Franeker (Frjentsjer)

The Elfsteden city Franeker is a fascinating town with its rich university history. For many years, this city was inhabited by numerous students, including well-known names like Descartes and Anna Maria von Schurman. Now, you can trace that history in the Martena Museum. The city's fountain is also inspired by a world-famous invention from Franeker.

And for those who visit Franeker, the Eise Eisinga Planetarium is a must-see: an astronomical marvel! Franeker will surprise you with its old streets and buildings. Additionally, it is the mecca of the Frisian sport of kaatsen (a traditional ball game): every year, the most important kaatsen competition, the PC, takes place on a grass field in the city.

Read all about Franeker on the website of the Oude Zee.