Discover Benelux | East of the Netherlands | Drenthe Highlights
Adventures in Drenthe Fans of the great outdoors will adore Drenthe, a perfect area for forest walks, cycling and horse riding. Meanwhile, in Assen, capital of the province, you will find the unmissable Drents Museum, showcasing the area’s archaeological gems. TEXT: ANNA VILLELEGER | PHOTOS: MARKETING DRENTHE/GIJS VERSTEEG
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: The Great Liao, Nomad dynasty from Inner Mongolia (907-1125) 23 April - 29 October, Drents Museum, Assen A major international archaeological exhibition showcasing the splendour of the Liao dynasty, whose mighty empire extended throughout what is currently known as Mongolia, as well as large areas of Russia and China in the 10th and 11th centuries. www.drentsmuseum.nl Holland International Blues Festival 9 - 10 June, Grolloo A two-day festival dedicated to blues music with performances from major international bands and artists in the village of Grolloo - often cited as the New Orleans of Europe! www.hollandinternationalbluesfestival.com
Motul TT Assen 23 - 25 June, Assen Every year thousands of spectators head to Assen for the most prestigious event in Dutch motorsport. A huge favourite with riders, Assen is famed for its festive atmosphere. www.motogp.com Drentse Fiets4Daagse 25 - 28 July, Province of Drenthe An annual four-day cycling event with starting points in Assen, Emmen, Meppel, Diever, Dalen, Norg, Westerbork and Hoogersmilde. www.fiets4daagse.nl Find out more about Drenthe via www.drenthe.nl
RetroPop 10 June, Emmen An unmissable one-day music festival bringing together national and international bands from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. www.retropop.nl
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