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  • 906 References 547 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish; learning Greek (modern), Spanish, Western Frisian, Zulu
  • 69, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Travel
  • Travel is the ONLY thing you buy that makes you RICH !!!
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About Me


"Todelveintomyhumanexperiencetoseefeelbetasteexperienceasmuchaspossible tobespontaneousandapproacheverydaylikeitsnewtoalwaysbeopentonewideasandexpeandingmymindtotakecareofmyselfandothersiseearoundmeandespeciallymybeautifulkids"


A long term resident of The Hague, I live in a house in a nice area, close to Intern Court of Justice.
10-15 min walk from City Center, 2 1/2 km to Beach...

7x Burner, going again in 2018 !!!
Burning Man yeah

Make sure your profile is attractive and PERSONAL, you have several photos of your self and traveling partners.
Make sure your travel partners have a CS Profile as well !!!


No photo, no chance.
My work ( though semi-retired by choice) requires a great deal of traveling however I do try to host as many people as possible whenever I am in town.
********Dirty dishes prove I feed my family, full trash cans means I clean up after their messes, messy floors mean I let my children have fun, piles of laundry mean I keep my family in clean clothes, wet bathroom means I bathe my kids! So the next time you walk into my house and see a "mess" think twice before you judge. If you come over to see us, come on in... if you are coming over to see my house, please make an appointment. Keep this going if you're a parent.. :)


You don't stop playing games when you get old - you get old when you stop playing games.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun -- Al Capone
I have learned so much from my mistakes...

I am thinking of making a few more !!!
I want to die young as late as possible ... !
Yes, so many people die when they are 25...., but are not buried until they are 75.
Think about that. Is that you ?
If you do not like where you are, then change it !
You are not a tree !!!

Write a good request please : NO COPY / PASTE !!!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Please :
when you request to stay with me :

*** Make sure all requesting to stay have a CS Profile with picture(s) and sent me link to all that want to stay.
*** Find the 2 Magic words in my profile that show that you read my profile and do not just copy/pasted your request.
One of them is "BIG ......"

*** Please make sure you add my name in request (hint : it is NOT Zebra , but read some references)

Yes, I often host, but only those that are genuine couchsurfers...!!!

It's called a "stay" because the experience will never leave you... !!!

I maintain COUCHsurfing and CROWDsurfing are basically the same thing — you're falling into the audience and you're trusting each other.


If you are just looking for a free place to stay, then you have not understood the meaning of CouchSurfing: please try your luck elsewhere.
Your own sleeping bag and towel are a big plus.

We hope to learn a little about you, about your country etc, in exchange we will open our house for you...

We have organized several dinners at our home, even more than 30 house concerts: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=89472&id=1650992366&l=a54b42fe89

I love CouchSurfing as a human community, as an inspiring experience.


The only problem that I have with couchsurfing, is that I keep falling in love with other CSers.
Not in a sexual sort of way, just in a "WOW, what an amazing and wonderful person, I want to spend 10 more hours / days with him/her" sort of way.
And then, in a day, or a week, they are out of my life and move on to their next adventure. Never to be seen again. *******************************************************

I tell it like it is because I don't know any other way to be. I am a bit shy, and can act a bit crazy when out having fun with friends.
If you embarass easily, do not take me out in public! Haha *******************************************************

I love, with every fiber of my being. I have more passion than almost anyone you will meet.

My profile always says 79% response rate, why ? No idea. I always answer.

Listen to Casey telling the Couchsurfing story :


I enjoy spending time with my children. But are out of the house now.
Playing tennis ( if you like to play I can take you to my beautiful and historic tennis club), lively conversations, eating Japanese and Mediterranean food, modern architecture and art.

I like to learn to cook, so please teach me how to make your favorite dish !
I will provide wine and do the dishes... ;-)

  • arts
  • architecture
  • concerts
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • clubbing
  • boating
  • clothing
  • traveling
  • magic
  • bungee jumping
  • hang gliding
  • tennis

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Italian and French cinema. I like movies that make you think.
Movies like "Big Lebowski" yes those are the 2 Magic Words ;-0

Music: Classic rock and hip hop.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Be there at the birth of my children !!!

Bungee-jumped in New Zealand.
Lived in Amsterdam for 20 years, of which 11 years on a house boat.
Hitch-hiked to Tehran and lived there for 6 months.
Lived 4 years in San Francisco, put my feet in ALL 50 States (how many Americans have done that...?)
Lived 2 years in France.

Burning Man 2011 + 2012 + 2013 + 2014 + 2015 + 2016 +2017...!!!
Going again in 2018... my 8th Burn !

Hang Gliding with my daughter in Rio de Janeiro 2012
Skydived in 2013...

Teach, Learn, Share


I can teach you how to make poffertjes (tiny Dutch pancakes) and give you travel advice on almost every country in the world.

I like sharing wine and conversation.


I would like to learn about your city, your country and its social customs.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Now : if you request to stay at my place make SURE that you ALL have a CS Profile !!!

ALL of you.

And please, I hate it when I get a request with " Me and my friend...."
Please tell me if your friend is a HE or SHE, tell me HIS/HER CS Profile.

I love to help, but you must put yourself in position of your host !!!

Looking forward to meet you ALL !

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antarctica, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Réunion, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Netherlands, United States

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