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YOUR NORTH SEALAND <strong>2023</strong> / 2024<br />

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published by<br />

VisitNordsjælland, Krakasvej 17, 3400 Hillerød,<br />

info@visitnordsjaelland.com, www.visitnordsjaelland.dk<br />

The magazine is published by VisitNorthSealand and primarily consists of<br />

advertisements andeditorial articles paid for and developed jointly with<br />

tourism players and other commercial companies in North Sealand.<br />

NOTE<br />

We reserve the right to make changes to stated prices, dates and opening hours, and<br />

the editors cannot be held responsible for any incorrect information. Pictures andtext<br />

may not be reproduced without permission from the publisher. All rights reserved.<br />

© Copyright VisitNorthSealand <strong>2023</strong>. Editing has ended on 10 March <strong>2023</strong>.<br />


Chief editor: Jesper Bækgaard<br />

Editor: Annette Sørensen, Susanne Tvergaard Nielsen, Henrik Numelin,Clara Sune<br />

Buch, Andreas Friis Mikkelsen, Christina Heinze Johansson, BettinaKampmann,<br />

Sanne Nielsen, Anne-Marie von Vultejus and others.


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FOR KIDS<br />


VisitNorthSealand, Naturstyrelsen, Tine Uffelmann, Daniel Overbeck, Sarah Green, Henrik Sylvest, Thomas<br />

Rahbek, Wichmann+Bendtsen Photography, Sisse Langfeldt, Kaj Frøling, Bent E. Jensen-Bach, Signe Roderik,<br />

Casper Bay Grauballe, Laura Davies, Colin M, Thomas Sinding, Copenhagen Orginals, Jens Lindhe, Philip Høpner,<br />

Niclas Jessen, Stephen Freiheit, Maria Dønvang, Tina Andersen, Kasper Nyberg, Susanne Buhl, Christina Bendix,<br />

Christian Warrer, Oliver Bock, Daniel Rasmussen, Mette Jonson, Agnete Schlichtkrull, Søren Thorsson, Hans Carlsen,<br />

Charlottte Sonnichsen, David Kahr, Nikolaj Danielsen, Thomas Rahbek, Kim Matthai Leland, Peter Leschly,<br />

Carsten Lundager, Woco, Industri Museet Frederiksværk, Frederiksborg Castle, Monkey World, Wichmann &<br />

Bendtsen Photography, Jeremy Jachym, Mads Holm, Ann Jørgensen, Sarah Rønholt, Daniel Villadsen and others.<br />

Cover image<br />

Ann Jørgensen<br />


Story House Egmont<br />


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There are people in North Sealand who make<br />

things happen, who, with elbow grease, enthusiasm<br />

and great imagination, throw themselves<br />

head first into projects and don’t let<br />

go until they succeed. They breathe life into<br />

towns, coast and countryside and make all<br />

things small and local into something bigger.<br />

In this magazine, <strong>Your</strong> North Sealand, you<br />

can meet Jeppe and Johan Ingversen, the two<br />

brothers behind the surf centre located at the<br />

end of the spit at windy Lynæs. They also have<br />

an eatery, café, sauna and a calendar full of<br />

activities all year round. Out here, the wind,<br />

water and imagination are the focal points<br />

of the community the brothers are so passionate<br />

about. Read more about it on page 28.<br />

An escape from emails and<br />

urban stress<br />

Most places in North Sealand are only about<br />

an hour’s drive from Copenhagen, although<br />

the mental distance is somewhat more. Out<br />

here, you can breathe and feel your pulse as<br />

it goes either up or down.<br />

Nicole Broch Estrup, Olympic athlete and<br />

one of Denmark’s top golfers travels all over<br />

the world but finds her safe haven in North<br />

Sealand where she’s from. This is where she<br />

recharges her batteries, plants her feet on the<br />

North Sealand soil and adjusts her compass<br />

before venturing out into the world again.<br />

Her passion for golf is infectious and on page<br />

58, you may get inspired to play a round or<br />

two yourself, because golf is truly a sport<br />

for everyone.<br />

North Sealand – escape from<br />

the mundane<br />

Our magazine is called <strong>Your</strong> North Sealand,<br />

which you can use to find inspiration for<br />

either day trips or holidays. North Sealand<br />

is everything you think it is – and so much<br />

more that will surprise you.<br />

North Sealand is pastel-coloured, thatched<br />

and ‘hyggeligt’. Green golden and glorious,<br />

raw and genuine, and everything in between.<br />

North Sealand is full of colour, contrast and<br />

nuance – from Hundested and Frederiksværk<br />

in the west to Fredensborg, Nivå and Humlebæk<br />

in the east; from Hillerød in the middle,<br />

to the seaside towns of the North Coast with<br />

Gilleleje at the top. The skies are wide and<br />

there is room to move. But there is also a<br />

certain modesty and small pockets where<br />

time stands still, where life has a patina and<br />

there is room to stand out. Here, you can be<br />

yourself, no matter who you are.<br />

In North Sealand, you can spend days in the<br />

many museums, palaces and castles. Get close<br />

to World Heritage sites and international art.<br />

Get your pulse going on cycle routes or take<br />

soothing walks. Create memories around the<br />

table and have a laugh with both young and<br />

old. Pull out the plug and enjoy life.<br />

What’s your North Sealand?<br />

From all of us at VisitNorthSealand


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Discover<br />


Knud Rasmussen’s<br />

House<br />

Hundested Sand<br />

Sculpture Festival<br />

Munkeruphus Rudolph Tegner’s The Powder<br />

Museum & Statue Park Works Museum<br />

Esrum Abbey<br />

Museum of National<br />

History<br />

Frederiksborg Castle<br />

Fredensborg Palace<br />

The Par Force<br />

Hunting Landscape<br />

Louisiana Museum<br />

of Modern Art<br />

The Nivaagaard<br />

Collection<br />

The National Park<br />

Royal North Sealand<br />

Visit<strong>Northsealand</strong> is a tourism collective covering<br />

the geography of the four Danish municipalities,<br />

Fredensborg, Gribskov, Halsnæs, and Hillerød,<br />

with the purpose of fostering more sustainable<br />

tourism in the region. Visit<strong>Northsealand</strong><br />

is a not-for-profit business association<br />

financed by public funds as well as<br />

investments from the tourism<br />

industry, supporting the<br />

destination with development<br />

initiatives and<br />

marketing activities.<br />

Liseleje<br />

Vejby<br />

Tisvildeleje<br />

Rågeleje<br />

Helsinge<br />

Smidstrup<br />

Græsted<br />

Gilleleje<br />

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Dronningmølle<br />

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Esrum<br />

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Esrum<br />

Sø<br />

Hornbæk<br />

Helsingør<br />

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Hundested<br />

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Lynæs<br />

Torup<br />

Melby<br />

5<br />

Frederiksværk<br />

Ølsted<br />

Arresø<br />

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Hillerød<br />

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Fredensborg<br />

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Humlebæk<br />

Nivå<br />

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Rungsted<br />

Hørsholm<br />

Frederikssund<br />


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Tickets from<br />

49 DKK<br />

/person<br />

A little more<br />

for your getaway<br />

Hop on an electric ferry and take a 20-minute mini cruise<br />

to go visit Sweden. Or do as the locals and stay on board,<br />

cruise back and forth as long as you like, and enjoy<br />

dinner, drinks and shopping!<br />


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Where history<br />


Welcome to the birthplace of Christian IV and North Sealand’s<br />

largest trading town. A statue of Frederik VII overlooks Torvet<br />

(town square) in remembrance of his life in the town. This is<br />

where he found a sanctuary together with Countess Danner<br />

– far away from the noise of the capital city. Follow in the<br />

footsteps of royalty in Hillerød’s historic surroundings, in and<br />

around Frederiksborg Castle, lower your heart rate on a walk in<br />

the green forests, and stroll through the city’s shopping streets.


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Denmark’s<br />

most stunning<br />

stretch of water<br />

comes alive<br />

The Little Ferry between Torvet<br />

and Frederiksborg Castle every<br />

30 minutes from spring until<br />

autumn. From the middle of the<br />

castle lake you can see the town,<br />

the castle and, not least, the<br />

beautiful baroque gardens with<br />

waterfalls and topiary.<br />

Royal experiences<br />

Frederiksborg Castle in the centre of Hillerød<br />

has, through the years, been one of the royals’<br />

favourite places to stay outside of Copenhagen.<br />

Monarchs frequently went hunting in<br />

Gribskov Forest and held parties at Frederiksborg<br />

Castle. Therefore, a royal road was built<br />

from Copenhagen to Hillerød.<br />

The castle rises idyllically from the castle lake<br />

in the middle of the town, surrounded by the<br />

precious baroque garden, the romantic landscape<br />

garden with Frederik II’s Badstueslot<br />

– The Bath House – from 1580 and Countess<br />

Danner’s Norwegian-inspired cabin.<br />

On sunny days, the castle is reflected in the<br />

lake, and during foggy weather, the spires<br />

and masonry are visible through a spooky<br />

shroud. When covered in snow, the towers<br />

and facades look enchanted like in a real fairytale,<br />

the perfect setting for the Christmas<br />

fairytales that the garden, castle and castle<br />

church have been the backdrop to.<br />

Frederiksborg Castle – the<br />

largest renaissance complex<br />

in the Nordic region<br />

The largest renaissance complex in the<br />

Nordic region is located on three small<br />

islands. If you approach from Hillerød’s<br />

pedestrian street, you will encounter buildings<br />

from Frederik II’s first Frederiksborg<br />

in Staldgade. Next, you pass through the<br />

Fangetårnsporten (Prison Tower Gate) to<br />

Neptunspringvandet (the Neptune Fountain)<br />

in the outer courtyard and enjoy the<br />

awe inspiring view of Christian IV’s magnificent<br />

castle from the early 17th century.<br />

Explore the incredible architectural details<br />

of Frederiksborg Castle and experience the<br />

impressive marble gallery in the King’s wing<br />

in the inner courtyard.

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National Portrait Gallery and<br />

Museum of National History<br />

Inside Frederiksborg Castle’s magnificent<br />

halls and ornately decorated living rooms<br />

and turret rooms lie Denmark’s National<br />

Portrait Gallery and the Museum of<br />

National History. Hundreds of portraits in<br />

the portrait gallery put faces to the people<br />

who have shaped Denmark’s history, and<br />

historical paintings tell the narrative of key<br />

national events. The Gottorpske Himmelglobus<br />

(Gottorp celestial globe), precious<br />

Flora Danica porcelain and Leonora Christina’s<br />

original ’Memoirs of Leonora Christina’,<br />

a masterpiece of Danish literature, are among<br />

the thousands of special artefacts that the<br />

more than 10,000 square meter museum displays<br />

to visitors daily year-round.<br />

The Audience Chamber, the Great<br />

Hall and the Frederiksborg Castle<br />

Chapel, where the absolute monarchs<br />

were anointed, are among the magnificent<br />

rooms that enthral visitors from all over the<br />

world. Frederiksborg Castle Chapel is still<br />

the Knights’ Chapel for the Orders of the<br />

Elephant and Dannebrog. From the gallery<br />

walkway, you can see the coats of arms of the<br />

Knights Elephant and Grand Cross Knights<br />

of the Order of the Dannebrog, and a great<br />

view of the church interior.<br />

Special exhibitions on portraiture, the history<br />

of Denmark, and the history and architecture<br />

of the museum rotate throughout<br />

the year. During holiday periods, special<br />

activities are put on for children. Information<br />

about current exhibitions and activities<br />

is available at dnm.dk<br />

The great outdoors<br />

Hillerød is located between Gribskov and Store<br />

Dyrehave and is a convenient starting point for<br />

combining culture, outdoor life and shopping.<br />

You can experience the UNESCO World Heritage<br />

Site the Par Force Hunting Landscape in<br />

these forests. Near the Store Dyrehave is also<br />

Fantasiens Ø – with the ruins of Frederik VII’s<br />

Frederiksborg Slot<br />

National History Portrait Gallery<br />

and Museum of National History<br />

DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

Phone: +45 48 26 04 39<br />

Open every day of the year.<br />



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country seat. From Frederiksborg<br />

Castle, you have direct<br />

access to the National Park<br />

Royal North Sealand.<br />

Hillerød has many good cycle<br />

paths that connect the town<br />

and nature. There is also the<br />

option to wander into nature<br />

directly from the pedestrian<br />

streets. If you like castles, experiences in<br />

nature and a refreshing dip, you could ride<br />

your bike all the way or part of the way along<br />

cycle route 33, which stretches from Frederiksborg<br />

to Tisvildeleje with plenty of scenic<br />

views along the way. If you arrive by train at<br />

Hillerød Station, it is only a 15-minute walk<br />

to Frederiksborg Castle.<br />

Music and culture<br />

If you like culture and live music, then you<br />

should keep an eye on the website, hillerød.<br />

nu. This is where you can keep up to date<br />

on many of the experiences and events that<br />

are held in Hillerød during the year. For<br />

instance, take a look at the programme for<br />

Royal Stage, which is North Sealand’s leading<br />

music venue, theatre, trade fair centre,<br />

handball arena and much more.<br />

The stately building with the golden facade<br />

opened in 2020 and has room for 4,000<br />

guests. Together with Støberihallen, Café<br />

Slotsbio and the regional venue Klaverfabrikken,<br />

Hillerød’s lighthouses is filled with<br />

year-round cultural experiences across all<br />

genres.<br />

In summer, concerts, Midsummer festivities<br />

and the town festival Slotssø Byfest are held<br />

on the green area ‘Posen’, right next to the<br />

castle lake. Close to Posen, at the end of the<br />

pleasant Slotsgade, you will find Rosenhaven,<br />

where international jazz musicians perform<br />

concerts on selected summer Saturdays.<br />

Useful tip<br />

Why not have lunch at Café<br />

Havehuset, which is located in<br />

a historic building in the heart<br />

of the wonderful Frederiksborg<br />

Castle Gardens. The menu<br />

offers coffee, cake and Danish<br />

smørrebrød (open sandwiches).<br />

An oasis in the<br />

middle of the city<br />

Located between the pedestrian<br />

street and the castle is Posen<br />

(the city’s public park), where you<br />

can sit on the grass by the castle<br />

lake and let the kids play in the<br />

fairytale playground inspired by<br />

Frederiksborg Castle.<br />

Where to stay<br />

• Hillerød Camping<br />

• Best Western Hotel Hillerød<br />

• Danhostel Hillerød

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Shopping for everyone<br />

When you fancy a shopping spree, head to Hillerød, which<br />

has over 200 great shops. Everything from popular chains<br />

to small, unique shops that sell anything from clothes and<br />

homewares to jewellery and personal care items.

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At hillerod.nu you can search<br />

for shops, restaurants and<br />

museums, banks, beauty salons,<br />

bakeries, and so much more.<br />

This is also where you can get an<br />

overview of tthe many attractions<br />

in town: concerts, theatre,<br />

exhibitions, Denmark's most<br />

beautiful longboat regatta on the<br />

castle lake, midsummer<br />

celebrations, and<br />

other events.<br />

Cosy pedestrian streets<br />

The two pedestrian streets, Helsingørsgade<br />

and Slotsgade, offer great experiences, but<br />

the side streets also have plenty of small shops<br />

where you can find quality toys, tea, delicacies<br />

and more – and you can even get your<br />

bike fixed at a traditional bike repair shop.<br />

The pedestrian streets each have their own<br />

wine shop both with an excellent selection<br />

to complement the delicious products from<br />

the fish shop, the cheese shop, the chocolate<br />

factory, the bakeries etc.<br />

Shopping centre with everything<br />

to offer<br />

With direct access from the pedestrian street,<br />

SlotsArkaderne and it’s 55 shops, is beautifully<br />

integrated into Hillerød’s town centre.<br />

The large shopping centre has a special vibe,<br />

not least, due to the architecture. Through<br />

the glass roof, sunlight beams down from<br />

a two-storey height and at dusk, the large<br />

impressive chandeliers are lit up.<br />

during your shopping spree, you can sit back<br />

and relax in the cosy lounge at Espresso<br />

House or enjoy a delicious chocolate brunch<br />

at Peter Beier or get a quick refreshment<br />

from Joe & The Juice. During summer and<br />

autumn holidays, a popular and fun treasure<br />

hunt is held for children which takes place in<br />

and around the shops where they can hunt<br />

for prizes with a children's ticket in hand.<br />

All your heart desires<br />

The pedestrian streets and the town plaza,<br />

Torvet, boast a varied selection of cosy cafés<br />

and restaurants as well as wine and beer<br />

bars. When the weather is good, a visit to<br />

the town’s charming ice cream parlours<br />

with homemade cones and ice cream is an<br />

absolute must. Enjoy an ice cream while<br />

strolling in the town centre or walk along<br />

the scenic path Søstien, which will take you<br />

around the castle lake, Slotssøen, and past<br />

Frederiksborg Castle. If it rains, the cinema<br />

Nordisk Film Biografer is close to the station<br />

and is a perfect place to be entertained<br />

and to stay warm.<br />

SlotsArkaderne has a broad selection of<br />

fashion choices for both men and women<br />

and some of North Sealand’s biggest shops<br />

within sports, fashion, children’s clothing,<br />

and homeware can be found here as well<br />

as the area’s largest and highly popular<br />

hypermarket, Bilka. When you need a break

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Best Western Hotel Hillerød<br />

Best Western Hotel in Hillerød is a<br />

something special. They have created<br />

their own village with winding<br />

alleyways, foliage and sunshine in the heart<br />

of green North Sealand with its forests, castles<br />

and hunting traditions. If you miss a bit<br />

of town atmosphere, it’s easy to get to the<br />

town centre, where you’ll find everything<br />

from shopping to running trails.<br />

Quality always on the menu<br />

The hotel restaurant, Restaurant krydderiet,<br />

is highly ambitious: Food should be an experience,<br />

which is why the restaurant always<br />

uses the best seasonal ingredients. In summer,<br />

strawberries are sourced from local<br />

producers and in autumn, mushrooms and<br />

wild plants are foraged from the surrounding<br />

woods.<br />

The restaurant is open to all, outside guests<br />

and hotel guests alike.<br />

Best Western<br />

Hotel Hillerød<br />

Milnersvej 41<br />

DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

Tel. +45 48 24 08 00<br />

hotelhillerod.dk<br />

Useful tip<br />

There are electric car<br />

recharging facilities for<br />

hotel and restaurant guests.


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Hillerød Camping<br />

Enjoy life at a green, blooming and calm<br />

camp site in the middle of the Slotsbyen area<br />

of Hillerød. You can sense the Mediterranean<br />

atmosphere on the cosy terraces, among<br />

palms, olive trees, citrus plants and colourful<br />

blossoms. You can also take a refreshing<br />

shower under the new outdoor showers.<br />

No matter whether you’re renting a cabin, in<br />

a caravan, motorhome or tent, there’s room<br />

for you and all your travelling companions at<br />

Hillerød Camping. There’s plenty of opportunity<br />

to enjoy the freedom of outdoor life,<br />

or the comfort of a cabin holiday.<br />

Did you know that...<br />

... Hillerød Camping offers a prizewinning<br />

camping experience?<br />

The site was awarded the Danish<br />

Camping Award Classic category,<br />

in both 2019 and 2022.<br />

• Within walking distance of<br />

Frederiksborg Palace and the<br />

Baroque Garden.<br />

• Close to the pedestrian<br />

streets and cafés of Hillerød.<br />

• 30 minutes from Copenhagen<br />

by S-train or car.<br />

• Close to biking and walking<br />

routes in National Park<br />

Kongernes Nordsjælland.<br />

Hillerød Camping has many attractive areas<br />

and can offer five types of rental cabins, from<br />

small charming cabins just for two, to larger<br />

comfort cabins with a bathroom, kitchen<br />

and room for up to six people.<br />

Hillerød Camping<br />

Blytækkervej 18, DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

Tel. +45 4826 4854<br />

hillerodcamping.dk<br />

Open from 1 April -<br />

17 September <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

The comfort cabins are available<br />

all year round.

