Steven van de Staak

Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands

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About Me


Have fun and share the fun with others.


Dutch fella living in Arnhem. Been living here for half a year. Before this, I lived in Germany (Emmerich) and Engeland (London).

What I am: Talkative, creative, curious.
What I like: Traveling (bicycle, airplane), photography and video, digital arts. Formula one and racing. Movies, music and to socialize. I like (private) parties, have a drink, go wild or lounge a bit. I can easily adept. I like to learn, I like to listen. I like to expand my horizon.

Other hobbies: DJ-ing, bass-guitar and clarinet. Grafitti, stencil art.


Traveling: as far as possible, as extreme as possible, as locally cultural as possible and as impossible as possible.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I can host people, but bare in mine my apartment is small. You'd have to like these kind of situations. It's quite personal, but of course you have full privacy when needed. Here, I will respect your preferences.

Also I like to go to meetings and add to the fun. I will add to the meeting. :-)

Creative stuff:
So you're traveling and/or around and you like to be creative? Good! Why not spend the night thinking of awesome idea's and DO SOME?! A short 2 minute movie. An interview, a photoshoot or anything else. I mean... we prolly just met so the possibilities are endless. I think mini-creative projects are fun and cool. If we're surfing anyway... why not? :-)


- Did one CS night in the Netherlands, Groningen.
- Went to Sweden on my bicycle with a mate, we CS'd a numerous times.
- Went to Berlin to celebrate new years eve, stayed and celebrated this all with 2 CS-ers.
- Went to Poland per bicycle with 2 mates, we CS'd various times.
- Went into the direction of Monaco with 2 mates, we CS'd various times.
- Went to Greece and surfed for 5 nights with my gf. Was GREAT. The hosts really spoiled us. :-)
- Surfed many great couches in America
- Had a great CS-ing meeting in Italy
- Hosted and visited a number of CS-ing meetings, awesome.


Photography, videography, 3D modeling, watching movies, Formula 1 racing, cycling, socializing, parties, drinks, explore, music and so so so much more.

Music, Movies, and Books

amelie, trainspotting, watchmen..

Red hot chilli peppers, Cage the elephant, Bushwalla, system of a down, Beatles, The rolling stones, Sting, Prodigy, Dmitri from Paris, arctic monkeys, Kasabian, scott project, infected mushroom and so much more...
electro, rock, Drumm & Bass... really a lot :P

books, Biff was really good. And the 2 column-books from Jeremy Clarkson are very funny.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Did some bicycle trips:
Almere (near Amsterdam) to Trier, Germany (350km)
Emmerich to Metz (a bit south of Metz, 600 km)
Almere to Poznan (in Poland, 1000 km exact)
Almere to Gothenburg (Sweden) (1230 km)
New York City to Miami Beach (2350 km)

I went to Ukraine 100% last minute.

And, I started my own photostudio in Bemmel (12km from my place)

Teach, Learn, Share

Photography, video-editing, 3D modeling, websites and such,

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

England, Germany, Netherlands

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