While in The Netherlands, I wanted to get out of the cities and see some of the countryside. I had no idea where I wanted to go though. When I found a gypsy caravan on the AirBnB listings, it was like a childhood dream come true.
I did have a couple of worries though. The area was pretty remote which made transport a bit tricky and I can get a bit jumpy at night. All ended well though. I had to change from the train to a bus in a little town called Goes (pronounced nothing like you'd think) with about 2 minutes to spare. I'm sure that's possible if you're a local and know what you are doing but I decided to take my time and wait the hour for the next bus.
The bus ended up being a tiny mini bus and the driver took me right to the door (didn't even charge me for a ticket either).
The caravan was gorgeous and all the tiny details just perfect. My hosts were the best too - lovely, warm people who made sure I was looked after without being intrusive.
I slept like a cosy little log curled up in the cocoon-like bed. The local cows could've been a bit quieter though.
I had an undercover terrace outside the caravan so it didn't get too claustrophobic plus my own bathroom attached and the breakfast the next morning was epic. Definitely worth the travel.
The town itself was charming. Of course, there wasn't a lot to do except walk (or bike ride) along the dikes but sometimes nothing to do is the best thing of all.
I had to leave fairly early to get back to Amsterdam to meet my friends but I wish I'd stayed longer.