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Restinn Emmen, Drenthe


In 1989, Jans and Hettie Manting became the proud owners of camping farm 't Witte Zand. The name derives from sand drift "twittezand". Originally a small campsite, John and Hettie, along with their three sons, gradually expanded this beautiful property and adapted it to present times. With the expansion of 5 Restinn cabins they provide an ideal overnight stop for people who love rest, space and nature. The hospitable welcome from Jans and Hettie and their enthusiasm for the beautiful surroundings will get you into the holiday mood. Come and see for yourself!

Horse lovers: Attention! You and your horse are very welcome. Modern and spacious stables and meadow available. Of course including care. 

To discover

The village of Emmen is located in Southeast Drenthe at the edge of the nature reserves Juniper and Mepperdennen. A beautiful area with woods, heath land, sand dunes and picturesque typical villages of Drenthe.

Would you like to explore the area in a different way? Jans Manting is happy to take you on his covered wagon for a lovely, well taken care of, ride in the surroundings. This is Drenthe at its best!


More about Restinn Emmen





Are you searching for a comfortable overnight stay in Emmen? Check availability and current rates here. Within a few steps you can make an online reservation yourself.

All room rates include a delicious Dutch breakfast, cleaning, bed linen and towels. In addition, a local tourist tax is charged which varies per location. Payment for online bookings is possible through credit card or bank transfer. Payment on location, if necessary, is only possible by cash or through one-time Direct Debit.

Magical Emmen

Would you like to enjoy your stay in Drenthe a bit longer? Jans gladly takes you on one of his great carriages through the beautiful, almost magical countryside surrounding Meppen with its forests, moors and the picturesque “Brink” villages. The next day, he invites you to put your impressions of the area on canvas in watercolour, acrylic paint or pastel.

Find out here about the possibilities and prices.



Breakfast Included in overnight stay
Packed Lunch € 7,50 per person

Other rates


Baby's up to 1 year free
Extra bed from 2 years € 25,00 per night
Campingbed (Cod) rental € 10,00 per stay






On arrival at the site of the Manting family you will be welcomed and the key to your Restinn cabin will be handed to you. If you have any questions or wishes please do not hesitate to ask. You can reach the Manting family through info@twittezand.nl

Watch here the Restinn Emmen episode of the TV program "How Cute are the Netherlands" from SBS6.

Good to know

Checking in and out: Your cabin is available to you between 2.30 pm and 7 pm. Please make sure to check out at 11 am at the latest. With a later departure, you will be charged an extra day's stay.

Wheelchair friendly: Resting cabins are wheelchair accessible thanks to their wide entrance and the absence of thresholds. Please note that the shower and toilet area do not have the same wide entrance!

Pets: At this location pets are not allowed.

Horses: Great for horses. Stables, meadow and feed are present. Costs in consultation.


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Activities & Sightseeing


From your Restinn there is a variety of marked cycling, hiking and horse riding routes. In your Restinn cottage you will find information about the various possibilities.

Drenthe is a province of choice to be active. There are many attractions that recall a bygone era. The forests are unprecedented, the sporadic villages, tranquil and beautiful. Each year, the TT Assen brings many visitors to Drenthe.


A day trip!



 Food & Drinks


After an invigorating night hostess Mrs. Manting will serve an excellent breakfast in the comfort of your hotel cabin. What else could you long for?

No need to get out in the evening, looking for a place to dine. Jans and Hettie will happily take care of this meal as well and, again, serve it in your own cabin. Everyday you can choose out of two daily. You can submit your request in advance by mail or on the day of arrival.

Contact your host(ess) for any dietary- or vegetarion requests!

Drinks and Snacks
In addition to the wide range of drinks, your Restinn offers you a broad variety of snacks. Your Restinn also accommodates a Senseo coffeemaker, a water heater and complementary coffee pads and teabags.

On the go?
Ask your hostess for a packed lunch and be on your way! You can order your packed lunch a day in advance. Your hostess will deliver the packed lunch with your breakfast.

Looking for a restaurant?

The following restaurants in the area are highly recommended:

  • Restaurant Het Tramlokaal, Mepperstraat 3 0591-2661 (at walking distance)
  • Pizzeria Trivio-Del-Villagio De Kockstraat 8, 0591-371254 (at walking distance)
  • For the quick bite: Snackbar De Uitspanning, Dennekampen 7, 0591-371235 (at walking distance)



 How to get there





Middendorpsstraat 16, 7855 PR Meppen, The Netherlands

By car: routeplanner
By public transport: ov9292

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