I'm English living in Holland- the house is in a village 15 mins outside Amsterdam. (Train station 2 mins away). The room is basic but comfortable in the attic. I have 2 resident cats, the Zaanse is 5 mins walk great if you love windmills;-)
While I want you to feel comfortable I ask you to treat the house and I with respect - you are welcome to use the kitchen but I do expect you to clean up after yourself. And be positive.
I'm English living the Netherlands - why further out of Amsterdam? You can have nature or go Amsterdam really easily. The house is also 10 mins walk from Zaandam that has late bars and resturant's so if you want a good night out without the madness of Amsterdam you can. I'm really easy going, make yourself at home, but there are 2 resident cats both friendly but if you leave them alone they will leave you.
While I am happy to have a cup of tea with you and hear about your day. I do ask that you respect my right to privacy and down time. And not to be offended that after 9pm I am not available.