2018 Dutch Assen MotoGP Abdij de Westerburcht Package

Intro

About the Dutch Assen MotoGP package

Assen has a very special atmosphere, with fans coming from all over Europe and the wider world to make their pilgrimage to ‘the cathedral of motorsport’, as the circuit is known.  The meeting is known as the Dutch TT because it is their version of the Isle of Man event.  It is a very accessible place and many fans return year after year.

Think of the Dutch TT as Northern Europe’s equivalent to Mugello.  A three day celebration of motorcycling, the highlight of the weekend being a superb street party held in the centre of Assen enjoyed by tens of thousands of fans.

Over the years our MotoExpress Assen event as grown in popularity.  Many guests return year after year.  Early booking is absolutely essential.

Hotel

Abdij de Westerburcht overview

Family-run hotel with award-winning beer terrace

You’re sure to enjoy your stay at our family run hotel situated just 15 minutes from the circuit and the official MotoGP parties.  From your arrival on Friday until your departure on Monday morning, your hosts go out of their way to make sure you have the best time ever.  Three extensive breakfasts are included in the price!

Location

Just 15 minutes south of the the circuit and the town centre of Assen, our hotel is ideally located for a fabulous MotoGP weekend.

Introduction

The family run hotel is one of the most popular hotels in the Drenthe region of Holland.  Standard rooms are well furnished and comfortable with ensuite facilities.

Beer garden & terrace

The hotel’s large outside beer terrace has won a number of regional awards.  This is a place to be with beer in hand and watch the MotoGP world passing in front of you.  And if it should turn chilly in the evening, many of the terrace tables feature warming fire pits to keep the cold at bay.

Meals

Breakfasts are extensive and are included in the event price.  The hotel has an great restaurant and a fantastic dinner menu.  Evening dinners are not included in the event price but can be added to your room and paid for upon check out.

Parking

The hotel has a large private car park, a reserved area at the back of the hotel is reserved for bike parking.  The hotel reception is manned 24/7.

What’s nearby

There are several restaurants within 20 meters off the hotel including a fabulous Chinese.  Also many bars with snack menus.

A 100 meter walk takes you to a well stocked supermarket.  It has has all the provisions you need to prepare picnics to take to the circuit.

An ATM machine and bank is within 200 meters of the hotel.

Public transport

There is a good availability of buses to take guests to and from Assen for the world famous Assen TT parties.  The bus stop is just 100 meters from the hotel.

Room descriptions

Superior double

These are rooms with a Wow Factor!  We have negotiated a special MotoExpress price for these amazing rooms.  So go ahead and treat your partner to a weekend of luxury.  A large double bed in an expansive room is only the start.  Each room is individual and very different.  Some rooms are decorated and furnished around a striking theme.  Some superior rooms feature large balconies while others have amazing saunas.  In all cases The bathrooms are well equipped and striking in appearance.

Double

Feature one large bed, the rooms are very comfortable and and are equipped with with ensuite facilities.

Twin

These rooms are standard rooms with two small beds and are equipped with with ensuite bathrooms.

Single

Well appointed, comfortable and are equipped with ensuite facilities.  Early booking is essential as there is a limited number of these rooms.

Tickets

Ticket information

Ticket types

Hofd (Main) Grandstand - 2 day

Reserved seat on Sunday, roving access to other grandstands on Saturday.  This large covered grandstand is situated on the start / finish straight.  Fantastic views into the team garages.  Ideal for watching the race starts and podium celebrations.  Dedicated Giant Video Screens keep you up to date with the race action.

Strubben Grandstand - 2 day
TT World Grandstand - 2 day

Reserved seat on Sunday, roving access to other grandstands on Saturday. These two grandstands form the Assen stadium sector and they offer fantastic viewing. Great areas for overtaking. The atmosphere is brilliant. Dedicated Giant Video Screens keep you up to date with the race action.

Highlights

Package highlights

Assen TT circuit the ‘the cathedral of motorsport’

One of the best circuits in the world to watch motorcycle racing.  You can walk around the entire circuit and enjoy fantastic views of the bikes in action.  An open yet twisty circuit, the race always seems to throw up some surprises.  The race attracts enormous crowds and in keeping with tradition, takes place on the last Sunday in June.

Assen Street Party

During the race weekend, the centre of Assen becomes a giant festival and 2 wheel celebration.  The huge crowds are a combination of MotoGP fans and the local population.  The best night to visit is Saturday, when the party is at its biggest.  A bus stop just outside the hotel with a regular service and special night buses to and from Assen town centre makes it easy to visit the street parties.

