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  • 7 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, German, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Industrial Design Engineer
  • No education listed
  • From Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


Discover more of the world, discover more of myself


Hi, I am a laid-back dutch guy, looking for fun and trying to show other people a good time. I have started couchsurfing years ago and met a lot of amazing people.
I just want to see more of the world and all the great people in it.


Life's a game: the more you play, the better you get!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have hosted people and showed them around Rotterdam. I have surfed while traveling through eastern europe and even in the Netherlands.


One thing I noticed while showing my first surfer around Rotterdam, is that I started looking at my own city in a very different way. Couchsurfing, whether it is hosting or surfing, makes you appriciate so much more of the world around you.


Watersports (especially windsurfing)
Music (making music, listening to music, enjoying it)
Arts, animation, drawing, graphics

  • arts
  • traveling
  • drawing
  • music
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • windsurfing
  • surfing
  • animation

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Trainspotting, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Minds Wide Open, Van Helsing, Forrest Gump

The music I listen to varies from Jazz, Surf and other soft music, to Hard Rock, Metal, or Punk. But mainly it is in between, mainly it is also a lot of old music.
I like Miles Davis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Orange Grove, Rage Against The Machine, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climing a mountain and teaching Dutch for half an hour to grammar school kids in Macedonia.
Hitch hiking in Romania (beautiful people, beautiful country)
Windsurfing in Marocco

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Serbia

Countries I’ve Lived In


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