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The capital Assen is located in the north of the province of Drenthe. It is as if time has stood still in this city, which is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. The city is easily explored in the course of a single afternoon. The best place to enjoy a drink and a bite is in the city’s inner harbour.

  • Discover the pleasant city of Assen and enjoy the beautiful inner harbour.
  • Visit the Drents Museum and enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes nearby.
  • Read more about accessibility and parking facilities here.

Not to miss in Assen 

If you want to know more about the history of the province of Drenthe, you should visit the Drents Museum. The museum’s biggest attraction is the reconstruction of the face of a 2000 year old bog body.

Visit Assen 

Assen is a great base for exploring the beautiful natural landscapes in Drenthe. The nearby provinces of Groningen and Friesland are easily reached from Assen. If you want to enjoy a relaxing holiday, you should visit Assen.

Accessibility and parking in Assen

Assen is a little over 90 minutes by car from the capital of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. You can also get there easily by public transport (train and bus). If you travel by car, make sure to check where you are allowed to park your car. Assen has seven car parks. The rate in all car parks is 2 euros per hour during the day. An entire day will cost you just 6 euros instead of 12 euros.

To discover nearby

There is a lot to do near Assen. Not only will you find plenty of beautiful nature around Assen, but cities like Groningen, the bustling student city, and Heerenveen are definitely worth a visit. Another great experience for the entire family is WILDLANDS Adventure Zoo Emmen.

Editors’ tip:

Rent a bicycle and explore the beautiful surroundings. Bicycle route ‘Rondje Drentsche Aa’ is a 32 kilometre ride through wild nature and centuries-old civilization.

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