The travellers passed through the Fantee and assen territories.
"That would be reason enough for stopping at assen," said Brederode.
assen possesses schools (a gymnasium and burgher school), a chamber of commerce, a museum of antiquities and a court-house.
However, my carriage was well warmed, and we arrived at assen in half an hour.
Then another gendarme walked with us to assen, which seemed to be a sort of police headquarters.