Franeker
The Essential
Interesting
This small Frisian town renowned for its planetarium was once well known for its university, founded in 1585, where Descartes enrolled as a student (1629). The university was closed in 1811 during the reign of Louis Bonaparte. Franeker attracts the crowds during its kaatsen tournament, the PC, which takes place in late July or early August.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Franeker

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