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TORVET<br />

Torvets Café and Vinbar is a cosy place situated<br />

in the heart of Hillerød with views of the fantastic<br />

castle. The interior offers an authentic, cosy<br />

atmosphere that provides peace and warmth,<br />

so you can enjoy one of the more than 200 wines<br />

available from around the world. If you prefer<br />

to have just a single glass, you can choose<br />

from as many as 50 different wines.<br />

Useful tip<br />

Where to eat in<br />

Hillerød<br />

After a day full of<br />

adventures in North<br />

Sealand, you might work up<br />

an appetite. Here are our<br />

picks for three of the best<br />

restaurants in the city.<br />

Grab a bite<br />

While enjoying wine, a glass of bubbly, coffee,<br />

or gin, why not grab a bite to eat? Cakes,<br />

tapas boards, tomato salad and snacks are<br />

served here - and in winter you can warm<br />

up with a hearty bowl of soup.<br />

Torvets Café and Vinbar, also offers an<br />

educational and entertaining wine or gin<br />

tasting session - or go on a tasting journey<br />

of sparkling bubbly.<br />

Torvets Café and<br />

Vinbar<br />

Torvet 6, ground floor, 3400<br />

Hillerød<br />

Phone: +45 25 56 66 56<br />

torvetscafeogvinbar.dk<br />

1. Spisestedet Leonora<br />

Spisestedet Leonora serves up<br />

dishes made with locally sourced<br />

ingredients and Nordic cuisine.<br />

Møntportvejen 2, 3400 Hillerød,<br />

Phone: +45 48 26 75 16, leonora.dk<br />

2. Restaurant krydderiet<br />

Dining venue inspired by local<br />

traditions, mixing Nordic cuisine<br />

with locally sourced ingredients.<br />

Milnersvej 41, 3400 Hillerød,<br />

Phone: +45 48 24 08 00, hotelhillerod.dk/restaurant-krydderiet<br />

3 Thai4You<br />

Thai restaurant that serves flavourful<br />

and original Thai food made from<br />

fresh exotic ingredients.<br />

Østergade 22, 3400 Hillerød,<br />

Phone: +45 20 70 05 52, thai4you.dk


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With Gribskov and Store Dyrehave as neighbours,<br />

Hillerød is the perfect base from which<br />

to set off on wonderful hiking and cycling<br />

trips. In the forests, you can explore the UNE-<br />

SCO World Heritage Site, Par Force Hunting<br />

Landscape, visit Fantasy Island ‘Fantasiens<br />

Ø’ visit the ruins of a Royal Palace, hike the<br />

‘Kulsvierstien’ trail or take a dip in Teglgårdssøen,<br />

Hillerød's small bathing lake.<br />

Søstien<br />

It's easy to spend a couple of hours strolling<br />

around the Castle Lake and through the<br />

Castle Park. You will have a view of Frederiksborg<br />

Castle as you walk all the way around<br />

the lake. An incredibly beautiful and diverse<br />

walk - in all seasons.<br />

Mangholm<br />

Mangholm is a family-run organic farm centred<br />

around raw ingredients, food experiences<br />

and animal welfare. On the farm you<br />

can visit the animals and the café, which<br />

serves delicious home-made cakes and coffee<br />

on Sundays. Of course, you can also buy<br />

an ice cream and enjoy it in the courtyard.<br />

Hillerødvej 20, 3400 Hillerød, mangholm.dk<br />

Kulsvierstien<br />

Kulsvierstien runs from the edge of Mangholm's<br />

land - it is a 3.5 km long path through<br />

a hilly dead-ice landscape. A rural walk with<br />

spots to stop for a rest and enjoy views of<br />

Alsønderup Engsø and Alsønderup Church.<br />

Kulsvierstien, Pibe Møllevej 7, 3400 Hillerød<br />

Fantasy Island<br />

When Frederik VII was king, he needed to<br />

get away from royal duties now and then.<br />

Therefore, in 1859 he built a small pleasure<br />

palace on Fantasiens Ø (Fantasy Island) in<br />

Breddam Lake. Here he could relax with<br />

Countess Danner. Today only a granite<br />

boulder gable with pointed window arches<br />

remains; but use your imagination and you<br />

can visualise the palace.<br />

Fantasiens Ø, Store Dyrehave, 3400 Hillerød<br />

Hillerøds bathing lake<br />

Teglgårdssøen, with its clear water, is a<br />

beautiful oasis where you can swim from the<br />

small sandy beach surrounded by greenery<br />

- almost in the heart of the city!<br />

Teglgårdssøen, Carlsbergvej 15,<br />

3400 Hillerød<br />

Get ready<br />

for a new<br />

day<br />

As the sun sets and<br />

your legs and head need<br />

a rest, Hillerød offers<br />

accommodation ranging<br />

from hotels and campsites<br />

in the city centre to hostels<br />

and bed & breakfasts in<br />

rural surroundings.<br />

Best Western Hotel<br />

Hillerød<br />

113 differently decorated rooms<br />

- high level of service, quality and<br />

functionality. Green Key certified.<br />

Milnersvej 41, 3400 Hillerød,<br />

Phone: +45 48 24 08 00,<br />

hotelhillerod.dk<br />

Hillerød Camping<br />

A flourishing southern oasis in the<br />

middle of the castle town with space<br />

for caravans, tents and motorhomes.<br />

Cabin rental<br />

Blytækkervej 18, 3400 Hillerød,<br />

Phone: +45 48 26 48 54,<br />

hillerodcamping.dk<br />

Danhostel Hillerød<br />

Accommodation located on the<br />

outskirts of the city - close to the<br />

forest and North Sealand's cycling<br />

and hiking routes.<br />

Lejrskolevej 1, 3400 Hillerød,<br />

Phone: +45 48 26 19 86,<br />

hillerodhostel.dk<br />

Mariegaarden<br />

Bed & Breakfast<br />

Enjoy a peaceful and tranquil night<br />

in scenic rural surroundings.<br />

Pibe Møllevej, 3400 Hillerød,<br />

Phone: +45 20 85 30 75,<br />

mariegaarden.com<br />

Ebogaard Bed & Breakfast<br />

Lovely rooms with nature views and<br />

everything you need - nothing more,<br />

nothing less.<br />

Kulsviervej 48, 3400 Hillerød,<br />

Phone: +45 20 41 09 07, ebogaard.dk

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WORLD<br />


Monkey World<br />

Hillerød boasts a magical animal kingdom<br />

full of birds, turtles and other cute animals.<br />

Here, everything happens on the animals'<br />

terms; they are the main characters and<br />

you get to visit their world.<br />

Suitable for all ages<br />

You get the chance to to see the<br />

monkeys up close if you buy feed<br />

for them. They will come and have<br />

a taste, and if you're lucky, one<br />

might even crawl up on you. Profits<br />

from the sale of feed are donated<br />

to young people in need.<br />

Useful tip<br />

You may bring your own picnic<br />

basket and enjoy a picnic in<br />

one of the many cosy spots<br />

where you are surrounded by<br />

the cute animals.<br />

Monkey World Animal<br />

Rescue<br />

Nejedevej 20<br />

DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

monkeyworld.dk<br />

Admission fees<br />

• Children 0-1 years of age: free.<br />

• 2-11 years of age: DKK 80<br />

• Over 12 years of age: DKK 125<br />

Access restricted for people with<br />

reduced mobility, wheelchair<br />

users, etc.<br />

Take it slow<br />

Monkey World is open to everyone<br />

and once you enter this amazing<br />

world, yyou'll quickly notice the<br />

calm atmosphere. As a result,<br />

Monkey World is a most relaxing<br />

experience.<br />

Discover more animal experiences<br />

on Instagram and Facebook<br />


Fra 12. juli - 30. juli<br />

Fredbogård Græsted<br />

Køb billetter på Billetten.dk

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Modern<br />

harbour town<br />

with lots of<br />

history<br />


The cosy harbour town of Hundested is unique, with its<br />

mix or modern cultural town and active harbour, where<br />

fishing boats land their catch in the early morning.<br />

Around the harbour, there are great restaurants, a<br />

brewery producing excellent beer and innovative art and<br />

design workshops, side by side with a classic boatyard<br />

and authentic working harbour.

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Vibrant harbour environment<br />

There’s life all year round at Hundested<br />

Harbour with lots to do for both young and<br />

old. The harbour is almost surrounded by<br />

restaurants and along the pier, galleries and<br />

artist’s studios show everything form glass<br />

and jewellery to paintings and other works<br />

of art. And if you arrive at the right time, you<br />

may even see the artists in action.<br />

Children can catch crabs and see fish at the<br />

pat-a-fish platform or tire themselves out on<br />

the adventure playground. Hundested Harbour<br />

also hosts a number of summer event<br />

sincluding Hundested Sand Sculpture Festival,<br />

where you can watch sculptors create<br />

art from the golden grains of sand. And it’s<br />

easy to get there. The local rail connection<br />

goes directly to Hundested Harbour.<br />

Beaches<br />

in Hundested<br />

There are many excellent areas to<br />

bathe in Hundested due to having<br />

a coastline on three sides. You<br />

can swim year-round at Trekanten<br />

beach right in the middle of the<br />

town. Gråstenvej beach is a little<br />

further up the coast and between<br />

Nødebohuse and Kikhavn you can<br />

stretch out on either Nødebohuse<br />

beach or Hald beach. And the<br />

child-friendly Lynæs beach is<br />

just 2 km from Hundested.

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Art and Design<br />

Many design shops and artist’s workshops<br />

can be found on Kajgaden, the town’s atmospheric<br />

pedestrian shopping street. Here, you<br />

can visit all the interesting shops that offer<br />

everything from clothes and design to local<br />

specialities and plants for the garden.<br />

A walk through the streets will reveal all Hundested<br />

has to offer, whether you’re looking for<br />

something special, local produce or are just<br />

interested in a good bargain. On your walk<br />

you will also pass by the old fishermen’s cottages<br />

that create an authentic atmosphere<br />

in the old fishing town.<br />

And if you venture down to the water’s edge<br />

on the old slipway, you’ll find unique design<br />

at the Backhaus Brown glass workshop,<br />

right next door to the goldsmith Bendix<br />

Copenhagen, with beautiful jewellery fashioned<br />

from precious metals, diamonds and<br />

cultured pearls.<br />

If you’re still hungry for a bit more shopping,<br />

take a stroll down Nørregade, where there<br />

are more small shops with interior design<br />

for your home. Fancy an ice cream? Then<br />

visit the town’s ice cream shop where the<br />

cones are baked with flour from Hundested<br />

communal mill at Grønnessegaard. Hundested<br />

Business Association arranges events,<br />

including Hundested by Night, summer concerts<br />

and the Christmas Market around the<br />

harbour and in town.<br />

Rent a bike<br />

• Hundested Cykler<br />

• Sølager Strand Camping<br />

• Dyssekilde Station<br />

• Byaasgaard Farmshop<br />

& Camping<br />

Many great restaurants<br />

There are a number of great restaurants<br />

around Hundested Harbour including the<br />

brewery Halsnæs Bryghus, where the food<br />

is inspired by beer, with a menu that includes<br />

classic lunch and evening dishes. Keep an eye<br />

on the calendar – there’s music, barbecues,<br />

comedy, beer tasting an much more on the<br />

programme. At Restaurant Havfruen you<br />

can enjoy both your meal and the view from<br />

the restaurant terrace. Try a fish and shellfish<br />

platter or a tasty ‘stjerneskud’ (a mixed seafood<br />

sandwich). Knud is a cosy restaurant<br />

that puts their own twist on bistro inspired<br />

by the sea surrounding Hundested. Menu<br />

staples include; Oysters, mussels and butterfried<br />

flatfish. However, it also features good<br />

quality steak, vegetable dishes and roast<br />

poultry.<br />

And if you’re a fan of Asian cuisine Yo-Yo<br />

has sushi, Chinese dishes and great service<br />

on the menu. If you’re shopping for a nice<br />

dinner or need inspiration, pop by Meny<br />

on Nørregade.<br />

Useful tip<br />

Visit Kajgaden coffee<br />

roastery and try some<br />

tasty organic coffee.<br />

Enjoy it in the cafe or<br />

take some home.<br />

Discover<br />

Hundested<br />

Where to stay<br />

• Byaasgaard Farmshop<br />

& Camping<br />

• Hundested Harbour<br />

• Hundested Havnehytter<br />

• Hundested B&B<br />

Eat well at<br />

• Restaurant Knud:<br />

bistro and open sandwiches<br />

• Restaurant Havfruen:<br />

fish and shellfish<br />

• Halsnæs Bryghus:<br />

classic lunch and evening meals<br />

• Torup Spisehus:<br />

organic restaurant with local<br />

produce<br />

• Restaurant Yo-Yo:<br />

Asian cuisine<br />

• Hundested B&B<br />

Lots of shopping<br />

• Meny<br />

• Kajgaden by the harbour<br />

• Shops on Nørregade<br />

• Kajgaden, Kulturkajen<br />

Hundested Harbou<br />

It’s for kids!<br />

• Tothaven visitor farm<br />

• ‘Pat a Fish’<br />

discovery platform<br />

• Hundested Sand Sculpture<br />

Festival<br />

• Knud Rasmussen’s House<br />

• Harbour playground<br />

• Minigolf at the harbour


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Useful tips<br />

Want to wake up with a sea view?<br />

Then a harbour cabin is a perfect<br />

choice for you. Rent one of the<br />

cosy Hundested Havnehytter, right<br />

on the quay. You can also camp in<br />

a mobile home on the North Pier<br />

and by Isefjorden at Hundested<br />

Harbour or sleep well at Hundested<br />

B&B located between the<br />

town and the harbour.<br />

Local produce<br />

A little outside town, Tothaven visitor farm<br />

has its own dairy. Try the handmade ice<br />

cream or some goats milk cheese that you<br />

can enjoy in the farm café or take home. You<br />

can get close to the farm’s animals, ranging<br />

from goats and woolly pigs to honey bees<br />

and cats, and there are always lots of cute<br />

baby animals. The Halsnæs region is home to<br />

several farm shops where you can buy a wide<br />

range of local produce – from ribeye steaks<br />

to new potatoes and fresh strawberries. Follow<br />

the signs to ’Spisekammer Halsnæs’.<br />

From museums to surfing<br />

On the outskirts of Hundested you can visit<br />

polar explorer Knud Rasmussen’s House.<br />

The pretty thatched dwelling was built in<br />

1917 and functioned as Knud Rasmussen’s<br />

place of work when he was in Denmark. It<br />

lies on a large patch of land with views out<br />

over the Kattegat and as far as possible has<br />

remained as it was in his time. Visitors can<br />

discover the atmospheric house and learn<br />

about his exciting expeditions vis a number<br />

of changing exhibitions. The museum has a<br />

small shop with books about Knud Rasmussen,<br />

as well as a range of souvenirs.<br />

The old fishing village of Kikhavn is just<br />

three kilometres east of Hundested, where<br />

many of the yellow and white fishermen’s<br />

cottages stand just as they were 200 years<br />

ago. The village is car-free zone and is best<br />

explored on foot.<br />

At the station in the small village of Torup,<br />

you’ll find Torup Market, where every Saturday<br />

(in odd weeks from June to October)<br />

you can buy vegetables, plants, cereals and<br />

delicacies from local producers. Right next<br />

door is one of Denmark’s oldest eco-villages,<br />

Økosamfundet Dyssekilde, that arranges<br />

guided tours about the eco-lifestyle. You can<br />

also enjoy a meal at the local restaurant,<br />

Torup Spisehus, that serves vegetarian,<br />

vegan and meat dishes. All their organic produce<br />

is supplied by local farm shops within a<br />

radius of seven kilometres. And why not take<br />

a detour to Lynæs Havn? With its unique<br />

atmosphere, countryside and restaurants,<br />

it’s a paradise for wind and kite surfers.<br />

Country walks<br />

The area around Hundested is flat, rolling<br />

beautiful and unspoilt and completely surrounded<br />

by water. Visit one of the area’s<br />

five beaches with chalk-white sand, dunes,<br />

activities and hidden treasure, or go walking<br />

in the wild nature. Discover the area around<br />

Spodsbjerg Lighthouse with magnificent<br />

views over the Kattegat and the green hinterland<br />

or walk the North Coast Trail from<br />

Knud Rasmussen’s House to Kikhavn (1.5<br />

km). Or if you feel like a more challenging<br />

route, try the 53 km long Halsnino that<br />

winds its way through Halsnæs from Hundested<br />

to Strø Bjerge.<br />

There are also many great cycle routes near<br />

Hundested and Halsnæs’ wooded areas an<br />

beach paths are obvious routes for two wheels.<br />

Set your course for Grønnesse Forest and see<br />

the historic estate Grønnessegaard Gods.<br />

Ullerup Skov with its maze and playground<br />

is also near Hundested. If you’re an angler,<br />

the stretch of coast from Hundested towards<br />

Hald is one of the best places in Denmark for<br />

hooking a sea trout.<br />

Welcome to the pretty town of Hundested!<br />

Little breaks along<br />

the way<br />

• Knud Rasmussen’s House<br />

• Knud Rasmussen’s Memorial<br />

• Spodsbjerg Lighthouse<br />

• Art exhibitions at Fyrgården<br />

• The quaint fishing village<br />

of Kikhavn<br />

• Carlsstenen dolmen in<br />

Grønnesse Forest<br />

• Økosamfundet Dyssekilde

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Hundested Sand Sculpture Festival<br />

From 18 May to 22 October, the Hundested Sand Sculpture Festival<br />

will again fill the harbour in Hundested with magnificent works of<br />

sand art created by artists from all over the world. More than 700,000<br />

visitors have left their footprints in the sand around the festival's<br />

amazing sculptures over the years, and this year another fantastic<br />

line-up of art and entertainment for young and old is in store.<br />

Unleash your creativity<br />

Hundested Sand Sculpture Festival was<br />

launched to create an attraction that could<br />

bring life to the local harbour – with an<br />

international flair. The event is both fun<br />

and inspiring. In addition to admiring the<br />

masterpieces by the many artists,you can<br />

also try your hand at sand sculpting. The<br />

festival has a large area for children, where<br />

the whole family can have fun and get creative<br />

with activities such as sand shaping,<br />

sand painting and treasure hunts. Take a<br />

break, enjoy a packed lunch in one of the<br />

festival's many indoor and outdoor seating<br />

areas, or visit the cosy Café Skipperstuen for<br />

all sorts of delicious refreshments.<br />

Hundested Sand<br />

Sculpture Festival<br />

18 May – 22 October <strong>2023</strong><br />

Kajgaden 7, DK-3390<br />

Hundested<br />

sandfestival.dk<br />

Tickets can be purchased<br />

at the entrance.<br />

Adults: DKK 65.<br />

Children 4-12 years of age: DKK 30<br />

Children 0-3 years of age:<br />

free of charge

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<strong>2023</strong> Theme: Once upon a time<br />

Once upon a time, a small grain of sand<br />

wanted to be transformed into something<br />

special. Life in the gravel pit had gotten so<br />

boring. One day a giant digger came along<br />

and took the grain of sand and many others<br />

to a thriving little harbour town, where<br />

talented artists from all over the world<br />

patted, brushed, shaped and moulded<br />

the golden grains of sand into the most<br />

incredible creations. Then one fine spring<br />

morning, as the sun's rays warmed the little<br />

grain of sand, it looked down at itself and<br />

realised it had indeed been truly transformed.<br />

Like a golden tear in the corner of<br />

the eye of a real princess, the little grain<br />

of sand shone as brightly as the sun while<br />

fairytale stories were whispered in the wind<br />

along Hundested Harbour. The little grain<br />

of sand was in the very best company of<br />

world-famous fairytales and storytellers.<br />

If you don't believe me, you can see it for<br />

yourself at this year's sand sculpture festival<br />

at Hundested Harbour.<br />

Previous themes<br />

• 2012 The sea and all its beauty<br />

• 2013 Fairytales and stories<br />

• 2014 The Vikings and Norse mythology<br />

• 2015 The Middle Ages<br />

– for better or worse<br />

• 2016 The great Danes<br />

• 2017 Historical events<br />

• 2018 Myths and legends<br />

• 2019 Masterpieces<br />

• 2020 What a wonderful world<br />

• 2021 Around the world<br />

• 2022 Travel through time:<br />

Where will you travel?

