The story takes place on a single night, a Friday night in Assen, a small town in the north of the Netherlands. The annual Dutch TT motor races are being held in this town of 40,000 inhabitants, and during the races the town swells to three times its size.
Our hero is a man who wanders at night through this overcrowded town, tens of thousands of people, most of them drunk and clad in leather. He hasn't been to Assen in a long while and the reason he has returned tonight is to find his first love. He loses sight of her at six o'clock that night, only to find her again twelve hours later.
Dis is a very funny take on Dante's Inferno, and loosely mimics its structure. So, when our hero finds his lost love again, after twelve hours of wandering, he has traversed the nine circles of Hell, met his past and the town's sinners, and is convinced that not only is he, or has been, in Hell, but that the wrong people are sent there.