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Museum in Assen

Drents Museum

Painting and applied arts from the late 19th century and early 20th century, and contemporary realism, is the main focus of the art collection at the town museum, at home in a magnificent red-brick mansion built in …
Tapas in Assen

Villa Tapas

With a sun-drenched pavement terrace overlooking the canal and a fixed-price, eat-as-much-as-you-can tapas deal, this contemporary eat/drink hybrid can do little wrong. Inside, designer chairs lounge beneath a dazzl…
Sports in Assen


Assen's major annual event is the TT, a frantic motorcycle circuit that erupts into a festive, week-long blur of activity in late June.