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Van der Valk Hotel Assen

Along the A28 motorway



93% of guests recommend Van der Valk Hotel Assen.

Top hotel 105 Reviews

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Best Hotel of Drenthe 2022   


The bustling Van der Valk Hotel Assen offers comfortable rooms, excellent service, and a splendid restaurant. The city of Groningen is easy to reach thanks to the hotel's location along the A28 motorway. You can enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in the trendy bar, the attractive restaurant 28Dining, or on the terrace. The hotel has 18 multifunctional rooms which are suitable for business events and celebratory functions. Free parking is available.

The luxury hotel rooms come with air conditioning and a spacious bathroom with a bath, a rain shower and a toilet. Most Deluxe Rooms feature a balcony or a terrace. The Comfort Deluxe Rooms offer extra facilities, including a whirlpool. Bikes are available for hire through reception; the ideal way to explore Drenthe's scenic countryside.


From Hotel Assen you'll easily be able to explore the charming province of Drenthe, renowned for its scenic beauty, quaint villages and megalithic tombs. In the direct vicinity of the hotel you'll find a subtropical swimming paradise, Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen and Plopsa Indoor Coevorden. Other places of interest include Westerbork Remembrance Camp, the TT circuit and the Drents Museum with its prehistoric discoveries. The lovely shopping cities of Assen and Groningen are practically 'around the corner' and golfing enthusiasts can improve their swing at the Drentsche Golf & Country Club.

Food and Drink

An extensive live cooking breakfast buffet is available to all hotel guests, every morning from 07:00 until 10:30. Restaurant 28Dining offers a varied menu that incorporates herbs and vegetables from its own garden. The outdoor terrace is a lovely spot in the summer months. The restaurant is open daily between 11:00 and 23:00. The hotel bar is the perfect place for a cup of coffee or a few after-dinner drinks. The bar closes at midnight. A day out? Why not order a packed lunch at reception? A live cooking buffet is held every Saturday night. While the buffet is served, children can bake cookies in the kid's kitchen and have fun in Kids City, which also has a bouncy castle. Advance reservation is recommended for the live cooking buffet.

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Number of rooms



from 14:00 until 00:00


from 00:00 until 11:00

Children & extra beds
  • Children/extra beds: On request, a maximum of one cot or one normal bed can be added to a room. Children aged 2 or under can stay in the parents' room for free, provided that no extra bed is required. A cot (for one child under 2 years old) costs €12.50 per night, and an extra bed (for one child under 12 years old) costs €25 per night. Breakfast costs €8,75 for children aged between 3 and 11, and €15.00 for guests aged 12 and above.

  • Cot: On request / On request

  • Important information

    • The hotel accepts American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners, JCB, PIN and Chipper. The hotel reserves the right to check the validity of your credit card.


    Free Wi-Fi

    Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.

  • Free Car Park

    The hotel has a private car park, where guests can park free of charge.

  • Tesla Supercharge Station

  • Electric car charging point

  • Pets

    Pets are allowed: Pets are only allowed in a Deluxe Room. / On request

  • 24-hour reception

  • Air conditioning

  • Dry Cleaners

  • Family Rooms

  • Garden

  • Groups / On request

  • Ironing service

  • Laundry

  • Lift

  • Lounge

  • Luggage storage

  • Meeting/Function Room

  • Room service (€ 15,00 per item)

  • Shoe polish machine/ Shoe polish set

  • Bicycles
  • Bike rental: Bikes can be hired at the reception: 7-gear bikes cost €12.50 per day, and E-bikes cost €25,00 per day.

  • Bike shed

  • Electric bike charging point

  • Spa/Gym
  • Spa Facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast (€ 17,50 per person per night)

    Food and Drink
  • Bar

  • Drinks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception

  • Outdoor Terrace

  • Packed Lunch (€ 11,50 per person)

  • Restaurant

  • Snacks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception

  • Leisure

    Play area for children

    Smoking policy

    The entire hotel is non-smoking.


    Disabled rooms: The disabled rooms are wheelchair friendly and have an adapted bathroom, adjustable beds and a private terrace. For more questions, please contact the hotel reception. / On request

    General information

    Function room / On request

    Reviews Hide Show

    Reviewed by 105 guests

    93% of guests recommend this hotel











    Here you'll find the latest reviews by guests who have visited this hotel.


    Kevin U 39 Ren
    Young couples februari 2020

    Comfortable stay

    Spacious and very comfortable room. Excellent staff that answered all of our questions. Restaurant staff was also very polite and fast. Very good selection of dishes with some haute-couture options.

    No initial explanation on how the hot tub worked.

    “My tip: Add an extra explanation on the hot tub in the welcoming letter.”


    Families with older children augustus 2018

    Do not stay in the highway side. Too noisy.

    Value for money

    Noise Slow dinner serving.

    “My tip: Do not stay in the highway side. Too noisy.”


