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Eise Eisinga Planetarium

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Well worth a visit

Spent a lovely morning here. We were fascinated by the planetarium that was created by one man in... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2019
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Superb Museum for Everyone from Engineering Types to Kids

This is a perfectly sized museum with a very concentrated focus that doesn't leave you glassy eyed... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2019
Seattle, WA
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Eise Eisingastraat 3, 8801 KE Franeker, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Spent a lovely morning here. We were fascinated by the planetarium that was created by one man in his living room in his spare time over 200 years ago. The restaurant in the courtyard was a hidden gem as well. Sat next to the pond...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

This is a perfectly sized museum with a very concentrated focus that doesn't leave you glassy eyed with information overload. Eisinga was a genius and the mechanisms he designed are still going strong. It was super interesting and visually stimulating. We spent about 1-1.5 hours...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

This museum is centred around an amazing working model of the Solar System on the ceiling of the room in which its creator lived,ate and slept with his family. Started in 1774 it took seven years to build (he must have had an understanding wife!)....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

This is one of the best museum ever visited.For children and adults,nice experience.All is in a perfect scale and still working after centuries.Amazing!More than worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

The only planetarium in the world, you must see this it s very interesting it is little but great what you see there

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

The little museum is well organised so that there is plenty to do until it is time to look at the remarkable planetarium. Well worth a visit and not expensive either. Some steep stairs .

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

wonderful experience in the oldest planetarium in the world. everybody must see the genius of the Eisinga

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Antonio R
Reviewed August 12, 2018

A fascinating subject and amazing that the planetarium is still working. Mostly it's self-guided with very informative displays around the subjects of Space and cosmology (in English and German). Then the actual highlight is the guided visit into planetarium (a relatively small room that was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

In Franeker, an old city in the northern region Friesland in The Netherlands, Eise Eisinga built a planatarium in his living room starting in 1774. Although he was a genius he had to start working and took over the family business in wool combing from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The staff went out of their way to accommodate our lack of speaking Dutch. The planetarium was amazing and I was intrigued at the knowledge and skill of someone from so long ago. If your interested in the stars this is a must visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
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August 20, 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