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Hundested Bed & Breakfast<br />

also find Kulturkajen (the Cultural Quay)<br />

and the popular pedestrian shopping<br />

street Kajgaden with its galleries, open<br />

workshops, fish shops and a local brewery.<br />

Hundested Bed & Breakfast is housed<br />

in an old inn, Hundested Kro, and has<br />

a cosy patio and bar area. Inside you’ll<br />

find a warm and welcoming atmosphere,<br />

and you will be able to get a good<br />

night’s sleep in comfortable rooms and<br />

wake up to a wonderful breakfast buffet.<br />

The 34 rooms are located in the main building,<br />

which is originally from the 1960s. Eight<br />

of the rooms have balconies with a panoramic<br />

view. In addition, there are a number<br />

of other large rooms that are perfect<br />

for courses, talks, meetings, conferences<br />

and celebrations.<br />

B&B<br />

• Patio – enjoy your<br />

afternoon coffee in the<br />

cosy patio area<br />

• Restaurant – have lunch<br />

or an evening meal in<br />

the cosy old bar<br />

• Large buffet lunch on<br />

weekends and public<br />

holidays<br />

• 34 bedrooms with<br />

private bathrooms<br />

• Rooms with panoramic<br />

views<br />

• Free Wifi<br />

• Lift<br />

• Music events and talks<br />

throughout the year<br />

• Disabled access<br />

As the name suggests, Hundested Bed &<br />

Breakfast is located in the charming harbour<br />

town of Hundested, with views of<br />

the water and lively harbour area – the<br />

perfect starting point for a wonderful<br />

holiday for grown-ups and children alike.<br />

When you step outside the door, it’s only<br />

a short walk to the harbour, where you’ll<br />

Hundested<br />

Bed & Breakfast<br />

Nørregade 10<br />

3390 Hundested<br />

Tlf. +45 47 93 75 38<br />

kontakt@hundested-bb.com<br />




At the end of Nordre Beddingsvej, where the fjord meets the quayside, Bendix Copenhagen and<br />

Backhaus Brown invite you into a world of gold and glass.<br />

“Glass is our life and our shared passion. Nature is our source of inspiration in everything we do, and a dream<br />

came true when in 2008 we opened a new glass studio at Hundested Harbour. Backhaus Brown’s location enriches<br />

us with daily inspiration in the creation of unique and innovative glass design and the fjord and the volatility of<br />

light align beautifully with the unpredictability of glass.” Andrew Brown & Nanna Backhaus Brown<br />

At Bendix Copenhagen, we work to create a whole – a unique atmosphere of enthusiasm for great raw materials<br />

and craftsmanship of the highest quality, as well as visual aesthetics and design. Our workshop is located by<br />

the old harbor bed at Hundested Harbour, a unique and authentic environment which is characterized by art, marina,<br />

industry, restaurants and, not least, nature. The ocean just outside our windows, in the finest way complements<br />

our jewellery and our work.<br />

We look forward to welcoming you by the water’s edge” Goldsmith Christina Bendix<br />




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LYNÆS<br />

Where the wind blows<br />

in the right direction<br />

If you take a drive out to the south-western<br />

tip of the Halsnæs peninsula, you reach the<br />

small fishing village of Lynæs. Brightly coloured<br />

kitesurfers perform aerial ballet in the sky<br />

on the windswept tip. Here on the edge of the<br />

water, twin brothers Jeppe and Johan Ingversen<br />

have created a small oasis for surf lovers<br />

that also attracts holiday home owners, families<br />

and coffee-loving Copenhageners. This is<br />

where you can indulge your inner child and<br />

frolic in the waves or fly on the wind, hang<br />

out at the beach bar or sweat out the stress<br />

of the big city in the sauna.<br />

The onshore winds are fond of Lynæs, and<br />

the shallow water at the beach makes Lynæs<br />

one of Denmark's best surf spots and an ideal<br />

playground for kitesurfing, windsurfing, SUP<br />

or kayaking.<br />

"Some surf spots can feel exclusionary. Everyone<br />

is welcome here. We want it to be a place<br />

to meet that has a welcoming community of<br />

people having a good time, with a great atmosphere<br />

– just like after a good day of skiing,"<br />

explains Jeppe.<br />

The local community<br />

Lynæs Surfcenter draws on its roots in the<br />

local community. Before the surf centre was<br />

established, Jeppe and Johan's father had a<br />

grocery store at the address. But when the<br />

shop closed, a local meeting place disappeared.<br />

They wanted to fill that void, and<br />

today many locals spend time at the surf<br />

centre daily; most of them as guests, but the<br />

surf centre has also become a large working<br />

community for young local people.<br />

"The fact that we have somehow recreated the<br />

community that the grocery store had back then<br />

is one of the things we are proudest of. Local<br />

communities like this are very much about<br />

having a meeting place, creating a connection<br />

and getting to know your neighbours," says Johan.<br />

Vinterhi in Lynæs<br />

"The local community is a prerequisite for<br />

creating a place that can be vibrant all year<br />

Jeppe and<br />

Johan's top tips<br />

for Lynæs<br />

"The most stunning sunsets, especially<br />

in the winter months, can be<br />

seen on the slope at Store Karlsmindevej<br />

between Lynæs and Sølager.<br />

At the summit there is a fantastic<br />

view across the whole of Lynæs.<br />

Klintestien (the cliff path) connects<br />

the two villages and actually ends<br />

right at Lynæs Surfcenter's food bar<br />

‘Madbar’, making it the perfect place<br />

to satisfy your hunger after your<br />

hike," the two brothers laugh.<br />

round. Tourists and out-of-town visitors are<br />

looking for authentic experiences where the<br />

locals also come."<br />

This has been the idea behind Madbaren (the<br />

food bar), the latest addition to a series of initiatives<br />

that are open most of the year and focus<br />

on local produce. It serves brunch, pasta, pizza<br />

and shared dishes in the evening, and there is<br />

communal dining every Wednesday.<br />

The aim is to make Lynæs Surfcenter a place<br />

that is just as great to be in during the winter<br />

as it is in the summer. Winter swimming and<br />

sauna are already part of the Vinterhi 'winter<br />

lair' concept. The enterprising brothers<br />

are working on expanding the concept and<br />

extending the season with more activities to<br />

strengthen the community and good times<br />

– - and continue the positive vibes in Lynæs.<br />

At Lynæs Surfcenter, you come to catch your<br />

breath or to get your heart rate up. You could<br />

call it outdoor wellness. Modest and closeto-nature<br />

luxury that is good for body and<br />

soul. Something completely different from<br />

the wellness of spa hotels but exclusive in<br />

its own unique way.

LYNÆS<br />

29<br />

Lynæs Surfcenter &<br />

Lynæs Madbar<br />

Lynæs Havnevej 8A & 3D<br />

3390 Hundested<br />

surfcenter.dk<br />

Madbaren (the food bar) and sauna<br />

are open during winter. Accommodation,<br />

beach bar, surf school and<br />

shop are open from Easter until the<br />

autumn school holidays.<br />

Where to stay<br />

Lynæs Surfcenter<br />

Lynæs Hotel<br />

Lynæs Camping<br />

Shelters at Lynæs harbour<br />

an ice cream parlour, as well as a playground<br />

and an adventure bridge for children. There<br />

are also barbecue areas, sea bathing and two<br />

shelters with fire pits available and free to<br />

use. Throughout the summer, there are various<br />

activities and concerts. For example,<br />

keep an eye out for 'Live in Lynæs', which<br />

provides fantastic live music on five Fridays<br />

during the summer.<br />

Experiences not<br />

to be missed<br />

Lynæs beach and<br />

sea bathing<br />

Child-friendly beach with<br />

a bathing jetty and lifeguard<br />

during the summer period.<br />

Lynæs Havnevej,<br />

3390 Hundested<br />

Seaweed safari<br />

Dive in and learn<br />

about the forgotten<br />

vegetables of the sea.<br />

dansktang.dk<br />

Lynæs - the small fishing village<br />

Lynæs is sheltered by the high cliffs on the<br />

headland at the entrance to the Isefjord, just<br />

under 2 km south of Hundested. The idyllic<br />

fishing village is one of Denmark's oldest<br />

villages, and thousands of yachtsmen from<br />

Isefjord, Roskilde Fjord and Kattegat drop<br />

in at the town's charming marina.<br />

In Lynæs, plenty of wonderful experiences for<br />

the entire family can be enjoyed. At the harbour,<br />

there are restaurants, fishmongers and

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EVENTS<br />

EVENTS<br />

IN NORTH<br />


<strong>2023</strong><br />

28 JANUARY - 11 JUNE<br />

The artist colonies Hornbæk & Arild<br />

The Nivaagaard Collection<br />

nivaagaard.dk<br />

9 FEBRUARY - 11 JUNE<br />

Dana Schutz<br />

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art<br />

louisiana.dk<br />

31 MARCH -<br />

17 SEPTEMBER<br />

’Marie Hald – Exhibition’<br />

Denmark’s National Portrait Gallery,<br />

Frederiksborg Castle<br />

dnm.dk<br />

6 APRIL - 6 AUGUST<br />

Munkeruphus Tapestry<br />

Solo exhibition with designer<br />

and artist Louise Campbell<br />

munkeruphus.dk<br />

15 APRIL - 22 OCTOBER<br />

Oracle by Cathrine Raben Davidsen<br />

Rudolph Tegner’s Museum & Statue Park<br />

rudolphtegner.dk<br />

1 MAY - 23 OCTOBER<br />

Daily boat trips on the castle lake<br />

in Hillerød<br />

The Little Ferry<br />

partrederiet.dk<br />

North Sealand is buzzing with big events<br />

with an international perspective, vibrant<br />

festivals of music and theatre, and a<br />

whole slew of local experiences you<br />

don’t want to miss. You can, for example,<br />

explore food markets, historical markets,<br />

guided tours, boat trips, fun activities for<br />

children and nature experiences – many<br />

of the activities are free. In case you’re<br />

curious about all the things you can<br />

do in <strong>2023</strong>, we’ve put together an<br />

overview for you here. Enjoy!<br />

Enjoy great<br />

music at this<br />

summer’s<br />

music festivals<br />

19-20 MAY<br />

Av Min Guldtand<br />

Music Festival, Birkepladsen,<br />

Tisvildeleje<br />

7, 14, 21, 28 JULY<br />

& 4 AUGUST<br />

Live music at sunset in Lynæs<br />

surfcenter.dk<br />

20-22 JULY<br />

Musik i Lejet, Tisvildeleje<br />

musikilejet.dk<br />

24-26 AUGUST<br />

Folkely Festival in Hundested:<br />

Three days of music,<br />

art, talks and food<br />

folkely.dk<br />

4-5 AUGUST<br />

New Note Festival:<br />

Upcoming artists playing at<br />

Klaverfabrikken in Hillerød<br />


4 MAY - 20 AUGUST<br />

Niko Pirosmani<br />

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art<br />

louisiana.dk<br />

30 JUNE<br />

Cannon Friday in Frederiksværk:<br />

Town festival, music and food<br />

frederiksvaerkhandel.dk<br />

26 AUGUST<br />

Autumn market in<br />

Kulturhavn Gilleleje<br />

smagpaanordsjaelland.dk<br />

EVENTS<br />

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6 MAY - 24 SEPTEMBER<br />

Boat trips on Arresø onboard M/S<br />

Frederikke sailing from Arresødal<br />

in Frederiksværk<br />

msfrederikke.dk<br />

18 MAY - 22 OCTOBER<br />

Hundested Sand Sculpture<br />

Festival at Hundested Harbour<br />

sandfestival.dk<br />

27 MAY<br />

Spring market in Kulturhavn Gilleleje<br />

smagpaanordsjaelland.dk<br />

27-29 MAY<br />

Græsted Vintage Cars:<br />

Scandinavia’s largest vintage car<br />

meet – in the middle of North Sealand<br />

gvtf.dk<br />

27-29 MAY<br />

TimeWinder, Nostalgia on land,<br />

at sea and in the air<br />

Grønnessegaard Gods, Hundested<br />

timewinder.dk<br />

9 JUNE - 22 OCTOBER<br />

Ragnar Kjartansson<br />

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art<br />

louisiana.dk<br />

9-11 JUNE<br />

Hillerød Slotssø Dage (town festival)<br />

hillerod.nu<br />

10 JUNE - 14 OCTOBER<br />

Torup Market: Saturday food market<br />

during odd weeks at Dyssekilde<br />

Station in Torup near Hundested<br />

Facebook/torupmarked<br />

17 JUNE<br />

Beer festival at Esrum Abbey<br />

esrum.dk<br />

21 JUNE - 17 SEPTEMBER<br />

Alfons Åberg (Alfie Atkins): Gunilla<br />

Bergström’s original works exhibited<br />

at The Nivaagaard Collection<br />

nivaagaard.dk<br />

23 JUNE<br />

Midsummer bonfire by Slotssøen,<br />

Hillerød<br />

hillerod.nu<br />

29 JUNE - 26 NOVEMBER<br />

Cave_Bureau<br />

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art<br />

louisiana.dk<br />

1 JULY - 31 JULY<br />

Summer holiday activities for<br />

children and adults at Esrum Abbey<br />

esrum.dk<br />

1 JULY - 6 AUGUST<br />

Guided tours of Fredensborg Palace<br />

and gardens<br />

kongeligeslotte.dk<br />

3-24 JULY<br />

Frederiksværk Music Festival<br />

Gjethuset, Frederiksværk<br />

frv-musik.dk<br />

6 JULY - 3 AUGUST<br />

Banquet in Munkeruphus’ garden:<br />

Community dinners with<br />

entertainment every Thursday<br />

during the summer holidays<br />

munkeruphus.dk<br />

7-9 JULY<br />

Bakkefest in Gilleleje (festival)<br />

bakkefest.dk<br />

7-23 JULY<br />

The World´s Best Picnic:<br />

Al fresco food & music at A.P.<br />

Møller Grunden, Udsholt Strand<br />

meyers.dk<br />

12-31 JULY<br />

North Sealand Open Air Theatre<br />

presents ’Robin Hood’ in Græsted<br />

nsjteater.dk<br />

5-6 AUGUST<br />

Kildemarked in Tisvildeleje<br />

(market fair)<br />

kildemarkedet.dk<br />

12-13 AUGUST<br />

Art in Halsnæs: Open studio<br />

kunstihalsnaes.dk<br />

15 JULY<br />

Summer market in<br />

Kulturhavn Gilleleje<br />

smagpaanordsjaelland.dk<br />

17-21 AUGUST<br />

Louisiana Literature Festival<br />

louisiana.dk<br />

19 AUGUST - 22 OCTOBER<br />

’For det meste’: Solo exhibition<br />

by artist and writer Ann Linn<br />

Palm Hansen<br />

munkeruphus.dk<br />


Frederiksværk Stålmand (Steel<br />

Man): Triathlon in Frederiksværk<br />

dgi.dk/staalmand<br />


Candlelight Festival: Concert at<br />

Rudolph Tegner’s Museum<br />

rudolphtegner.dk<br />

14-17 SEPTEMBER<br />

Jazznæs: Jazzfestival<br />

gjethuset.dk<br />

29 SEPTEMBER–<br />

14 JANUARY<br />

Bruno Liljefors’s nature paintings at<br />

The Nivaagaard Collection<br />

nivaagaard.dk<br />

1 OCTOBER<br />

MTB Marathon: Denmark’s largest<br />

and oldest<br />

mtbmaraton.dk<br />


Firelei Báez<br />

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art<br />

louisiana.dk<br />

13 OCTOBER<br />

Culture night Tisvilde<br />

facebook/kulturnattisvilde<br />

20 OCTOBER<br />

Hillerød Horror Walk: The streets<br />

of Hillerød are filled with creepy<br />

creatures and scary monsters<br />

hillerod.nu<br />

23 NOVEMBER - 7 APRIL<br />

’The Creative Human’<br />

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art<br />

louisiana.dk<br />

24 NOVEMBER<br />

Christmas in Hillerød: Christmas<br />

tree lighting and Christmas at<br />

the old mill<br />

hillerod.nu<br />

25-26 NOVEMBER & 2-3<br />


Christmas market at Esrum Abbey<br />

esrum.dk<br />

2-3 DECEMBER<br />

Christmas market Grønnessegaard<br />

Gods, Hundested<br />


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Culture, canals<br />

and cannons<br />


Beautifully located between Arresø lake and<br />

Roskilde Fjord, Frederiksværk is also known<br />

as “Little Venice” because of its canal system<br />

and numerous iconic bridges. The old houses<br />

in the streets and alleyways of Frederiksværk<br />

bear witness to the town’s historic past as<br />

Denmark’s first industrial centre, but Frederiksværk<br />

has so much more to offer. Today<br />

the town is a thriving commercial centre<br />

with attractive shops and a cultural life with<br />

lots of events, as well as being the perfect<br />

base from which to go on trips in the local<br />

countryside. Visit the exciting children’s playgrounds,<br />

take a boat trip, see the wildlife or<br />

explore the many nature trails.<br />

10 things not to miss<br />

M/S Frederikke – set sail on Arresø,<br />

Denmark’s largest lake.<br />

Is Salonen – the best home-made<br />

ice cream in town.<br />

The Gunpowder Museum –<br />

discover the history of gunpowder<br />

and see the machines used to<br />

manufacture it.<br />

Melby Overdrev – the largest area<br />

of heath landscape in Sealand.<br />

Canoe trip – paddle along the canal<br />

to Arresø or Roskilde Fjord.<br />

Bæverskjulet (the Beavers’ lodge)<br />

at Arresø – see the busy beavers in<br />

action (if you’re lucky!)<br />

Ølsted Grusgrav – the old quarry<br />

developed into an attractive<br />

nature park.<br />

Asserbo Slotsruin – idyllic castle<br />

ruin, originally founded as a<br />

monastery in the 12th century.<br />

Dronningholm Slotsruin – discover<br />

the ruin of this medieval castle at<br />

Arrenæs.<br />

Hyllingebjergstenen – a 3,000 year<br />

old monolith on display in the town<br />

library.<br />

The cradle of industry<br />

In the first part of the 18th century, local<br />

farmers around Arresø complained that the<br />

lake burst its banks and flooded their fields.<br />

King Frederik IV arranged for a canal to be<br />

dug. The water power generated from this<br />

allowed for the growth of industry along the<br />

canal. In the 1750s, the cannon foundry and<br />

gunpowder works were established and the<br />

town was named after King Frederik V. Later<br />

other large industrial enterprises arrived and<br />

over the years, everything from gunpowder,<br />

cast-iron pans, sheet metal and much more<br />

has been made in Frederiksværk.<br />

Discover the gunpowder town<br />

Frederiksværk’s beautifully preserved gunpowder<br />

works continues to be an important<br />

part of the town. At the Gunpowder Works<br />

Museum, the old water-powered machines<br />

still function. The museum is a part of the<br />

Frederiks Værk Museum of Industry, which<br />

is celebrating the town’s industrial history in<br />

a new exhibition in Arsenalet – the old military<br />

arsenal, which opens in June <strong>2023</strong>. The<br />

museum also runs themed town walks in the<br />

summer season. Read more at indmus.dk.<br />

Culture and Cannons<br />

In addition to the gunpowder works, many<br />

of Frederiksværk’s old industrial buildings<br />

are still standing and their different architecture<br />

makes Frederiksværk unique. The<br />

old cannon foundry, Gjethuset, is today a<br />

cultural centre that hosts everything from<br />

rock concerts to conferences and children’s<br />

theatre. Indeed, there is something for everyone:<br />

town festivals, Cannon Friday, historical<br />

exhibitions, open air concerts in Ølsted<br />

Grusgrav, standup comedy in Slusen and<br />

much, much, more.


