Thursday, November 4, 2010

Assen, Drenthe, The Netherlands, with Pakistan stamp attached!

Groeten uit Assen (Greetings from Assen)

postmarked in 2010 with a 95 Netherlands stamp, and a surprise stamp attached to the bottom left corner so there is no postmarks on it!!!  - 

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Assen is a municipality and a city in the north eastern Netherlands, capital of the province of Drenthe. It received city rights in 1809.

The TT Circuit Assen is one of the most famous motorcycle racing circuits in the world and is the only circuit that has been in the MotoGP calendar since its beginnings in 1949. It is also regarded as the Cathedral of Motorcycle Racing.

In November of each year Assen becomes the centre of international attention for the world of Ballroom and Latin American dancers when the city hosts the Assen Dance Festival which includes the "Dutch Open Championships". 

Assen is also the capital of the "Cycling Province" of the Netherlands, Drenthe. There are many high quality cycle paths in the city and surroundings and it is host to regular cycling events such as the Drentse fietsvierdaagse and the Jeugdtour.

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