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Assen [4] is the capital of the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands.

Assen is most useful as a transport hub. Many buses to small villages commence their run in Assen.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Take a train from Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam, or from Groningen.

By bus[edit]

Many buses traverse the countryside. Assen is a hub in this network. Assen is connected to Stadskanaal by bus.

By Air[edit]

Groningen Eelde airport is just 18 km away. From there you can take a bus or taxi.

By Cycle[edit]

It's an excellent place to cycle around and in. The LF9 and LF14 national cycle routes pass near to Assen.

Get around[edit]

The city center of Assen is small enough to go on foot.

Assen is the capital of the cycling province of Drenthe. It is a wonderful place to cycle. Hire a bicycle and travel around. Various companies provide tours of the area, some English speaking.

Bike hire[edit]

  • Fietspoint Grootjans (located at the train station) Stationsplein 1. Tel: +31 592 310424 [5]

See[edit][add listing]

Drenthe Museum
Assen Markt
  • Drents Museum Brink 1. Tel: +31 592 377773. It is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. During public holidays also on Mondays. Internet: The museum has an interesting collection of local as well general art, nicely exhibited.

  • TT Assen. Every year motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world come to here to race and party. This turns Assen into a vibrant city for a couple of days.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Markt 4-6, Markt 4-6. Nice restaurant at the Markt square. Go there for seafood or steaks €15 for main course.  edit
  • Abbarossa Groningerstraat 57, tel: +31 592 317164. Italian restaurant. Main €20. Open 5pm-10.30pm. Closed mondays.

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Stroopwaffel stand at saturday market

On both Wednesday and Saturday there is a market. In 2008 this market won the award of "gezelligste markt" in the Netherlands. i.e. the most friendly and pleasant in the country.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Herberg De Koppelpaarden, Markt 22, +31 592 318633, [1]. checkin: 4pm; checkout: 1pm. A two story apartment with separate bedroom, kitchen, diningroom and livingroom. Nicely decorated in the style of the 1900s. €289.  edit
  • Hotel De Jonge (Best Western Hotel De Jonge), Brinkstraat 85, +31 592 312023, [2]. checkin: 2pm; checkout: 12am. €110.  edit
  • Hotel Assen (Van der Valk Assen), Balkenweg 1, +31 592 851515, [3]. checkin: 4pm; checkout: 11am. €75.  edit


Get out[edit]

Routes through Assen
UtrechtHoogeveen  S noframe N  Groningen

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