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  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Design engineer
  • university level education
  • From Baarle Nassau
  • Profile 75% complete

About Me


Live, enjoy, experience


I am an open-minded, creative, fun person, who loves to travel and meet new people.


You only get one life, make of it what you can.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I haven't had any couchsurfing experience yet. No official couchsurfing(tm) at least, although I have spend many hours on various couches, sofa's floors, etc. while visiting family, friends, acquaintances, friends-of-friends...

But I love travelling and meeting new people, so I'm curious to see where this will lead me.


I love beautiful things, such as art and design, which is why I work as a design engineer and currently do a course on silver-smithing. I've been an enthausiastic photographer, but sadly I haven't had much time for it lately.
I find a lot of happiness in 'taste', good food and drink. I love cooking, and have a great interest in beers and (single malt) whisk(e)y.

  • arts
  • design
  • dining
  • cooking
  • beer
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • engineering

Music, Movies, and Books

I love to read very different books, from Tolkien to Forsyth, from giphart to mulisch, from Oscar Wilde to George Orwell.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In 2009 I went to visit Chernobyl and prypiat, the site of the 1989 nuclear meltdown. Was incredible to see what could happen to a city when it's been abandoned by humans for 20 years.

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