In 2008, he set several Rubik's Cube world records.
He started cubing in August 2005. He is globally known as one of the best speedcubers in the world. Akkersdijk is studying Environmental Management at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Deventer.
After he set the world record of 7.08 seconds Akkersdijk appeared on a show in The Netherlands called 'Ik wed dat ik het kan' (I bet I can do it) where he solved a cube with his feet in 1 minute 30 seconds and won €1000. He also appeared on the German Stern TV hosted by the well-known Günther Jauch. On his YouTube channel, frk17, videos are uploaded by Akkersdijk explaining or showing his speedcubing skills. There is also a YouTube video of him solving the 3x3x3 in 7.08, filmed by his friend.