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  • 40 References 18 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning French, German, Russian, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Student
  • Econometrics / Actuarial Science
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About Me

Happiness is a construct of mind. When you don't crave for happiness you are liberated.
Ravi Shankar

Life is only difficult when we expect it shouldn't be.
Eckhart Tolle

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes.
Carl Jung

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Lao Tzu

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm always in for meeting people and in for new experiences and I've met and befriended many cool people thanks to this site. Couchsurfing offers an excellent community of open minded, outgoing people and I've enjoyed countless many couchsurfing experiences and events because of it. I will share my apartment or will take time to meet you and show you around.


Aside from studying Econometrics, music is a huge part of my life. I love listening, playing and recording and I enjoy meeting people with a similar kind of passion for music. Jazz has my main interest and I've fallen in love with the wonderfull swing jazz style of the late Django Reinhardt.

I enjoy an early swim or run and an evening session of vinyasa yoga: keeps me fit and makes me feel good.

I really like to travel: hiking nature and enjoying cultural differences, different kinds of food and different kinds of people ;). There's so much beauty!

I love meeting new people. Just getting to know each other can be such an amazing experience!

I also have an interest in cooking and in card magic. I'll show you some dorky tricks, if you promise to keep them secret of course ;)

  • cooking
  • yoga
  • running
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • jazz
  • guitar
  • hiking
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

My main interest lies in jazz: swing and gypsy swing. I also enjoy the oldskool 80's hiphop from time to time. When it comes to partying, I'm almost in for any kind of music.

David Lynch, Kubrick, David Fincher, Tarantino, Christopher Nolan. Cinematography that challenges the mind. But I'm also a big fan of comedy.

I enjoy studying spirtuality, psychology, finance, politics and dieting. They help me build an excellent life.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

1. Skydiving! What a rush.
2. Swimming with giant sea turtles on gorgeous Maui.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Guitar, Dutch Cuisine, Dutch, Swimming
Learn: Spanish, French, Russian, German, Cooking

What I Can Share with Hosts

My charming presence, my pretentious personality, funny stories, a decent meal, a good time and traditional, sweet but delicious Dutch Stroopwafels!

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, England, Netherlands, Spain

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