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At the Brink of Assen you can also find the Ontvangershuis (Tax Collectors House), now part of the Drents Museum. The Ontvangershuis is the oldest house in Assen. Only a wall survived the huge fire in 1676. This wall with Roman bricks, you can only see from the Brink side. The house is rebuilt in 1697.
The best view at the building you will have from the other side, from the Oostersingel. From here you can also see the garden designed in the Dutch style in the 17th century.
The Ontvagenrshuis was the house of the Collector General of Drenthe, but was also used as "Prinsenhof", the place where the Dutch Stadhouders (Stadtholders) stayed the night. So King Louis Napoleon slept here in1809, when he came over to give Assen the municipal rights.
Address: Brink 5, 6 & 7
Directions: The interior of the building you can visit, entering the Drents Museum at the Brink 1.
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