Visit Assen - Best of Assen

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.”

Assen Travel Tips

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

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Facts and Stats for Assen*

  • Pollution Statistics in Assen

    Know the pollution level of Assen before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 21.88 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.13 (Low)
  • Assen: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Assen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Assen.

    • Burglary and Theft 26.85 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15.74 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.42 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 10.19 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 18 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 20.37 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.52 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.78 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 14.81 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.04 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.48 (Low)
  • Living in Assen - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Assen is 197.91 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 79.02 (High)
    • Climate Index 83.55 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 23.93 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.45 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.9 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.95 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 95.1 (High)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Assen

    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 11.56 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 100.23 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 98.76 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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