Tusken de Marren

Vacation in Friesland

  • Watery surroundings
  • Near chameleon village Terherne
  • Akkrum, Grou and Sneek are nearby

Discover the province of Friesland

In addition to the facilities of Recreation Park Tusken de Marren, the surrounding area also offers various possibilities for excursions and sightseeing. Therefore, in the surroundings of Tusken de Marren you will not easily get bored. The area offers something for everyone. From shopping to museums, hiking or boating trips to visiting a zoo or maze. Below is a list of the best outings and places to visit in the area.

Tusken de Marren is located in water-rich Akkrum 💦. A cozy water sports village with a wide range of shops and speciality stores. For example, in Akkrum you will find various clothing and interior boutiques, a drugstore, a bakery, a butcher's shop, a Kaashuys, as well as a Poiesz supermarket. Akkrum is also the right place for lunch and dinner. From eatery to harbor terrace and from pizzeria to chinese, Akkrum has it all!

A stay in Friesland naturally equals water sports! Taking a boating trip is therefore definitely a must during your stay at Tusken de Marren. We offer boat rental at our vacation park. Moor your boat 🚤 along the way at one of the picturesque villages in the area and get a taste of Frisian culture! For example, take a look at Grou, Terherne, Sneek or Joure.

Prefer to go by bike 🚴🏼 or car 🚘? Then too, the possibilities are endless. Take a visit to the Frisian capital Leeuwarden, or 1 of the other Frisian 11 cities (Sneek, IJlst, Sloten, Stavoren, Hindeloopen, Workum, Bolsward, Harlingen, Franeker and Dokkum).


Tips for the surroundings

Eating and drinking 🍴

Cafe Kromme Knilles

Café Kromme Knilles is the village café where you can enjoy lunch and dinner. Or enjoy a drink in this cozy village pub.


Hotel/restaurant Goerres

Delicious dining with beautiful views over the water. Restaurant Oan 'e Boarn has a (covered) conservatory with sunny water terrace.


De Koken

De Koken is a unique location at the water. Ideal for ending a day at the water with something to eat and/or a drink. 


Activities and surrounding area ⛵

Boat rental

Rent a sloop or motorboat through the boat rental at our holiday park.


Sailboat rental

Rent a sailboat at the marina in Akkrum.


Elecktric sloop rental

Rent an elecktric sloop from Esloephuren in Akkrum.



Rent a SUP or Kayak through sup and kayak rental Akkrum.


Out and about! 🛵

Bike rental

Go out and explore the beautiful cycling routes in the area.

Step rental

Stepping, the most fun sports outing!

E-chopper Rental

Rent a cool e-chopper, choose a route and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!

Children 🪁

Ice cream farm Boereiis

Enjoy a delicious ice cream on the terrace while your children can play in the beautiful playground.


Kameleondorp Terherne

Step into the world of Hielke and Sietse Klinkhamer; the chameleon village really comes to life!


Cheese and experience farm de Deelen

"The farm life you must share". At the cheese and experience farm, there are all kinds of things to do. Click ahead soon to see what you can do here!


Suptropical swimming pool Swimfun

Subtropical swimming pool Swimfun in Joure is the perfect location for a fantastic day of water fun.


Playforest Joure

Playing indoors has never been so much fun! Climb, slide, jump a haunted house, maze and even a glow in the dark soccer field!


AquaZoo Leeuwarden

Walk among the ring-tailed lemurs, stroll the beach with the penguins and stand face to face with the polar bears.


Climbing park Aventoer

The highest and safest climbing park in The Netherlands is found in Burgum! It is an indoor and outdoor park, where you can enjoy climbing, laser gaming and glow in the dark miniature golf. 


Duinen Zathe Entertainment Park

Attraction Park Duinen Zathe means a day full of fun, enjoyment en entertainment! From indoor jungle gym to flying heli; you can find it all in this cool attraction park.


Museums 🖼️

Frisian shipping museum – Sneek

In Het Fries Scheepvaart Museum, you will learn more about the history of the Frisian city Sneek and the shipping industry in the province of Friesland.


