Visit to Franeker Planetarium
Enjoy a scenic drive through beautiful countryside and explore the remarkable 18th-century planetarium.
Admire the views as you take a scenic bus ride through the Frisian countryside.
Visit the fascinating Eise Eisinga Planetarium with its 18th-century moving model solar system.
Enjoy free time for shopping in the quaint town of Franeker.
Available all year
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
Please dress according to the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Please note this tour will not operate on December 25, January 1, or on Mondays from November to March.
After meeting your guide at the port, take a scenic drive through the Frisian countryside towards the planetarium.
Located in the living room of a house beside a Frisian canal, Eise Eisinga Planetarium is the world’s oldest functioning planetarium. After a short introduction, you can explore the site on your own. Highlights include the moving model solar system built between 1774 and 1781 by Eise Eisinga, a wool carder. Then, take some time to wander around the quaint town of Franeker.
Remarks/requirements: Please dress according to the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Please note this tour will not operate on December 25, January 1, or on Mondays from November to March.
Walking information: Entails moderate physical activity on relatively level surfaces and gentle terrain.
Wheelchair accessible: Guests need to be able to independently enter/exit the bus via steps. The planetarium is wheelchair accessible.