Ride to Assen

With so many ferry routes from the UK to France and Holland, riding to the MotoGP is easy and inexpensive but most of all fun.  Visit our Facebook page and let others no you are riding to the race.

Our Westerburcht Hotel

Our hotel is one of the best hotels in the Assen neighbourhood.  A comfortable hotel close to the circuit.  The hotel has a giant outdoor beer terrace that is a wonderful place to socialise with fellow guests. 

Travel

Getting there

Riding / driving

An abundance of ferry routes and great roads through France, Belgium and Holland makes for great ride to hotel in Assen.

  • P&O operates services between Dover - Calais; Hull - Rotterdam and Hull - Zeebrugge.
  • Sea France between Dover - Calais.
  • Stena between Harwich and the Hook of Holland.

Channel tunnel services offer low prices for bikes.  Distances:

  • Calais - Assen = 300 miles (500km)
  • Hook of Holland / Rotterdam - Assen = 140 miles (225km)

Train

It’s easy to reach Amsterdam with Eurostar; simply change at Brussels and travel on to Amsterdam.  You just need to change platforms at Brussels Midi.  From Amsterdam you can take a train towards Assen.  The rail station of Beilen is 1 mile from our hotel just before Assen.

Flights

All major airlines fly to Amsterdam - Schiphol airport.  From Amsterdam you can take a train towards Assen.  The rail station of Beilen is 1 mile from our hotel just before Assen.

Media

Photos & videos from Dutch Assen MotoGP

During the race weekend we capture the spirit of the event in photos which we publish in the MotoExpress Photo Album for your lasting enjoyment.

Reviews

What you’ve said

sorry i didn't get to say goodbye before we left early this morning, very early in fact lol but just to say thanks for a superb weekend, well organised, good hotel, great atmosphere and the others there made it even better.  i was thinking i had missed out not not getting with big rock but with hindsight i am pleased they had fully booked as preferred the way things went the way they did and also not being in assen itself

i hope to see you again in the future and hope that everyone got back safely

Richard Smith

Many thanks for the Assen GP, we had a great time and everything was organised well.  Further to our conversation at dinner about next years Misano/San Marino MotoGP, we definitely would like to book a package with you.  We will be travelling by motorcycle (route yet to be determined) and would like to book a VIP package, but further to your comments regarding being confined to the start/finish grandstand on race day, we will require general admission tickets also.  Your advice would be appreciated on this matter.  You mentioned that this GP gets booked quickly so please advise when we can book.

Many thanks again for Assen and hope to join you next year.

Neil & Catherine

Just wanted to say thanks for such a super weekend in Assen.  The hotel and staff were spot on, the organisation was excellent, and my 3 clients had an amazing time.  I can say without doubt that I will use your company again in the future.

Kevin Wilson

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our trip to the Assen MotoGP last weekend.  Everything ran smoothly and the hotel, staff and organisation was excellent.  We would like to attend again next year (assuming the dates don't clash with anything) and so would like to know if you are planning the same package again for 2015.  If so are you able to advise us when you have the full details so that we can book early and don't run the risk of missing out?  We might even do one of the other events as well.  Anyway, thanks again for a great weekend and we look forward to hearing from you regarding the above.

Richard and Esther Toll

I would like to thank you for another fantastic MotoGP-event.  Organization were top-class!  The seats for the Race were perfect, with a good overview of the first section of the Track.  And regarding the race you couldn't ask for more.  Thank you again, and until next time.

Jonas from Sweden

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Package detail

Arrival Departure
Friday 29 June Monday 2 July

Provisional dates.  If you book and the race date changes, you can cancel and be refunded your payment.


Room prices per person

Superior double Double Twin Single
£376 £323 £323 £461

What’s included

  • number of hotel nights = 3
  • number of breakfasts = 3
  • Coach transfers to circuit Saturday and Sunday
  • Event is hosted by the family of the hotel

Options per person

  • Extra nights: Superior double £92
  • Extra nights: Double £69
  • Extra nights: Twin £69
  • Extra nights: Single £100

Tickets per person

The package price does not include tickets.  Choose from our recommended selection.

  • Hofd (Main) Grandstand - 2 day £143
  • Strubben Grandstand - 2 day £139
  • TT World Grandstand - 2 day £129

Upgrades per person

  • Friday Practice ticket £30

Not included

  • Flights, travel, and station or airport transfers
  • Drinks and lunches