Location of the town (dark green), statistical district (light green) in the municipality (dark grey) of Tynaarlo.
The town of Tynaarlo is a part of the municipality and lies about 9 km (5.6 mi) north of Assen. It is situated between the three largest villages of the municipality: Zuidlaren, Eelde and Vries. Tynaarlo is located close to the motorway A28, which is a connection to the south and the west of the country.
In 2001, the town of Tynaarlo had 1009 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.29 km2 (0.11 sq mi), and contained 427 residences. The statistical district "Tynaarlo", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 1920.