Practical information

When is the planetarium open? What does a ticket cost? Where can I park and what about wheelchair accessibility? We have all information you need.

Opening hours

All year around
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 11:00 – 17:00

Between 1 April – 31 October
Also on Mondays 11:00 – 17:00

Closed on Christmas Day and
New Year’s Day

Wheelchair accessibility

The Planetarium is largely wheelchair accessible. There is an elevator to the 1st floor.
The planetarium’s radar can only be reached via a steep staircase, but there is a monitor with images of the radar on the ground floor. The Planetarium has a disabled-friendly toilet.


Pets are not allowed, except for guide dogs.


Adults, € 6.00
Children up to 3 years, free of charge
Children between 4 and 13 and CJP, € 5.00
Groups of more than 20 persons, € 4.25 pp
Educational rate for schools, € 3.75 per student, 1 supervisor free of charge per 4 students

The Museum Card is not valid at the Eisinga Planetarium

Combination tickets

A visit to the Planetarium can be combined with a visit to the nearby Museum Martena or the Kaatsmuseum. The following combination rates apply*:

Combination adult ticket, € 8.50
Combination child ticket, € 6.00

* The Planetarium and the museum do not need to be visited the same day: the ticket remains valid for one year.


Are you coming with a group of more than 15 people? Send your request by email to:

There is a special rate for groups.

Order your tickets

Access only with a pre-booked ticket.


Franeker is a parking-friendly city. The city is divided into several zones. The area for free parking is within walking distance of the planetarium. More information and a map can be found here.

Combine your visit with...

Did you enjoy the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium? You may want to combine your visit with one of the following sites.

  • Museum Martena: located in the Martenastins, a city castle dating from 1506. The museum displays many different aspects of Franeker’s history. The temporary exhibitions are often dedicated to contemporary Frisian art.
    Tip: a visit to Museum Martena can easily be combined with a visit to the Planetarium. Check out the special combination rates!
  • Theater de Koornbeurs: located in the historic heart of the town of Franeker, a stone’s throw from the Eisinga Planetarium.
  • Jacob ten Hoeve Uurwerken: designs and makes clocks, combining the craft with modern design through to contemporary design clocks. Jacob ten Hoeve also carries out the maintenance work of the Eisinga Planetarium, and restores pieces from the Planetarium’s collection.
  • The Kaatsmuseum: find out all about this special Frisian sport
  • Planetarium Zuylenburgh: not in Franeker, but certainly worth a visit. Handmade ceiling planetarium in Oud-Zuilen. Eisinga’s planetarium served as an example!