A 33-minute drive from the hotel you will find one of the most beautiful towns in Friesland, Franeker. The city of Franeker belongs to one of the 11 cities of the Elfstedentocht and is particularly known for its historic Planetarium. At the museum, you can see the oldest working planetarium in the world.

The planetarium

In the planetarium, you can view the mechanical model of the solar system, which depicts the starry sky. Eise Eisinga built the planetarium in his house for himself, but now everyone can be informed about how the solar system works.

The museum

The museum houses several other permanent and temporary exhibitions besides the planetarium. Dive into a world of history and take a look around. In addition, the museum has been voted Kidsproof, making it an ideal outing for the whole family!


Apart from your visit at the planetarium, the city of Franeker offers a cosy and historic atmosphere. Enjoy a nice drink on a terrace or take a surprising city walk. There is also a wide range of museums to extend your cultural day.