These three premises house the VVV Dutch Tourist Office and the Museum ’t Coopmanshǔs; which, amongst others, shows a summary of the period when Franeker used to be a University City. Unfortunately in the buildings there are many smaller and larger steps, but the management is planning to do something about it (2003). Parking space are easily found in this broad street; parking meters.


At the end of this street you’ll see the Town-Hall and if you turn to the left at that point, go over the bridge and you reach the famous Planetarium of Eise Eisinga. A jewel of a museum! To climb upstairs to see the moving wheels is not everybody’s choice, but a visit downstairs is very worth while.


Afterwards a cup of tea or coffee at the neighbour’s; an intact Jugendstil Teahouse and a tea-garden.


When you turn diagonally across at the Town-Hall you enter a cosy shopping-street, the Dijkstraat.

A short way from the centre you’ll find a nice park with a parking-lot, in the Pier Wensemiusstraat.





Museum ’t Coopmanshǔs, Voorstraat 49-51; open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 – 17.00 hrs, and in the summer months also the Sunday afternoon.

Planetarium:Eise Eisingastraat 3, open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 – 17.00 hrs. on Sunday from 13.00 – 17.00 hrs. and from first of April to first of November also Monday from 13.00 –17.00 hrs.