1. Who are you?
Hey! I’m Niek, 20 years old and born and raised in The Netherlands. Since last summer I live in Groningen!
2. What do you do?
I’m a 1st year student of CIS, and in the summer I work on a tour boat in Groningen. Besides that I like to play guitar!
3. Why are you a member of Commotie?
It seemed nice to be in a association where I can meet people from my study, especially in these times.
4. Are you an active member as well?
Yes, I’m the editor of the MediaCee. First, I didn’t know whether I wanted to be an active member or not. That’s why I went to the information market of committees. Kind of accidently, I got subscribed for the MediaCee, I never regret it!
5. How do you friends call you?
Just Niek or Naik, it’s hard to think of a good abbreviation or nickname for me (except for Niekname whahaha)
6. To which animal do you relate the most?
Well, I actually talked a lot about that with my girlfriend. She thinks I’m a calf, but I consider myself more as some kind of bird? I don’t know a lot about birds, but this is the only thing I can think of!
7. Which activity of Commotie is most memorable?
Definitely the only on-site social of this year so far: the green scene social in ‘t Fust. It was so nice to get to know people in real life, I hope it will be possible again soon.
8. What are you most proud of?
I think that was almost four years ago, when I decided to do a ocean crossing on a big-ass sailing ship. That trip was a real eye-opener for me, and it gave me a lot of things that I am still proud of.
9. What is your favorite spot in Groningen?
As you may have noticed, I like being on the water. So as long as I am floating on something somewhere in the canals , I am very happy!
10. What did you want to be when growing up?
I never really knew what I wanted to be in the future. Nothing changed, I still have no clue.
11. What is your favorite way of spending your free time?
Playing guitar, hanging out with friends, sailing… As long as I have something to do (I hate being bored :) )
12. What ability do you really want to have?
I know that I’m not the only one, but I want to be able to fly. That will make life a lot easier right?
13. What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
When the lockdown came, I downloaded HayDay... Now I play it every day and I can’t stop with it, oops! (My farm is called Sanie, please add me if you have HayDay too xxx)
14. What don’t you like?
If I have to choose, people pretending to be someone who they are not. Just be yourself! <3
15. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
When I’m 25, I hope that I’ve seen the world a bit more, that I’ve seen some really nice places. Maybe I’m still studying or just graduated, in both cases I’ll be enjoying life!
16. Which Commotie member would you vote for to become president?
That’s the one who passed the keyboard to me, Merel!
17. Which two members of Commotie should go on a date?
Natalie and Ruben, then they have the opportunity to say sorry to each other for teasing each other 24/7!!!
18.To whom do you want to pass the keyboard and why?
I’ll pass it to Amy-Lynn, I don’t know her very well so I think I should!