Franeker
The Essential
Interesting
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Franeker

A planetarium
A planetarium
Eise Eisinga, a wool comber who was
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Stadhuis
Stadhuis
This charming structure was built in
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Former nursing home of Franeker
Former nursing home of Franeker
The overdoor contains inscriptions from
Martena Museum
Martena Museum
Occupying a château built in 1506 by the
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Martinikerk(St. Martin's Church)
Martinikerk(St. Martin's Church)
The pillars of this Gothic church are
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