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Shopping and something tasty<br />

The town’s pedestrianised shopping street is<br />

uniquely located between canal and forest<br />

and together with the I Noord shopping centre,<br />

Frederiksværk offers a wide range of speciality<br />

stores, second-hand shops, cosy cafes<br />

and eateries. When it’s ice cream weather,<br />

pop by Is Salonen, where you’ll find homemade,<br />

Italian-inspired ice creams to suit<br />

every taste – even those with milk allergy,<br />

diabetics and vegans.<br />

Nature and town in symbiosis<br />

In Frederiksværk, the town and surrounding<br />

countryside are almost interwoven.<br />

Frederiks værk is situated in a large and hilly<br />

forest area, and if you scale the steps behind<br />

the I Noord shopping centre to Bakke stien,<br />

you are afforded a superb view over the<br />

town, harbour and fjord.<br />

And if you would like to get a view of the<br />

town from the water, why not hire a canoe<br />

from Frederiksværk Camping and paddle out<br />

either to Roskilde Fjord or Arresø, Denmark’s<br />

largest lake. The idyllic Brede Å path begins<br />

at Frederiksværk Church and follows the line<br />

of the canal through Arresødal Forest all the<br />

way to Arresø lake. There is a covered birdwatching<br />

platform by the lake, from which<br />

you can observe the rich bird-life of the area<br />

and, if you’re lucky, even catch a glimpse of<br />

the colourful and rare kingfisher.<br />

Rent a bike and ride off<br />

into the blue<br />

Ditlev Cykler<br />

Vinderød Skov 3<br />

DK-3300 Frederiksværk<br />

ditlevcykler.dk<br />

Where to stay<br />

Frederiksværk Camping & Hostel<br />

Strandgade 30, DK-3300<br />

Frederiksværk fredfyldt.dk<br />

Nordsjællands Ferieboliger<br />

Kirkegade 15C, DK-3300<br />

Frederiksværk ns-ferieboliger.dk<br />

Ølsted Kro & Hotel<br />

Hovedgaden 16, DK-3310 Ølsted<br />

olstedkro.dk<br />


Useful tip<br />

You might be lucky to<br />

see a kingfisher or hear<br />

a nightingale sing while<br />

on a sailing trip.<br />

Discover untouched and unique landscape:<br />

Take a trip on Arresø, Denmark’s largest<br />

lake, on the M/S Frederikke. The trip sails<br />

from the quay on Arresødalsvej in Frederiksværk<br />

and the first part goes along the narrow<br />

canal where you might catch a glimpse<br />

of a kingfisher. The boat then enters Arresø<br />

from which you can see no less than five<br />

churches: Vinderød, Ramløse, Annisse, Lille<br />

Lyngby and Kregme.<br />

There is also rich birdlife in the reedbeds<br />

and in spring on an early morning tour you<br />

might be lucky to hear a nightingale. As<br />

well as regular sailings on weekdays and<br />

weekends from 2.00 pm, M/S Frederikke<br />

also operates special trips with historical<br />

and cultural themes.<br />

M/S Frederikke<br />

Arresødalvej 103<br />

DK-3300 Frederiksværk<br />

Tel. +45 30 23 06 85<br />


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Frederiksværk<br />

History, live music, shopping, great foodt - Frederikværk has<br />

something for everyone. Here are a few ideas for things to do for<br />

both old and young in North Sealand’s charming canal town.<br />

Gjethuset<br />

– culture all year round<br />

With over 100 events a year, Gjethuset<br />

is one of North Sealand’s largest culture<br />

centres. For over 30 years, the old cannon<br />

foundry has been a venue for concerts,<br />

shows, theatre, art and conferences. The<br />

building itself is an architectural jewel,<br />

with thick stone walls, visible beams and a<br />

unique atmosphere. Gjethuset is definitely<br />

a place to visit, with events for the whole<br />

family. Check out Gjethuset’s programme<br />

to get inspiration for your next cultural<br />

experience.<br />

Over the past year, Gjethuset has hosted many<br />

different artists and <strong>2023</strong> will be no exception.<br />

The culture centre will open its doors for wellknown<br />

Danish names such as Dodo and the<br />

Dodos and Sømændene as well as names such<br />

as Abekajser and Lasse Skriver for the more<br />

curious audience. The popular Frederiksværk<br />

Music Festival returns in July with classical<br />

chamber concerts, and Jazznæs, the new jazz<br />

festival, will be on the programme for September.<br />

Here, too, you will find theatre, talks and<br />

events for kids.<br />

A museum for adults<br />

and children<br />

The Powder Works Museum is definitely<br />

worth a visit. Here you can learn about the<br />

production of gunpowder and see what it<br />

was like to work in this dangerous occupation.<br />

The risk of explosions was considerable,<br />

which is why the surrounding area has protective<br />

walls and tall trees, whose macabre<br />

function has been to catch debris and torn<br />

limbs when things went awry.<br />

Discover the gunpowder mills alongside the<br />

canal or have a look into one of the old buildings<br />

where you can see the old machines at<br />

work - some driven by water power, others<br />

by electricity. The entire Powder Works area<br />

is exceptionally well preserved - so much so<br />

that Frederiksværk was awarded the status of<br />

one of Denmark's 25 finest industrial monuments<br />

in 2007.<br />

In addition to the Powder Works area, the<br />

museum also features "Palæet", the classicist<br />

house on the town square Torvet in Frederiksværk,<br />

which houses the museum administration<br />

and where visitors are welcome to<br />

use the library and archive. On the other side


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Selected events<br />

18 March: Dodo & The Dodos<br />

25 March: Lasse Skriver<br />

31 March: Sømændene<br />

29 April:<br />

Hardinger Band – Shu-Bi-Læum<br />

3 - 24 July:<br />

Frederiksværk Music Festival<br />

14 - 17 September: Jazznæs<br />

29 September: Fallulah<br />

14 October: Sebastian Band<br />

28 October: Gasoline<br />

29 October:<br />

De Onde – family concert<br />

2 November:<br />

Lisbet & Ulf – På Slap Line Igen<br />

4 November: Stine Bramsen<br />

9 November: Tim Christensen<br />

11 November: Zar Paulo<br />

18 - 19 November:<br />

Kunstnernes eget julemarked<br />

(Artists’ Christmas Market)<br />

Read more about Gjethuset and<br />

events at gjethuset.dk<br />

of Torvet (the town square) is Arsenalet - the<br />

old military depot, with a shop and exhibition<br />

space, and where you can find an introduction<br />

to the Royal North Sealand National Park.<br />

Shopping in a charming<br />

environment<br />

Sand drift during the 1600s brought about<br />

flooding of local farmers’ fields, so King Frederik<br />

IV had a canal dug to alleviate it. This<br />

led to the founding of Frederiksværk, where<br />

trade and industry soon blossomed. Today,<br />

Frederiksværk has over 130 shops - from<br />

preowned fashion in Loppehjørnet and the<br />

Red Cross shop for home furnishings to the<br />

latest styles in the iNoord shopping centre<br />

and Nørregade, the town’s pedestrian street.<br />

There are also plenty of appealing cafes and<br />

restaurants to choose from. Why not book<br />

a table at the Ban Phai Thai restaurant in<br />

a pretty half-timbered house, just a stone’s<br />

throw from Gjethuset culture centre.<br />

It’s easy to while away the hours in Frederiksværk.<br />

The town has a number of lovely squares<br />

where you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere,<br />

and if you have children with you, the<br />

large playground by the main square (Torvet),<br />

where the kids can play their way through<br />

the town’s fascinating history, is an absolute<br />

must. Bring a picnic basket with you or order<br />

takeaway from one of the many eateries.<br />

The last Friday in June is party time! This is the<br />

legendary Cannon Friday, where young and<br />

old can be entertained with music and fun.<br />

Parking is easy in Frederiksværk. There are<br />

1,400 parking spaces - all free and only a short<br />

distance from the pedestrian area, culture<br />

and forest.<br />

Useful tip<br />

The Frederiks Værk Museum of<br />

Industry offers guided tours and<br />

town walks and every Sunday<br />

throughout the summer holidays,<br />

there are free tours for children<br />

and families. And now there’s a new<br />

opportunity for you to explore the<br />

Powder Works area or take a walk<br />

through Frederiksværk completely<br />

free with the Useeum app.<br />

Join us on a tour<br />

of the town<br />

All the tours below can be booked<br />

at indmus.dk – Enjoy your tour!<br />

11 June: Art and architecture in<br />

Frederiksværk Take a closer look<br />

at the town's architecture and art.<br />

27 June: History by bike: Steel,<br />

copper and gunpowder. Join us<br />

on a cycle tour to learn more<br />

about steel, copper and<br />

gunpowder production.<br />

18 June, 16 July and 20 August:<br />

A walk through history. Three hours<br />

of local Danish history.<br />

4 July: Powder Works area - the<br />

history of this fascinating area.<br />

Join us on an extended walk<br />

through the Powder Works area.<br />

18 July, 13 and 27 August:<br />

The Cradle of Industry - a tour<br />

through Frederiksværk’s history.<br />

Learn about the foundation<br />

of Frederiks Værk and the<br />

town’s industrial history.<br />

25 July: Street names tell a story<br />

Join us on a walk through town<br />

where the street names guide you<br />

through the town’s exciting history.<br />

25 June, 2 and 23 July and 6<br />

August: Walking and sailing trip<br />

with M/S Frederikke. Town tour and<br />

Sunday excursion on Arresø aboard<br />

the M/S Frederikke.

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Useful tip<br />

During the autumn and winter months, there<br />

are fewer people on the North Coast, and<br />

the weather is more unstable. You can feel<br />

the forces of nature and find calmness while<br />

listening to the wind and the waves.<br />

Summer<br />

holiday<br />

like in<br />

the good old days<br />


The romantic seaside town of Liseleje is only an hour’s<br />

drive from Copenhagen and when the sun beats down<br />

from a cloudless sky on a hot summer’s day, there’s simply<br />

no better place to be. The sand stretches as far as the eye<br />

can see, the sea is crystal clear and the town has a wide<br />

variety of good restaurants and places to stay.<br />

Something for everyone<br />

Whether it’s soaking up the sun on the beach,<br />

paddling a kayak, market days or fun and<br />

festivities, Liseleje’s got it all. Hop on a bike,<br />

or walk from Liseleje through Asserbo and<br />

Troldeskoven, Denmark’s oldest pine forest,<br />

past the beautiful landscape of Melby Overdrev<br />

and visit Havtyren, Denmark’s largest<br />

nature playground. There’s excitement for the<br />

entire family.<br />

Sleep well in Liseleje<br />

If you’re planning to spend the night in Liseleje,<br />

there are plenty of places to chose from<br />

to suit every pocket, from Liseleje Badehotel<br />

to bed and breakfasts, camping and shelters.<br />

If you prefer a holiday cottage, you’ll find one<br />

through Feriepartner, who have everything<br />

from the most luxurious houses to simply<br />

equipped cottags.<br />

In Liseleje you can enjoy a seaside holiday like<br />

in the good old days, with the perfect mixture<br />

of relaxation, adventures and entertainment.<br />

Nearby activities<br />

• Havtyren nature playground<br />

• Liseleje Beach<br />

• Liselegelandet with mini golf<br />

and electric cars that children<br />

can drive themselves on a<br />

special course<br />

• Troldeskoven forest and Tisvilde<br />

Hegn nature area<br />

• Melby Common<br />

Summer<br />

events<br />

• White Night,<br />

Liseleje summer<br />

festival<br />

• Singing down<br />

the sun<br />

• Summer yoga<br />

on the beach<br />

• Market days<br />

• Beer Festival<br />

• Week 30 (24-30<br />

July) in Liseleje<br />

• Liseleje uge 30<br />

Rent a holiday cottage<br />

Feriepartner Liseleje<br />

Liselejevej 60<br />

3360 Liseleje<br />

Tel. +45 47 74 63 34<br />



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Liseleje Badehotel<br />

Liseleje Badehotel is a special kind of place<br />

that welcomes you in its warm embrace.<br />

Here, you can get a good night’s sleep, switch<br />

off and enjoy life.<br />

The hotel has been a summer boarding<br />

house since 1936 and its new owners, Dorte<br />

and Pål-Erik, have breathed new life into the<br />

old seaside hotel, with respect for its soul<br />

and history. The 16 newly renovated rooms<br />

have views either over the sea or inland<br />

facing the beach road. All rooms have their<br />

own bathroom, TV and fibre broadband.<br />

Mamas and Tapas is the hotel’s new restaurant,<br />

with Spanish-inspired food to tempt<br />

the palate, and in Kaffehuset, the hotel’s<br />

café, you can enjoy light meals, cakes and<br />

pastries accompanied by tea or coffee on<br />

the terrace. Both café and restaurant face<br />

Torvet, the town square, which has a special<br />

seaside town atmosphere. Both the beach<br />

and sea are only a stone’s throw away and<br />

just around the corner, you’re out in the<br />

beautiful countryside for walks, cycle trips<br />

or picnics.<br />

Liseleje Badehotel<br />

Liselejevej 62<br />

3360 Liseleje<br />

Tel. + 45 21 26 85 40<br />

liselejebadehotel.dk<br />

info@liselejebadehotel.dk<br />

• A stone’s throw from<br />

Liseleje beach<br />

• Sixteen newly ronvated rooms<br />

with their own bathroom<br />

• TV and fibre broadband in<br />

all rooms<br />

• Restaurant Mamas & Tapas<br />

• Kaffehus café<br />

• Meeting facilities

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HIKING<br />

LET’S<br />

GO!<br />

Long walks clear the mind. North Sealand is<br />

a true paradise for those who love to lace up<br />

their hiking boots and get out into the great<br />

outdoors to explore beautiful scenery and<br />

cultural highlights steeped in history.<br />

Here are some of our favourite hikes.<br />

Find a hiking buddy<br />

• Happy Hiking Tours<br />

• Kongernes Hike<br />

• Tisvildevejen




Tisvildevejen<br />

Walk through the cultural landscape of the<br />

magnificent National Park of Royal North<br />

Sealand. You can follow in the footsteps of<br />

Catholic monks and pilgrims who in the<br />

early days walked along the route from the<br />

Esrum Abbey to the Helenekilde spring in<br />

Tisvildeleje, which has become known as a<br />

place of pilgrimage for people in search of<br />

healing. The route runs through eight villages<br />

where you can spend the night in a<br />

bed & breakfast under the open sky. Join one<br />

of the organised multi-day hikes, such as<br />

the popular summer pilgrimage. For more<br />

details and hiking maps visit tisvildevejen.dk<br />

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The route starts here: Esrum Abbey<br />

Route distance: 77 km<br />



Kierkegaard by Nature<br />

Søren Kierkegaard walked along the North<br />

Coast deep in thought. Going on long walks<br />

was almost a necessity for him, and Gilbjerghoved<br />

was one of his favourite places. You<br />

can follow in the footsteps of the philosopher<br />

on this 12-km walk down the narrow,<br />

winding paths along steep slopes towards<br />

the Kattegat sea while you ponder life's big<br />

questions. Locate 12 audio stations along<br />

the route with the Useeum app, featuring<br />

Kierkegaard quotes and questions for reflection.<br />

Lace up your hiking boots and head<br />

towards the spectacular view of the Kattegat.<br />


HALSNÆS.<br />

The Halsnino<br />

The Halsnino from Hundested through<br />

Halsnæs to Strø Bjerge is a hike through<br />

the unique nature of Halsnæs. Along the<br />

52-km long route, you experience a variety<br />

of nature: Hilly landscapes, meadows,<br />

heathland, winding paths across<br />

fields, large forests, Roskilde Fjord, Isefjord<br />

and Denmark's largest lake, Arresø.<br />

The route starts here: The green recreation<br />

area ‘Mellemrummet’ in Hundested or<br />

Grimstrup Station (Strø Bjerge).<br />

Route distance: 52 km<br />


The Yellow Quality Trail<br />

A fascinating 7-km walk through Tisvilde<br />

Hegn. You pass an abandoned village,<br />

castle ruins and unspoilt wild nature not<br />

typically associated with Denmark. You can<br />

experience the impact of the drifting sand<br />

on nature and create fairy tales with your<br />

children as you make your way through<br />

the magical Troldeskoven forest. The Danish<br />

Ramblers Association [Danish Hiking<br />

guild] has certified the trail as a quality trail.<br />

The route starts here: Asserbo Castle<br />

Ruin, Bisp Absalons Vej 28, Frederiksværk.<br />

If you come by bus, get off at the stop 'Chr. E.<br />

Bartholdys Allé' and walk 1 km to the trail.<br />

Route distance: 7.2 km<br />

The route starts here: Stejlepladsen by Gilleleje<br />

Harbour (start and finish at the same<br />

place)<br />

Route distance: 12 km<br />

Hiking maps & audio stations: The path<br />

is signposted as Gilbjergstien. Download<br />

the Useeum app and select 'Kierkegaard by<br />

Nature, Gilleleje'.<br />

Getting started<br />

• Invest in a good pair of hiking<br />

boots or shoes.<br />

• Carry a windbreaker and rain<br />

gear in your backpack.<br />

• Public transport is available at<br />

most of the routes start and end<br />

destinations.<br />

• Don't forget water, sunscreen and<br />

a hat.<br />

• Stretch before and after to avoid<br />


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Love<br />

hiking the<br />


Denmark has a new ’nino’, which has quickly<br />

become very popular. Maybe it’s because of<br />

all the stunning views, the varied landscape,<br />

or because it’s easy to get on the route<br />

straight from the train? In any case, the<br />

Halsnino is always a great experience.<br />

Frederiksværk is for<br />

people with a sense of<br />

adventure<br />

• Stay the night in floating shelters<br />

on Arresø or in the sea hut at<br />

Hvide Klint<br />

• Spend the night at Camp Ågabet in<br />

the old fishing village at the mouth of<br />

the Frederiksværk Canal<br />

• Rent a kayak or go on an excursion<br />

with Comfort Adventures


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The Halsnino is named after the area and<br />

municipality of Halsnæs through which<br />

it winds its way – from Hundested in the<br />

west to Arrenakke in the north, to Denmark’s<br />

largest lake, Arresø, and its woodland shores<br />

in the east, and from there south to Grimstrup<br />

at the foot of Strø Bjerge.<br />

An excursion that offers a great<br />

deal of variety<br />

The 51.5-km signposted hiking route has<br />

it all: moraine hills, cliffs, beaches, forests,<br />

meadows, lakeshores, Bronze Age mounds,<br />

bogs, craters and fields.<br />

The Halsnino provides an enormous variety<br />

of nature and landscape, flora and fauna and,<br />

not least, peace and quiet. You can throughhike<br />

it in one go with an overnight stay along<br />

the way – or hike it in several stages. Want<br />

to join?<br />

Take a break<br />

• Ice cream and coffee at Is Salonen,<br />

Frederiksværk<br />

• Byaasgaard Farm Shop & Camping<br />

• Coffee and canoeing at Camp Ågabet<br />



• 51.5 km on soft trails<br />

• Although the route is<br />

signposted, it’s still a<br />

good idea to use an app<br />

or a map (available from<br />

visitnordsjaelland.dk)<br />

• The route is linear, so<br />

consider taking public<br />

transport one way. For<br />

example, you can start at<br />

Hundested or Grimstrup<br />

Station taking the train<br />

from Hillerød or walk from<br />

the station in Ølsted,<br />

Frederiksværk or Torup.<br />

A good night’s sleep<br />

along the way<br />

• Nordsjællands Ferieboliger,<br />

Frederiksværk<br />

• Byaasgaard Farm Shop &<br />

Camping<br />

• Liseleje Badehotel<br />

• Hundested B&B<br />

• Lynæs Surfshacks

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A charming<br />


The old palace and commercial town have plenty to<br />

offer visitors, with everything from sightseeing to<br />

culture. From falconers with their birds of prey and<br />

fun boat trips to fascinating palaces and parks. Visit<br />

Fredensborg – a charming palace town.


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Visit<br />

Fredensborg<br />

Stay at<br />

• Fredensborg Store Kro<br />

• Fredensborg Vandrerhjem<br />

• Fredensborg Camping<br />

Eat at<br />

• Fredensborg Store Kro<br />

• Country Market<br />

• Sørup Is & Kaffestue<br />

• Skipperhuset<br />

Why not also visit<br />

• Fredensborg Palace Gardens<br />

• Falkonergården<br />

• Fredensborg Museum<br />

• Højsager Mølle<br />

• Utzon Museum, Fredensborg<br />

palacetown<br />

Palace gardens and changing of<br />

the guards<br />

Fredensborg is situated between Hillerød<br />

and Helsingør, surrounded by a forest and a<br />

lake. The town’s main attraction is Fredensborg<br />

Palace (p. 46) with Denmark’s largest<br />

baroque garden which has won international<br />

recognition with The European Heritage<br />

Award. A particular attraction of the Palace<br />

Gardens is Nordmandsdalen with its 70<br />

sandstone statues of Norwegian and Faroese<br />

farmers and fishermen.<br />

If the Queen is staying at the palace, the<br />

Queen’s Life Guard has a daily change of<br />

guards at 12 o’clock and the marching band<br />

parades through town every Thursday to the<br />

sound of pipes and drums.<br />

Ice creams, sailing trips and<br />

birds of prey<br />

The main pedestrian precinct is close to<br />

Fredensborg Palace and while you’re there,<br />

why not pay a visit to the town’s old marina?<br />

If you’re up for a trip on the water, you can<br />

take a boat and see nature and the town from<br />

a completely new angle.<br />

Afterwards, enjoy an ice cream or relax with<br />

a coffee and homemade pastry and take in<br />

the beautiful view over the lake, Esrum Sø,<br />

and the palace gardens.<br />

Falkonergården by Esrum Sø offers a fascinating<br />

glimpse into the world of birds of<br />

prey. See impressive flying demonstrations<br />

by falcons, American buzzards and steppe<br />

eagles, no matter the weather (p.50).<br />

Plenty of dining options<br />

There are plenty of opportunities in Fredensborg<br />

to get a tasty meal at one of the many<br />

restaurants offering different types of cuisine,<br />

alternatively, simply relax with a coffee, ice<br />

cream or pastries and cakes. You can also<br />

taste your way through some of the delicious<br />

local specialities and even take some home<br />

with you.

