Having a good time together with the crowd - that's what it's always about for Maarten Schakel. Whether it's about hosting a festival, concert, award ceremony, auction, quiznight or company event - Maarten has just about done it all! Together with the organizing party, Maarten is always looking for a way to make an event an unforgettable experience, he is genuinly interested in what's going on and with an innocent sense of humor always tries to become friends with the audience. Maarten speaks both Dutch and English fluently, and if necessary he can throw in some Spanish, Papiamentu, French or German.


Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (2015)

Host of the opening night, Q&A after the opening film, host of photography competition

Curaçao International BlueSeas Festival (2015)

Host on several stages announcing international artists

Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival (2015)

Host on Sir Duke stage, announcing Emeli Sande, Isley Brothers, Pointer Sisters, Wyclef Jean & more

The Weekly Curaçao Quiznight

Quizmaster for several years at this quiz that started at Café De Tropen and currently takes place every monday night at Café Copa Cabana. Occasionally these quizzes take place as a team building event for external companies and organizations, with Maarten as a quizmaster, fueling the competitive fire between colleagues and building up the tension during the night.

Other events

Maarten has recently hosted  several other events, like the Curaçao Innovation Award, the Ride For The Roses, auctions for the local Rotary, teambuilding events, public raffles, product launches and more.