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Eise Eisinga Planetarium

Eise Eisingastraat 3, 8801 KE Franeker, The Netherlands
+31 517 393 070
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Too bad its so far from Amsterdam. Deserves more visitors!

I would never seen this place had I not been visiting my daughter's inlaws in Warns. This was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Jersey
Ingenious and not to be missed!

Ingenious ... that is the word that immediately came to mind when visiting the oldest still... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jurgen R
The Hague, The Netherlands
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  • Poor1%
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“solar system” (13 reviews)
“living room” (9 reviews)
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Eise Eisingastraat 3, 8801 KE Franeker, The Netherlands
+31 517 393 070

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would never seen this place had I not been visiting my daughter's inlaws in Warns. This was a wonderful place to spend a few hours on a cold, rainy afternoon. Everyone one from small toddlers to the elderly will enjoy this amazing place. Some...More

Thank fauxmaven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ingenious ... that is the word that immediately came to mind when visiting the oldest still functioning planetarium in the world! It is certainly impressive what Eise Eisinga did in the late 1800’s: for 7 years he created this planetarium in his living room (so...More

Thank Jurgen R
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Eise Eisinga had to be a genius on the order of Leonardo Da Vinci. The mathematics to assemble this still working planetarium is beyond my comprehension.

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This accurately moving model of the solar system was built between 1774 and 1781 by Eise Eisinga, a wool carder. A true very old but stil functional science place for all ages. Really amazing technology.

Thank TheBoxonIce
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and very friendly people that tells the story of Eise. It's really worth to visit. The museum shows more about the Universum, starts, planets etc... but the visit only in his room where he build the planetarium is amazing!!

Thank Fanny D
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The outside of the building is unassuming, but the inside is a gem. It's amazing how Eise Eisinga, a tradesman, created a working model of the solar system, right on the ceiling of his living room.It took him a few years, inconveniencing his family, but...More

Thank HCovik
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is the oldest working planetarium in the world. It was built by a wooldyer in the third quarter of the 18th century. The man had no formal education other then primary school and built a working moving model of the solar system (up to...More

Thank Willy B
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit! We had read about Eise Eisinga in one of our Dutch history books, and since we were close we decided to drive to Franeker. The planetarium is so impressive, to think that he made it by himself so many...More

Thank jennitar
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Very well planned and executed exhibits, the planetarium room itself is amazing, stafff are informed and friendly

Thank TaffyPeter
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Well worth coming to Franeker for, if you are in the area. A wool comber (i.e. cleaning, combing and dying wool so it is ready for spinning) made this planetarium in 7 years of his free time, finishing in 1781. Everything is hand made, from...More

Thank Katrien S
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Liz P
20 August 2015|
Response from Paul L | Reviewed this property |
Adults are 4.75 Euro, children up to 13 are 4 Euro and children younger than 4 are free. As of August 2015