Assen Tourism

Often ventured to explore the national parks and forests like the Asserbos, Nationaal beek- en esdorpenlandschap Drentsche Aa, Drents-Friese Wold National Park, and Dwingelderveld National Park, the municipality of Assen has made a mark for itself as a viable pitstop and transport hub. This is from where local buses run to nearby communes. But there’s more to this quaint town than its being as a major transportation hub.

It soar to popularity when the  TT Circuit Assen, a motorsport race track was established here in 1949. Other than its racing events, Assen also draws crowds for its annual Assen Dance Festival. A good blend of activities such as cycling, great food, and enlightening museums add more to this “Cathedral of Motorcycle Racing.”

Essential travel information and Assen tips for your visit

  • Time Zone : Central European Time Zone; UTC+1/+2
  • Currency : Euro
  • Electricity and Internet : The voltage is 230 V/ 50 Hz. Internet in the form of wi-fi is available at most of the hotels, restaurants and places of interest.
  • Languages : Dutch is the official language, followed by Frisian; English and German are extensively understood as well as spoken.
  • Security : Dial 112 for Police, Ambulance or Fire Brigade.
  • Off-beaten Path : Cycle your way around to find some hidden treasures.
  • Tipping : Usually all the services are charged inclusive of service charges.You are not obliged to pay more, but as a common practice you can round off the bill.  
  • Tourist Traps : NA
  • Customs : NA
  • Know the pollution level of Assen before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.44 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 13.46 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 30 (Low)
  • How safe is Assen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Assen.

    • Burglary and Theft 27.59 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15.52 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 11.21 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 11.21 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 18.52 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 20.69 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.97 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 78.45 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 13.79 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.93 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.9 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Assen is 192.68 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 78.73 (High)
    • Climate Index 83.55 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.96 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20.2 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.21 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.84 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.08 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 89.93 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Assen

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.7 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99.84 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 97.45 USD

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