10 Things to Do in Assen That You Shouldn't Miss

February 23, 2018 Flossie Demartino

Assen (Dutch: [ˈɑsə(n)] ( listen)) is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands, and is the capital of the province of Drenthe. It received city rights in 1809. Assen is known for TT Circuit Assen, the motorcycle racing circuit, where on the last Sunday in June the Dutch TT is run; and also for the annual Assen Dance Festival.
Restaurants in Assen

1. Tt Circuit Assen

De Haar 9, 9405 TE, Assen, The Netherlands +31 900 3882488
Excellent
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4.5 based on 134 reviews

Tt Circuit Assen

Reviewed By Baby-Babble - UK

I was here with my husband who was racing with his Dutch club over a weekend at the beginning of June , not on 2 wheels, but luckily on 4!
he drives a monster of a car and didn't find the tight bends very easy to manoeuvre, better for a little Mini, MG, Porsche or a Ford escort. But having said that the facilities are second to one, toilets and showers uber clean, and great to see that there were plenty of bins around, so no crap strewn about the place. (Zandvoort can take a leaf out of this book and learn!)
There is plenty of parking and it is easy to find.. plus!! surrounded by some beautiful Drenthe countryside.
A brilliant racing weekend ! amongst friends

2. Drents Museum

Brink 1, 9401 HS, Assen, The Netherlands +31 592 377 773
Excellent
45%
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4.5 based on 409 reviews

Drents Museum

Reviewed By Haje1946_11 - Purmerend

We visit interesting Exhibitions wherever they are, this time it was the one about the great unknown Liao Dynasty (10th - 12th century), an empire founded by nomadic Khitan people from what now is Mongolia-Siberia, stretching from the Sea of Japan to Europe. They showed very well done replicas of graves of the noble Han people of that time, and many precious grave gifts for the Khitan noble persons, giving us quite a different view from the then Chinese views that the Khitans were just uncivilised Barbarians.
Many years ago they had a very nice exhibition on the archeological finds of the big complex near the grave of the first Chinese Emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi.
Very unexpected quality Exhibitions for such a provincial museum! Still, I'd only visit if there was such a special exhibition.

3. TT Races

De Haar Circuit, 9405 TE, Assen, The Netherlands +31 592 380 367
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5 based on 43 reviews

TT Races

Reviewed By familyoffduty - The Netherlands

Was there last year for the TT and before that for the last time in 1988 when the Dutch beat Germany in European cup. Big party back then. Will be going there tomorrow on the Ducati for WK superbikes. Lots of bikers turning up in town now. Free ticket from one of my neighbours (ambulance man). Gamma day is also worth a visit and all free entry. Last year Max was here in his Toro Rosso

4. De Nieuwe Kolk

Weiersstraat 1, 9401 ET, Assen, The Netherlands +31 88 012 8550
Excellent
35%
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

De Nieuwe Kolk

Reviewed By bjvink - Groningen, The Netherlands

This theatre is brand new and it shows!
What a building for a small town, it can host several different shows, theatre, cabaret and music Performances. Sound is very good, Seating comfortable.
Adjacent is the Drents Museum which is also worth a visit!
Underneath is a very large car-park.

5. De Bonte Wever

Stadsbroek 17, 9405 BK, Assen, The Netherlands +31 592 356 000
Excellent
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3.5 based on 33 reviews

De Bonte Wever

Reviewed By Solodam J - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

We came for "The Bluegrass Festival". It's a big complex of recreation park. Swimming pool, some restaurants and also hotels. You can spend the whole day with the kids or attending party, entertainment and such. They also have some kind of arrangements

6. Duurzaamheids Centrum

Bosrand 2, 9401 SL, Assen, The Netherlands +31 592 703 018
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4 based on 17 reviews

Duurzaamheids Centrum

Reviewed By Stewart D

This place is wonderful for nice walks bike rides and have a great selection of animals to pet and see!!

7. Kings & Queens Assen

Nieuwehuizen 10A, 9401 JT, Assen, The Netherlands +31 592 820 383
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Kings & Queens Assen

Reviewed By Dave M - Assen, The Netherlands

Een leuk nieuw concept waar we ons leuk hebben vermaakt.
We hebben biljard gespeeld, air hockey, lekker een drankje gedaan en leuk aan de bar nog wat sport gekeken op een groot scherm.

8. TT Museum

Weiersstraat 1 | 2e Verdieping, 9401 ET, Assen, The Netherlands +31 592 243 788
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5 based on 2 reviews

TT Museum

Reviewed By Giuseppe C

due ore spese bene ,per gli amanti delle due ruote è emozionante vedere come cambiano i tempi nelle nuove tecnologie da adattare alle moto
due ruote sempre....

9. Into Nature art expedition

Brink 3, 9401 HS, Assen, The Netherlands
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5 based on 1 reviews

Into Nature art expedition

Reviewed By Tom T

Into Nature art expedition: een unieke kunstroute door het Drentse landschap van 2 juli t/m 18 september. Koop een kaartje voor 25 euro en volg de route van Assen naar Eelde en Paterswolde! Bekijk meer dan 50 kunstwerken op locaties midden in de Drentse natuur.

10. Winkelcentrum De Triade

Neptunusplein 2, 9401 CZ, Assen, The Netherlands
Excellent
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3 based on 19 reviews

Winkelcentrum De Triade

Reviewed By Solodam J - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It seems a shopping area with some buildings. The Triade is one of three ( so far I've seen it). The other two are Neptunus and Mercurius. It's quite modern shopping centre but the shops are not particular ones. If you're a tourist, not worth visit.

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