Capital of the cycling province of Drenthe, Assen is a city and also a municipality in the northeastern Netherlands. The city owes its popularity to the TT Circuit Assen, the motorcycle racing circuit, universally known as “The Cathedral”, but it offers much more.
A varied prehistoric collection of archaeological artifacts, artworks of contemporary realism and temporary exhibitions are preserved in the Drents Museum, housed in the old Government building.
Every November the city draws international attention by hosting the Assen Dance Festival, an open event for dancers from all over the world. The surroundings are worth a visit, especially by bicycle, thanks to the high-quality cycle paths.