Planetarium - Franeker

The planetarium hall with its impressive cogwork is the oldest working planetarium in the world. But there is more to see! 


Fryslan Nature Museum – Leeuwarden

Kidsproof museum in Leeuwarden for the whole family. Marvel at the peculiarities of nature: far away and nearby, under and above water.


Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal - Lemmer

The Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal, owned by Wetterskip Fryslân, is the largest, still functioning steam pumping station in the world!


Jopie Huisman museum - Workum

The Jopie Huisman Museum, one of the North's most popular museums, is dedicated to the work and life of Frisian master painter Jopie Huisman.


Ice skating museum - Hindeloopen

The first Frisian Skating Museum is a cultural-historical museum in the town of Hindeloopen. You will learn everything about the heoïsche routes from 1909.


Nature areas 🌳

Around park: 7km

De Deelen nature reserve

A mosaic of water, reeds, swamp woods and grasslands in excavated peat. This is De Deelen, located in the heart of Friesland.

Around park: 12km

Alde Feanen National Park

National Park De Alde Feanen (The Old Fens) is a nature reserve of some 4,000 ha. There are numerous hiking and cycling routes through this beautiful nature reserve.

Around park: 16km

Royal forest Oranjewoud

The royal forest of Oranjewoud is located east of Heerenveen and consists of a collection of former estates with long avenues, parks with royal oaks and beeches, a handful of surviving manors, ponds, and small pastures surrounded by forests.

Around park: 34km

Kale Duinen

The Aekingerzand or Bald Dunes, as it is popularly called, is a special part of the Drents-Friese Wold. It is a vast shifting sand area and the reason for this name is clear as soon as you visit it.

Hiking and cycling 🚲

Cycling tour of the Deelen

26.6 km - You can start from intersection 92 from our park.

Around Sneekermeer

65 km - You can start from intersection 22 from our park.

Ferry route the 8 of Grou

33.1 km - You can start from intersection 92 from our park. For this route, pay attention to ferry sailing times.

Ferry route the 4 of Joure

50 km - You can start from intersection 92 from our park. For this route, pay attention to ferry sailing times.

Hiking tours 🚶🏼

Oranjewoud walking trail

9.1 km - Starting point from node 24 in Oranjewoud.

Walking route 'de alde feanen'

16 km - Starting point from node 66 at TOP de Veenhoop. Please note the sailing times of the ferries on this route.

November - open museum month

In South West Frisia the fall month of November is turned into museum month. During this month 15 museums in Waterland van Friesland are free to visit! The perfect occasion to dive deeper into the art, culture, and nature of Frisia.


Participating museums:

  1. Afsluitdijk Wadden Center | Kornwerderzand
  2. Kazemattenmuseum | Kornwerderzand
  3. Museum de Tiid | Bolsward
  4. Museum it Tsiispakhûs | Wommels
  5. Modelspoor museum | Sneek
  6. Fries Scheepvaart museum | Sneek
  7. Museum Houtstad-IJlst | IJlst
  8. Jopie Huisman museum | Workum
  9. Warkums Erfskip | Workum
  10. Museum Hindeloopen | Hindeloopen
  11. Fries Schaatsmuseum | Hindeloopen
  12. Visitor center Mar & Klif | Oudemirdum
  13. Museum Sloten | Sloten
  14. Museum Joure | Joure
  15. World Heritage Wouda pumping station | Lemmer

Friesing up

That is recharging like you can only do it in Friesland

That Friesland is beautiful not just during summer but also during the fall and winter period is something we've known for a long time. Our holiday park is opened all year long for a good reason!

To beat the winter depression, Visit Friesland has introduced a new term: Friesing up. A new word for an experience everyone knows: recharging and getting fresh energy during winter. Walking, waving in the wind or bathing, everyone can do it!

With our central location, Tusken de Marren is the ideal base camp for exploring Friesland. Come enjoy a stay at one of our stylishly furnished holiday accommodations, optionally with a sauna and/or outdoor spa for even more relaxation. A wonderful way to recharge and get rid of your winter depression. Will we see you soon?