Annen is a village in the north of the municipality of Aa and Hunze in the Dutch province of Drenthe, halfway between the Zuidlaren and Gieten villages, located on the Hondsrug. The village has 3,686 inhabitants (1 January 2010). Until the formation of the municipality of Aa and Hunze it was the headquarters of the former municipality of Anloo.
In the middle of the old village center lies a lawn, which is characteristic of villages in the area. The Annen brick is Europe's largest lawn. Hunebed D9 is nowadays inside the village center. Outside the village and in the vicinity, many monuments can be found in the form of female beds.
Other facilities include a swimming pool, a shopping center, VV Annen football club, a riding school and a skating rink. There are also 4 playgrounds in this village. Just outside the village is the national park de Drentsche Aa.
On June 15th 2013, Annen was voted the nicest village in Drenthe.
In Annen Breeland Recreation can be found, a specialist in group outings. In the green Hunzevallei, celebrations can be given (with good cuisine and fair local produce), but activities are also organized (for young and old) on their own grounds and in the more immediate surroundings.