The city of Assen is situated in the north of the Netherlands, just 3km south of Groningen. With a population of 67,428 it is a relatively small city, however that doesn't mean that there isn't plenty for visitors to experience.
As capital of the Drenthe region, the city is popular thanks to its luscious green areas and myriad of shops, restaurants and hotels. Assen currently receives around 9 million visitors a year. The city is most famous for its TT Race Track, which regularly holds track day events as well as playing host to races in the major superbike championship calendars.
Racing fans will already be aware of Assen's pedigree as a high-octane racing destination. Hiring a car in Assen allows you to drive up to the racetrack and then watch the action unfold in the premier motorbike championships including the Moto GP, WC Superbikes and British Superbikes.
To really explore its offering, many visitors rent a car in Assen. The city also prides itself on its culinary excellence, with a variety of restaurants offering cuisines from the length and breadth of the globe. If you're struggling to make your mind up on where to tantalise your taste buds, you can sign up for a foodie tour through the city.
30km north of Assen lies the Dutch University city of Groningen. Hiring a car in Assen allows you to easily make the day trip up the E232 to one of the liveliest cities in the Netherlands. Despite having the youngest average population in the country, Groningen certainly has plenty of heritage. From the Groningen Estate Houses to the Lauwersmeer National Park, it has something for everyone.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0900-1700, Sa-Su closed
Address: Dr. A. F. Philipsweg 3A
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.