Eise Eisinga Planetarium

Suspended from the ceiling of the living room of a beautiful canal house in Franeker, is the oldest still working planetarium in the world. This accurately moving model of the solar system was built between 1774 and 1781 by the Frisian wool comber, Eise Eisinga.

The planetarium room and the impressive radar form the oldest still-functioning planetarium in the world. But there is still more to see! Discover Eisinga's former wool combing establishment, astronomical instruments, a screening room, changing exhibitions and a focus on modern astronomy.

You can find us here

Eise Eisingastraat 3
8801KE Franeker
Plan your route

from your location

Read more

Opening times

  • Note: opening times may be different during public holidays
  • Open op dinsdag t/m zaterdag van 10.00 uur tot 17.00 uur. Op zondag van 11.00 uur tot 17.00 uur. Tussen 1 april en 31 oktober ook elke maandag van 11.00 uur tot 17.00 uur. Op eerste Kerstdag en Nieuwjaarsdag zijn we gesloten.


  • Adults €6.00
  • Children €5.00 4-13 years.
  • Children Free 0-3 years.
  • CJP (Cultureel Jongeren Paspoort) €5.00
  • De Museumkaart is niet geldig in het Eise Eisinga Planetarium