Franeker (or Frjentsjer in the Frisian language) is a city in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands.
The history of Franeker goes back to early medieval times. The old centre is still surrounded by a canal, but most of the associated defensive structures have been demolished in the 19th century.
Get in Edit
Franeker lies about 20 km to the west of Friesland's capital, Leeuwarden.
By car Edit
From Leeuwarden, take the A31.
By train Edit
A direct train service connects Franeker with Leeuwarden and Harlingen.
Get around Edit
- Korendragerhuisje. 10am-9pm. Very small museum in a very small house from 1634 about grain harvesting, but worth a short free visit free entrance.
- 1 Eise Eisenga Planetarium, Eise Eisingastraat 3, ☏ , email@example.com. Tu-Sa: 10-17, Su: 11-17. From April to October also Mo: 11-17. The world's oldest still operational planetarium, from the late 18th century. It's also a cultural world heritage site. €6 for adults, €5 for children.
- PC Franeker. A prestigious ball game event with a tradition that goes back to 1853. Held every year on the fifth Wednesday after June 30th. (In 2016, this was August 3rd.)
Go next Edit
|Routes through Franeker|
|Harlingen ←||W E||→ Leeuwarden|