Known as the ‘Utrecht of the North’, the town of Assen proudly bears this name thanks to its central location and vibrant atmosphere. Within 20 minutes you are in the city of Groningen, and a stone’s throw away lies Drenthe’s natural wonders, ready to be discovered. How better to discover Drenthe or Groningen than by starting and ending your journey at Van der Valk Hotel Assen? With its 189 luxuriousrooms and suites, 18 conference rooms and impeccable amenities, a relaxing (or productive) weekend starts here.