|1 Pair of men leather shoes||$167.73|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$118.49|
|Pack of cigarettes||$8.14|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$1 096.85|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$33.90|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$6.78|
Assen, the capital of Drenthe province in north-eastern Netherlands, is a tourist destination of repute due to its impressive heritage that stretches back to 1258 with the establishment of the convent of Maria in Campis after the battle of Ane. The lush greenery, scenic surrounds and the purposely-built motorcycle racing track that plays host to the Dutch TT are the main attractions of Assen. Tourists find it especially convenient to visit the city because of the easy availability of cheap flights to Assen; the city is served by the Groningen airport that is just 21 km away.
One of the main attractions of Assen is the ruins of the historic convent; the Drents Museum now stands on the spot. A recreated face of bog body claimed to be 2000 years old is the main attraction here. A large assortment of prehistoric regional artifacts, the world’s oldest-found canoe and Northern Europe and Dutch figurative art besides a body of paintings of Dutch masters are to be found on display in the museum. The museum annex contains interesting period rooms that reflect the opulent lifestyle of the affluent Dutch families of various eras together with the Bontekoe collection of ceramics belonging to the House of Orange. Author Anne de Vries’ creation, Bartje Bartels, is immortalized in a garden statue.
The Assen TT Circuit, considered to be the "Cathedral of Motorcycle Racing", is the world’s sole Moto GP track to have races without any interruptions since its establishment in 1949. The last Sunday of every June draws in huge numbers of motorcycle racing fans from all over the globe on the many cheap flights to Assen. Every November, the city plays host to the Assen Dance Festival attended by Latin American and classical ballroom dancers from all over the world. The capital of the “cycling province” not only hosts several cycling competitions, such as Jeugdtour and the Drentse Fietsvierdaagse but has plenty of top-quality cycling paths for cycling enthusiasts. A great assortment of shops can be found along with the usual restaurants and terraces, where a leisurely regional meal can be savoured. Thriving on tourist traffic, there are lots of hotels in Assen, besides a wide range of alternative accommodations such as camps and B&Bs.