About us

We’re Folkert Kuperus and Anja Keizer, and we’ve been living in beautiful Franeker for more than 45 years. We were both born and raised in villages, one a few kilometres north of Franeker (Anja), and the other a few kilometres south (Folkert). Folkert was born into a real catering “dynasty” of at least 5 generations of innkeepers. Anja’s basis is her work at that time, among other things as a psychiatric nurse: a great time with lovely memories!

What we share is our desire to please people. Hospitality is in our genes! We do hope that our guests enjoy the Bolwerkhûske. We were so lucky and happy to be able to buy it and convert it into the fine accommodation it is today.

We hope that you will feel like a native Franeker during your stay, and enjoy our beautiful town and its surroundings. And… feel as happy as a Frisian. Have you heard of the Frisian Paradox? You may well experience it during your stay. Our motto: Live like a local. And that is possible in Franeker, Friesland, which the Dutch themselves consider the most beautiful province of Holland.

A hearty welcome, or as they say in Fries, Fan herte WOLKOM!

Folkert & Anja