Located in the east of the Netherlands, in Groenlo, Marveld recreatie is a large resort with a hotel, luxury cottages and campsites. Although the park is very well known to the Dutch, the owner wanted to identify the resort with a real Dutch icon. The idea of creating an attraction around one of the most known comic strips in The Netherlands, Meneer Bommel and Tom Poes was born.
Marten Toonder’s 177 stories about their adventures, which ran daily in newspapers for half a century, are part of the Netherlands’ cultural heritage; generations grew up with Meneer Bommel and Tom Poes. Creator Marten Toonder is honoured at the Museum of Literature with a place in the Pantheon, which pays tribute to the 100 greatest Dutch literati.
The plans include a building of around 9000 square meters in which guests can explore the world created by Marten Toonder, with as centrepiece Meneer Bommel’s castle. The world of Meneer Bommel and Tom Poes will be the central theme for all the attractions. The indoor Theme park will include the magical atmosphere of Rommeldam, the Black Mountains and the Dark Trees Forest. Marveld recreation asked TDAC to guide them through the entire process: master planning, implementation and operation.