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  • 11 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German, Italian; learning French, Sicilian, Spanish, Swedish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Dreamer.
  • Language studies & art academy
  • From Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
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About Me


Collecting as many beautiful memories as possible!


I'm the flying Dutchgirl that loves wine and poetry. Besides that I'm very fond of languages, cooking, traveling and colour matching.
I left Amsterdam for Italy ten years ago and I just ended up staying. Since a couple of years I'm dividing my time between Bologna and Palermo and I move so often I'm not able to host.
I'm up for coffee and drinks though!



Why I’m on Couchsurfing

In over a decade I've had so many beautiful CS and HC experiences that brought me great friendships!


Wine (!!), poetry, Sicily, past decades (60s and 70s), bumblebees, traveling, languages, reading, writing, adventures, every immaginable shade of gold, synesthesia, whiny singer/songwriters, the Mediterranean cuisine, afrobeat, jasmine, coffee and cigarettes, Pablo Neruda, the smell of pretty, Essaouira ocean wind, skyscraper feet, market grocery shopping, spices, tangibility and herons.

  • fish
  • writing
  • poetry
  • cooking
  • wine
  • coffee
  • running
  • drinking
  • flying
  • shopping
  • reading
  • traveling
  • fishing
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Damien Rice, Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Simon & Garfunkel, Donovan, Morrissey, Feist, Cymande, Bonnie Prince Billy, Smog, The Incredible String Band, Charlie Parker, Musica della Mafia, Ella Fitzgerald, Nashville Teens, Leonard Cohen, Frank Sinatra, Francesco de Gregori, the Byrds, Tunng, the Beatles, Devendra Banhart, Mark Lanegan, Lisa Hannigan, Richard Hawley, etc.

Writers: Joost Zwagerman, Renate Dorrestein, Jan Wolkers, Herman Hesse, Tiziano Terzani, Oscar Wilde, Jostein Gaarder, Albert Camus, Pablo Neruda, Jose Saramago, Kerouac, EE Cummings, Patrizia Valduga, etc.

Films: Taste of Tea, Le diable probablement, Pane e tulipani, 5x2, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Life is a Miracle, Jim et Jules, the Man Without a Past, Vivre sa Vie, Il deserto rosso, etc.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

New amazingly amazing things happen to me all the time.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have a talent for foreign languages, colour matching and running into strange adventures. Besides that I'm quite a decent cook (fish!) and I can suggest some quirky little bar in practically every Italian town!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Netherlands

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