Lieke, Peter and kids

Dendermonde, Flanders, Belgium

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Overview

  • 533 References 378
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French; learning German
  • 38, Other
  • Member since 2007
  • teacher/painter/warehouse airport Brussels
  • yes, the children are well educated, the parents... ;-)
  • From Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
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About Me

DENDERMONDE is situated 35 km from Brussels city center and 30 km from Ghent. Both are easy to reach by train. Trains are cheap and easy to travel with in Belgium. So in 40 minutes you are at our house (a 10 minutes walk from the railway station included).

TO BE HOSTED:

- Send us a nice, personal request.

- Tell us what meal (from your homecountry) you would like to prepare for us. We would love to serve you a meal too, so also let us know about your food restrictions.

- Since communication is very important to us, you should be fluent in at least one of the languages we speak.

OUR CALENDER

7-12 February : Rutger from Belgium (1pp)

26-28 February: singing weekend, no couch available

12-13 March: Deborah from Brazil (2pp)

25-28 March: we go to Cirque du Soleil in Amsterdam, no couch available

18-28 April: music classes, no couch available

15-30 July: our family holidays, no couch available

https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/339841/profile/legacy

CURRENT MISSION

we don't teach our children about hospitality, but SHOW them!

ABOUT ME

LIEKE : pronounced Lee-kuh
mother of 4 children between 6 and 18 years old.
Interests : SINGING, reading, surfing on the web on my iMac or MacBook, be a host, playing boardgames,...
I am lucky to have the most wonderful job on earth: being a teacher in primary school for 9-10 y.o.
Or using someone elses words :
I'm a little bit of everything, all rolled into one
I'm a bitch I'm a lover I'm a child I'm a mother I'm a sinner I'm a saint I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell I'm your dream I'm nothing in between
you know you wouldn't want it any other way
So take me as I am

PETER :
Father of 5 children (4 same as Lieke, but 1 more son living in the Netherlands). Grandfather of 2 beautiful granddaughters.
Works at Brussels airport and in spare time : ART-painter and father!
Likes working on our house, traveling with the kids, reading, art, politics, painting, museums, talk about art...

KIDS :
Nina (1995) is in her senior year as an educator for disabled people. She likes reading, shopping with friends, movies and traveling. She has her own profile: http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/ninagoossens/
Can we kindly ask you to also give her a reference if you've stayed at our place and met her. This way she builds up something in the CS community too :-)
Arne (2001) loves computers, boardgames, maths and reading. He learns a little French and speaks English.
Bavo (2003) is our sporty boy. He is on competition gymnastics and trains about 24 hours a week. During the week he is not home, he studies at the top sports school in Ghent (gymnastics). He understands quite some English and starts to speak it now.
Enea (2006) speaks all languages with her eyes ;-) She loves music: piano, trumpet, singing. But she adores chocolates and vanilla or strawberry ice-cream.

PHILOSOPHY

It's nice to be important, but
it's more important to be nice.

If everyone would love to make the world a better place... Or using MJ's words : heal the world, make it a better place, for you and for me and the entire human race.

We think children are the best investment of our future, so we do everything to make them happy, smart and social.

We are also interested in our environment, so we have our own solar panels and try to live an ecologic life. When you are here, please respect the fact that we do not use more energy or water than necessary.

We respect the fact that every culture has it's own typical issues. When you are a guest here, we expect you to clean up your own stuff, to help in the kitchen or in the household where you want and can. Clean up your own room, the bathroom after using,... We like talking and learning, so we expect you to take some time to chat with us. We want to get to know you, your country and your way of living.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

couchsurfing song : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb9HWPLJGJk
liekes rhapsody : www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPdI1a07KoA

We offer hospitality.
We can go to good shops nearby with you, for buying food and drinks. We love to have late evening talks with chocolates, beer, wine and jenever.
If the weather is fine (always a big question in Belgium), we can do a bbq in our garden, while the children are playing in the pool, on the swing and slide or trampoline.
You can do a laundry here, but we ask you to leave a little money in the box above the machine.
It would be very nice if we could prepare a dish from your country together. Always great to learn.

