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  • 599 References 462 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Office job
  • Arts & Sciences
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About Me

Well, I'm just a lad from Belgium. I grew up in a small town called Maaseik, near the Dutch border. After my studies in Maastricht, just across that border, I decided to move to Brussels to enjoy the city life. Nowadays, I'm still exploring my world, always eager to find new things.


-> Don't send me requests more than 3 or 4 weeks in advance. When it's too far ahead I don't know if I'll be really available. And last but not least the cancellation rate of people who asked me more than a month in advance is really high.

-> Because I get a lot of requests, I cannot accept all of them. Therefore copy & paste requests without the use of my name will be declined. To me this is a matter of basic politeness since you're asking me to enter my home. Furthermore it depends on my own schedule whether or not I can host you.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosted people from:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

Surfed in:

* Austria (Salzburg, Vienna)

* Belarus (Brest, Grodno, Minsk)

* Belgium (Brugge, Dendermonde, Gent, Liège, Montegnée, Roeselare)

* Brazil (Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Forianopolis, Joinville, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Teresópolis, Vila Velha)

* Bosnia and Herzegovina (Banja Luka)

* Costa Rica (San Rafael de Heredia)

* France (Arras, Lille, Metz)

* Germany (Aachen)

* Italy (Milan, Turin)

* Lithuania (Kaunas, Klaipeda, Vilnius)

* Luxembourg (Berdorf)

* The Netherlands (Den Haag, Delft)

* Norway (Oslo)

* Portugal (Aveiro, Braga, Beja, Coimbra, Guarda, Guimarães, Leiria, Lisbon, Ourém, Pombal, Porto, Tomar)

* Romania (Bucharest, Săcele, Timişoara)

* Slovakia (Bratislava)

* Serbia (Belgrade, Inđija, Kruševac, Niš, Subotica)

* Spain (Madrid)

* Switzerland (Geneva, Lausanne)

* United Kingdom (Cardiff)


I've got a broad variety of interests: (folk) culture, going out, sports, dining, vegetarian cooking... In general, I'm quite an active person.

  • culture
  • dining
  • cooking
  • vegetarian
  • walking
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: The Others, Amelie Poulain, Chicken Run, Y Tu Mama Tambien...
Music: folk, folk metal, rock, techno (depends on my mood)
Books: I'm hooked on travel guides and cook books...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Camino Portugues de Santiago de Compostela, from Porto to Fisterra, by walking of course.

Teach, Learn, Share

As I'm keen on languages, I can give you tips to learn and to help you with Dutch or French.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Finland, Netherlands

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