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About Assen

Assen, Netherlands is a charming city known for its temperate maritime climate. The average temperature ranges from 33°F in the winter to 70°F in the summer. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, making Assen a year-round destination.

The city is famous for the TT Circuit Assen, a motor racing circuit that hosts the annual Dutch TT motorcycle event. The Drents Museum, showcasing art and history, is another must-visit. Assen is pedestrian-friendly, but cycling is the preferred mode of transportation, reflecting the Dutch love for bikes.

Assen's culture is deeply rooted in its history and the larger Drenthe region. Traditional Dutch cuisine is prevalent, with dishes like stamppot (a hearty dish of mashed potatoes mixed with vegetables) and erwtensoep (a thick pea soup). The city is surrounded by beautiful nature, including the Drents-Friese Wold National Park, offering a serene escape from urban life.

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What Guests Said About Assen:

  • 10

    We travelled to Assen to attend an important art exhibition...

    We travelled to Assen to attend an important art exhibition at the Drents. We had no other itinerary, other than to see the exhibition, and leave. What a pleasant surprise! Friendly, engaging locals, and a pretty little town that is really easy to get around. We stayed the night, and were happy we did. An unforeseen highlight of our visit to Holland.
    K
    KevinAbraham
    Cyprus
  • 10

    Assen is a beautiful city, and is perfect for a visit, We go...

    Assen is a beautiful city, and is perfect for a visit, We go every year for the BSB races, we always come away feeling like we want to stay longer, locals are so friendly, the streets are clean, I always visit Deer Park a lovely park with friendly Red Deer who will happily take carrots off passing visitors. Take the walk or cycle through Asserbos a wood full of paths and trees with bird houses on them the Dutch care. Eating out is full of choices, various restaurants are located in the square. The station is in the centre so go to Gronigen a city of diversity and students, the museum is worth a visit, marvel at the Martino Tower and walk up to the top for a view of Gronigen. Train takes 17 minutes. Two hours away is Amsterdam and trains are comfy, regular (even on Sunday) so no excuses.
    NC
    United Kingdom
  • 6.0

    There are lots of places to eat and drink in Assen but the...

    There are lots of places to eat and drink in Assen but the town is incredibly quiet at night with no one walking about. This gives a bit of a dead atmosphere in my opinion. Not the place to go if you want to party. Fortunately, for me anyway, this meant quiet nights with plenty of sleep.
    Bruce
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0

    Clean, friendly and vibrant town, plenty of food options,...

    Clean, friendly and vibrant town, plenty of food options, reasonable pricing, keep your eyes peeled for cyclists, they appear from nowhere! Transport good, trains, buses and taxis all at the same location, bikes for hire to enable you to become one of the traveling masses!
    Tony
    Guernsey
  • 6.0

    Assen is a small and quite city in north Holland, I wouldn’t...

    Assen is a small and quite city in north Holland, I wouldn’t make a speacial trip only to visit here, but if it’s on your way, you will find a lively center with shops and great restaurants with delicious food! I especially recommend the Tapas bar Villa Tapas and on Wednesdays morning there’s a market right in the center. Nice to walk around.
    RACHEL
    Israel
  • 10

    Assen is a paradise place!

    Assen is a paradise place! So compact, but so classic and historical. There are many cute houses, cozy cafes and restaurants in the center. Visit also the museum and the garden with birds in the forest.
    Ksenia
    Russia