We organize meetings (if possible crazy ones) and mostly a lot of the attendees crash somewhere (in a bed, on a couch or in the garden) afterwards.
We try to attend meetings as much as possible with our big family. While traveling we love to organize a little meeting to connect with the local CS'ers.

We surf with the whole family or just the 2 of us. France, Belgium, Germany, Switserland, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Czech republic, Poland, Luxemburg, Great Brittain and Spain for now and more will follow, we hope.

As an ambassador I help other ambassadors and members. Questions, problems, need information? We are glad to help you out or guide you if we can.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We do house-swaps, and offer hospitality for couchsurfers. We love the idea, and love to meet new people and host them the best we can.If we are on a swap, it would be nice to meet other families, but we arrange our own place to stay. It`s not easy to find a place for 6, so if you have space in your house and hearts for us, just let us know. Sometimes Peter and Lieke love to surf without the kids for a weekend of rest and silence...

Hosted :
2007

1cs Imran Jamali from US
2-3cs Hinarangi & Jeremy from New Zealand and France
4-8cs Video Jester from US Westford MA
9-10cs Imat and her son from London
11-13cs Sakuntala Chanda, husband and son from India
14cs Miriam Parker from Canada
15cs Sarah Zacharek from England
16cs Jemma Lee from Ireland
17cs Simon Hansen from Denmark
18cs Karolina Hansen from Poland
19cs Andy Wang from Taiwan
20cs Guillaume Cloutier from Canada
21-22cs Mal and Lee from Australia/Thailand/UK

2008

23cs Martin Junkermann from Germany
24-29cs Erik van Loon (Netherlands) , Stijn Vernaillen (B) , Bruno Landgoed (B), Jonathan Lehrer (US Texas) , Ed (US Texas) , Judith Van Acker (Netherlands)
30-34cs venice
35-36cs Jan Vanhuyse & Dries Claerhout (B)
37-41cs Ally, Meije, Nicholas, Eric & Andrew (Canada)
42-44cs Sarah Richson and 2 daughters (London)
45cs Veronique Vanonckelen (B)
46-47cs Aleksandra Seliverstova (Ukraine) & Abel Polese
48-49cs François Gerspach and his son (France)
50-59cs Stijn Vernaillen , Martine + Merijn , Tina De Lobel, Liesbeth, Bruno Landgoed, Bernard vander Beken, Jonathan Lehrer, Lai Ting Chan, Mieke de Regt (B)
65cs Stijn Vernaillen, Martine , Veronique Vanonckelen, Nadia Arai, Douglas Delue (B)
66-68cs Eleri Jones + 2 friends (England)
69-71cs Audrey Feitosa + 2 friends (Brazil)
72cs Yin Long Lim (Singapore)
73-75cs Julie Sharon, Dani and Leille (Israel)
76cs Harumi Dambara (Japan)
77-78cs Daphne Delorme +Vanessa Pethier (Canada)
79cs Gary House (US Orlando FL)
80-81cs Jess and Fiona (Australia, Albury)
82-86cs Bob, Laurence, Martine+Merijn , Stijn (B)
87cs Steve Roy (Canada)
88-90cs Mara Jansone+husband and child (US)
91cs Gary House (US Orlando FL)
92cs Otto Kool (Netherlands)
93-98cs Kathy and Wim + kids home (B)
99-100cs Roberts Vaitkus+wife (Latvia)
101cs Amit Weissenstern (Israel)
102-107cs Stijn Vernaillen, Diana, Owen Nilens, Yves Marcipont, KC Low, Dominique (B)
108-128cs Erik van Loon , Stijn Vernaillen , Adam Lowie, Alex Garnett (Canada), Bob Lenaerts, Bruno Landgoed, Karen Leemans , Diana , Doron Gilad (Israel/Germany) , Ine DC, Isabelle Souza (Portugal), Katriene, Stef Kuypers, Lai Ting Chan, Martine, Réka Livits (Finland), Stefan Broeckx, Veronique Vanonckelen, Vincent Ange (France), Petra Van Camp, Maarten Reul:
129-130cs Mario Orlando Rodriguez Monforte + friend (Mexico)
131-135cs Aga and Jarek with kids (Israel)
136cs Shahar Cohen (Israel)
137-139cs Leslie, Seth and Rain (US Olympia)
140cs Taylor Dean Wilson (US)
141cs Dan Cantinelli (France)
142cs Melodie Ballard (Quebec, Canada)
143cs Philip Rochecouste ((Quebec, Canada)
144cs Jared Wheatley (USA Asheville)
145-146cs Madeleine Brooks + friend (US Austin, Texas)
147-161cs An Geudens, Andrew Prior (US Salt Lake City), Bart Dammekens, Bob Lenaerts, Chrisstein (Germany), Stijn & Diana , Francesco Padovan (Italy), Jack Wilde (US), Kris Leysen, Martine and Merijn, Petra , Ulla Kemi (Finland), Sam Goutsmit
162cs Max (US)
163-164cs Steffen Sondermann (Germany) , Ronald Salazar (Mexico)
165cs Véronique Vanonckelen (B)
166cs Misha Golynskiy (US Minesota)
167cs Lauren Wise (US Pennsylvania)

