Tusken de Marren

About us


The team of recreation park Tusken de Marren

Recreation park Tusken de Marren was founded in 2010. The park has 96 homes, 61 of which are for rent. The park has 17 different types of homes, from chalets to bungalows. All this is led by a very strong team. We would like to introduce the team to you 👇🏼


Sophia Eringa - park manager

My name is Sophia Eringa and I am the park manager of recreation park Tusken de Marren. As a child I grew up in Joure, near Akkrum. Friesland is therefore no stranger to me. Fortunately, after my Tourism studies in Zwolle, I was always able to travel a lot during my free time. I think it is an enormous wealth to be able to travel. After nine years of working abroad for a large German travel organization, I settled down at the reception of Tusken de Marren in Akkrum in the summer of 2020. Here I can make very good use of my experiences and people person characteristics. 

In five years' time, I still hope to be able to improve the park and continue to innovate. 


Karin van Slooten - assistant park manager

My name is Karin van Slooten and I am assistant park manager at recreation park Tusken de Marren. I grew up in the beautiful town of Akkrum and am therefore familiar with the area. Since December 2020 I can be found behind the reception of Tusken de Marren. I obtained my bachelor's degree in International Tourism Management at Stenden University in Leeuwarden. No two days are the same in the tourist sector, this is what makes working at Tusken de Marren so much fun, besides being a beautiful park of course! Because the work is so dynamic, you face new challenges every day.

I hope to learn a lot more here and to one day start my own Bed & Breakfast. 


Willeke Schippers - reception

My name is Willeke Schippers and I live in beautiful Heerenveen, the oldest peat canal village in the Netherlands. I have been part of the Tusken de Marren team since November 2021. In my career I have worked at various hotels and recreation parks, from Vlieland to Nijmegen. The work is dynamic and interactive, and you engage in one of the best forms of free time; vacation!

With my experience within the tourism sector I hope to be a good addition to the team, to contribute to the optimization of Tusken de Marren and to be able to do this with great pleasure for years to come.


Benthe de Jong - reception/entertainment

My name is Benthe and I work at the reception desk at holiday park Tusken de Marren. I do entertainment work during summer. I like to entertain children and to help people at the reception. I've lived in Akkrum for 17 years and still like it here. In the village, I can be found at the bakery and spend a lot of time at the sports field as well. 

Now that I have my diploma, I will take a course in creative business in Leeuwarden after the summer. Five years from now, I hope to have traveled abroad and to have gained lots of experience.


Hendrik Tolsma - technical service

My name is Hendrik Tolsma. I grew up in Menaam and have lived in Jirnsum for the past five years. Every day, I cycle to Akkrum, where I am responsible for the maintenance and management of the resort.

In my spare time, you can find me on the sports fields where I like to encourage any of my four children to play their sport; handball or soccer. If you would like to know anything about the Frisian sport of handball, feel free to seek me out. I will gladly tell you.

In five years, I hope to still be standing alongside the sports fields with my children. By then, at TDM, we may have completed a beautiful expansion that we are all just as proud of as we are of the resort now!


Doede van der Weide - technical services

I am Doede, and I live in Jirnsum. I started working at recreation park Tusken de Marren in the summer of 2020, to earn extra pocket money and to gain more technical experience. Sape helps me with that, he has years of experience after all. My position at Tusken de Marren is therefore technical assistance. I really like this position and I really enjoy it here. In addition, I am in the exam year of Havo. Next year I want to study Financial, Tax and Advice at NHL Stenden in Leeuwarden. 

In five years' time I hope to be at university in Amsterdam in order to become a tax economist.


Annika Zijlstra - entertainment

My name is Annika, and I work at recreation park Tusken de Marren. In the summer you can find me among the children, because then I take care of the animation program. I follow the Design course at the art academy Minerva in Groningen. I am in my freshman year and really enjoy the creative people around me to brainstorm and collaborate with.

In five years' time I see myself with a diploma and I will be working as a designer.