Things to see and do - Franeker
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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.
Tourist attractions Franeker : Things to see and do
NL - 8801 LA Franeker
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 Eisingastraat 3 NL - 8801 LA Franeker
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..
Voorstraat 35 NL - 8801 Franeker
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 ..
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 ..
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..
Oud Kaatsveld 8 NL - 8801 AB Franeker
Offering bicycle rental and a terrace on site, Hotel Restaurant De Stadsherberg is located in the province of Friesland at a 5-minute drive from the centre of Franeker. The property is located at the waterside of Noorder Gracht. Each room comes with..