Sven Van Den Meerssche

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French, German, Limburgish, Limburgan, Limburger, Portuguese; learning Spanish
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Office job
  • Arts & Sciences
  • No hometown listed
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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 a month or more 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


I'm an active host and a CS ambassador, but this doesn't turn me into some kind of superhero. I'm still just a member like 1000s of others. After a year of just hosting and some surfing, I felt I should get more involved in the CS project. As a city ambassador I try to help out both members from Brussels and people visiting Brussels.


Hosted people from:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, 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 (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.

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

I'm organizing a Dutch language conversation table for CS members and others on Sundays in the afternoon.

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

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Finland, Netherlands

Old School Badges

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