2009

168-170cs Shaly Borgen , Vincent Santvoord & Benjamin Lifshitz
(US, LA)
171-172cs Corrin and baby Yasmine
173-174cs Corrin and baby Yasmine
175cs : James Apps (Australia, Melbourne)
176-177cs Otto and his grilfriend (Netherlands)
178-181cs Benjamin (France), Angele (South Korea) , Jessica and Julian (France)
182cs Andres Zopiain (Mexico)
183cs Anna and family (US)
189cs Melissa Walker (Canada)
190-191cs Marta Mulas (Spain Barcelona)
191cs Eva (Germany)
192cs Ute (Germany)
193cs Amy (US, Clinton)
194-195cs Daniel & Faby (Chile)
196cs Angele Koh + friend (South Korea)
197-222cs Tommy, Véronique, Alwin, Jasper, Marieke, GAURANG, James, Andrew, Yuga, Geoff, Hadewijch+Koen, Petra, Martine & Merijn, Marie-Line, Diana&Stijn, Sam, Chris, Lina, Tina+friend, Bernard, Wim,
223cs Simon
224-225cs Christine and Arne (B)
225-226cs Martine and Sam (B)
227-229cs Igor & kids (Netherlands)
230cs Addisson (US)
231cs Xiaoman (China)
232-233cs Walter and Vittorio (Italy)
234-250 Christophe, Bart, Steven, Alwin, Johan, Sven, Stijn, Diana, Pierre, Martine en Merijn, Veronique, Yamina, Bernard, Bruno, Sophia, Sam a
251-253 Tanya, Fred and Yelena (France)
254 Sai (Thailand)
255-256 Kelly and Caitlyn (US, Philadelphia)
257 Carissa (Mexico)
258-262 Sarah, Jonne, Bert, Sophie, Inge (Germany)
263-264 Maria and Martin (Germany)
265 Spartak (Ukraine)
266-267 Winfried and Mirte (Netherlands)
268-271 Lucie, Guillaume, Ange et Louise (France)
272-273 Vesna and Lilly (US)
274 David (US)
275-277 Arnoud, Jaap and Remco (Netherlands)
278-279 Lucie, Guillaume, Ange et Louise (France)
280 Ryan (US, NY)
281 Kara (US, Colorado)
282-283 Matt, Greta and 2 dogs (Germany)
284-286 Dawn and her 2 children (US, Florida)
287-288 David and friend (US, Colorado)
289 Jun Li (Durham)
290-291 Chiao-wei and friend (Taiwan)
292 Eva (Germany)
293 Cassandra 2-14 November (Mexico)
294 Jordan 2-4 November (US, Florida)
295 Brecht 18-19 November (B)
296-298 Qi'en and friends 28-29 November (Singapore)

