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.