Rik Van Velzen

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German; learning French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Capoeirista, traveller, strategist, music, creativist
  • By falling and getting up again.. besides that I spent ti...
  • From Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Becoming more and more a conscious and active person able to create the kind of world around me I desire and by that being able to spread more hapiness and inspiration to others


There's already a lot in this profile; more when u meet me!


"Truth, Courage ,Care!" or "Man up!" or something but at least please please please never give up believing that you can do whatever you set your mind to.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host and i surf


I host and i surf :)


I looove music, Capoeira, dance, all kinds of arts, materializing inspiration, meeting people, buddhism, yoga, love & intimicy, Gurdjeff, Castaneda, cooking, Glass-blowing, alternative energy machines, finding hapiness and how to stay in that mindstate, Draughts (that's checkers), Chess, poker, The art of Hypnosis, Beaches, Sun, swimming, psychedelics, guitars, pianos, and and and...

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Eternal Sunshine o/t Spotless Mind, Their will be blood, Donnie Darko, The real dust on Farmer John, Dogville Butterfly Effect, Kusturica, Gatlif, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Muppets the Movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1, Fellini, David Lynch
Books: The complete work of Castaneda, work on Gurdieff, Plato, Coelho, Kundera, Gabriel garcia Marquez, Herman Hesse, American Gods, Dahl
Music: Tony Gatlif's Gypsy-shit, Flamenco, Emir Kusturica, Balkan Gypsy jazz, Gang Starr, Bob Marley, Tori Amos, My Brother, Tool, Perfect Circle, Good Electro music, Arab Rai, AniDifranco, Red Hot Chillis (the older stuff), Jesus Christ Super Starrrr and other musicals, Stein, Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Ben Harper, Amy Whinehouse, Brett Dennen, De Kift, Smashing Pumpkins, Echo Beatty, Ijahman, Johny Cash, John Frusciante, Ken Boothe, Louis Armstrong, Lenny Kravitz (aii), Modest Mouse, Monster Magnet, Stone Temple Pilots, Nativus, Nick Cave, Orchestre Baobao, Prince, Sade, Sepultura, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto 2&3, Toots and the Maytals & O-my-god this list is getting really long...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Vipassana 10 day intense meditation (twice;s)
Done: 21-day breatharian fasting proces, seen: a family with 6 kids who now have been living over 9 years as breatharians..... wow.
Going to the Canary Islands with my last 50 euros and managing to stay there for 4 months (without having a "job")
Keeping up with the pace of Life at UC Berkeley for 1 semester
Playing the youth-worldchampionship draughts (something like checkers) Belarus 1993
Lots more

Teach, Learn, Share

Capoeira, music, games, philosophying life, enjoying outdoors and meeting new people, dancing, spreading joy just by being together with people

Countries I’ve Visited

Belarus, Brazil, India, Morocco, Nepal, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands, United States

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