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Huisje aan de gracht

We hope you’ll enjoy residing in style in what is perhaps Franeker’s smallest canalside home. Built in 1664, registered as a listed building in 1989, and at the start of 2017 fully renovated to make a cosy and luxurious holiday home.

You’ll want for nothing at this beautiful location in the historic university town of Franeker. Restaurants plus unique homeware stores and fashion retailers are all within walking distance. Although situated in the heart of town, it’s a surprisingly quiet spot with a wonderful view of the Korendragershuisje (Grain Porters’ House) and only a stone’s throw from the world famous Eise Eisinga Planetarium – the oldest planetarium still in operation.

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We hope you’ll enjoy residing in style in what is perhaps Franeker’s smallest canalside home. Built in 1664, registered as a listed building in 1989, and at the start of 2017 fully renovated to make a cosy and luxurious holiday home.

You’ll want for nothing at this beautiful location in the historic university town of Franeker. Restaurants plus unique homeware stores and fashion retailers are all within walking distance. Although situated in the heart of town, it’s a surprisingly quiet spot with a wonderful view of the Korendragershuisje (Grain Porters’ House) and only a stone’s throw from the world famous Eise Eisinga Planetarium – the oldest planetarium still in operation.

The house has been designed with an eye for detail and features a luxurious bathroom, including a rain shower, as well as a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, combi-microwave oven, fridge-freezer, induction hob, and coffee and tea-making facilities. You’ll arrive to find your beds made and hand towels/kitchen cloths ready for use. The patio at the rear of the house has a warm, somewhat French outdoorsy feel to it.

The house has free WiFi in all rooms.

It is well worth taking the time to visit other towns, such as Leeuwarden (16 km), Sneek (19 km), Bolsward (15 km), Dokkum (55 km) and Harlingen (8 km). Moreover, the West Frisian Islands, such as Terschelling and Vlieland, are within easy reach by boat from Harlingen.

Other ideas for a fun day out: Museum Martena and, of course, the Eise Eisinga Planetarium in Franeker or the Frisian Museum in Leeuwarden. Otherwise, you could also spend a day cycling past old country houses (stinzen) in the vicinity of Franeker, or else explore your surroundings by boat: so many options for making your stay in this lovely old university town a memorable one. Every day, something new to enjoy!

Welcome to Canalside House!

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Opening hours

  • Arrival and departure times: Please arrive between 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm. Please depart before 11.00 am.

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Prices

  • All our rates include cleaning and service charges. Your beds will have been made for you on your arrival, and hand towels and kitchen cloths will be ready for your use.

    The house is suitable for 2 people but offers cosy, comfortable accommodation even if you are travelling alone.

    We do require a deposit of € 100.00. You can pay this either on arrival or in advance by bank transfer.

    Owing to its many steps and the fact that the bedroom, bathroom and toilet are on the first floor, the house is less suitable for people with disabilities. Pets and smoking are not permitted in the house.
    Arrival and departure times

    Please arrive between 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm.
    Please depart before 11.00 am.
    Public holidays

    During public holidays, alterations may be made to the standard booking periods (full week, midweek, weekend). Ask us about your options by using the contact form or by calling us on +31 (0)6-22708230 (between 9.30 am and 9.00 pm).
    Parking

    Naturally, you can unload the luggage from your car (and, at the end of your stay, load it back in again) at the door to the house. There is free long-stay parking in the immediate vicinity (at only 3 minutes’ walking distance). There is pay meter parking alongside the canal (between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm), and on Sundays parking is free throughout Franeker.
  • Payment options: Cash
  • Per week from: €650.00
  • Per weekend from: €300.00
  • Per midweek from: €350.00
  • Deposit: Yes

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