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Dronningerunden<br />

Set out on the 40 km long and fantastic Dronningerunden, a<br />

signposted cycle route that winds parallel to Øresund and inland to<br />

Denmark’s second largest lake and the royal palace of Fredensborg.<br />

Who knows, maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of Her Majesty.<br />

Start by the coast<br />

It’s possible to both start and end in Nivå.<br />

The town is easy to get to and you can also<br />

take your bike on the train.<br />

Nivå is a charming seaside town with a cosy<br />

harbour, a fine sandy beach and plenty to<br />

offer culture vultures. Don’t miss The<br />

Nivaagaard Collection, with its impressive<br />

collection of European Baroque, Renaissance<br />

and Danish Golden Age paintings.<br />

And why not visit Nivaagaard Brickwork<br />

Ringoven – a Hoffmann tile kiln that is now<br />

an important piece of Danish industrial history.<br />

From the beach road Strandvejen, you<br />

can see the old clay pits, from which clay<br />

was dug to be made into tiles for firing in<br />

the kiln. The clay pits have now been transformed<br />

into a beautiful recreational area<br />

with paths and an adventure playground<br />

for children. Tiles from Nivå were sent to<br />

Copenhagen, where they were used on the<br />

famous expressionist Grundtvig’s Church,<br />

among other well-known buildings.<br />

The route continues along the coast to<br />

Sletten Harbour, where you can rest<br />

among the romantic fishermen’s cottages<br />

and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.<br />

Take a detour<br />

At this point, you can decide whether to<br />

leave the signposted route and pay a visit to<br />

the Aarstiderne organic farm at Krogerup<br />

Avlsgaard in Humlebæk, where they produce<br />

popular boxes of organic vegetables<br />

and recipes ‘From Soil to Stove’. Here you


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Why not also visit<br />

• Find The King’s Animals – an<br />

orienteering trail for kids in<br />

Fredensborg<br />

• Fugletårnet (the Bird Tower)<br />

at Nivå Bay Strandenge nature<br />

reserve<br />

• Nivå Harbour and Beachpark<br />

• Lergravssøerne (Clay Pit lakes)<br />

and adventure playground.<br />

• Canoe, kayak and boat trips on<br />

Esrum Lake<br />

• Frisbee-golf at Fredtoften<br />

• The adventure playground at<br />

Glenten and Knurrenborg Vang<br />

• The mountain bike track<br />

in Laveskov<br />

• The Princess Isabella Route –<br />

a 5 km jogging route<br />

Fredensborg Palace Gardens<br />

can relax with a coffee, or perhaps even<br />

fill your bicycle basket or saddlebag with<br />

organic vegetables. Not far is the worldfamous<br />

Louisiana Museum of Modern<br />

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Art with its stunning panorama view over<br />

Øresund. Here, where modern art stimulates<br />

the senses, you might want to stop for<br />

lunch. And then it’s probably time for the<br />

return trip to Dronningerunden.<br />

Pop in and visit the Queen<br />

Next stop is Fredensborg, where a visit to<br />

Fredensborg Palace, the Queen’s favourite<br />

residence is a given. If guards are in the sentry<br />

boxes, the Queen could be in residence,<br />

and you might even catch a glimpse of her.<br />

Leave your bike for a while and take a walk<br />

around the impressive baroque garden, discover<br />

the cosy town and follow the Royal<br />

Life Guard Drum Corps through the town<br />

to the sound of fifes and drums.<br />

Continue along The Palace Garden down<br />

Skipper Allé to Esrum Lake, where you<br />

probably deserve a break. Sørup, on the<br />

banks of the lake, is a poplar destination<br />

and it’s hard to resist an ice cream or lunch<br />

while you watch life around the lake. The<br />

route continues past the old mill at Karlebo<br />

and on to Kokkedal, where you once<br />

again see Øresund and are back where you<br />

started. Then maybe it’s time for a dip in the<br />

sea as a reward for a long day in the saddle.<br />

sea as a reward for a long day in the saddle.<br />

Worth seeing before you<br />

get off your bike<br />

If you follow Dronningerunden in<br />

an anti-clockwise direction: Nivå<br />

– Humlebæk – Fredensborg –<br />

Kokkedal, you will be cycling parallel<br />

to the shoreline with views over<br />

Øresund.<br />

The route is perfect for both<br />

beginners and more experienced<br />

riders although it’s not suitable for<br />

children. Due to the high volume<br />

of traffc It is mostly flat with a few<br />

inclines that are on the easy end. It's<br />

possible to cycle a smaller part of<br />

the route.<br />

Download a cycle map at<br />

visitnorthsealand.com, where you<br />

can also find tips on where to spend<br />

the night.<br />

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Highlights on the route<br />

6<br />


1<br />

2<br />

NIVÅ<br />

1. The Nivaagaard Collection<br />

and the rhododendron park.<br />

2. The Ringoven in Nivå - the<br />

impressive Hoffmann tile kiln.<br />

3. Louisiana Museum of<br />

Modern Art in Humlebæk<br />

4. Højsager Mill<br />

5. Fredensborg Palace and<br />

Palace Gardens<br />

6. Karlebo Mill

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Fredensborg Palace<br />

The town’s main attraction is Fredensborg<br />

Palace where you can stroll around Denmark’s<br />

largest and finest baroque garden,<br />

which is an important part of Danish cultural<br />

heritage. Last year it won international<br />

acclaim and was given The European Heritage<br />

Award for the extensive restauration of<br />

Fredensborg Palace Garden.<br />

The 300-year old baroque palace was originally<br />

built as a hunting lodge for Frederik<br />

IV and was offcially opened on the king’s<br />

birthday in 1722.<br />

The palace has had great significance for the<br />

development of the town of Fredensborg,<br />

the plan of which clearly shows that it has<br />

grown out from the palace. The baker and<br />

blacksmith were moved outside the palace<br />

to lower the risk of fire, which may be the reason<br />

why Fredensborg Palace never burnt and<br />

for the most part, stands as it was built 300<br />

years ago. Later, palace offcials had houses<br />

built around the palace that still stand today.<br />

The Queen of Denmark’s<br />

most frequented residence<br />

Today, Fredensborg Palace is one of the<br />

royal family’s most frequented residences.<br />

The Queen often uses the palace as her main<br />

residence. To mark this, the inhabitants of<br />

Fredensborg always welcome her back to<br />

the palace in early spring with a traditional<br />

torchlight parade.<br />

The palace often forms the setting for major<br />

royal events. Royal weddings, confirmations<br />

and birthday parties are hosted here and<br />

state leaders and ambassadors are received<br />

from all over the world. When state leaders<br />

are on offcial visits, it is a tradition that they<br />

write their signature with a diamond on one<br />

of the palace’s glass panes.<br />

A beautifully laid out<br />

palace garden<br />

Visitors to the palace absolutely must take<br />

a stroll in the impressive gardens, which<br />

are one of Denmark’s largest historic gardens.<br />

They were laid out at the same time<br />

the palace was built, but were later converted<br />

to French baroque style in 1759-69.<br />

During this period, the sculptor Johannes<br />

Wiedewelt created many sculptures for the<br />

magnificent tree-lined avenue Brede Allé.<br />

On the occasion of the Queen’s 50 year anniversary<br />

in 2022, Fredensborg received a million<br />

kroner donation from the A.P. Møller<br />

Foundation to renovate the gardens – including<br />

the Eremitage Pavilions originally built<br />

by Frederik IV, and Kongebroen (the King’s<br />

Bridge), which was a birthday present for the<br />

late Prince Henrik, when he turned 60. The<br />

bridge was opened in 1996.<br />

Another very special attraction is Nordmandsdalen,<br />

with its 70 sandstone statues of Norwegian<br />

and Faroese farmers and fishermen.<br />

This was a daring commission by Frederik V,<br />

as common people were not usually depicted<br />

in royal gardens, this honour traditionally<br />

reserved for ancient gods and goddesses.<br />

Adjacent to the palace is the royal private<br />

garden known as the Orangery and the historic<br />

kitchen garden, which still supplies fresh<br />

flowers and vegetables to the royal household.<br />

These three areas are only open to the public<br />

in July on guided tours. The rest of the gardens,<br />

including the finest baroque landscaping in<br />

Denmark, have free admission all year round.<br />

Fredensborg Palace<br />

Slottet 1B, DK-3480 Fredensborg<br />

Tel. +45 20 20 10 12<br />

kongeligeslotte.dk<br />

Opening hours<br />

and guided tours<br />

The public areas of the palace<br />

gardens are always open, although<br />

the palace itself is only open for<br />

guided tours from 1 July to 6 August<br />

<strong>2023</strong>. Read more about opening<br />

hours and guided tours, and buy<br />

tickets at kongeligeslotte.dk or at<br />

the palace.


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The story behind the name<br />

Frederik IV named the white, elegant baroque<br />

palace ‘Fredensborg’ to commemorate the<br />

end of the Great Northern War in 1720. In the<br />

following decade, the palace was expanded<br />

several times, but still appears as an architectural<br />

entirety. Between 1720-26, architect and head<br />

gardener J.C. Krieger created a palace complex,<br />

comprising a small main palace with a dome<br />

and lanterns and an octagonal courtyard.

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Did you know<br />

that the inn<br />

was built in<br />

1723 by King<br />

Frederik IV?<br />

He would assemble the great<br />

and good of Denmark at<br />

Fredensborg Store Kro. At the<br />

same time, Frederik was able<br />

to pursue his love life with<br />

Anne Sophie Reventlow up at<br />

the palace.<br />


Fredensborg Store Kro<br />

Feel the beating wings of history in royal<br />

surroundings accompanied by exceptional<br />

gastronomy and wine. At Fredensborg Store<br />

Kro it’s a love of fine ingredients and taste<br />

that powers the kitchen and the same goes<br />

for the first-class service and hospitality that<br />

greets you as soon as you walk in the door.<br />

North Sealand, just a stone’s throw from<br />

Fredensborg Palace and Esrum Sø, it’s the<br />

perfect place for a relaxing stay in historic<br />

surroundings<br />

Fredensborg Store Kro has 100 rooms and<br />

with its location in the middle of beautiful<br />

Fredensborg Store Kro<br />

Slotsgade 6<br />

DK-3480 Fredensborg<br />

E-mail: info@storekro.com<br />

storekro.com<br />



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Skipperhuset<br />

This historical skipper's house dating back<br />

to 1757, is today one of North Sealand's best<br />

restaurants and is located in the backyard<br />

of Fredensborg Palace on the banks of Lake<br />

Esrum. It offers a unique atmosphere and<br />

charm, overlooking a forest, a pier and a boat<br />

house with a small private harbour.<br />

Modern cuisine<br />

and classic techniques<br />

Skipperhuset offers a gastro dining experience<br />

created with quality local ingredients<br />

and by the use of traditional techniques, a<br />

combination that ensures a beautiful<br />

dining experience that pairs with the stunning<br />

surroundings. During the summer<br />

months, you can enjoy the food, nature and<br />

tranquillity right at the water's edge of one<br />

of Denmark's most beautiful lakes, and in<br />

the evening you can enjoy a front row seat<br />

to the magical sunsets over Lake Esrum.<br />

Lunch options include a new take on<br />

"smørrebrød" open sandwiches, or try<br />

one of the signature dishes, such as Skippertoast,<br />

which is a real treat for seafood<br />

lovers. The evening menu offers a luxurious<br />

dining experience consisting of a selection<br />

of snacks, small bistro dishes and an extensive<br />

wine list ranging from juicy natural<br />

wines to great classics.<br />

Whether you visit to discover the charm<br />

of Skipperhuset, experience the magical<br />

sunsets or to enjoy a gourmet feast, a visit<br />

to Skipperhuset is always well worth the<br />

trip. That's why it can be diffcult to get a<br />

table, so it's always a good idea to book well<br />

in advance, especially during the summer<br />

months and before Christmas.<br />

Skipperhuset<br />

Skipper Allé 6,<br />

DK-3480 Fredensborg<br />

Phone: +45 48 48 10 12<br />

info@skipperhuset.dk<br />

For opening hours and reservations,<br />

go to skipperhuset.dk

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Fredensborg<br />

At Falkonergården just outside Fredensborg,<br />

visitors can experience the beating<br />

wings of history at close hand, when the<br />

falconer demonstrates the hunting and<br />

flying technique of the falcons, hawks and<br />

eagles.<br />

The demonstration lasts about an hour and<br />

takes you through the training of birds of<br />

prey as well as tales of falconry and hunting<br />

traditions going back centuries. The<br />

training of birds of prey takes place in an<br />

area that was the hunting<br />

ground of Danish<br />

kings and queens<br />

for almost 1,000<br />

years.<br />

Falkonergården<br />

Davidsvænge 11<br />

DK-3480 Fredensborg<br />

Tel. +45 21268863<br />

falkonergaarden.dk<br />

Entry fee<br />

Adults: DKK 140<br />

Children (4-12 years): DKK 110<br />

Demonstrations<br />

June, August, September and<br />

October, up to and including<br />

week 42:<br />

Saturdays and Sundays: 3.00<br />

pm and at 3.00 pm on<br />

weekdays in week 42.<br />

July: Wednesday, 10.00 am and<br />

3.00 pm, Thursday, 10.00 am,<br />

Saturday and Sunday, 3.00 pm.<br />

Booking not necessary<br />

although it’s a good idea to<br />

arrive 15 minutes before.




Fredensborg Hostel - in royal surroundings<br />


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Amidst the stunning royal surroundings<br />

lies a cosy traditional family-run hostel<br />

with an outdoor space, a guest kitchen,<br />

a sun terrace and a barbecue area.<br />

Are you travelling for business and looking<br />

for inexpensive accommodation, a<br />

cosy place to celebrate a wedding, conference<br />

or birthday, or a family holiday<br />

– dog-friendly too – then check into the<br />

king's back garden, Fredensborg Vandrerhjem.<br />

Close to Fredensborg Station, Esrum<br />

Lake and with free WiFi and parking.<br />

Fredensborg Hostel<br />

Østrupvej 3, DK-3480<br />

Fredensborg<br />

Phone: +45 60 54 97 00<br />

fredensborgvandrerhjem.dk<br />



NATURE<br />

Fredensborg Camping<br />

Are you looking to combine an idyllic<br />

countryside atmosphere with city life and<br />

activities, then Fredensborg Camping is an<br />

ideal choice. The site is a quiet oasis surrounded<br />

by greenery with many different<br />

types of trees and shrubbery that provide<br />

plenty of shelter.<br />

Excursions in the area<br />

The area is perfect for cycling and hiking,<br />

and why not take an excursion to attractions<br />

such as Fredensborg Palace or Louisiana<br />

Museum of Modern Art. If you fancy a taste<br />

of city life, Copenhagen is just a short half<br />

hour drive away.<br />

Fredensborg Camping<br />

Humlebækvej 31,<br />

DK-3480 Fredensborg<br />

Phone: +45 49 19 44 48<br />

fredensborgcamping.dk<br />

Dogs are welcome.

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Visit Louisiana – a renowned international museum<br />

of modern art and a wonderful oasis where art,<br />

architecture, park and location by the Øresund all<br />

come together as a magical place for all ages.


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Art is also for children<br />

– for those with an<br />

empty stomach<br />

Children can let their imaginations run wild<br />

and explore and connect with art through<br />

play in the 500 m² Children's Wing. Be sure to<br />

visit the café serving modern Danish seasonal<br />

food, which can be enjoyed outdoors when the<br />

weather permits. At Louisiana, you can also<br />

shop for Danish and Scandinavian design in<br />

one of Denmark's best museum shops.<br />

Louisiana Museum of<br />

Modern Art<br />

Gl. Strandvej 13,<br />

DK-3050 Humlebæk<br />

Phone: +45 49 19 07 19<br />

louisiana.dk<br />

Opening hours<br />

Monday: Closed<br />

Tuesday-Friday 11:00-22:00<br />

Saturday, Sunday, public holidays:<br />

11:00-18:00<br />

Admission fees<br />

Adults: DKK 145<br />

Children under 18 years of age:<br />

Free admission<br />

Art, culture and lots of activities<br />

At Louisiana, you can enjoy world-class art in<br />

a beautiful but also informal and welcoming<br />

setting that echoes nature all year round and<br />

offers activities for children and adults. Louisiana<br />

is both a peaceful oasis and a vibrant<br />

place to visit, showcasing exhibitions with an<br />

international scope whether it be in painting,<br />

sculpture, film, photography or architecture.<br />

Details about current exhibitions and events<br />

are available at louisiana.dk<br />

Outdoor experiences<br />

Louisiana is one of the finest architectural<br />

examples of the Danish modernism of the<br />

1950s, with buildings that blend beautifully<br />

with the landscape and a sculpture park<br />

with works by Moore, Calder, Ernst and Miró.<br />

All with a unique view over the Øresund.

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Sometimes you have to go against the current and look in the opposite<br />

direction from everyone else to get new perspectives. There are the<br />

popular and obvious ’must-see’ attractions and museums we all love.<br />

And then there are the hidden gems that we often overlook and that<br />

are equally as interesting because they expand our horizons<br />

and teach us something new.<br />

Something to whet your<br />

appetite and get the<br />

tastebuds going<br />

• Lind's Kaffebar - right next<br />

to Humlebæk Station<br />

• Louisiana Café – with a view<br />

of sculptures and out over<br />

the Øresund<br />

• Restaurant Sletten – Nordic<br />

gourmet food at Sletten Harbour<br />

The claypits left over from digging up the<br />

raw material for brick and tile production<br />

have formed the landscape around Nivå,<br />

with man-made lakes that you take a stroll<br />

around. And not everyone knows that at the<br />

end of Nivå Beach there is a nature reserve<br />

with more than 200 species of bird. Nivå<br />

Bugt Strandenge is the only open natural<br />

habitat on the east coast of Sealand where<br />

wading and other water birds are able to<br />

rest and forage on their migrations either<br />

north or south.<br />

In Humlebæk you’ll find Louisiana, one of<br />

Denmark’s most visited art museums. But<br />

have you ever had a walk or a swim at the<br />

beach just below? Right here, art, architecture<br />

and landscape come together and you<br />

can dive into the sea from the iconic bathing<br />

jetty designed by the famous architect Jean<br />

Nouvel. Perfect for a post-art dip.<br />

A little south lies the idyllic fishing village of<br />

Sletten, where crooked linden trees flank<br />

Stay the night and see<br />

a bit more<br />

• Nivå Camping, Sølyst Allé 14,<br />

2990 Nivå<br />

• Nivå Bed & Breakfast,<br />

Nivåvænge 172, 2990 Nivå<br />

thatched fishermen’s houses that lead side<br />

by side down to the small harbour. The small<br />

fishing village is famous for the gourmet<br />

restaurant Sletten, but an ice cream at sunset,<br />

or a frikadelle pan-fried patty from the<br />

fish shop with its view over the water, is also<br />

a golden experience.<br />

South of Sletten, Øresund widens out into<br />

Nivå Bay. Maybe you’ve heard of the Nivaagaard<br />

Collection? But did you know that<br />

the art collection is also connected to the<br />

fascinating story of Nivå which was, for<br />

many years, the centre of Danish brick and<br />

tile production? In the back garden you’ll<br />

find the Nivå Brickworks Ringoven, which<br />

is the oldest of its kind in the world and a<br />

spectacular piece of architecture as well as a<br />

witness to the industrial history of Denmark.

NIVÅ<br />

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The Nivaagaard Collection<br />

In <strong>2023</strong>, works of Swedish artists will be<br />

on display for three special exhibitions<br />

at the Nivaagaard Collection.<br />

This spring, you can enjoy the 'Artists' Colonies<br />

Hornbæk & Arild', which brings together<br />

works from the two artists' communities that<br />

emerged in the 1800s, when old fishing villages,<br />

the local population, the light, the sea<br />

and the distinctive nature attracted painters<br />

to Kullen and North Sealand.<br />

During the summer, you can enjoy an exhibition<br />

of Alfie Atkins, the popular cartoon<br />

character, and his creator Gunilla Bergström,<br />

when the original sketches and drawings<br />

are exhibited in Denmark for the first time.<br />

In autumn, you can discover nature paintings<br />

by the Swedish painter Bruno Liljefors.<br />

Experience the dramatic themes of animals<br />

fighting and hunting and meticulously painted<br />

birds in their natural environment.<br />

500 years of art history,<br />

rhododendron park and 100<br />

words<br />

The museum's unique collection spans 500<br />

years of art history, with works from the<br />

Italian Renaissance, Dutch Baroque and<br />

Danish Golden Age.<br />

The beautiful park boasting thousands of<br />

rhododendrons bordering protected beach<br />

meadows is an enchanting experience. In the<br />

park, you will also find a space for 'Endangered<br />

Words' displaying 100 words that are<br />

about to leave the Danish language.<br />

Café and shop<br />

The café offers lunch menus, homemade cakes<br />

and evening meals Tuesday-Friday. The small<br />

museum shop stocks many items related to<br />

the special exhibitions and the art collection.<br />

More information available at nivaagaard.<br />

dk – and keep an eye out for the museum's<br />

more than 300 events a year.<br />

The Nivaagaard<br />

Collection<br />

Gammel Strandvej 2<br />

DK-2990 Nivå<br />

Phone: +45 49 14 10 17<br />

info@nivaagaard.dk<br />

nivaagaard.dk<br />

800 metres from Nivå Station.<br />

There are six trains per hour<br />

to and from Copenhagen and<br />

Elsinore. Bus 388 to the door<br />

from Lyngby and Elsinore.<br />

Opening hours<br />

Tuesday-Friday 11:00-20:00<br />

Saturday, Sunday,<br />

public holidays: 11:00-17:00<br />

Closed Mondays<br />

Admission fees<br />

Adults: DKK 100<br />

Children under the age of 18: Free<br />

Admission is free to the café and the<br />

shop during museum opening hours.

