Beside his musical activities Nico has several hobbies:
- Fitness and running
- Tropical sea-aquarium
- Citroen DS. Nico owns a DS19MA from 1967
The Citroen DS has had a partial restoration. After a thorough technical update (including new tires, battery) the interior is completely renovated. The chassis is left untouched because of the fine state and the engine and gearbox as well. In this photo, the body is still in the old state. In this state, the DS has served as Wedding Car at the wedding of Nico and Willeke in October 2008.
Meanwhile, the bodywork has been fully restored or replaced with new parts by Herm Croon. The roof is painted “aubergine”, the coach ”champagne”, this is the color combination in which the first DS was presented at the Paris Motor Show 1955 to the public. Furthermore, the chrome is polished and much is refreshed as new mirrors, tinted windows, new door handles and around new rubbers and new lights.
Nico drives “La Jolie Francaise” regularly near Waalre, because after so much work it is time to do with the DS what she has been made for: to drive!