We stayed for 2 weeks in August 2018 with our three secondary school age children.
De Paal is in a lovely area of The Netherlands. Beautiful countryside, lovely rivers and forests to explore. Great little towns and villages an easy cycling distance away on very safe, dedicated cycle paths.
The site itself is amazing. Excellent for younger children, but ours (3, all at secondary school) loved it here too. They played football, basketball and various games on the courts, table tennis on the tables (bring your own bats and balls) and swam endlessly. There are several different pools, and they're patrolled by lifeguards. We stayed here for 2 weeks, the children all made Dutch friends and we saw them when they were hungry!!
We had the largest size of pitch (premium I think it's called?!) which gave us our own ensuite shower room behind the pitch, which was fantastic. It had underfloor heating and was worth the extra money. Also the pitch was absolutely enormous! And the neighbours very friendly, and all with amazing English.
There's a cafe, restaurant, bar, snack bar, ice cream shop, shop and laundry all on site.
We would definately stay here again.
We arrived at the site at 10.30 am, they had a side road prepared for early arrivals. We stopped, parked up and left our car and caravan supervised by two campsite staff (who gave us our welcome letter and barrier key card) while we went onto the site for a drink and an explore. We were allowed to enter the site at 1.30 once the departing vans had all left. Brilliant system.
Very well done De Paal. We were embarrassed to hear stories of campsites in the UK from our Dutch neighbours - we've travelled all over the UK with our caravan and can't compare any of our UK sites with this site!!