Pieter Claeys was Mr. Leather Europe in 2009. He is of the driving forces behind the annual Mr. Leather Amsterdam contest in the Netherlands, as well as the Amsterdam Leather Pride and Amsterdam Fetish Pride. His area’s of expertise is the origin and course of fetish prides in the Netherlands, such as the leather pride which has been around since 1996. Pieter studied Scandinavian Languages and Cultures at the University of Amsterdam. He was born in India, raised in Belgium and lived in the Netherlands since 2000.