2010

299-305 Martine, Sam, Katrien, Andrew, Hadewijch, Pieter, Bernard 16-17 January
306-307 Adela and her mother 15-17 February (Czech Rep)
308 Alexandr 4-6 March (Russia)
309 Montse 11-16 March (Spain)
310 Michel 19-22 March (France)
311-313 Umer and parents 22-23 March (India)
314-316 Artur, Ania and Mateusz 10-13 April (London)
317 Rita 15-16 April (Hungary)
318-319 Tiffany and Billy 16-18 April (Canada)
320-340 Martine, Sam, Luca (Italy), Maikel, Elisabeth (Canada), Jasper, Liza, Stephanie (France), Jawn (US), Bob, Agata (England), Hadewijch, Anick-Marie (Canada), Thorsten (Germany), Wendy, and some guests without profile 15-16 May Sing Along 8
341-342 Maurice and Elena 29-30 May (B)
343-347 Lauren, Bobby, Ashton, Will and Lincoln 1-5 June (USA, NC)
348-349 Usman and Hamza 10-12 June (Pakistan)
350 Erin 14-16 June (US, Georgia)
351 Usman 17-21 June (Sweden)
352 Dimitri 18-19 June (B)
353 Sven 18-19 June (B)
354 Mehdi 18-19 June (B)
355 Jé 22-24 June (US, Virginia)
356-361 Pal, Andrea, Ete, Györk, Kende, Ada 3-5 July (Hungary)
362 Winfried 29-30 July (Norway)
363-365 Igor and his daughters 5-8 Augustcs (Netherlands)
366-368 Carolina, Nando and André 11-14 August (Brazil)
369 Maalini 13-16 August (Scotland)
370 Florence 13-16 August (Russia)
371 Iqbal 13-16 August (Russia)
372 Christian 16-18 August (US, Seattle)
373 Alexis 19-22 August (France)
374-376 Szymon, Marta and Sebastian 19-21 August (Poland)
377 Violaine 21-31 August (B)
378 Régis 29-31 August (France)
379 Marian 6-8 September (UK, London)
380-381 Andréa and William 7-10 September (Brazil)
382 Marcin 8-10 September (Poland)
383-384 Alena and Andres 24-27 September (Poland)
385-386 Andy and Marisa 3-7 October (US, Rhode Island)
387-391 Rebecca, Markus, Madeliene, Grace and Harriet 12-14 October (Latvia)
392-393 Leslie and Nathan17-21 October (US, Illinois)
394-398 Nad, John and kids 24-26 October (France)
399 Charlotte 24-25 October (France)
400-402 Vinny, Anket 27-29 October (Germany)
402-416 Gift, Tommy, Hatim, Maikel, Linda, Elin, Annemarie, Sam, Konstantin and daughter, Larissa and friend, Regina, Ahmet, Faruk 30-31 October Sing A Long 9
417-420 Linda, Thibault, Victoire, Lucie 31-2 Novembre (France)
421-424 Kristin, Sander, Jolan and Aaron 2-4 November (B)
425-428 Jamie, Thomas, Cameron & Brayden 26-27 November (Bulgaria)
429 Junghee 28-30 November (South Korea)
430-431 Ekatarina and bf 5-7 (Russia)
432-433 Dalia and friend 22-23 December (Colombia)
434-435 Viviana & Fernanda 27-30 December (Norway)
436-438 Igor and 2 daughters 30 December - 1 January (Netherlands)