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NIVÅ<br />


Nivå Camping<br />

Centrally located in North Sealand<br />

and right in the middle of nature,<br />

you’ll find one of Denmark’s oldest<br />

camping sites, close to beach, woods and culture,<br />

with its own lake and a super children’s<br />

playground with bouncy cushion. The site is<br />

close to the old clay pit lakes that are today<br />

a recreational area.<br />

The camping site is located only 800 metres<br />

from Nivå Harbour with its sandy beach and<br />

Nivå Camping<br />

Sølyst Allé 14<br />

DK-2990 Nivå<br />

Tel. +45 49 14 52 26<br />

nivaacamping.dk<br />

restaurants – and if you’re a golfer, Nivå Golf<br />

Club is only 5 km away. You can also easily<br />

cycle along safe cycle routes to Copenhagen,<br />

the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the<br />

Nivågaard Collection and Ringovnen at the<br />

old Nivå Brickworks.<br />

Where will you sleep?<br />

There are many options at Nivå Camping.<br />

If you are up for cabin life, you can choose<br />

between either a more basic retro cabin, a<br />

luxury cabin or a mobile home with your<br />

own toilet and bathroom.<br />

If you want to be really close to nature, why<br />

not try a luxury shelter or a tent in our cosy<br />

tent area with tables and benches.<br />

There are permanent foundations on the<br />

mobile home sites, and the gas barbecue on<br />

the terrace is free for all to use.<br />

Many sites have a view over the lake and it<br />

is also possible to rent bikes.<br />

Come to Nivå Camping and get inspired by<br />

nature, heritage and history!<br />

Useful tip<br />

If you love climbing trees, there’s<br />

also Nivå Klatrepark on the camp<br />

site. A great opportunity to get a<br />

bird’s eye view of the entire area.<br />

You can get to Nivå Camping either<br />

by car, train or bus.<br />

Opening hours<br />

Nivå Camping is open from 25 March<br />

through to 1 October <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

More details regarding opening<br />

hours, prices and activities are<br />

available at nivaacamping.dk.


copenhagencard.com<br />

Danish Museum of Science<br />

& Technology Helsingør<br />

The Little Ferry Hillerød<br />

Frederiksborg Museum of<br />

National History Hillerød<br />

Falkonergården Fredensborg<br />

Kronborg Castle Helsingør<br />

Casino Marienlyst Helsingør<br />

Louisiana Museum of<br />

Modern Art Humlebæk<br />

Maritime Museum of Denmark<br />

Helsingør<br />

Munkeruphus Dronningmølle<br />

Rudolph Tegners Museum<br />

& Statue Park Dronningmølle<br />

The Shipbrokers Home<br />

& Offce Helsingør<br />

The Øresund Aquarium Helsingør

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GOLF<br />

“You become<br />

obsessed with<br />

getting the ball<br />

to fly in a certain<br />

way. And when<br />

it lands perfectly<br />

on target, it’s the<br />

best feeling in the<br />

world.”<br />

TEE OFF<br />

In<br />


GOLF<br />

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At the age of just 9, Nicole Broch Estrup spent<br />

all of her free time practising her swing, and as<br />

a 14-year-old she won a place on the Danish<br />

national golf team She became a professional<br />

at 20 and at the age of 23 was selected for the<br />

Danish Olympic team. Her talent has taken<br />

her to tournaments all over the world. But the<br />

dream started here - in North Sealand.<br />

My North Sealand<br />

Nicole Broch Estrup<br />

29 years old, from Hillerød.<br />

Professional golfer since 2013.<br />

Nicole spends most of her time<br />

on golf courses around the world<br />

and many days travelling, so it<br />

helps her relax when she comes<br />

home and visits places she has a<br />

special affection for.<br />

Frederiksborg Castle “My<br />

husband and I were married in<br />

the impressive castle chapel, so<br />

it holds a special significance for<br />

me. It’s also nice to go for a walk<br />

through the beautiful park.”<br />

Sørup near Fredensborg “I love<br />

ice cream, so a trip to the ice<br />

cream kiosk with a view out over<br />

Esrum Lake is always a hit<br />

with me.”<br />

Fantasiens Ø (Fantasy Island)<br />

“When I was at school, we often<br />

went on trips to Fantasy Island<br />

and I still go there.” Beautifully<br />

situated on the banks of<br />

Breddam Lake on Præstevangen<br />

in Hillerød lie the ruins of the<br />

mansion that King Frederik VII<br />

built as a getaway for him and<br />

Countess Danner, his mistress<br />

and later wife, when they were<br />

tired of court life.<br />

Nicole was born into a golfing family all of<br />

whom practised the sport. But it was her<br />

local club, Hillerød Golf Club, that really<br />

nurtured her talent. She hopes that more<br />

people, both young and old, will try their<br />

hand at the sport. As she says: “Golf is for<br />

everyone - it’s not exclusive.”<br />

Some of the country’s best courses are set in<br />

the beautiful countryside of North Sealand.<br />

The clubs all have something different to<br />

offer golfers, from beautiful countryside in<br />

which to enjoy a round, to more challenging<br />

courses for the experienced player. Common<br />

to them all is that everyone is welcome,<br />

whatever their level. All clubs have beginner<br />

sessions, where you can drop by to try hitting<br />

a golf ball - perhaps as a family or with<br />

a few friends.<br />

Nicole calls it ‘Hyggegolf ’. It’s something she<br />

loves and which often ends with a relaxing<br />

drink at the clubhouse with friends.<br />

“The great thing about golf is I can play with<br />

anyone. There aren’t many sports where you<br />

can play with everyone, no matter what their<br />

age and experience. For example, it’s a nice<br />

way to celebrate a birthday,” she says.<br />

Focus on the ball<br />

So what is it that makes golf so special?<br />

“Golf has taught me to focus. To prioritise<br />

and take decisions. I can’t blame it on others<br />

if things go wrong. There are actual studies<br />

that show that you live longer if you play golf.<br />

It’s a combination of training motor skills,<br />

rotation, hand-eye coordination - and also<br />

being out in the fresh air that makes a<br />

difference,” Nicole says.<br />

A role model<br />

Her next dream is to qualify for the Olympics<br />

in 2024. And she also hopes to inspire more<br />

people by sharing her love for the little,<br />

round, white ball.<br />

Golf courses in<br />

North Sealand<br />

• Hillerød Golf Club<br />

• Nivå Golf Club<br />

• Passebækgaard<br />

• Ree Golf<br />

• Simon’s Golf Club<br />

Kongegolf<br />

A collaboration among four golf<br />

clubs in North Sealand with a<br />

single green fee.<br />

• Asserbo Golf Club<br />

• Fredensborg Golf Club<br />

• Gilleleje Golf Club<br />

• Hornbæk Golf Club

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...With<br />


in<br />


It’s no coincidence that the north coast of Sealand is<br />

called the Danish Riviera. The almost 70 km coastline<br />

between Lynæs and Nivå boasts beautiful sandy beaches,<br />

classic promenades and cosy bathing towns, neatly laid<br />

out like a string of pearls. So, pack your bathing kit and<br />

suntan lotion and head out for a lazy day in the summer<br />

landscape of North Sealand.


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Only a stone’s throw from Hundested town<br />

and harbour lies the 300-metre long and<br />

wonderful sandy beach, Trekanten. From<br />

here you can enjoy the view towards the<br />

entrance to Isefjord and the holiday town of<br />

Rørvig, and if you have time for a moment<br />

in the sun, there are cafes, ice cream kiosks,<br />

shopping and mini golf nearby. There is also<br />

a disabled toilet and disabled ramp right<br />

down to the water.<br />


You can find several beaches near this<br />

charming fishing town. On the east side,<br />

you will find the family-friendly beach<br />

Strandbakkerne with a fire pit and a bathing<br />

jetty, while on the other side of the harbour,<br />

you will find the broad, sandy Veststranden<br />

where the water is a little deeper<br />

and where there are also more waves. Both<br />

beaches are close to shopping areas, ice<br />

cream kiosks, restaurants and the maritime<br />

atmosphere of Gilleleje Harbour.<br />


Dronningmølle Beach rightly ranks high<br />

on the list of the north coast’s best and<br />

most visited beaches. The beach is very<br />

child-friendly with fine sand, shallow<br />

water and small, warm pools where kids<br />

can play, dig and splash about. And if you<br />

want to spice up your day with a bit of<br />

nature and culture, you’re only a good hike<br />

from the dramatic heath landscape of Rusland<br />

and the Rudolph Tegner´s Museum<br />

and Statue Park.<br />


The ever-popular Hornbæk Strand is a<br />

broad stretch of fine sand with good quality<br />

bathing water, sheltering dunes and safe<br />

bathing for both children and adults. The<br />

beach also has two lifeguards on duty all<br />

through the summer months. The shallow,<br />

crystal-clear water is especially attractive<br />

for families with young children. And they<br />

can safely let the children play on the playground<br />

by the beach.<br />


Close to Tisvilde Hegn, you’ll find the<br />

charming beach town of Liseleje with its<br />

half-timbered houses, hollyhocks and<br />

sandy beaches. Close to the centre of town<br />

you’ll find the beach, which has disabled<br />

access to the water’s edge. To the east,<br />

you’ll also find two of North Sealand’s most<br />

remote beaches: Lille Kulgab and the nude<br />

beach Stængehus. Both have beautiful sand<br />

dunes and offer excellent bathing.

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On Rågeleje Beach, the striped beach huts<br />

are lined up, making this wide stretch of<br />

coast resemble a scene from the popular<br />

Danish TV series ‘Badehotellet’. Even the<br />

drive here is an experience in itself and the<br />

promenade is perfect for a stroll. End the day<br />

watching the sun set over the water from the<br />

beach or from the top of Heatherhill. If the<br />

wind is in the right direction, the beach is<br />

ideal for kite and windsurfing.<br />

LYNÆS<br />

Around 2 km from Hundested is the the<br />

small harbour town of Lynæs. At the harbour,<br />

you can take a dip in the designated<br />

bathing area where there is a bathing jetty<br />

with steps down to the water. Or if you<br />

prefer to feel the sand under your feet, there<br />

is a lovely sandy beach next to the harbour<br />

with shallow water, perfect for families. At<br />

Lynæs Surfcenter, you can rent kayaks and<br />

SUP-boards.<br />



GREEN<br />

Bathing permitted<br />


Marks the area<br />

the lifeguard<br />

recommends for<br />

swimming<br />

YELLOW<br />

Bathing allowed<br />

but be aware of the<br />

conditions<br />

RED<br />

Bathing is strickly<br />

prohibited<br />

BLUE<br />

Clean bathing water

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Here is a list of beaches with lifeguards on duty every day<br />

from June to August:<br />


Behind Smidstrup’s pretty red and black<br />

summer cottages is a gorgeous hidden bathing<br />

beach, with a bathing jetty and a marked<br />

off area where dogs can swim and be let of<br />

their leads. In the town, there are shops,<br />

cafes and an ice cream kiosk. The popular<br />

Kollerødgård Ismejeri, voted the best ice<br />

cream in Gribskov, is a short drive away.<br />

• Dronningmølle<br />

• Dronningmølle, Villingebæk<br />

• Espergærde Beach<br />

• Furesøbad<br />

• Gilleleje, Veststranden on<br />

Feibergsvej<br />

• Gilleleje, Strandbakkerne<br />

• Helsingør, Grønnehave Strand<br />

• Hornbæk Plantage<br />

• Hornbæk, Trouville<br />

• Hornbæk, Sunspot<br />

• Hundested, Gråstenvej<br />

• Hundested, Trekanten<br />

• Liseleje, east (Lille Kulgab)<br />

and west of the harbour<br />

• Lynæs Beach<br />

• Nivå Beach<br />

• Smidstrup Beach<br />

• Snekkersten Beach<br />

• Rågeleje<br />

• Rågeleje, Heatherhill<br />

• Rågeleje, Strandbjerggaard<br />

• Tisvildeleje, Stængehus<br />

• Tisvildeleje, east, and west<br />

of the jetty<br />

• Ålsgårde, Langebro<br />

NIVÅ<br />

The popular and child-friendly Nivå Strand<br />

lies just south of the town’s idyllic harbour<br />

area. Situated in a broad, shallow bay, it’s<br />

perfect for the smallest family members.<br />

Within walking distance too is the Nivå<br />

Bugt Strandenge nature reserve with its rich<br />

bird life. And for a bit of summer refreshments,<br />

it’s only a short walk to the harbour<br />

and a tasty ice cream.<br />


Plenty of true Danish seaside hotel atmosphere.<br />

With its kilometre-long beach,<br />

the town has traditionally been a mecca<br />

for holidaying bohemians from the big<br />

city. It remains an ‘hot’ destination with<br />

restaurants and bars, but still with authentic<br />

charm and history. Here, you can see<br />

colour ful beach huts from the 1900s,<br />

seaside hotels and summer cottages and<br />

you get wild nature, nearby in Tisvilde Hegn.

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The fishing village<br />


At the northern tip of Sealand, where the waves<br />

of the Kattegat sea meet the Øresund strait,<br />

lies the fishing village of Gilleleje. Surrounded<br />

by dramatic coastal scenery and just a stone's<br />

throw from a wide sandy beach, Gilleleje offers<br />

a charming maritime atmosphere by the<br />

harbour and a lively town all year round.


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Recipe for<br />

a perfect<br />

evening<br />

Enjoy a round of mini<br />

golf on the lovely<br />

course at Kysthusene.<br />

Plus of course watch<br />

the sunset and grab a<br />

cocktail at the bar.<br />

at the tip<br />

In the old quarter, the narrow, undulating<br />

streets wind through the town and down<br />

to the harbour. Here you can feel the pulse<br />

of the harbour, beating to the beat of the<br />

boats as their masts clatter and the seagulls<br />

squawk. The fishmongers scribble the day's<br />

catch on their boards, and the old quayside<br />

buildings, housing the many cafés and<br />

restau rants, are a welcoming place to enjoy<br />

life and a good meal.<br />

Great dining options<br />

• Hotel Gilleleje Strand<br />

• Restaurant Fyrkroen<br />

• Proviant Gilleleje Havn<br />

• Restaurant Far-til-4<br />

• Cafe Kystgaarden<br />

When the sun is out, the town is bustling<br />

with life. People in bathrobes emerge and trot<br />

down to the beach for a morning swim, and<br />

people gather at the ice cream kiosk at sunset.<br />

On Saturdays in the summer, the beautiful<br />

flag avenue welcomes you to Gilleleje's main<br />

street for town festivals, concerts and market<br />

days. Pop in for a chat with the butcher, the<br />

wine or cheese merchant, and find specialty<br />

shops, delicatessen, designer furniture, fashion,<br />

vintage and ceramics shops.<br />

Visit Gilleleje Church, which played a pivotal<br />

role in the harrowing days 80 years ago when<br />

Jews were forced to flee in October 1943<br />

when the Gestapo discovered their hiding<br />

place in the church loft. Plaques throughout<br />

the town commemorate the dramatic events<br />

of the occupation, and guided walks in the<br />

summer recount the story.<br />

A cone with<br />

everything<br />

In Gilleleje, you can taste<br />

what is probably the best ice<br />

cream in Denmark. Several<br />

new entrepreneurs have set<br />

out to make ice cream with<br />

good ingredients, craftsmanship<br />

and love.<br />

• Søsters Is<br />

• Gilleleje-Isen<br />

• Kollerødgaard is<br />

• Kanalkiosken

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On two<br />

wheels<br />

Gilleleje is located<br />

in the middle of<br />

the cycle route 47<br />

(Nordkyststien)<br />

and is the starting<br />

point of cycle route<br />

33. Rent a bike<br />

at Nordkystens<br />

Cykel udlejning.<br />


COAST<br />

Let the lighthouse and<br />

philosophy guide you<br />

Gilleleje is situated on the magnificent<br />

coast and is a great starting point for<br />

cycling and hiking trips. From Gilleleje<br />

you can follow the Gilbjergstien path all<br />

the way to the highest point, Gilbjerg, with<br />

breathtaking views across the Kattegat to<br />

Kullen in Sweden. If you fancy a hike, try<br />

Kierkegaard by Nature, a 12 km interactive<br />

hike starting and ending in Gilleleje.<br />

Inspired by the world-famous Danish philosopher<br />

Søren Kierkegaard, the app lets<br />

you reflect on life's big questions.<br />

If you're up for a family hike, walking from<br />

Gilleleje Harbour to Nakkehoved Lighthouse<br />

is a good tip. Walk past the harbour<br />

and the fishermen's houses, close to a beautiful<br />

area with fashionable houses, and then<br />

you suddenly reach a forest where you will<br />

see the lighthouse. Sometimes you might<br />

even be lucky enough to look down and<br />

spot a seal<br />



Go right or left?<br />

Try the brand new Gilleleje Labyrinth attraction<br />

kids and adults of all ages can answer<br />

quiz questions and navigate the wilderness,<br />

nooks and crannies. Choose your favourite<br />

quiz while you explore the greenery.<br />

Countryside charm<br />

Experience life on the farm and pet the<br />

cute animals at Bedstemor Anns Besøgsbondegård.<br />

On a quest through Gilleleje's<br />

history<br />

Go on a treasure hunt starting at the museum<br />

in Skibshallerne, where you will learn about<br />

fishing life in the town. Dive into history and<br />

discover Gilleleje on foot.<br />

You will feel right at<br />

home here<br />

• Maarumgaard B&B<br />

• Nordstrand B&B<br />

• Smidstrup B&B<br />

• Refugium Smidstrup Strand<br />

• Høveltegaard B&B<br />

A great night's sleep<br />

• Kongernes Feriepark<br />

• Hotel Gilleleje Strand<br />

• Gilleleje Badehotel<br />

• Kysthusene





Gilleleje Harbour<br />

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Seagulls, waves, wind in your hair and<br />

the sound of fishing boats. The smell<br />

of fresh fish and seeing children<br />

playing among the fishing nets.<br />

You are at the incredibly charming<br />

Gilleleje Harbour which offers a<br />

range of cultural and activities for<br />

kids and grown ups alike.<br />

Playground and Norway lobster<br />

Take a stroll along the harbour, buy an ice<br />

cream, or enjoy a cup of coffee and cake. You<br />

can also relax on the beach or plunge into the<br />

water from the bathing jetty at Østmolen<br />

or Veststranden beach. If you're visiting<br />

Gilleleje with the kids, visit Stejlepladsen<br />

with its slide, climbing frame, ship-shaped<br />

sandbox, eel nets and animal swings.<br />

Useful tip<br />

Order a takeaway meal from the<br />

fishmonger and enjoy it at home,<br />

on the beach or on your boat.<br />

Worked up an appetite? The harbour has several<br />

restaurants with outdoor and indoor<br />

seating, and you can buy fresh fish from the<br />

fishmonger: Norway lobster, salmon, plaice,<br />

smoked fish, hot fish cakes and much more.<br />

Culture, shopping and crafts<br />

Sailors from all over the world come to Gilleleje<br />

Harbour for its modern facilities and<br />

the town's arts and cultural attractions,<br />

which include a cinema and a wide selection<br />

of shops.<br />

As the largest fishing harbour in Sealand,<br />

Gilleleje Harbour has everything from a<br />

fish auction, ice plant and fillet factory to<br />

a smokehouse and fish export. With a boatyard,<br />

machine shop, ship painters, blacksmiths,<br />

crane service and a slipway, you can<br />

discover excellent craftsmanship and watch<br />

the fishermen unload boats and sort nets.<br />

Visit Gilleleje Harbour – a unique gem rich<br />

in experiences that will make you keen to<br />

return again and again.<br />

Gilleleje Harbour Offce<br />

Havnen 5, Phone:<br />

+45 48 30 16 63<br />

gillelejehavn.com<br />

Adamsens Fisk<br />

Fish shop<br />

Havnen 2<br />

adamsensfisk.dk<br />

Bakkehuset Good Living<br />

Gilleleje<br />

Alfavej 18<br />

bakkehuset-lagersalg.dk<br />

Havhøkeren: Sailing<br />

and fishing equipment,<br />

shoes and clothes<br />

Nordre Havnevej 9<br />

havhokeren.dk<br />

Brdr. Petersens Maskinfabrik:<br />

Boat repair<br />

Carl Petersensvej 2<br />

brdrpetersen.dk<br />

Restaurant Far til 4<br />

Alfavej 21<br />

far-til-4.dk<br />

Kanalkiosken:<br />

Ice cream for all<br />

Kanalvejen 13<br />

kanalkiosken.dk<br />

Fiskernes Deli<br />

Kanalvejen 13E<br />

fiskernesdeli.com<br />

Proviant: Det Maritime<br />

Spisehus<br />

Kanalvejen 15<br />

proviant.dk<br />

Søsters Is: Ice cream<br />

Clausensvej 1<br />

Follow ’Søsters’ on Facebook<br />

and Instagram

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Restaurant Far til 4<br />

Far til 4 is uniquely situated right on Gilleleje’s white sandy beach and is<br />

perfect for family celebrations, romantic dinners and birthdays.<br />

During the summer, you can follow beach life from<br />

one of the sun loungers by the restaurant’s bar, and<br />

up to Christmas the restaurant is decorated so you<br />

can enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch or simply<br />

take a break from shopping in the cosy surroundings.<br />

Far til 4 is also famous for its delicious seafood buffet,<br />

with everything tasty the sea can offer – and<br />

more besides.<br />

The restaurant’s name is the same as a popular Danish<br />

children’s film series, but also because Bent and<br />

Laila, have four children. It also signals that children<br />

are very welcome.<br />

Restaurant Far til 4<br />

Alfavej 21<br />

DK-3250 Gilleleje<br />

Tel: +45 49 71 76 72<br />

Mobile: +45 21 37 00 02<br />

far-til-4.dk (in Danish only)<br />

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Gilleleje Badehotel<br />

Gilleleje Badehotel is situated at<br />

the top of the 30-m high Gilbjerghoved<br />

cliff, the highest<br />

point in North Sealand. And<br />

if you add the hotel’s three floors, guests<br />

have spectacular views over both the sea<br />

and surrounding landscape. On a clear day,<br />

you can see all the way to Kullen in Sweden<br />

and also enjoy the aerobatics of the birds<br />

over Øresund and Kattegat.<br />

Gilleleje Badehotel has 26 beautiful en suite<br />

double rooms. Many of them have a view of<br />

the sea, over which you can enjoy a stunning<br />

sunset. If you would like more room<br />

and privacy, there is an option to rent the<br />

Guesthouse de Luxe or one of the cabins<br />

in the forest.<br />

Guests also have use of the hotel’s spa area<br />

which offers relaxing wellness treatments.<br />

This is where you can pamper yourself or<br />

someone you care about in the steam bath<br />

or in the mahogany sauna – or on the warm<br />

stones in the Turkish hamam.<br />

Gilleleje Badehotel<br />

Hulsøvej 15, DK-3250 Gilleleje<br />

Tel. +45 48 30 13 47<br />

gillelejebadehotel.dk<br />

Opening hours & info<br />

Gilleleje Badehotel offers<br />

a variety of stays. Choose<br />

between ’weekend wellness’,<br />

’romantic wellness for two’ and<br />

the ’4-course romantic stay’.<br />

See gillelejebadehotel.dk for<br />

information on opening hours,<br />

prices and hotel restaurant menu.

