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  • 21 References 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • student
  • Finishing Grad school (terrorism/conflict resolution)
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About Me

My name is Tessa, I'm 25 and I'm studying Religion, Conflict and Globalization in the Netherlands. I have my own place with a tiny guestroom in the city.

I enjoy good conversations, good food (I'm a vegetarian, sometimes trying to go vegan), running, yoga, dancing, and my degree. I like people who are open minded, kind and patient. I lived in Amsterdam in the past, but only just moved back in June (after five years living in Berlin/NYC) to live here for the summer to finish my degree. I don't know the city as well as I used to so I may not be the best tour guide at the moment but I can give you some tips.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm currently not hosting, apologies!


philosophy, dancing, traveling, human rights, different cultures, projects, history, art, politics, idealists, music, friends, psychology, religion, family, meeting new people, going out/parties, languages, photography, existentialism.

  • arts
  • photography
  • dancing
  • human rights
  • partying
  • politics
  • traveling
  • music
  • history
  • languages
  • psychology
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

Adele, Agnes Obel, Anna Ternheim, Beethoven, Beirut, Beyonce, Bob Dylan, Bon Iver, Cat Power, Chopin, Daft Punk, Damien Rice, Edith Piaf, Elliott Smith, Fleet Foxes, Jacques Brel, Kings of Convenience, Laura Marling, Lianne la Havas, Metric, Missy Elliott, Missy Higgins, Mozart, Mumford and Sons, Nick Drake, Nina Simone, Regina Spektor, Sia, The Beatles, The Tallest Man on Earth.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I took care of my grandma (who is almost 98!) several times for a couple of weeks. Some of the most difficult and most beautiful experiences. I'm currently writing my MA and I'm in the Honors program so once that's finished that will be another amazing thing I have done! There's much more, but we can talk about that some time!

Teach, Learn, Share

I know a lot about terrorism, racism, feminism. I'm very patient when it comes to discussing these topics and I love to teach people more about these topics. I'd love to meet people from a large variety of backgrounds so I can continue learning.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Spain, Suriname, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States

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