2011

439-441 family D'Amour 3-6 January (Canada)
442 Atut 13-15 January (Sweden)
443-445 Nikolay and family 19-25 January (Saint-Petersburg)
446 Jayesh 3-6 February (India)
447-448 Anna and Demara 26 Feb-2 March (Canada)
449 David 9-10 March (B)
450 Kelvin 1-4 April (Malaysia)
451 Joshua 4-12 April (Us, San Diego)
452 Moustafa 12-15 April (Liberia)
453-455 India, Dean and Heather 21-25 April (US, Texas)
456-474 Bernard, Annemarie, Stephanie, Pieter, Gorka, Bart, Mieke, Hatim, Aagje, Ulla,... SING ALONG 10 22-23 April
475-476 Kelsey and Stephen 23-26 April (Germany)
477-479 Menna, Jem and Lilli 23-25 April (Powys)
480-481 Sean and Miranda 20-23 May (US, Salt Lake City)
482 Tommie 23-25 May (US, LA)
483-484 Russell and Katherine 1-3 June (US, Georgia)
485-489 Martine, Frank, Merijn, Lore en Lucas 2-3 June (B)
490-491 Igor en Mei Lan 12-13 June (Netherlands)
492-497 Bea, Tamas, Janka, Zsofi, Lili, Gabi 13-15 June (Hungary)
498-499 Tsvetan and Krasimira 17-19 June (Bulgaria)
500-501 Lisa and Chris 20-21 June (US, Ohio)
502-505 Cecilia and 3 sons 21-23 June (London)
506 Gabriela 21-23 June (Brazil)
507 Danielle 27-28 June (France)
508-511 Carole and family 27-31 July (France)
512-513 Linsey and Michelle 27-29 July (Canada)
514-516 Rafal and daughter 1-2 August (Poland)
517-518 Tami and Sammy 1-5 August (England)
519-520 Jean-Sébastien et Mélanie 2-6 August (Canada)
521-522 Tatiana and daughter 4-7 August (Russia)
523 Dan 5-7 August (France)
524-525 Alyne and Daniel 5-7 August (Canada)
526-529 Igor, Mei-Lan, Sarah en Lisa 9-13 August (Netherlands)
530-533 Eloïse, Stéphane and kids 14-16 August (France)
534-535 Joshua and Carolyn 15-17 August (US, Seattle)
536-538 Sonia and kids 18-24 August (B)
539 Daniel 28-29 August (France)
540-541 Moustafa and An 10-11 September (Liberia)
542-543 Jessie and Dan 11-12 September (USA, WA)
544-545 Keri and Chris 24-28 September (USA, Portland)
546-547 Simon and Matti 29 September - 10 October (Denmark)
548 Karolina 29 September - 31 October (Denmark)
549 Joanne 12-18 October (USA, NY)
550-552 Monique and kids 21-23 October (Netherlands)
553-554 Ding Ding and Ka Wai 17-19 October (Hong Kong)
555 Tanya, Fred and Yéléna 29-31 October (France)
556-560 Luca, Stephanie, Steven, Stijn, Diana 18-19 November Sing Along 11cs
561 Jack 26-28 November (USA)
562 Pau 4-8 December (Germany)
563 Ula7-9 December (UK)
564 Vincent 29-31 December (France)

2012

565-566 Sharon and JR 2-7 January (US, LA)
567-572 Raziya, Aliya, Elmira, Assemay and Tamer, Erkin 16-18 January (Kazakhstan)
573 Femmy 26-27 January (Netherlands)
574-578 Kristianne and children 27-29 January (Canada)
579 Joost and Jelena 3-6 February (Netherlands)
580 Matthew 6-10 February (USA, Seattle)
581 Claire 26-29 February (USA California)
582-586 Yoanna, Daniel and friends 2-5 March (Singapore)
587 Timm 2-5 March (Germany)
588 Megan 25-27 March
589-590 Mario and Fede 2-4 April (Argentina)
591-592 Alison and Willian 2-4 April (Brazil)
593-594 Nadja and Claudia 4-6 April (Germany)
595 Callum 13-20 April (UK)
596-599 Doria, Molly, Yuwan, Scarlett 13-15 April (China)
600-601Milos and Tamara 13-15 April (Serbia)
602 Paul 22-24 April (England)
603 Selena 23-25 April (New Zealand)
604-605 Kole and Asi 30 April-3 May
606 Gregory 30 April-2 May (Italy)
607 Nora 30 April-1 May (Portugal)
608 Sieglinde 30 April-1 May (B)
609 Mark 30 April-1 May (B)
610 Bert 30 April-1 May (Spain)
611 Bart 30 April-1 May (B)
612 Julius 30 April-2 May (UK)
613-614 Ari and his wife 1-2 May
615-616 Diana and Stijn 30 April - 2 May (B)
617-620 Larry and Elze and children - 18 - 21 May (Netherlands)
621 Cara 12-21 June (USA)
622 Sean 15-18 June (USa, Salt Lake City)
623 Giedrius 21-22 June (Lithuania)
624-631 Andy and Maureen Max, Yvette, Leo, Will and Patrick - 18-25 July (US, North-Carolina)
632-636 Matjaz, Dolores and kids 23-26 July (Slovenia)
637-640 Monika and family 1-4 August (Poland)
641-645 Herthilde and family 8-10 August (Germany)
646 Yucel 16-19 August (Turkey)
647-648 Gerald and Jonas 19-21 August (Germany)
649-651 Agnieszka and family 20-23 August (Poland)
651 Szymon 7-11 September (Poland)
652 Winfried 12-13 September (Norway)
653-654 Davide and Anna 1-28 October (France)
655 Kirtsy Snyder 19-21 October (Poland)
656 Gitta 21-22 October (B)
657-659 Elham, Sammy and sister 28-31 October (Germany)
660 Tobias 9-10 November (Germany)
661-663 Karla, Enith and Erika 8-9 December (Spain)
664 Yi Siang 13-17 December (China)
665-666 Juliana and Thierry 17-20 December (Netherlands)
667 Kason 17-20 December (China)
668-669 Tugçe and Tugçe 23-25 December (Turkey)
670 Aaron 24-25 December (Sweden)

