Assen, alongside Groningen, is a key stakeholder in the vision of the region: Groningen-Assen.

The most famous attraction of Assen is, of course, the TT Circuit, a motor-racing circuit which hosts its world famous event (the TT Assen) annually on the last Saturday of June.

A variety of cultural events take place throughout the year in Drenthe’s capital. Assen also has a centre for cultural development (ICO) in which adults and children can follow a range of art and music courses.