Love the flowers there especially hydrangea
None that I can think of
Simple and sweet :)
The farmers not long ago were always much more comfortable then the city folks! As they lived with the animals, also at night, the house would be much warmer then in the city! Although cooking inside wasn't so much fun, most of the houses would use a small stove, fired with peet, dug and dried locally!more
It is somehow a small house, just a few windows in it, if you compare it with the houses we are used to nowadays you would run away quickly, as all seems to be smaller in size, more or less 36 square meters, that is all, maybe even less, the cows, wood, stove, kitchenware, bedroom, walls, two small wooden chairs, some oil-lamps, it is all the...more
Balkenweg 1, Assen, Netherlands, 9405 CC, NL
Good for: Solo
This colourful hotel I met on my small walking tour through the centre of Assen. It looks like a...more
Instead of saying what's here, I'd be faster by saying what's not here. You can camp here with your...more
Looking for a new place to eat, since my favorite restaurant was bankrupt, I found this great place newly opened. It is a mix of different asian dishes, but looks mostly like a Japanese sushi restaurant. Location is the best, close to train station, free parking and close to the city centre. All the sushi with tuna!more
We felt like eating some Indian food so we chose this restaurant (I suppose the only Indian food restaurant in Assen). It's a bit of a weary looking restaurant and it seemed that evening that the (only) cook was angry and had a quarrel with the (only) waiter. Which was actually quite funny. Nevertheless, we were served quite promptly and...more
'Next Door' is the little sister of no. 18, Gulle Gans (which is a restaurant).Gulle Gans Next Door is obviously popular as a lunch hot spot since the whole place, including the outside terrace, was completely full at lunch time (it was a Tuesday). Definitely popular with women, there were very few men!The lunchroom does not claim to be...more
Theater Diana is the place for a night out in the citycentre. At saturdaynight it is a discotheque with opening hours from 10.30 pm till 5.00 am. The entrance is free. The music varies from dance music, R&B, mellow to top 40. There are also a lot of live-acts.At other days of the week there can be performances, festivals, dance classic parties and...more
For performances, cabaret, dance, music and movies ''Theater De Kolk'' in Assen is the place to be. There are three halls and a theatre-cafe.At the web-site of the theatre you can see what's going on and make your reservations.Before Theater De Kolk there was allready a Concerthuis at the same place, built in 1851.I can remember the Concerthuis...more
My mum and I took the NSL train to Assen from Schipol Aiport. The journey was 2 hours and 13 minute passing by 7 stations before arriving in Assen. Make sure it's written Groningen on the platform signage. One way ticket was 22.80 euro per person. The train journey was very smooth and really fun with beautiful views along the way. We saw horses,...more
A good way to arrive in Assen is by train. From, for example, Amsterdam there is a direct connection to Assen so it's easy to reach.The centre of Assen is only a five minute walk from the railway station. Close to the railway station there is the bus station, so you can get around very easily.more
It's just another shop selling plenty of stuff for the home. You'll find electrical appliances, home decor items, gifts, things for the kitchens and others.What I like so much about the shop? It sells really nice home and garden accessories which I happen to be looking for. I almost bought a white foldable side table but considering the train ride...more
I had the chance to browse this shop during my trip to Assen. Honestly, I don't know the exact location. Anyway, I like the shop very much and felt like buying so many things. The shop sells plenty of things such as small size furniture, lamps, mirror, home decor, kitchen ware, gifts and other things as well. I'm not that sure what to shop in...more
Since Assen is the capital of the province Drenthe, it is also one of the main places to go shopping. You're sure to have a few hours of fun shopping here. Plenty of fashion and shoe shops, specialist shops such as for lovers of cooking, book shops, musical instruments shops, you name it.The street market is on Tuesday. We bought some nice fresh...more
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Of course it's always possible you get lost when you're biking around in the surroundings of Assen. The best thing you can do is: don't panic.The solution to the problem you're in is always very close: so-called 'toadstools' are on your path. Actually these toadstools are signs where you can go to.So you see: no problem to get lost.more
Backpack In summer it's warm here, but well in Holland it can always rain suddenly or get very cold. So bring a long some warm clothes too. Not necessary. Getting film and developping pictures is possible here. You can camp here yes. Many farms have their own campgrounds. On the picture: my brother René and me.more
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like some other things in some other towns, assen has it's special side but is sadly way of the beaten track for most foreign visitors. The town lays too far from the popular places such as Amsterdam and The Hague and also is overshaded regionally by Groningen. But as said, here too are special things, such as the "Verkeerspark Assen", an...more
In the small village Witten, 5 KM west of Assen, you can find three traditional Saxon farmerhouses. Two are a national monument (cultural heritage).The one at the street Witterzomer 1 has the doors of the barn (baanderdeur) a at the side and the one at Witterhaar (picture) has the doors of the barn at the back of the builiding.A part of this...more
Germany is very nearby. Cities like Aken and other places near the border are often very nice. You can discover there houses like the ones on the picture. In Dutch we call them 'vakwerkhuisjes' but I don't know how I can translate that word in English. It are a kind of cottages made of stone and wood.more
Many people all over the world know Assen because of its annual TT-motorraces. Every last saturday of June are the world superbike races at the TT-circuit about 6 KM from Assen.
The whole TT-week you see everywhere in town and in the village Witten nearby the circuit thousands of bikers having a lot of fun and visiting the races.
Famous is the TT-night of Assen at friday-night before the races with a lot of music, a fair and many people drinking lots of beer.
As kid I was fascinated, when all the bikes and cars passed my primary school in Witten, the village nearby the circuit, on their way to the races. We wrote down all the numbers of the numberplates.
In the centre of Assen a monument for the TT-races is erected.
At the Beilerstraat in Assen you can find also a lot of majestic houses. The one at nr. 24 is built in 1884 in the eclectic style.Later it became a dependance of the secondary school and the music school of Assen. When I was a kid I had my ballet lessons in this musicschool. Till september 2004 this building is owned by RTV Drenthe and used as...more
The hertenkamp or deerpark is made in 1875. The Governor of the province Drenthe got as present a so-called koningshert, deer of the king, catched somewhere in Drenthe near Gasselte. The widow of the governor gave the deer as present to the city at her turn. Some notable citizens payed the construction of the deerpark, because the city didn't want...more
A the Nassualaan nr. 5 is situated the Grammarschool, built in 1824 and enlarged in 1853. This Grammarschool, the so-called ''Latijnse School'' in those days, is founded by Hendrik Jan Nassau, doctor in literature. He was the headmaster till 1851.The street got his name. Also the new secondary school after a fusion in the 70s got the name...more