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  • Fluent in Dutch, English, German; learning French, Portuguese
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Event Manager
  • University of Technology Sydney, Master of Event Management
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


To live and work around the world and experience the culture of these places in the same way locals do!


My name is Willem Hegen, working in major events around the world! Love travel and adventure as well as meeting new people and exploring new places. Currently living in Amsterdam.


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover!(mark twain, 1835 - 1910)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Creating a place to stay for others and hoping to be able to stay somewhere else as well! Meeting people!


Had some brilliant couchsurfing experience and met great people through it! Have also organised a number of events on CS.


Sports, Festivals & Events, Travel, Fun, Outdoor activities, Parties & Meeting new people.

  • culture
  • fashion
  • festivals
  • wine
  • beer
  • marathon
  • partying
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • outdoor activities
  • sailing
  • skydiving
  • skiing
  • sports
  • cricket
  • olympics
  • rugby
  • world cup

Music, Movies, and Books

Deep- and TechHouse.
Indy pop/rock
Hiphop/Oldschool breakbeats

Basically everything....!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Skydive Wanaka, New Zealand
- Hitchhiked 2700km through Europe, visiting 5 countries.
- Hitchhiked 2700km (in parts) from Singapore to Bangkok
- Dive in Great Barier Reef, Australia
- Visited the Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada
- Visit to the European Championships in Switzerland
- Hitchhiked to Canberra
- 10 day snowhike on ski's in Norway, slept in self dug snowcaves!
- Ran a Marathon (42.213km) in Canberra, Australia in 4h 20m 38s
- Worked for Heineken during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
- Visited the Athletes Village during London 2012 Olympic Games.
- Worked at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in Russia and visited the Closing Ceremony.
- Worked on the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games!
- Worked for New Zealand Fashion Week.
- Work on the ICC Cricket World Cup in NZ in 2014-2015.
- Worked on the England 2015 Rugby World Cup.
And furthermore my travels to:
Canada, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Vatican City, San Marino, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Wales, Scotland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cyprus and the Netherlands.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A good beer or some wine! I make a good risotto as well!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation, San Marino, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, England, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland

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