2013

671-673 JR , Albert and friend from US California 4-6 January
674 Lilian from China Zhejiang 6-8 January
675-685 SING ALONG 12: Stijn, Martine, Merijn, Hadewijch, Larry, Niki, Fee, Glauco, Camille, Jan, Marike
686-687 Scotty and Sam from US Florida 15-18 January
688 Keanli from Malaysia 5-8 February
689-693 Shukai, Xinjie, Jackie, Sida and Vera from China Shanghai 11-13 February
694-699 Matias and friends from Spain Sevilla 13-15 February
700-701 Tamara and Gregor 23-24 February (Slovenia)
702-704 Famille Entzmann 25-26 February (France)
705 Wyn 25-26 February
706-710 Miso and friends 26-28 February
711 Katie 3-4 March (USA, NH)
712 Sharona 3-22 March
713 Brian 16-17 March (Germany)
714-715 Michelle and friend 23-25 March (Netherlands)
716-718 Melika and Seda 27-28 March (Turkey)
719-724 Sameep and friends 30-31 March (India)
725-726 Stijn and Diana 5-6 April (B)
727-728 Jamie and friend from the US 9-13 April
729-735 Marc and family from France 22-23 April
736 Wilawan from Thailand 25-29 April (Canada)
737-738 Justyna, Karolina and Agnieszka from Poland 29-30 April
739-740 Sonja from Germany 8-12 May
741-748 Arek and rugbyfriends from Poland 17-19 May
749-750 Karla and husband from Arizona 2-4 June
751 Maarten from the Netherlands 20 May-5 July
752-755 family Entzman + Wynn from France 1-3 July
756-758 Sam, Scott and Jackson from the US and Australia 26-27 July
759-761 Milena, Nacho and Santino from Argentina 28 July - 1 August
762-764 Igor, Sarah and Lisa from the Netherlands 2-8 August
765-770 Kimanel family from Spain, Valencia 7-16 August
771-773 Saphir, Ivo and Jade from Portugal 19-21 August
774-775 Carmelo and Eva from Spain, Barcelona 25 August - 14 September
776-779 Erwans family from France 20-25 October
780 Winfried from Norway 24-28 October
781-786 Monique and family from the Netherlands/France 31 October - 2 November
787-788 Christine and Lalo from Germany/Mexico 10-11 November
789 Felix from Germany 10-12 November
790 Aya from London 22-26 November
791-792 Angel and Tuhin from Norway 26-29 November

