Donderen is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Tynaarlo, and lies about 10 km north of Assen. In 2001, the town of Donderen had 99 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.037 km², and contained 40 residences. The statistical area "Donderen", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 440.