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National Park Royal North Sealand<br />

Venture into Denmark's second-largest<br />

national park and experience the majestic<br />

white-tailed eagle flapping its wings over<br />

Gribskov, find beaver tracks at the country's<br />

largest lake, Arresø, or watch the heather in<br />

bloom at Melby Overdrev.<br />

Follow in the footsteps of our ancestors<br />

with history hidden in copper-plated castle<br />

towers, old castle walls, ruler-straight forest<br />

roads and heavy passage grave stones designed<br />

for hunting. Asserbo Castle Ruins, Esrum<br />

Abbey and the par force hunting landscape<br />

of the Store Dyrehave all attest to the crown's<br />

affection for North Sealand.<br />

We recommend:<br />

3 national park excursions<br />

1. Visit the former medieval castle<br />

Gurre Castle Ruins near Elsinore,<br />

which had its golden age in the 13th<br />

and 14th centuries and is one of<br />

Denmark's most significant ancient<br />

monuments. Continue your visit with<br />

a stroll along the lake Gurre Sø,<br />

surrounded by forests and fields. If you<br />

are up for it, you can hike ten scenic<br />

kilometres around the lake.<br />

2. Take a hike in the beautiful hilly<br />

moorland landscape of 'Rusland' at<br />

Dronningmølle. The area is covered<br />

in heather, juniper and pine trees, and<br />

the contrast between the heathercovered<br />

hills and Rudolph Tegner's<br />

bronze statues is well worth a visit.<br />

From the hills you are afforded a<br />

stunning view over the Kattegat sea.<br />

More tip for your visit at<br />

nationalparkkongernesnordsjaelland.dk<br />

3. Holløse Bredning near Tisvilde<br />

is a bird paradise all year round. On<br />

the south side, a bird observation<br />

platform provides a superb overview<br />

of the lively bird life on the bank. The<br />

platform has a ramp and is wheelchair<br />

accessible so that wheelchair users<br />

can also enjoy the view.


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The par force hunting landscape of North Sealand<br />

The unique and well-preserved par force<br />

hunting landscape of North Sealand was<br />

declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2015.<br />

The par force hunting landscape<br />

is accessible by foot, horse or<br />

bike all year round.<br />

Par force was a particular form of hunting<br />

as well as being an extravagant royal<br />

ce remonial occasion in which horsemen<br />

and packs of dogs would chase a stag until<br />

it was exhausted.<br />

Wonderful landscape architecture<br />

The landscape was laid out at the end of the<br />

17th century by Christian V and was intended<br />

to demonstrate the absolute power of the king<br />

and also his closeness to God. Some of the<br />

most important areas were the star-shaped<br />

clearings with as many as eight hunting rides<br />

leading up to them so the hunters could<br />

navigate the landscape more easily and<br />

organise the hunt.<br />

120 km of hunting rides<br />

Covering 120-km of hunting rides in about<br />

4,500 hectares of forest, the par force hunting<br />

landscape is comprised of Gribskov,<br />

Store Dyrehave near Hillerød and Jægersborg<br />

Hegn and Dyrehave.<br />

Information, map and events<br />

Read more and download the map at<br />

nationalparkkongernesnordsjaelland.dk,<br />

parforce.dk and udinaturen.dk. Here you<br />

can also find more details about the guided<br />

tours and events in the area.<br />

3<br />

tips for<br />

visitors<br />

1. Visit Kongestjernen in the<br />

middle of Store Dyrehave near<br />

Hillerød. Kongestjernen is a<br />

granite stone depicting Christian<br />

V's monogram and a compass<br />

rose with 16 points.<br />

2. Get a fantastic impression of<br />

the rolling landscape with the six<br />

straight hunting rides leading to<br />

Stjernen in Gribskov.<br />

3. Enjoy the view towards<br />

Fredens borg Palace and Esrum<br />

Sø lake from the viewpoint at<br />

Dronningens Bøge in Gribskov.<br />

There is a bathing jetty, a fire pit<br />

and a set of picnic tables and<br />

benches for a cosy lunch in<br />

the great outdoors.<br />

Lunch in the stables<br />

Restaurant Leonora at<br />

Frederiksborg Castle was originally<br />

the castle stables and dates from<br />

the 17th century. The restaurant<br />

is open for lunch and serves<br />

delicious smørrebrød (open<br />

sandwiches), salads and fish.<br />

A children's menu is also<br />

available for the little ones.

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ESRUM<br />

Esrum Abbey<br />

Esrum Abbey is a great attraction for a day trip, situated<br />

in lush surroundings with space for reflection, learning<br />

and play. Here you can feel the tranquillity that the<br />

monks lived in, and the greatness that contributed to<br />

the abbey’s key significance in North Sealand.

ESRUM<br />

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Esrum Abbey provides unique<br />

experiences year-round,<br />

ranging from beer festivals and<br />

pilgrimages to guided tours, food<br />

experiences, Christmas markets<br />

and lots of children's activities<br />

during school holidays.<br />

Stay tuned at www.esrum.dk,<br />

and follow the updated<br />

event calendar.<br />

most holy space – to the prayers of the monks<br />

and the chanting of the Mass – for a unique<br />

sensory experience using sound and light.<br />

Traveling back in time<br />

In the exhibition ’Abbey Life’ you are taken<br />

back in time and become part of the community<br />

that was at the abbey at the time. Afterwards,<br />

it’s time for a virtual reality journey<br />

that takes you around the now vanished<br />

abbey buildings, through halls and corridors,<br />

outside in the beautiful fraternal courtyard<br />

and into the magnificent abbey church. Here<br />

you can really get a sense of what faith was in<br />

the Middle Ages, what was at stake, and why<br />

the church gained so much power.<br />

North of Lake Esrum, surrounded by meadows<br />

and forests and offering a gateway to<br />

the National Park of Royal North Sealand,<br />

you’ll find Esrum Abbey, which in the 12th<br />

century was the centre of the Cistercian<br />

order in Denmark that later became very<br />

significant for the Danish crown. The red<br />

walls conceal a fascinating story of power<br />

and religion, but also of the monks’ contemplation<br />

and meditation. To the sounds of the<br />

Liturgy of the Hours, you are invited into the<br />

Møllecaféen<br />

At Møllecaféen you can enjoy a<br />

delicious meal, either inside in the<br />

cosy surroundings or outside under<br />

the apple trees in the café garden.<br />

The menu is inspired by seasonal<br />

ingredients and made from<br />

scratch – with organic produce<br />

whenever available.<br />

Book a table via cafe@scvk.dk<br />

or phone: +45 60 20 14 86.<br />

New digital exhibition: From April <strong>2023</strong>,<br />

you can borrow an iPad from the shop and<br />

explore the site digitally. With the use of<br />

augmented reality, you will be able to see<br />

buildings pop up, open doors, explore the<br />

abbey's spaces, and finally let it all come<br />

crashing down around you.<br />

A little paradise on earth<br />

The abbey gardens overlook the meadows,<br />

and here you can experience the recreated<br />

herb garden. A modern version of medieval<br />

gardens, it has over 150 different plants that<br />

recount the story of how the monks wanted<br />

to create paradise on earth. The plants were<br />

used for household needs and for medicinal<br />

or religious purposes.<br />

Today, lots of fresh herbs are still used in the<br />

kitchen at Møllecaféen, which offers a delicious<br />

and varied menu. Enjoy lunch or a cup of<br />

coffee inside the old millyard, or sit outside<br />

in the green café garden. If the children need<br />

to let off steam, you can take them to the<br />

nature playground, where they can enjoy<br />

playing in the medieval children’s universe.<br />

In the abbey shop, you’ll be tempted by the<br />

abbey’s own produce such as beer, spirits,<br />

honey, medieval mustard and delicacies from<br />

other monasteries in Europe.<br />

Gateway to the national park<br />

The abbey is an experience in itself, but it<br />

is also a good starting point for a walk, bike<br />

ride or hikes in the National Park of Royal<br />

North Sealand. Several signposted routes<br />

start from the abbey, including cycle route 48,<br />

which goes past the North Sealand castles,<br />

as well as the hiking route Tisvildevejen and<br />

the orienteering route in the northern part<br />

of Gribskov. More details about the area's<br />

wonderful cycling routes are available at<br />

visitnordsjaelland.dk.<br />

Esrum Abbey<br />

Klostergade 11-12, Esrum,<br />

DK-3230 Græsted<br />

Phone: +45 48 36 04 00<br />

esrum.dk<br />

Opening hours<br />

Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00-16:00<br />

Extended opening hours<br />

26 June-10 September<br />

from 10:00-17:00<br />

Open every Monday during the<br />

school holidays. Subject to change.<br />

Special opening hours apply for<br />

events and Møllecaféen. More<br />

details are available at esrum.dk<br />

Guided tours in Danish every<br />

Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 and<br />

14:30. Duration approx. 25 minutes,<br />

included in the price of admission<br />

(no prior registration required).

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two WHEELS<br />

Cycle routes for everyone<br />

Is there anything better than experiencing the world around you with<br />

the wind in your hair? Whether you prefer to follow tough mountain bike<br />

trails through open terrain or take wider trails suited for the whole family,<br />

North Sealand has plenty of great cycle routes at all levels for you to<br />

explore on two wheels. We have collected the best tips for an amazing<br />

cycling holiday in North Sealand for everyone to enjoy. .<br />

You can rent<br />

bikes here<br />

Nordkystens Cykeludlejning<br />

Svend Henriksens Vej 14,<br />

DK-3250 Gilleleje<br />

nordkystenscykeludlejning.dk<br />

Ditlev Cykler<br />

Vinderød Skov 3<br />

DK-3300 Frederiksværk<br />



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For mountain bikers<br />

If you like speed and challenge, take your<br />

bike to Tisvilde Hegn, where you’ll find<br />

Sealand’s longest mountain bike trail - all<br />

28 km of it. And if you need a break, there’s<br />

plenty to see at Asserbo Castle Ruin; in Troldeskoven,<br />

Denmark’s oldest pine forest; on<br />

Tisvilde beach; or at Torup, the vanished<br />

village that was buried by sand drift hundreds<br />

of years ago.<br />

Alternatively<br />

If you’ve got older children with you, why<br />

not take the 5 km route through Lave forest.<br />

A royal route<br />

On the 75km Castle Route, while cycling<br />

through the unique par Force hunting<br />

landscape in Gribskov, you’ll pass by three<br />

royal palaces: Kronborg, Fredensborg and<br />

Frederiksborg.<br />

Alternatively<br />

The 27 km long, Route 33 between Frederiksborg<br />

Castle in Hillerød and Gilleleje<br />

Station takes you through the beautiful<br />

Frederiksborg Castle Gardens.<br />

Rent a tent package<br />

Considering of a cycling holiday<br />

in North Sealand and need both a<br />

bike and equipment? It’s easy and<br />

convenient to rent a complete<br />

tent package from Ditlev Cykler<br />

in Frederiksværk. With the<br />

package, you get bikes, bags and<br />

camping equipment including<br />

tent, cooking utensils and cutlery.<br />

All you need to bring with you are<br />

sleeping bags, mats and personal<br />

belongings.<br />

Book well in advance at<br />

info@ditlevcykler.dk<br />

For the connoisseur<br />

If you just want to take it more slowly<br />

and enjoy life on two wheels, take the 64<br />

km long Nordkyst ruten – the North Coast<br />

route from Hundested to Helsingør – or<br />

the other way round. Discover charming<br />

seaside towns and beautiful countryside,<br />

with plenty of cafés, restaurants and places<br />

to spend the night.<br />

Alternatively<br />

Cycle route 40 with its 275 km distance is<br />

one of the longest in Denmark and is also<br />

called Fjordstien - the Fjord path. It’s a quiet<br />

and idyllic route taking in Hundested, Frederiksværk,<br />

Frederikssund, Roskilde, Holbæk,<br />

Kongsøre and Roskilde. Divide the route<br />

into stages over several weekends, or stay<br />

overnight in a shelter or at a hotel en route.<br />

For the romantic<br />

Pack your picnic basket and cycle sedately<br />

via Dronninge runden through Fredensborg<br />

Municipality. On this 28 km route you<br />

pass through many exciting sights and the<br />

beautiful countryside around Kokkedal,<br />

Nivå, Humlebæk and Fredensborg.<br />

Alternatively<br />

Route 32 (26 km), winds its way from Hillerød<br />

to the beach in Tisvildeleje, one of the<br />

best bathing beaches in Denmark.<br />

For families<br />

If you’ve got the children with you, try the<br />

Parforce 105 (10 km) through Gribskov,<br />

and discover this designated UNESCO<br />

WorldHeritage landscape, Frederiksborg<br />

Castle, the Ottevejskrydset eight-way junction,<br />

and Smørstenen, a large granite boulder<br />

left over from the last ice age. South<br />

of Bassebjerg shelter near Nøddebo, you<br />

can see the protected orchids in the bird<br />

sanctuary.<br />

With older children, try Parforce 110 (15<br />

km), which goes through the Great Deer<br />

Park, past Fantasiens Ø (The Island of Imagination)<br />

and the Baroque Garden. The<br />

highlight of the ride is Kongestenen with<br />

its compass stone, where you can rest and<br />

dive into history. Both routes follow long,<br />

broad tracks, where it’s easy to cycle.<br />

Alternatively<br />

The kids will love a bike ride through Hundested,<br />

where you can stop by the harbour<br />

to pat a flatfish or catch a crab.<br />

Useful tip<br />

You can take your bike for free<br />

on local trains in North Sealand,<br />

so you can start or end your<br />

trip wherever you like.

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27 km,<br />

3 museums &<br />

1 deep blue sea<br />

Enjoy a bike excursion immersed in art, history and nature<br />

Meet Daniel<br />

and Marianne<br />

Daniel Villadsen is a passionate<br />

outdoor photographer and blogger,<br />

always on the hunt for new<br />

motifs. He combines his love of<br />

the outdoors with photography,<br />

and together with his girlfriend<br />

Marianne, he loves discovering,<br />

capturing and sharing places of<br />

particular interest and remarkable<br />

history. Follow Daniel's<br />

adventures at @dvphoto.dk<br />

With his camera slung over his shoulder, photographer<br />

Daniel and his girlfriend Marianne<br />

hopped on their bikes on a warm summer's<br />

day. With three museums as their landmarks<br />

for navigating, they rode a beautiful route<br />

from Gilleleje to Dronningmølle and Esrum.<br />

Here you can read about their bike ride and<br />

maybe get inspired to follow in their route<br />

- because North Sealand is a great place to<br />

explore on two wheels.<br />

The couple started their bike ride from Gilleleje,<br />

but you can start from wherever suits<br />

you best. The route passes along beautiful<br />

forest paths and along the coast, past thatched<br />

houses and picturesque villages, to the first<br />

museum along the route.<br />


(route length of 5 km from Gilleleje)<br />

Daniel and Marianne parked the bikes in<br />

front of the museum, a charming and listed<br />

wooden villa, and went inside to browse the<br />

museum. The exhibitions alternate between<br />

contemporary art, design and architecture,<br />

and you can always visit the permanent exhibition<br />

room dedicated to the renowned artist<br />

Gunnar Aagaard Andersen, who lived and<br />

worked at Munkeruphus.<br />

After seeing the exhibition space, they went<br />

for a walk in the garden - a walk they<br />

recommend you take if you're a fan of<br />

floral displays and views over Øresund.<br />

"After feasting the eyes with exciting art, we<br />

ended our visit with a refreshing dip in the<br />

sea just down the road from the museum."<br />


MUSEUM<br />

(route length of 4 km)<br />

Ready for their next stop, Daniel and Marianne<br />

rode on through areas with summer<br />

cottages and along open fields until they<br />

reached the Rudolph Tegners Museum in<br />

the 'Rusland' landscape covered in hethe<br />

couple, you will probably be pleasantly<br />

impressed by the colossal sculptures, how<br />

the light shines through the museum and<br />

the works in plaster, marble and bronze.<br />

"Walking among the statues was an incredible<br />

experience. Some are only 40 cm, others<br />

several meters tall."<br />

For food and drink<br />

pitstops along the<br />

route. Five great<br />

stops for a break<br />

• Fyrkroen in Gilleleje<br />

• Munkeruphus Café in<br />

Dronningmølle<br />

• Drømmecafeen in<br />

Dronningmølle<br />

• Sørens Café at Rudolph<br />

Tegners Museum in<br />

Dronningmølle<br />

• Møllecafeen at<br />

Esrum Abbey


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The route<br />

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The surface is asphalt with short<br />

gravel sections. The route is not<br />

signposted and occasionally<br />

runs along busy roads.<br />

You can hop on and off the route<br />

wherever you like - and if you<br />

prefer hiking, then you can<br />

easily do the route by foot.<br />

Munkerup<br />

Villingebæk<br />

500 m<br />

Dronningmølle<br />


MUSEUM<br />

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You can join the bike ride<br />

Read more about Daniel and Marianne's trip at<br />

visitnorthsealand.com. Here you can download a map of<br />

the route and buy a 48-hour ticket that gives you<br />

access to all three museums for 48 hours.<br />

If you don't have a bike, you can rent one from<br />

Nordkystens Cykel Udlejning in Gilleleje, who are<br />

happy to deliver the bike wherever you prefer.<br />

Esrum<br />

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3. ESRUM ABBEY<br />

(route length of almost 6 km)<br />

The final museum on the route - Esrum Kloster (Esrum Abbey) -<br />

took Daniel and Marianne on a journey back in time to the Middle<br />

Ages, where they gained an enthralling insight into the life of the<br />

monks and the beliefs and power of the time. Here you can - like<br />

them - time travel digitally with the help of augmented reality.<br />

"You will be taken on a journey back in time to the glory days of<br />

the iconic abbey.""You will be taken on a journey back in time to<br />

the glory days of the iconic abbey."

