My host(s) were very responsive and welcoming and I felt like we were friends, which turned out to be the case after just a week or so there, as we enjoyed impromptu meals together etc. I love the countryside in the area--it was perfect for biking and walking the dog, and the shopping in Drachten was very convenient.
Paulien's bungalow is the perfect place to enjoy peace and quiet surrounded by nature. At night it is dark enough to see the stars. It is in a truly beautiful and secluded location. The bungalow is well-equipped, and offers everything you will need for a comfortable stay. The gas-hearth was wonderful to stay warm on Dutch winter days. Communication with Paulien was easy, she is fast to respond and left clear instructions for our arrival. When we arrived Paulien had left some homemade traditional Dutch new years cookies for us to enjoy, delicious.