Ben Ziskoven

Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Ben Ziskoven

Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 23, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Student
  • International Business Administration
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


Work-private life balance, Experience, Meeting new people


I love (playing) music, trying new things (like snowboarding), I'm in for a doing a lot of things, I like to talk about philosophy (the big ideas and things that are happening in the world).
Surprising thoughts, always working on something, not afraid to be different, standing up for other people, there to help, love to talk, can be serious and fun.


To strive for what is really important to me and find a meaningful role in the world.
Live your dream!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Local meetings, surfing and hosting


I have hosted and had a great experience couch surfing in Sao Luis (Brazil), the United States (Las Vegas and Los Angeles). I have been to a couple of local group meetings in The Netherlands.


I love to meet new people and I like to talk or do things together: trips, hikes, sports, music or trying new food! But watching a movie every once and a while is great too.

I like to speak about what interests you or about ideas and how you look at something (that could have to do with philosophy, spirituality, economy, environment or pretty much everything!). It's really interesting how the world is changing now! And I like experiencing people's lifestyles and the many different ways of how they make a living!
I'd love to learn something from you, cook, do physical work or whatever I can help you with!

General interest:
Traveling, foreign cultures, The Americas, nature, adventure, playing music (cello, piano, guitar), sports & health, business, sustainable developments and philosophy

Music, Movies, and Books

John Williams & Hans Zimmer soundtracks,
Harry Potter, Games of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Gladiator, The Matrix, Limitless, Mister Nobody

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Snowboarding/ skiing in the Rocky mountains
Hiking the grand canyon
Going to Shanghai to play cello in a symphonic orchestra
Skydiving in Brazil

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share experiences from Western Europe and US road trips and I'd love to hear your stories too. I speak german fluently and I'd like to improve my Spanish, Portuguese and French.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share space in my dorm room, where you can use another matras and sleeping bag. Since I have to study a lot, I'll let you figure things out on your own, which is easy for you in Amsterdam! I live very close by, with direct public transport connection (tram 5 from uilenstede to amsterdam centraal) or the metro.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Brazil, Germany, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands, Spain

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