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Eelco Aartsen

Zaandam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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  • 52 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning Spanish
  • 48, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • IT consultants (Java developer & Tes...
  • University
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About Me


Enjoying life in Zaandam and the rest of the world


We're a Dutch couple, living in the center of Zaandam, a town very near Amsterdam. We like life and travel. In 1990 Eelco traveled through Africa by car with 2 friends. Bas traveled through Australia a year later. From 2004 till 2007 we traveled together through Latin America. See on our website (www.baseneelco.nl) for more about these travels.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


We like to host now and then. Due to our location very near Amsterdam we get a lot of requests. We could host every day if we wanted. That is why we have a 'Maybe' as status. We surf as well, we did that twice now in our own country, combining hiking and couchsurfing, see also our story on http://www.couchsurfing.org/news/article/127


Travelling (the world and holland), sailing (just started), IT, volunteering for local events and our communal garden (www.monettuin.nl), visiting our local pub....

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Meeting my girlfriend, I couldn't talk about anything else any more ;-) And of course my trip through Africa in 1990 with two friends. But more recent, our first CouchSurf-walking holiday in North-Holland was amazing!

Countries I've Visited

Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malawi, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In


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