Assen, the capital of Drenthe, is located in the north of the province and is definitely worth a visit during your stay at a EuroParcs holiday park in Drenthe. With its shops, restaurants and sights, the city is also the perfect base for beautiful nature walks, with the most beautiful nature reserves just around the corner.
The city center of Assen breathes history with surprisingly beautiful architecture, monuments and interesting sights. A visit to the Drents Museum is recommended, for those who want to learn everything about the history of Drenthe, but also want to admire special art. Impressive in the museum is the exhibition 'Drentse peat bodies', which includes the famous girl from Yde. The museum is also a great outing with children, thanks to the family routes. Enjoy a snack and a drink with a beautiful view over the water at the inner harbor of Assen or on one of the catering squares in the city center. From well-known retail chains to small boutiques, shoppers will certainly also succeed in the shopping streets of Assen thanks to the varied range of shops.
In the city center of Assen, a lot is devoted to nature. You can take wonderful walks and relax in the greenery of Landgoed Overcingel and the Gouverneurstuin. Not only that, within a few minutes from the city center you are already in the Asserbos! This is one of the oldest forests in the Netherlands, which are also fun to visit with the children because of its city farm, bird island and deer park. Various beautiful cycling routes have also been mapped out in Assen and in the surrounding area. A tour around Assen (38km), for example, which runs along the edge of the city and over the Kampsheide. National parks like Dwingelderveld and Drentsche Aa are also not far from the city, which are wonderful to explore by bike or on foot.
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