Friesland

Franeker

Interesting
Franeker
The Essential
Interesting
The charming town of Franeker boasts a compact historic centre surrounded by canals and attractive 16C buildings. It was once well known for its university, which can be visited today to admire its major treasure, the 18C planetarium. Apart from the (increasingly rare) appearance of ice-skaters in winter and a unique ball game that attracts the crowds in summer, nothing seems to disturb its peaceful ambience. However, the wind off the Wadden Sea can be felt in the nearby port of Harlingen, the gateway to the Friesland coast.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Franeker

A planetarium A planetarium
A planetarium
Franeker
1:30
Stadhuis
Stadhuis
Franeker
0:30
Martena Museum Martena Museum
Martena Museum
Franeker
1:00
Martinikerk(St. Martin's Church)
Martinikerk(St. Martin's Church)
Franeker
0:15