Frisian handball

Kaatsen FranekerFrisian Handball is a traditional Frisian sport, related to American handball and fives, that is most commonly practiced by people from the northern Dutch province of Friesland. It is believed to be one of the oldest ballgames and was an unofficial demonstration sport at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. The score is similar to tennis. The first team scoring six games wins the match.
The major Frisian handball tournament, called the P.C. (short for Permanent Committee), has been held in the city of Franeker since 1854.


The Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium

Geheel links de aangekochte bakkerij (archieffoto).

Dutch: Koninklijk Eise Eisinga Planetarium is an 18th-century orrery in Franeker, Friesland, Netherlands. It is currently a museum and open to the public. The orrery has been on the top 100 Dutch heritage sites list since 1990 and in December 2011 was nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site candidate.

The orrery was built from 1774 to 1781 by Eise Eisinga.
It is listed as a Rijksmonument, number 15668.

The orrery was nominated 12 December 2011 by the Dutch government for UNESCO World Heritage status, based on its long history as a working planetarium open to the public and its continued efforts to preserve its heritage.

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