The young centre-back moved to Deepdale on deadline day, with Ben Davies heading in the opposite direction.
Van den Berg made his debut as a substitute in the 2-1 loss to Rotherham over the weekend, and the Dutchman believes Championship football will be perfect for his development.
"That's the main reason why I went here, hopefully I can get a lot of playing time and get a really good experience and the Championship is a really good league as well and really hard," he told Lancs Live.
"It's physical, it's quick, from end to end, so it will be perfect for me if I get some minutes and get experience and develop myself so that's the main target for me here.
"It's the most important thing in my opinion to build a relationship with the whole team really and especially as a back four.
"I've only been here three days, this was my fourth (against Rotherham) so we have to build on it next week and hopefully in training and in the games I make a good relationship with everyone and hopefully we can play well.
"When I came in, everyone was nice to me, everyone helped me, so that immediately gave me a good feeling.
"Of course, this is different, it's way harder the Championship itself but also the training I felt was really intense and really physical, so of course I have to adapt to it, but I really like it here and hopefully we can make a good second half of the season and I can play a lot of games."
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