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