Rolde is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Aa en Hunze, and lies about 6 km east of Assen. Rolde was a separate municipality until 1998, when it became a part of Aa en Hunze. In 2001, the town of Rolde had 3558 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.4 km², and contained 1585 residences. The statistical area "Rolde", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 4160. Although facilities are limited, Rolde possesses a ten-pin bowling alley. There are also two hunebeds on a site east of the church. The windmill has been restored to working order.