Family founded and run since 2014, we believe in creativity, imagination, care and connection. And it’s been a great road trip so far!

The idea

Waytoplay was born from a family passion for playing with toy cars in sun and sand. Father, inventor and designer Sybren created waytoplay for his son Joep, way back in 2003. That led down a road of evolution to the unbreakable weatherproof road for everyone to enjoy today.


Did we say family business? Yep. After an initial crowdfunding in 2014, Marise, Sybren’s wife and Lex, joined the team, to help drive the transformation to a real business. The first 250 sets were sold in the blink of an eye. We had found an audience.

Scaling up

Waytoplay is driven by people. At our hightech partner, Insigne in the Netherlands, skilled specialists make our road segments. Looks simple? Trust us, it’s not. The segments are then printed and packaged in The Netherlands, by Mooi printers. They provide sheltered employment, regular work for people with little access to work. This makes us happy and proud. 

Meet the team!

We are family. Even those that technically aren’t. Our team is devoted to remaining approachable to customers, partners and retailers. We foster a family spirit of connection, care and commitment to what we love.

Sybren Jelles

CEO and Founder

As a child, inventor and designer Sybren Jelles loved playing with toy cars. He created waytoplay for his son Joep - The unbreakable, weatherproof road set that is waytoplay.

Marise Molenschot-Jelles

Marise Jelles


Together with Sybren she forms the heart and soul of the brand. In atelier waytoplay Marise creates beautiful hand-painted back&forth cars, does in-house product photography, propagates and grows plants.

Lex Avis

Lex Avis

International Sales and Logistics

Lex knows about distribution, logistics, wholesale and retail sales. He can assist you with purchasing waytoplay for your toy business.

Stephanie Scholte

Stephanie Scholte

Operations and Finance

Stephanie tells the world about waytoplay. From beautiful Paris, she reaches out to parents and children.

Mirco Leardini

Mirco Leardini


Mirco makes sure everybody knows about waytoplay. He will help you with promoting waytoplay for your store as well.  

Cedric Duperray

Cedric Duperray

International Sales and Business Development

Cédric gladly answers all the questions you might have about our toys, company, and conditions. Hiking, woodcarving, and scuba diving are Cédric’s way(s) to play in the outdoors.

Sam the Dog


Barking Manager

It might happen that Sam will bark during our meeting. My apologies for that, sometimes I just have to interfear!