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Eise Eisinga Planetarium

Eise Eisingastraat 3, 8801 KE Franeker, The Netherlands
+31 517 393 070
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A little gem

What a wonderful place to visit! We had read about Eise Eisinga in one of our Dutch history books... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Worth a visit

Very well planned and executed exhibits, the planetarium room itself is amazing, stafff are... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Warminster, United Kingdom
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Eise Eisingastraat 3, 8801 KE Franeker, The Netherlands
+31 517 393 070

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit! We had read about Eise Eisinga in one of our Dutch history books, and since we were close we decided to drive to Franeker. The planetarium is so impressive, to think that he made it by himself so many...More

Thank jennitar
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Very well planned and executed exhibits, the planetarium room itself is amazing, stafff are informed and friendly

Thank TaffyPeter
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Well worth coming to Franeker for, if you are in the area. A wool comber (i.e. cleaning, combing and dying wool so it is ready for spinning) made this planetarium in 7 years of his free time, finishing in 1781. Everything is hand made, from...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We had been told by a friend to come & see this, what an amazing thing. We had a English speaking guide who answered all our questions and was very informative. To think he was able to complete such a task!! Tight spaces as this...More

Thank K1ngsGld
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

a must der of you are in the Friesland area. This wool salesman designed and build this in huis family house. Hé white two boos om mathematisch and astronomen as a teenager. While it is the main attraction the museum had a wide range of...More

Thank Slam9147
Reviewed 28 December 2016

After a visit to Leeuwarden we went to Franeker. Beautiful city in itself. The museum comprises 3 houses and is a bit of a maze but there are signs everywhere and it is interesting to see how different the houses are and even to be...More

Thank Pippilotta111
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place. What a great story! Probably helps if you are interested in history and technology but should be good fun for big and small.

Thank Viking1012
Reviewed 2 November 2016

So many years ago since we visited this visitor attraction and this time they had many surprises in store! Expanded and modernised would be my main assessment. A new house was added which now houses the reception and ticketing. Explanations at set times are now...More

Thank jlok2016
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Friends took us here, and I must admit I was a bit uncertain of what to expect. However, we had excellent commentary in English and I was blown away by this planetarium, which is still functioning extremely accurately well over 200 years later! (And what...More

1  Thank martyvana
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I was there with my two boys. We liked most the planetary watch at the ceiling. It is fully mechanised by an incredible clockwork. Lots of details to be discovered and not really a traditional planetarium. This is a great place to spend a few...More

1  Thank FredKlein1104
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Adults are 4.75 Euro, children up to 13 are 4 Euro and children younger than 4 are free. As of August 2015