2014

793-794 Manu and Katharina from Paris 2-3 January
795-796 Ryan and Jacqui from Australia 9-12 February
797 Ruei-Je from Taiwan 13-14 February
798-800 Bwalya and sons from Denmark 14-15 February
801-802 Nikita and Ronlee from Germany and Israel 19-23 Februari
803-805 Bwayla and sons from Denamrk 23-24 February
806-807 Constan and Eric from Taiwan 24-26 February
808-809 Istvan and Vanessa from Hungary 28 February - 2 March
810 Eric from US Washington 3-5 March
811 Lok Yee Tse from Hong Kong 8-15 March
812-816 Micha? and friends from Poland 13-17 March
817-819 Andres from Colombia, Hannah from China and Mabel from Singapore 29 March - 2 April
820-821 Alyssa and her mom from US Massachusetts 5-7 April
822 Stephany from New Zealand 7-10 April
823-824 Klaudia from Poland/Denmark and Griffin from US/Denmark 10-12 April
825 Thiago from Brazil 15-18 April
826 Hanhee from South-Korea 26-29 May
827 Shining from Taiwan 24-27 June
828 Karol from Poland 1-3 July
829-830 Ricardo and Javi from Madrid and Brasil 1-4 July
831 David from Australia 1-4 July
832 Pablo from Mexico 4-7 July
833 Ray-Nee from Singapore 4-7 July
834-839 Monique, Rembrand, Leandra, Micah, Quinn, Ilana from the Netherlands 5-6 July
840 Sirapon from Thailand 28-31 July
841-842 Tobias and Apple from Germany/Tibet 31 July-2 August
843 Jule from Germany 1-2 August
844 Sophie from Taiwan 4-6 August
845 Miguel from Spain 4-8 August
846 Catarina Isabel from Portugal 4-8 August
847 Maria from Madrid 4-8 August
848-849 Julien and Raphael from Switzerland 8-10 August
850 Hans from US 8-11 August
851-852 Jenny and Michael from Australia 9-15 August
853 Morteza from Iran 8-9 August
854 Masoud from Iran 8-15 August
855 Tobi from Germany August
856 Felix from France September
857 Michele from Italy September
858-859 Jonathan and Jaiden from London September
860-861 David and Mich from Germany / Mexico September
862 David from Canada September
863 Mike from Germany / Japan October
864-865 Arianna and Maria From Greece October
866 Fernando from Switzerland October
867 Pablo from Mexico October
868 Gibeom from South Korea October
869-870 Thomas et Mathilde from Paris November
871-872 Samer from Egypt and Jackie from US
873 Heather from Australia
874 Pavi from Vietnam
875 Katsura from Japan
876 Angela Kim from South Korea
877 Catarina from Italy 6-8 December
878-881 David, Linda, Frank and Bruno from Sweden 22-26 December
882-883 Amélie and Richard from France 28-30 December
884-887 Kasia, Rafal, Natalia and Zuzia from Poland 28 December - 1 January

