Dutch Experience: Living on the Edge!

Organizer: EGEA
Location: (Map)
Date:
Open for: Everyone

Organizers

Johanna Callies – Chairwoman

  • W4 - kopiehat is your name?
    I am Johanna Callies.
  • How old are you?
    I am 21 years young.
  • What do you study?
    I am in my second year of the bachelor Human Geography and Planning at Utrecht University.
  • From which part in The Netherlands do you come from?
    I was born in Voorschoten, a tiny town in between the Hague & Leiden. My parents moved there from Germany, so the rest of my family lives over there. Voorschoten is a perfect town to grow up in because it’s close to big cities like Leiden (where I went to school) and the Hague, but the town itself is quiet with a lot of parks and it’s close to the beach.
  • What is your favorite thing to do in Utrecht?
    My favourite thing to do in Utrecht is bbq or picknick in the park during summer, or to go out with friends. Utrecht has a lot of nice small bars and cafés, but also my favourite spot, Tivoli. A club with all kinds of music that’s free for students on Thursday’s :)
  • What is your favorite drink?
    I almost always drink beer, since it’s the cheapest and I’m a real German. I do however almost like every drink, so wherever I am I always try the typical drink from that country/region.

Bastiaan Heesen – Secretary  3

  • What is your name?
    My name is Bastiaan Heesen.
  • How old are you?
    I am 18 years young.
  • What do you study?
    I am a first year student in Human Geography at Utrecht University.
  • From which part in The Netherlands do you come from?
    Originally I am from Gouda, the city of cheese which lies within the Southern part of the provence of Holland.
  • What is your favorite thing to do in Utrecht?
    At the moment, my favorite thing to do is going out witch friends to the Puma or to cozy bars.
  • What is your favorite drink?
    My favorite drink is cheap beer, because it is the only drink I can afford ;) I am looking forward to meeting all of you!

Elsemarie Jorissen – Treasurer

  • What is your name?2
    My name is Elsemarie Jorissen. My first name is Danish; my parents just thought it was a nice name.
  • How old are you?
    I am 22 years old.
  • What do you study?
    I am a third year student in Human Geography at Utrecht University.
  • From which part in The Netherlands do you come from?
    I am born in Eindhoven. This is also called ‘the city of lights’, because the famous Phillips brand and factory has its origin there. Shortly after my birth we moved to the most Southern province of The Netherlands, Limburg. I live on the thinnest part of this province. From my house I can reach Belgium within 5 minutes and I can be in Germany in 20 minutes.
  • What is your favorite thing to do in Utrecht?
    My favorite thing to do in Utrecht is to chill in the city. I love to wander in the streets and be amazed by the beautiful buildings, wondering what lives are being lived inside there. Also the parks are really nice spots in the summer.
  • What is your favorite drink?
    My favorite drink is almost anything that is sweet. This can be a white muscatel wine with a little sparkle, a red port wine, a cherry beer, a cocktail or some licker 43. So if someone is giving a round in this week, you know my orderoptions ;)

Mark den Boef – Program Coördinator

  • What is your name?1
    My name is Mark den Boef, Boef means criminal in Dutch but I’m just a nice person ;)
  • How old are you?
    I’m 19 years old since last christmas, so I’m basically a christmas present.
  • What do you study?
    At the moment I’m in my first year of Human geography and planning, the spatial planning part is the main subject of my interest.
  • From which part in The Netherlands do you come from?
    I was born in Amsterdam, the beautiful capital of the Netherlands, in the province of North-Holland.
  • What is your favorite thing to do in Utrecht?
    My favorite thing to do in Utrecht is having fun with friends and the possibilities for that are endless.
  • What is your favorite drink?
    Scotch coffee is my favorite drink, but anything else with whisky comes close.

Geertje de Lange – Program Coördinator

  1. What is your name?
    My name is Geertje de Lange (you can say gigi) I found out that my name means: brave with a spear.
  2. How old are you?
    I’m 21 years old.
  3. What do you study?
    I’m in my third year of the study Human geography and Planning.
  4. From which part in The Netherlands do you come from?
    I was born in Den Bosch which is the capital city of the Province of Noord-Brabant. Den Bosch is well know because of the famous medieval painter called Jeroen Bosch, who made very remarkable paintings. Also Den Bosch is well known as the catholic center of Carnavall in the Netherlands.
  5. What is your favorite thing to do in Utrecht?
    I love to do night canoeing in the channels of Utrecht (although I did it only one time).
  6. What is your favorite drink?
    My favorite drink is mint tea :)