Laurens was born on 26 August 2011 at 18:53 in Nijmegen, his weight was 4258 gram and his height was 54 cm. Because both parents had full-time jobs, he went to a childminder a few days a week. In 2014, Laurens went to the daycare centre “Spoenk” and from 2015 to 2023 visited the Jenaplan school “De Lanteerne”. Regarding sport, he tried volleyball and free running, but was caught by the skating fever in 2019 and completed that season as “Youth Talent of the Year”. It soon became clear that short track is his favourite sport. From 2023 he continues his education at the Kandinsky College in Nijmegen.