Tips for Assen mini-bus and coach tourism

Useful tips for Assen bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and  ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Assen. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Assen. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Assen highlights.

What to see during your tour in Assen with a rented coach with driver?

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Minibus executive 19 seater from Arriva Touring

TT-Circuit Assen

In the city lies the TT-Circuit Assen. This circuit is used for the World Superbike Championship and the British Superbike Championship. The circuit was built in the year 1955. The track is 4545 meters long and 10 meters wide. The festival Truckstar is also held in this circuit. This is an annual event in the month of July, and is the largest transportation event in Europe. Besides races, concerts are also held in this venue.

Drents Museum

This is the most important museum in the province of Drenthe, because you can find a lot on the prehistory of the region and other historic information. You will find bones of Mammoths and objects of Neanderthals. The museum also has a museum dedicated to children between the ages of 12-16 years. This is the Children Packed Energy. You can also come here on a schooltrip or for a birthday party. You can also take a tour in the Drents Museum. By participating in a tour you get a lot more background information on the exhibits. The Drents Museum is located in Brink.

De Sovjet Mythe

De Sovjet Mythe credit: FaceMePLS CC BY 2.0
Drents Museum Assen

Verkeerspark Assen

This is a park in Assen where children can learn to drive cars and learn about traffic. The park is located just outside the city next to the TT circuit. Children are turned into drivers and are helped out by Agent Bromsnor. Here children can go off roading in Jeeps, ride a boat, fly in a helicopter and drive trains. It is the best and largest traffic park in Europe, and is perfect for a day out with the kids.

Verkeerspark Hoofdingang

Verkeerspark Hoofdingang credit: Jeroen loeffen CC BY-SA 3.0

Grand Café Liff

Assen offers very nice shopping opportunities. All major department stores and famous shops can be found here. Shopping on the Mercury Square is very nice and cosy. After or during your shopping, you can relax in the Bull"s Eye Cafe. Here you can enjoy a delicious lunch or a surprising dinner. The location is also suitable for receptions, corporate outings, weddings and other events. The Bull"s Eye Cafe is located on the Brink in Assen, the heart of the shopping district and opposite the Drents Museum. The Grand Café is also accessible for disabled people.


Bull"s Eye Cafe credit: Richard van Hemmen CC BY-SA 2.0

What to see and visit in the province Drenthe?

Excursions and day trips

The company Holland Tour Guides offers day trips in the form of a city walk. In this walk you will walk with a professional guide along the canals of the city and you can enjoy the beautiful architecture. You will pass all of the famous sites of the city such as the former County Hall (now the Drents Museum), the Abbey Church, the Palace of Justice and the Drents Archief. If you do not like walking, there is also the possibility to tour by bike or scooter.

Church of Our Lady

Church of Our Lady credit: Comrade Foot CC BY-SA 2.0
Beautiful view of the Abbey Church


In the southwest of the province Drenthe lays a special nature area. In this area is the National Park Dwingelderveld. This National Park is visited by people from across the country. What is unique about this National Park is that it is the largest contiguous area of wet heath in Western Europe. In this park there are forests, moors and fens. There are also many walking and cycling routes. You can also take a guided tour, which allows you to access places where you can often not come.


Nature credit: Alias 0591 CC BY 2.0
A perfect day for fishing in Drenthe


The province Drenthe also hosts a number of museums. Examples are the International Clog museum in Eelde, The Drents Museum in the city Assen and the Nijsinghuis in Eelde. You can take a tour with a guide in these museums, or explore them on your own.

Transportation to and from Assen

If you are looking for information about the various transport options in the city Assen, you"re on the right page. Here you will find information about the various transport options and day trips in the city Assen. We offer opportunities for tourists, larger groups such as companies, travel agencies and more in our bus rental page.

The city of Assen is the capital city of the province Drenthe. The city is the fastest growing city in the Northern Netherlands, and now has a population of 67,200 inhabitants. It is not the municipality with the largest population, which is the municipality Emmen. The city of Assen is very famous for the races. Especially the TT circuit is very famous.

Assen 2015

Assen 2015 credit: Jan-Adriaan-JanAw CC BY-SA 2.0

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