Planetarium Zuylenburgh in Oud-Zuilen was completed in 2009. It is the second planetarium in Holland. The planetarium of Eise Eisinga in Franeker was set as example, although some new insights have let to a unique example of Planetarium Zuylenburgh tot een uniek voorbeeld van contemporary artisan work. The creation of Planetarium Zuylenburgh took three years to complete and is entirely built by hand.


De initiator

The original design

The builders

The montage

The maintenance

3D panorama

Photo’s of the realisation

Spinning wheels


The Sugtelen Almanak

Vanitas Panel

Planetarium in Franeker


Oud Zuylen


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