In 2016 they become the owners of Restaurant & Hotel De Loohoeve in Schoonloo in Drenthe, where they realize their dream: pampering guests with top-quality dishes in an accessible atmosphere.
The refreshing, unorthodox approach and high standard of the cuisine lead to awards, top reviews in national and regional newspapers and high rankings in restaurant guides.
In 2018 they won the Dutch Cooking Championships (the competition for the Golden Chef’s Hat), Marleen was named Hostess of the Year 2019 by Gault&Millau and they were featured in the documentary series ‘De Nieuwe Garde’. As icing on the cake, they will receive their first Michelin star in 2018. As icing on the cake, they will receive their first Michelin star in 2018.