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This small Frisian town was once well-known for its University, founded in 1585, where Descartes enrolled as a student (1629). It was suppressed in 1811 during the reign of Louis Bonaparte.

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Tourist attractions Franeker : Things to see and do

  • This charming structure was built in 1591 in the Dutch Mannerist style. It is graced with a double gable and topped by an elegant octagonal tower. The walls of the 18 C council chamber (the Raadzaal) and the wedding hall (the Trouwzaal) are covered i..

  • Eise Eisinga, a wool comber who was fascinated by astronomy, undertook in 1774 the construction of an ingenious device that made the movement of the stars appear on the ceiling of his living room (finished in 1781). He was able to achieve a surprisin..

  • Martena Museum

    Voorstraat 35

    Occupying the historic Martenastins, this municipal museum honours the memory of Anna Maria van Schurman (1606-1678), an illustrious entomologist and draughtswoman. The history of the former university is illustrated there by portraits of professors ..

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Hotels Franeker

  • Hotel de Harmonie

    Kade 1 NL - 8855 HX Sexbierum

    De Harmonie is situated in the quiet village of Sexbierum in Friesland. It offers simple yet functional rooms with a flat-screen cable TV and box-spring beds. It features free Wi-Fi and a rural setting. The key sights of Leeuwarden, including the Re..

  • Hotel Grandcafe De Doelen

    Breedeplaats 6 NL - 8801 LZ Franeker

    Situated in the historical city centre of Franeker, Hotel Grandcafe De Doelen offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. Each room features an en suite bathroom with a shower and a toilet. There is also a flat-screen TV, desk and minibar. Breakfast is ..

  • Oppe Klincke

    Franekerweg 6 NL - 8808 HA Dongjum

    Hotel Oppe Klincke is 2 km away from Franeker’s historic 14th century city centre. It is set in a traditional Frisian farm building, offering spacious apartments and studios with flat-screen TVs. The cozy accommodations feature wooden floors. Each c..

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