It was founded in 1258, after a battle in which a bishop took place, and a convent was ordered to be built as a penalty. The convent was located here, and a town grew around it.
Today, the city is known for its beautiful canals, downtown area, and for its motorcycle and cycling events.
People Born in Assen
Assen in People's Lives
Oscar Pistorius: I traveled here in 2006 to compete in the IPC World Championships as a sprinter. I won a gold medal.