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Eise Eisinga Planetarium

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Address: Eise Eisingastraat 3, 8801 KE Franeker, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 517 393 070
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Very interesting and educational

After a visit to Leeuwarden we went to Franeker. Beautiful city in itself. The museum comprises 3 houses and is a bit of a maze but there are signs everywhere and it is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
The Netherlands

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The Netherlands
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

After a visit to Leeuwarden we went to Franeker. Beautiful city in itself. The museum comprises 3 houses and is a bit of a maze but there are signs everywhere and it is interesting to see how different the houses are and even to be inside. The highlight is the ceiling with the planetarium and the explanation provided by the... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place. What a great story! Probably helps if you are interested in history and technology but should be good fun for big and small.

Thank Viking1012
Peebles, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

So many years ago since we visited this visitor attraction and this time they had many surprises in store! Expanded and modernised would be my main assessment. A new house was added which now houses the reception and ticketing. Explanations at set times are now also a feature which is helpful if you do not have a knowledgeable husband! The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Friends took us here, and I must admit I was a bit uncertain of what to expect. However, we had excellent commentary in English and I was blown away by this planetarium, which is still functioning extremely accurately well over 200 years later! (And what we enjoyed in the cafe was very good as well.)

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Berlin, Germany
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I was there with my two boys. We liked most the planetary watch at the ceiling. It is fully mechanised by an incredible clockwork. Lots of details to be discovered and not really a traditional planetarium. This is a great place to spend a few hours.

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Neutral Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

A fantastic find in a small town. Definitely not to be missed. A wonderful insight into local history and the life of a local genius. To think this was created over two hundred years ago is amazing. Plenty of related exhibits here and a lovely licensed café for light meals, a coffee or refreshing beer afterwards. Not to missed.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This was absolutely a 'don't miss'! It was amazing to hear the story of why this man created a planetarium on the ceiling of his home. We laughed at first, thinking of traditional planetariums, until we saw and heard the history. His alignment of planets and how they are accurate to determine the current date is astounding. Being a computer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Such an amazing accomplishment for someone without a formal education. I was inspired by the fact that the planetarium has continued to be operational since it began in the 1700's. Our presentation about the room was also wonderful and in English!

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Scheveningen, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Awe-inspiring story of curiosity, and perseverance - amazing mechanical works and well-preserved masterpiece. Authentic and well-presented.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

If you are driving, before you visit, you must park your car. That is easier said than done. Most of the parking is canal side and between your parking space and the water there is not a lot of room. Once you get your car in the space and yourself out of the car, you have to get your parking... More 

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