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Assen is the home to the Cathedral of Speed, which has hosted a Grand Prix for now 70 years. But it’s not just the TT Circuit Assen that is steeped in history, with the city itself offering plenty of cultural charm to anybody making the trip to the Netherlands for the Motul TT Assen.
Assen has lots to offer with plenty of shops, cafes and bars on popular streets like Kruisstraat, the Mercuriusplein and Koopmansplein. Each Wednesday and Saturday sees the city hosts a local market which is a pleasure to visit and browse around.
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Assen: Historic northern home to the Cathedral of Speed
Meanwhile, an old but wonderfully restored Government building is the home of Assen’s "Drent Museum". The museum is well-known locally for its extensive collection of archaeological pieces and artefacts highlighting the rural way of life in the region and the history of the city which can be traced back to the 13th century.
Taking a trip into the Drenthe countryside is a pleasant journey that leads you through charming village after village, where you will see perfectly kept gardens, orderly rows of large houses, and naturally a delightful café or tavern for a drink along the way.
For a bit more action head to Groningen, Assen’s largest neighbouring city. Groningen’s prominant University and its array of art, culture, museums, theatre, music, and nightlife make it a stylish and interesting place to hang out.
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