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Travelling to Assen in June, from Calais. As any one done the trip, Any advice welcome,

 How far it is from calais... what are the roads like... etc.. also i need some panniers if any one as got any for a 1200 bandit.

thinking of stopping 1st night in Amsterdam . Also need some breakdown cover any recomendations...

 Thanks

Have only been to Assen from Rotterdam, not Calais, so obviously your distance will be much further.Roads were quite good though, well signposted, and I have travelled through Holland on another occasion and can't think of any particular problems even on the small roads around the windmills and dykes.  You will find the drivers out there quite fast, but also very civilised.This site could help you with route planning: http://www.viamichelin.co.ukAmsterdam is a fine place to stay, but stay in a reasonable hotel, not a cheapie (some of them are terrible dives)  Try the boat hotel perhaps??AA or RAC for breakdown cover, unless you have insurance with Carol Nash or Bennets??

Thanks Essex Wanderer. will look at the hotel you mentioned, i am with Bennets now, so will look at there cover.Only my second year for insurance.Looking forward to the trip

http://www.amstelbotel.com/apex/f?p=250:1:5738761648164551:::[img]/forum/smilies/tongue_out_smiley.gif[/img]_LANGUAGE:UKI must admit, I have not stayed there, but have seen it and thought it looked like quite a fun idea.Amsterdam is full of decent hotels otherwise though, try lastminute.com perhaps for their options.Also the Tripadvisor website gives hotel reviws by real people to help you.

Amsterdam is a great place to go but a long way to travel to Assen if you are making that your hotel for the racing, we used to stay in Groningen as only 30mins ride to Assen and more to do in the evenings and much safer for leaving the bike as a lot of bike theft happens around that time. but Saturday night in Assen town centre is a must before race day, live bands and bars etc.I have been going to WSB every year for the last seven years and always had a good time.You will find many old posts about Assen, hotels and travel. give it a search.

Thanks Sparks & EssexWanderer.We are stopping in Amsterdam just for one night on the way to Assen.  might be camping when we get there for two nights, then hopefully touring Holland rest of the week,  So any input is great.. How far is the town from the track can you walk to it...                                       thanks a lot

sounds like a good plan.its about half hour trek through the woods, but i tend to jump in a cab door to door.much easier when you been drinking, or you could walk round for hours...........YES, trust me.DO watch the bikes in amsterdam.(you are warned)

I am doing the same with 6 others, sail from harwich wednesday(25th) morning then 1 night in amsterdam and up to assen, sail back the saturday night after the race

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Amsterdam is a great place to go but a long way to travel to Assen if you are making that your hotel for the racing, we used to stay in Groningen as only 30mins ride to Assen and more to do in the evenings and much safer for leaving the bike as a lot of bike theft happens around that time. but Saturday night in Assen town centre is a must before race day, live bands and bars etc.I have been going to WSB every year for the last seven years and always had a good time.You will find many old posts about Assen, hotels and travel. give it a search.

Hold on  - isn't the Assen race on Saturday.........not Sunday ?  Friday night is 'TT night' in Assen - a wild party that seems to go on and on and on.....There are loads of campsites near the circuit - about 30 min walk into town (my recollection is that there is a supermarket about half way which is ideal for grabbing something if you are 'thirsty' !  However make sure you know the name of your campsite if you are planning to get a cab back to your tent - as I found out simply saying 'the campsite near the track' is not really good enough

Not a bad run from calais to assen but same as the others say amsterdam still leaves you with a trek to the circuit and after a good night in amsterdam you w'ont want an early start.Make sure you fill up as as memory serves me going through belgium we nearly ran out due to the lack of petrol stations.We stopped once in emmen then once in zwolle.The hotel in emmen was  the best western de giraffe I think and rates were quite reasonable and it lashed it down all weekend thank f**k we were'nt camping but everthing gets booked up very early so plan ahead.Both hotels were about 30mins from circuit.Assen is approx 300 mile Happy Holidays 

hi genty are you after hard or soft panniers i have a set of oxford panniers if your interested,dont forget the race is on saturday as already mentioned

Hi billywizz.Looking for soft Panniers. What sort of price you looking for mate.Got tickets for race already booked for the saturday. + we are camping on site, not looking forward to that bit tho, will need plenty of beer to sleep 

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