    Christine Van Dongen
    Travelling alone maart 2018

    Nice hotel. Good food and friendly people,


    sivert van der Laan
    Travelling alone december 2017


    Receptie had geen zin in om mensen te woord te staan aan de telefoon. Belde naar receptie met van Der Valk Assen even geduld aub zegt ze van de balie na 10min wachten nog niets. Naar de balie gelopen met telefoon in de hand. Kon direkt met ze praten hadden det niet druk. Maar hadden schijnbaar geen tijd om de telefoon op te pakken.nog even gezeten bij de balie nog steeds met de telefoon aan het oortje mooi lekker rustig bij de balie


    Anneke Vogels
    Families with older children april 2017

    fijn hotel,vriendelijke medewerkers, geweldig ruim ontbijt

    de vriendelijkheid en behulpzaamheid van de medewerkers


    “My tip: Zowel Assen als Groningen zijn zeker de moeite waard. Veenpark Barger-Compascuum is een mooi, interessant park.”


    Clare Bartlett
    Families with older children augustus 2016

    Helpful friendly staff



    Suleyman Sari
    Travelling alone oktober 2015

    very pleasant stay

    Attitude of all personnel, from reception to the restaurant, was very friendly, polite, and helpful. Room was quite comfy, the bathroom was spacious.

    There was no cold water in the bathroom early morning of my last day (if I didn t myself screw up something).


    s f jones
    Older couples september 2015

    best place to stay at Assen

    Excellent location close to Assen circuit and town

    Excellent quisine, but could have a little more choice


    Wallace Turner
    Travelling alone augustus 2015

    The staff of professionals were excellent

    Always cheerfull and there when u need them

    N A


    wallace turner
    Travelling alone augustus 2015

    my stay in Assen

    Location and friendly professional staff


    “My tip: Must stay. Great organization”


    P.A. van de Griend
    Older couples oktober 2014

    No comments

    The room and Bed



    P Elger
    Older couples augustus 2014

    easy to find and very comfotable.

    Wonderfulbathroom Great breakfast

    No double bed just two singles pushed together


    H. Chiang
    Travelling alone augustus 2014

    SERvice was excellent. Relaxed atmosphere. Comfortabel room.



    William Crawford
    Travelling alone mei 2014

    Excellent hotel, service could be improved

    Excellent food, good, coffee, lovely room

    Couldln t book a taxi

    “My tip: Learn hot to book a taxi ”


    W Parker
    Travelling alone april 2014

    Very nice hotel would recommend to others.

    the rooms were nice staff kept it clean and tidy. Hotel staff were friendly and very helpful with my inquiries concerning the area.

    No negative review

    “My tip: the town of Assen is nice to walk around. Hotel is a nice area. Nice walking and bike paths and close to a park.”


    T E Thomas
    Travelling alone maart 2014

    Great hotel with helpfull staff

    The room and work space were very good for my stay

    I have none

    “My tip: Massage menu in English ”


    Travelling alone februari 2014

    Had a lovely time at your hotel , good service and good food .

    Had a lovely time at your hotel , good service and good food . Staff were very friendly and helpful

    “My tip: Very nice bar and restaurant ”


    Young couples oktober 2013

    All round Fantastic hotel

    Great looking hotel, great restaurant, great staff, nice bar. The only thing that lets it down are the beds.

    We were in a comfort deluxe room and the beds were so uncomfortable. 2 singles beds pushed together with matteress tops that don't meet make for some pretty uncomfortable sleeeping. What is wrong with a double bed in a double room. A member of the reception staff was quite rude to me but another stepped in and sorted my problem in a totally professional way.

    “My tip: Eat in the restaurant....... but make sure you are hungry first because you get a lot. ”


    LMK trainer
    Travelling alone augustus 2013

    Comfortable room, no local amenities or shops, highly seasoned meals

    Coffee at Breakfast greatly improved from previous visits to the hotel. Checking in and out very straightforward.

    On this visit, there seemed to be a shortage of restaurant / kitchen staff, and the service was slow. The choice / preparation of the meals caused me some problems with chili in the vegetables, and generally too much SEASONING in all the meals.

    “My tip: There is a car petrol station a short walk away, where you can buy biscuits, chocolate and some toiletries etc. There are some walks in the forested area adjacent to the hotel.”


    Other juli 2013

    Superior 4* hotel

    Excellent room

    Comforter too warm for the summer, safety handle in shower


    Older couples mei 2013

    The breakfast buffet is very good, a lot of choie

    “My tip: À very good italian restaurant downtown "Bella Italia"”


    Other april 2013

    A very pleasant stay at Van Der Valk Hotel, Assen

    The service was excellent and breakfast was superb.

    “My tip: The hotel is conveniently situated on the outskirts of Assen.”


    Travelling alone januari 2013

    A welcome stay while the snow was falling outside.

    Very friendly

    The hotel was cold and the heating in my room never came up to the preset temperature (21C). There were also electrical problems in the room resulting in the main ceiling lights not working. This was reported.


    Other oktober 2012

    Nice but unusual hotel. Good service

    Lost money due to cancellation policy


    Older couples oktober 2012

    Good hotel and restaurant

    Excellent breakfast, very good restaurant. Good base to explore Drenthe and Groningen (need a car).

    Can be a little tricky to find.

    “My tip: Check the location map well ! We twice took a wrong turn at the freeways intersection near the hotel and both times had to drive about 15 km before the first turning opportunity.”

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    Balkenweg 1, 9405CC Assen