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  • Fluent in Dutch; learning English, German, Sign Language - Dutch (NGT)
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • artist/curator/educator/beekeeper
  • Contemporary Art
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About Me


Make new memories that are worth keeping forever


I'm an enthusiastic, open, curious and positive person who likes to meet new people and loves good spontaneous ideas.


the only obstacle is yourself

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I travel and I host


I've met new friends during my trips!


Contemporary art, travelling, dreaming, beekeeping, good coffee, good ideas, good people, great music, concerts, festivals, camping, snowboarding, climbing, walking, surfing, museums, apple pie, cats, old cars, drive my old moped, making plans and dreams and make them come true.

  • cats
  • arts
  • contemporary art
  • concerts
  • festivals
  • coffee
  • sauna
  • walking
  • traveling
  • cars
  • music
  • camping
  • surfing
  • skydiving
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

Where to begin?

Books: 'Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance' - Robert M. Pirsig, 'The Achemist' - Paulo Coelho, 'The Passion' - Jeanette Winterson, 'Extremely loud and incredibly close' - Jonathan Safran Foer (and many more)

Music: Soul, Funk, Jazz, Electro, Dubstep, Singer-Songwriters, among others
Florence and the Machine, The Black Keys, The War on Drugs, Sigur Ros, The Faint, Emiliana Torrini, GusGus, Radio Head, Snow Patrol, Die Antwoord, Chet Baker, Otis Redding, zZz (and many many more)

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Spirited Away, Vengo, Crash, Slumdog Millionaire, Her

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Skydiving, swimming with dolphins in open water, snowball fight in the sauna, swimming in a luminous sea, motorcycle trip in Canada en Alaska, and so on and so on

Teach, Learn, Share

Beekeeping, contemporary art, making exhibitions and organize cultural events

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Laos, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In


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