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Assen

  • From $139.94 per night
    7.7
    Good · 1,401 reviews
    The facilities were clean and well organized. The accommodations are starting to show its years but people are doing a good job keeping it up. Althoug the hotel was full and the hotel's section of the parking lot was fully occupied, there are more alternatives to park your vehicle. The breakfast was excellent and varied. I was in the area for business and didn't have time to explore the rest of the complex, but evidently more is offered that a simple stay, should you happen to be with your family.
    HECTOR
    Netherlands
  • From $156.75 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 1,546 reviews
    Great spa. Comfortable spacious room with terras. We travelled with a dog which was not allowed in the restaurant but we could dine in the bar without leaving our dog alone in the room. For breakfast, there are tables in the lobby which provide a solution. There is a forest next to the hotel. Breakfast had many choices and was good value for money.
    Martine
    Netherlands
  • 8.6
    Excellent · 180 reviews
    What can I say. Everything was just perfect, the entry, the parking, the beautiful cottage, the clean rooms and the phenomenal breakfast and to our host Esther: wow, such a sympathetic, friendly, helpful lady. The accommodation is definitely worth a recommendation and everyone who stays there will agree with me, I promise!
    Zakarya
    Germany
  • 7.9
    Good · 165 reviews
    Very nice park and surroundings. Lots of activities and clean. Nice to have a private room and terrace. Centrally located for access to Assen. Very nice area to walk and cycle. The staff tried to resolve our problem. (See below). We were offered lunch as compensation for the inconvenience.
    Nicole
    Netherlands
  • From $139.94 per night
    7.7
    Good · 1,401 reviews
    The hotel is in a great location. It has excellent facilities such as swimming pools and places of entertainment and games for different ages. The hotel staff was very good and professional. The breakfast was very good. There were great spaces for car parking.
    Ali
    Germany
  • From $156.75 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 1,546 reviews
    We were bumped up to a better room which was very comfortable and had a bath in the centre of the room. Ate in the restaurant both nights and food was excellent but not very expensive. Staff were all very friendly and eager to help. Free parking as well.
    Mac
    United Kingdom
  • From $134.52 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 2,475 reviews
    Location is perfect right in centre of Assen and while fairly plain furniture it was comfortable, clean, and plenty of room. Breakfast is excellent too!! Gets you off to a great start for the day of touring!!
    AAsman
    Canada
  • From $118.51 per night
    9.3
    Wonderful · 57 reviews
    The hosts, Bert & Anneke, made our stay very memorable. Very comfortable and beautiful accommodation and great breakfast spread! We enjoyed the extra touches, like the new weber so that we could bbq!
    Frederick
    Netherlands
  • From $157.30 per night
    9.6
    Exceptional · 134 reviews
    We were in Assen for a 5 day cycling event. The apartment was the perfect location and our hosts were very welcoming and their provision for our bike related needs was most appreciated.
    Martin
    United Kingdom
  • From $139.94 per night
    7.7
    Good · 1,401 reviews
    Very clean, large rooms (at least the one we booked), well organised, large pool and fitness (it the hours you are allowed to go to them fit your schedule), very close to Assen.
    Renato
    Netherlands
  • From $112.76 per night
    9.1
    Wonderful · 178 reviews
    Great location next to the center of Assen and walking distance from the train station. The room was spacious with a comfortable bedroom separated from bath and breakfast area.
    RobinGo1
    United States of America
  • From $123.25 per night
    8.0
    Very Good · 44 reviews
    It was a perfect location in the centre of Assen. Each of the rooms inside were calm and comfortable. The hosts were communicative and accessible.
    Florinda
    Malta
  • From $135.60 per night
    8.8
    Excellent · 367 reviews
    Friendly host, comfortable beds, fantastic breakfast. Very clean and modern room . Free parking at the side. Great location to explore Assen city
    Richard
    Netherlands
  • From $139.94 per night
    7.7
    Good · 1,401 reviews
    -Excellent locatiion between city and TT Circuit -Excellent bed -Aircondition -Reception staff was very friendly -Quality of breakfast
    Petteri
    Finland
  • From $157.30 per night
    9.6
    Exceptional · 134 reviews
    Stunning apartment, great location, spotlessly clean, friendly owner. When I'll be back in Assen, I'll definitely stay here!
    Barbora
    Slovakia
  • From $139.94 per night
    7.7
    Good · 1,401 reviews
    quiet rooms, comfortable bed and well appointed shower room. Dapper restaurant was very good
    Andrew
    United Kingdom
  • From $134.52 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 2,475 reviews
    Very friendly staff, an outstanding service and a nice restaurant in the heart of Assen.
    Dzmitry
    Netherlands
  • From $134.52 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 2,475 reviews
    wonderful staff, nice roomy room, and surprisingly good restaurant
    Ron
    Netherlands
  • From $134.52 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 2,475 reviews
    Great nice place with awesome hotel
    J.
    Netherlands
  • 9.8
    Exceptional · 58 reviews
    Of we in een 3*** hotel zaten
    Brinkie
    Netherlands

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