possible.

Samantha van Wijk
E-mail: info@samanthavanwijk.nl

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