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