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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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  • Stadhuis Interesting

    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..

  • A planetarium Interesting

    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..

  • Martena Museum

    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 ..

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Hotels Franeker

  • 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 ..

  • Liauckama State

    Liauckamaleane 2 NL - 8855 XJ Sexbierum

    This unique hotel offers rooms on a 1000-year old estate in the peaceful countryside of Friesland. Liauckama State has a terrace and spacious gardens. It is a 10-minute drive from Franeker. Satellite TV, a minibar and views over the gardens come as ..

  • Tulip Inn Franeker Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Hertog van Saxenlaan 78 NL - 8802 PP Franeker

    Prix Prices from : 78 €

    Tulip Inn Franeker (Leeuwarden) is located on the edge of the former university city of Franeker, characterised by beautiful canals, professors residences and so-called Frisian stinzen. The capital of the province of Fryslân, Leeuwarden, is situated..

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