2015

888-889 Oleh Blahiy and Ira from Ukraine 22-24 January
890 Dave Van Assche from US 5-9 February
891 Quesia from Brazil 17-20 February
892 Denis from Paris 17-20 February
893-894 Wojciech and Patrycja from Poland 20-23 February
895 Lilith from Austria 24-27 March
896 Brenda from Mexico 30 March - 1 April
897 Bob from Netherlands 1-2 April
898 Phung from Vietnam 1-2 April
899 - 900 John and Ryan from South-Korea/NY 8-9 April
901 Rachel from South Korea 11-14 April
902 Sabrina from New York 11-14 April
903-906 BW Sandra and family from Germany 19-21 April
907-908 Sezer and wife from Turkey 28-30 April
909-911 Görkem, Merve and Tuba from Turkey 1-2 May
912 Dain fromSouth Korea 5-6 May
913 Yeon-Woo from South Korea 6-10 May
914-915 Antonella and Martin from Brazil 11-13 May
916-917 Elke and Bernhard from Germany 14-15 June
918-919 Finn and Claudia from Germany Feb-July
920-926 Sasa family from Netherlands 18-22 July
927 Chloe from South Korea 25-26 July
928 Sara from USA 25-28 July
929-930 Claudia and Moises from Mexico 27-29 July
931-932 Dave and Nikki from US North-Carolina 30-31 July
933-935 Mario, Eduardo and Javier from Mexico 5-8 August
936-937 Vicky from Hong Kong and Roger from Taiwan 10-12 August
938 Paul from Bulgaria 10-12 August
939-940 Ale and Popy from Argentina
941-944 Pavlo, Lena, Tim and Ivan from Ukraine 2-4 September
945 Ivo from the Netherlands 12-13 September
946-947 Hatice and Mustafa from Turkey 14-15 September
948 Cho ki from Korea 22-23 September
949 Rani from Indonesia 21-24 September
950 Georgina from Australia 20-24 September
951 Jeonwong from Korea 24-27 September
952 Neelesh from India 2-3 October
953-955 Fanny, Davide and Elise from Italy 27 Sept - 10 October
956 Femke from the Netherlands 8-10 October
957 Greg from Mexico 13-17 October
958 Amy from USA 20-24 October
959-964 Pietje en Niels and kids from the Netherlands 19-22 December
965-966 Müslüm and friend from Turkey 22-23 December
967-968 Cem and friend from Turkey 22-23 December
969-974 Jonathan and Monica and kids from Germany 25-27 December
975-976 Mete and Beste from Turkey 16-17 January
977-981 Adam, Sarah, Andrew, Alex and Anna from US Colorado 29 Jan - 2 February
982 Rutger from Belgium 7-12 February

Interests

music
singing
reading
boardgames
politics
primary school education
art
children
short trips with kids
theme parcs
zoo
culture
walks
cycling tours for children
fine food
pancakes and chocolates
beers
wine
ecology
...

Music, Movies, and Books

Music : very open minded and interested in everything new
The boys prefer dutch children songs
Nina likes Avril Lavigne, Green day, Mika, Dido, Clouseau,...
Lieke prefers Jeff Buckley, Simon and Garfunkel, Clouseau, French music, Sarah Bettens, Laïs, Dutch music, Mika, ...
Peter likes Zita Swoon, Hooverfonic, Arno, Nirvana, Deus, classical music, hardcore (sometimes), variety is important

Movies : hmm, we are no movie addicts. Peter likes non-American movies (Chinese, Slovakian, Afghan,...)
Lieke is more the romantic, drama, comedy and family movies-type.
The children love watching all kind of children movies. In Belgium all movies for adults are in original version, but subtitled in Dutch and French. Children movies are Dutch dubbed. The dvd's are always in 4-5 languages (always French, Dutch and English, sometimes more).

Books : We have over 2000 books and would love to exchange a book if you want. 95% of our books are Dutch. We have over 1000 children-books. CS-Children always love to read those books, even when they don't understand a word of it. I would love to read books for your children in Dutch, French or English.
We like to read novels, art-books, children books, ...

If possible, please bring a childrenbook in your own language and tell us what it is about, as we collect them.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've invited 2 Polish girls in my house when I was 18 and still living at my parents house.
They were looking for a place to sleep (youth hostel), but couldn't find anything at that time.
So I said : "You can use our couch.'
That's my first couch-surfing-experience...

Went to SriLanka with a friend when I was 16 and to Thailand with a friend when I was 17.
Afterwards I traveled less, being a young mum, just started to work,..
Now we are settled, we enjoy swapping about 6-10 times a year.
We love to visit all kind of things with our children.

Organizing a sing along meeting for the first time and having in our house 36 enthusiastic CS-"singers". It was so much fun, that we will organize this 2-4 times a year now. And always more and more people join...

Teach, Learn, Share

Yes, this is very important to us, as there are a lot of kids in the house. Don't teach them, but show and share.

Show how you live, show how you pray, show how you cook, show some games you know, show your language and culture.

Share some food and traditions, share a book, share your stories.

So will we...

What I Can Share with Hosts

Lieke loves to cook. She would love to prepare you meals from her country or what she learned from surfers we have hosted.

Of course we will help you in the house as much as we can.

A little gift from Belgium you'll hopefully appreciate: beer, chocolates...

We can go to a restaurant, a bar or to the shop: it's on us :-)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium

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