Entrepreneurship means looking ahead
Through a lot of energy and hard work, he has developed into a leading entrepreneur in recreation! He is also busy renovating his castle Genenbroek in Achel. Peter is well known to the general public from the reality series "Family Gillis: Massa is kassa" on SBS6.
Son Mark is similar to his father in many ways; they both don't mince words, are busy losing weight and are often on the same page on business matters. They have the same passion for the business. And that's not surprising, because in Mark's case, the recreation profession has been brought up to speed.
That Peter Gillis loves campgrounds and vacation parks is no secret. The flame started burning at a young age because Peter grew up camping. That attraction only grew stronger when, at the age of 23, he and his family bought Camping Strandbad Oostappen (now known as Vacation Park Prinsenmeer) in 1986. After a few years of learning the intricacies of the business, Peter became the sole owner in 1989 and so it happened....
Ruud Gillis is a fine and indispensable counterpart to Mark and Peter. He is blessed with two right hands and a portion of creativity; in word and deed. For years he has been busy with all kinds of projects at Oostappen Holiday Parks. Fill the beds, not bullshit. Or in Ruud's case: don't bullshit, but fix beds. That's important too!
Wendy van Hout
Wendy van Hout was born and raised in Eindhoven. She comes from a family with two hardworking parents and an older and younger brother. From a young age, Wendy has worked at carnivals and traveled with the carnival family. However, her true passion lies in fashion. In 2021, she started her own webshop www.365fashion.nl by Wendy, which she promotes through her own TikTok channel, among others. She believes it is important to be financially independent and not to hold up her hand. "As a mother, you also have to keep doing your own thing and enriching your world above all else," Wendy said.
Inge Gillis finds it extraordinary that so many people are eager to follow her family's life, but being in the spotlight herself to the fullest? Not for her. In recent years Inge has become an important silent force within the Oostappen empire. As Management Assistant, she takes care of many things for Peter and ensures that the administration and booking center run like clockwork. Fortunately, hard work runs in the family, so Inge doesn't turn her nose up at it.
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