Eleven-day, performing-arts festival featuring everything from theatre and music to children's entertainment and electronic installations. Huge fun.
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.
Celebration of the day the city repelled the invading troops of the Bishop of Munster in 1672. Fireworks and drinking.
This late-summer event combines two Dutch passions: cycling and jazz.
A series of concerts by up-and-coming bands.