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A vibrant<br />

oasis buzzing<br />

with life<br />


Tisvildeleje is full of life and a breath of fresh air - bohemian and<br />

relaxed. Here, at the end of the road and where the railway ends, you<br />

can get out and breathe. Absorb the light, the sea, the people and the<br />

atmosphere. Relax in a hammock or party barefoot until the early<br />

morning, as families have done every summer for generations.


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Out of the ordinary<br />

• Did you know that there is ’dark sky’ and a very good chances of seeing<br />

the stars in Tisvildeleje? The Wieth Knudsen Observatory is open to the<br />

public twice a month, offering you the chance to study the night sky.<br />

See when on Facebook: @wiethknudsenobservatoriet.<br />

• Get your adrenalin rush at WoWsurf. Experience the WOW factor! Surfing,<br />

SUP (Stand-Up Paddle Board), E-foil, WingSUP, Wingfoil, Kids Surf Camps,<br />

Mountain Biking and much more. Drop by the car park at Naturrum or book<br />

a trial lesson at wowsurf.dk.<br />

Tisvildeleje is unique<br />

With its characteristic colourful beach<br />

cabins and its main street where the world<br />

passes by, Tisvildeleje is where life is lived<br />

to the fullest. Friends gather at Thomas' grocery<br />

store or at one of the many eateries for<br />

a glass of wine to feel the buzz of the town.<br />

Artists and bohemians have been coming<br />

here for centuries and still do. The small<br />

fashion and design shops, together with the<br />

many galleries and their sense for detail,<br />

create an aesthetic characteristic of the<br />

town. All year round, passionate creatives<br />

and entrepreneurs keep the town full of life,<br />

frequenting the sauna and the small cinema.<br />

Where to meet<br />

• Restaurant Tinggården – local<br />

produce and great food made<br />

from scratch.<br />

tinggarden.dk<br />

• Esthers Garage: French vintage<br />

and tasteful design.<br />

esthersgarage.dk<br />

Check what’s on and read about<br />

the many exciting shops and<br />

restaurants at tisvildeleje.nu<br />

Close to nature<br />

Tisvildeleje is surrounded by nature and is<br />

on the edge of spectacular forest, heath and<br />

plantation landscape that is beautiful all year<br />

round. Take a walk down Tisvilde vejen,<br />

or visit Tibirke Bakker close by Tibirke<br />

Church. Birdwatchers should head out to<br />

where Pøle Ås runs out into Arresø, Denmark’s<br />

largest lake, home to both sea eagles<br />

and kingfishers.<br />

If you have children with you, Denmark’s<br />

oldest pine forest Troldeskoven in Tisvilde<br />

Hegn is a great place to take them, where<br />

they can play and climb the gnarled and<br />

twisted trees. If you follow the yellow trail<br />

through Tisvilde Hegn, you’ll see a little of<br />

everything on the 7 km hike. Melby Overdrev,<br />

Denmark’s largest heath, is also well<br />

worth a visit<br />

Delicious and local<br />

Tinggårdens Landhandel<br />

Bakery, flour mill, pizzas and café..<br />

Klitrosevej 2, 3300 Frederiksværk<br />

tinggaarden.dk<br />

Gundekildegaard<br />

Pick your own berries, berry brunch<br />

and strawberry café.<br />

Rågelejevej 46, 3210 Vejby<br />

rokkedysse.dk<br />

Ørby Vingaard winery<br />

Café, restaurant, shop and tastings.<br />

Maglebjergvej 16, 3200 Helsinge<br />

oerbyvingaard.dk<br />

Rabarbergaarden<br />

Sustainable café & restaurant,<br />

gardening and cookery courses.<br />

Holløse Gade 21, 3210 Vejby<br />

rabarbergaarden.dk<br />

Culture night in<br />

Tisvildeleje<br />

Be there when art and culture meet,<br />

between the woods and the water<br />

on Culture Night, Friday 13 October<br />

<strong>2023</strong><br />

Kildemarked<br />

This traditional and atmospheric<br />

craft fair is held on the weekend of<br />

5-6 August <strong>2023</strong><br />

Musik i Lejet festival<br />

Tisvildeleje is also home to the<br />

popular music festival Musik in<br />

Lejet. The town bubbles with life<br />

all day long. During the festival, the<br />

town is full of life all day long, and<br />

many people pop by just to take<br />

in the festival atmosphere.. The<br />

festival takes place on the weekend<br />

of 20-23 July <strong>2023</strong>. musikilejet.dk<br />

Sleep well in<br />

Tisvildeleje<br />

• Helenekilde Badehotel<br />

• Tisvildeleje Strandhotel<br />

• Sankt Helene Feriecenter

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Helenekilde Badehotel & Tisvildeleje Strandhotel<br />

Located on the dramatic North Sealand<br />

coast, Helenekilde Badehotel probably has<br />

one of the best views over the Kattegat. At<br />

this charming old beach hotel there’s peace<br />

and quiet and time to pamper yourself.<br />

And after a dip in the sea or time in the<br />

sauna, offering a view over the horizon,<br />

you’ll quickly feel the pace of life slow down.<br />

Most of all, Helenekilde is a feeling, and<br />

it’s also a home, a home that takes guests<br />

under its wing in an informal and relaxed<br />

way. Here you can live and celebrate life’s<br />

best moments.<br />

Helenekilde Badehotel<br />

Strandvejen 25<br />

DK-3220 Tisvildeleje<br />

Tel. +45 48 70 70 01<br />

helenekilde.com<br />

• Twenty-eight rooms with either a<br />

balcony or terrace<br />

• Restaurant and bar<br />

• Terrace with outdoor service<br />

• Meeting facilities<br />

Tisvildeleje Strandhotel<br />

Tisvildeleje Strandhotel<br />

Hovedgaden 75<br />

DK-3220 Tisvildeleje<br />

Tel. +45 48 70 71 19<br />

strand-hotel.dk<br />

• Twenty-four rooms<br />

• Restaurant and bar<br />

• Terrace with outdoor service<br />

• Meeting facilities<br />

• Function room<br />

And not far away, in downtown Tisvildeleje,<br />

you’ll find Helenekilde’s sister hotel. At<br />

Tisvildeleje Strandhotel, the special atmosphere<br />

of the town pervades even into the<br />

hotel’s small sitting rooms. From the raised<br />

terrace, there is a beautiful view to the sea<br />

and from here you can also observe life<br />

on the town’s main street. The locals often<br />

gather here for a drink on the terrace or<br />

a delicious dinner in the restaurant that<br />

specialises in local produce.


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Museum Nordsjælland<br />

North Sealand is rich in culture and history and has many fascinating museums<br />

and interesting places to visit for children. Go on a voyage of discovery on your<br />

own or with friends and family – there’s something for everyone.<br />

Nakkehoved<br />

Lighthouse<br />

Nakke hoved East and West lighthouses<br />

dating from 1772, are located in the coastal<br />

town of Gilleleje, right at the very top of<br />

North Sealand. Discover the beautiful natural<br />

landscape and enjoy the breathtaking<br />

view over the Øresund from the top.<br />

Fyrvejen 25A, DK-3250 Gilleleje<br />

Museum North<br />

Sealand, Elværket<br />

The Elværket Museum is in one of Hiller<br />

ød´s beautiful industrial buildings and is<br />

now home to special archaeological exhibits.<br />

In autumn <strong>2023</strong>, the museum will host<br />

a new exhibition: ‘Ad libitum – Kulinarisk<br />

kulturarv’ (Ad libitum – culinary cultural<br />

inheritance).<br />

Frederiksgade 11, DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

Gilleleje Shiphalls<br />

Explore historic fishing boats and learn<br />

about the fishermen’s dangerous lives<br />

across 500 years. Visit a fisherman’s cottage,<br />

a 1920’s schoolroom and a holiday flat from<br />

1950. There is also a special exhibition about<br />

the dramatic escape to Sweden of almost<br />

all Danish Jews during the Second World<br />

War. You can also, take a stroll down to the<br />

harbour and visit the museum ship Vilhelm.<br />

Entry via Østergade 20, DK-3250 Gilleleje<br />

Æbelholt<br />

Abbey Museum<br />

Explore the abbey ruins and garden and see<br />

the graves and skeletons from the archaeological<br />

excavations in this fascinating museum.<br />

Æbelholt Abbey was once the largest Augustinian<br />

abbey in Scandinavia.<br />

Æbelholt 4, DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

Museum of Hillerød<br />

Explore Hillerød’s history in the town<br />

museum. The kids can discover what it was<br />

like to be a child 100 years ago and you can<br />

play your way through the 20th century on<br />

Tidens Gade.<br />

Helsingørsgade 65, DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

Museum of Hørsholm<br />

The introduction of freedom of the press<br />

and the most tragic love affair in Danish<br />

history! Discover the history of Hirschholm<br />

Castle and visit the special exhibition on<br />

Karoline Stjernefelt’s critically acclaimed<br />

graphic novel ‘I morgen bliver det bedre’<br />

(Tomorrow Will Be Better), which is about<br />

the relationship between Johann Struensee,<br />

adviser to King Christian VII, and Queen<br />

Caroline Mathilde.<br />

Sdr. Jagtvej 2, DK-2970 Hørsholm<br />

Useful tip<br />

Check out Museum Nordsjælland’s<br />

website for an overview of<br />

all museum sites, lectures, guided<br />

tours and events.<br />


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Historic<br />

seaside village<br />

with panoramic views<br />


Rågeleje is one of the traditional seaside<br />

towns on the North Coast. Here, stately<br />

cottages sit on the hillside high above the<br />

coastal road, and rows of candy-striped<br />

bathhouses on the beach – a characteristic<br />

of Rågeleje and iconic of the North<br />

Coast.<br />

Rågeleje is probably the place in North<br />

Sealand where you can drive closest to the<br />

sea, and when the wind keeps the beach<br />

guests away, the kite- and windsurfers<br />

take over.<br />

Rågeleje is surrounded by unconventional<br />

nature. Sheep graze on the heather-clad<br />

hills at Heatherhill, and there are great<br />

places to walk with beautiful views over<br />

the Kattegat sea. Do you know Skibsredergrunden<br />

(or A.P. Møller site, as the locals<br />

call it)? It’s a gorgeous gem of nature any<br />

time of year.<br />

Useful tip<br />

Chilled white wine to share on<br />

the beach or a great dinner<br />

with local ingredients? You'll<br />

find it all at Min Købmand<br />

– the grocery store and<br />

lifeblood of Rågeleje.<br />

A tasty bite<br />

• El Meson Canario with a taste of<br />

Spain in the middle of Rågeleje’s<br />

’Rambla’.<br />

• Restaurant Søstjernen serves up<br />

local food in a historic setting.<br />

Sleep with a view<br />

<strong>Holiday</strong> centre Rågeleje Klit: Gorgeous<br />

holiday apartments and stunning sea<br />

views.<br />

Visit the glassblower<br />

At Glass Blow, you can visit the<br />

glassblower and experience the process<br />

of creating unique glass art. The<br />

gallery overlooks the sea, a significant<br />

inspiration for Jason, the glassblower.<br />

<strong>Holiday</strong> snapshot<br />

Go to Rågeleje Beach and take a snap<br />

of the iconic candy-striped bathing<br />

houses.<br />

Did you know that...<br />

... Heatherhill was the name of a<br />

large villa, the summer residence<br />

of a wealthy English business man,<br />

Joseph Vincent, once located here.<br />

He was instrumental in safeguarding<br />

the area from development so<br />

that the unique nature could be<br />




Dronningmølle<br />

Whether you love culture, hiking, fishing or shopping... Dronningmølle has<br />

it all. Here are our tips for some great experiences in the area.<br />


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Explore the art<br />

If you're an art lover, visit Rudolph Tegner’s<br />

Museum and Statue Park. The scenic area<br />

named Rusland contrasts beautifully with<br />

the museum's architecture and is well<br />

worth a visit.<br />

places along the coast where it gets completely<br />

dark. Add extra magic to your visit<br />

and participate in the evening feeding, or<br />

book a camel ride.<br />

Munkeruphus, located beatifully on the<br />

coast near the beach and with its own park<br />

and a café, serves as an exhibition space for<br />

various innovative artists.<br />

Go fish<br />

Cast your fishing line in Dronningmølle<br />

Fiskesø, a put and take lake in the old<br />

quarry with 20 fishing sites. Pop in, and<br />

buy your fishing license in the shop Vild<br />

med Dyr where you will also find a wide<br />

variety of fishing gear.<br />

Launch the petanque ball at the Dronningmølle<br />

Huset by Dronningmølle Station.<br />

The petanque court is open 24 hours a day<br />

and can be used free of charge. You can<br />

borrow balls from Vild med Dyr.<br />

Read, play and shop<br />

Immerse yourself in books and boardgames<br />

in Drømmehuset’s little bookshop.<br />

There's also lovely furniture, plants, wicker<br />

baskets, cushions and rugs, and if you're visiting<br />

with children, you can buy craft items<br />

and stone-painting crayons to take home.<br />

Dreamy treats<br />

At Drømmecafeen in the Drømmehuset<br />

(see ’Shop’) you can enjoy a good roll with<br />

a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. If you prefer<br />

more of a cool treat, draught beer and<br />

ice cream are also available. Much of the<br />

funiture is for sale, so there are plenty of<br />

tempting options.<br />

Take a walk<br />

Go for a walk around Esrum Abbey (built<br />

by monks in 1151), and visit Møllegården<br />

with the iconic watermill. You can also take<br />

the signposted north coast path Nordkyststien.<br />

Start at Dronningmølle Beach, walk<br />

along the water to Hornbæk Beach, and<br />

conclude your walk with a dip and an ice<br />

cream at the harbour.<br />

Starlit dreams<br />

Book a very special experience with donkeys<br />

and camels at Dronningmølle Æselog<br />

Kameludlejning. Here you can spend<br />

the night in a shelter and fall asleep to the<br />

sound of the camels' chewing the cud. At<br />

night there is an unobstructed view of the<br />

starlit sky, as Dronningmølle is one of the<br />

A day of fun<br />

North Sealand Bird Park and Zoo has<br />

more than 2,000 birds from all over the<br />

world, and you can enjoy flying shows with<br />

parrots, and you can feed the slow lorises.<br />

Kayaks are available to rent from Dronningmølle<br />

Kajakudlejning or book a trip with<br />

a guide.

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Rudolph Tegner’s Museum and Statue Park<br />

The natural landscape around Dronningmølle<br />

is known as Rusland (Russia), apparently<br />

because it was so far away from everything<br />

else. It was here that sculptor Rudolph<br />

Tegner (1873-1950) built his museum and<br />

laid out his statue park. In addition to the<br />

permanent collection, the museum also<br />

holds special exhibitions.<br />

A beautiful museum<br />

An octagonal room opens out into a cathedral-like<br />

space with 11 metres to the ceiling.<br />

Here you can see 300 of Tegner’s poetic and<br />

masculine plaster, clay, marble and bronze<br />

sculptures. The museum provides a unique<br />

glimpse into the sculptor’s collected works<br />

within the genres of symbolism, vitalism<br />

and classicism.<br />

Visit the statue park<br />

Outside, in the statue park, art and architecture<br />

form a symbiosis with nature. Here,<br />

14 bronze sculptures become one with the<br />

heather and sky as the seasons change<br />

around them and in the summer, sheep<br />

graze around them. The museum has activities<br />

for children, including an art hunt and<br />

drawing workshop and there are trees for<br />

climbing in the statue park.<br />

In summer 1916, we<br />

cycled long trips in<br />

North Sealand until<br />

one day, venturing over<br />

fences and marsh, we came<br />

to an enormous high heath<br />

landscape. In the middle of<br />

smiling summery Denmark it<br />

was like arriving in Siberia...<br />

This was the place<br />

In his autobiography ‘Mod Lyset’<br />

(Towards the Light), Tegner describes<br />

how he and his wife decided to buy the<br />

land on which the museum now stands.<br />

Visit Cathrine Raben Davidsen’s<br />

exhibition ‘Orakel’ from 15 April<br />

to 22 October <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Rudolph Tegner’s<br />

Museum and Statue Park<br />

Museumsvej 19<br />

DK-3120 Dronningmølle<br />

Tel. +45 49 71 91 77<br />

rudolphtegner.dk<br />

Opening hours<br />

From 15 April to 22 October <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Admission is free to the statue<br />

park all year round.


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Munkeruphus<br />

Munkeruphus is a former artist’s residence<br />

set in a stunning location overlooking the<br />

Øresund on the stretch of coast between<br />

Gilleleje and Dronningmølle. Since 1989,<br />

the building has served as a living exhibition<br />

space for art, architecture and design, and<br />

today it hosts rotating exhibitions of Danish<br />

and foreign artists.<br />

Café with a sea view<br />

The cosy café offers lunch and homemade<br />

pastries and is situated in the living room.<br />

During summer, you can enjoy the café’s<br />

delicacies in the garden, and the fireplace<br />

is lit on cold days. In the shop, you will find<br />

books on art, architecture and design, and<br />

honey from Munkeruphus' own bees.<br />

Did you know that ...<br />

...the protected wooden building<br />

was designed by the architects<br />

Terkel Hjejle ad Niels Rosenkjær<br />

and built in 1916. In 1988, it<br />

became listed as one of the finest<br />

examples of the style of building<br />

brought to Denmark via the Arts<br />

and Crafts Movement in England<br />

and Colonial Style in the USA.<br />

Sea and beach<br />

The Munkeruphus garden and park area is a<br />

beautiful mix of hilly terrain, mature exotic<br />

trees and permanent sculptures. The garden<br />

is open from dawn to dusk, free to visit, and<br />

used for outdoor education and events during<br />

the summer. Dronningekløften provides<br />

access to the beach, where you can swim,<br />

fish or enjoy a snack from the café.<br />

Versatile artist<br />

Gunnar Aagaard Andersen<br />

The history of Munkeruphus is tied to Gunnar<br />

Aagaard Andersen – one of the most versatile<br />

Danish artists of the 20th century. He<br />

lived and worked in the house with his family<br />

from 1958 until he passed away in 1982. In<br />

the garden room, you can see examples of his<br />

hybrid art style, which ranged from painting,<br />

sculpture and architecture to scenography,<br />

furniture design and wallpaper.<br />

Munkeruphus<br />

Munkerup Strandvej 78<br />

DK-3120 Dronningmølle<br />

Phone: +45 49 71 79 06<br />

munkeruphus.dk<br />

Opening hours<br />

Exhibitions at Munkeruphus are<br />

open from the beginning of April<br />

to the end of October.<br />

Go to www.munkeruphus.dk for<br />

details on opening hours, admission<br />

fees, exhibitions and events.

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Where town and<br />

country meets<br />


Helsinge is the last major market town<br />

before you reach the beautiful countryside<br />

of Tisvildeleje, Vejby Strand and Rågeleje.<br />

Right in the heart of Gribskov is the picturesque<br />

station town with a church and<br />

village pond, and here you can stock up on<br />

everything you need for your holiday in the<br />

town's shops, supermarkets and specialist<br />

shops. You can also take a break and enjoy<br />

a delicious meal.<br />

Helsinge and the surrounding area provide<br />

insight into the farming community of the<br />

past. Discover the functioning workshop at<br />

Laugø Smithy, or visit Ramløse and Pibe mills.<br />

You can also travel back to the Middle Ages as<br />

you visit Asserbo Castle Ruin – Bishop Absalon's<br />

castle, destroyed by the harsh sand drift.<br />

Aquatic fun for<br />

a rainy day<br />

Visit Gribskov Swimming Pool<br />

with its fun pool, warm water<br />

pool and slide – lots of fun<br />

for the whole family.<br />

Taste the local<br />

specialities<br />

• Tranegård – farm shop and<br />

visitor farm<br />

• Thornæs Destilleri – gin, whisky<br />

distillery tour and tasting<br />

• Garbolund – vineyard & café<br />

Walk and coffee<br />

• Valby Hegn and a coffee break<br />

at Salekilden Kaffe & Kage<br />

• Maglehøjene and a break at<br />

Café Havestuen<br />

• Solbjerg Engsø and a coffee<br />

stop at Haldbjerg Café<br />

Did you know that ...<br />

You can stay overnight in the National<br />

Park of Royal North Sealand. Enjoy a<br />

unique nature experience at Haldbjerg<br />

Naturcampus or book into the hotel<br />

Bymose Hegn, a perfect starting<br />

point for local excursions.




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Enjoy the beautiful nature from the water and experience the rush when you<br />

catch the right wave with a board or get close to nature in a canoe or kayak.<br />

North Sealand offers lots of options for fantastic experiences on the water!<br />

The good surfer life<br />

Lynæs Surfcenter is the perfect place to try<br />

your hand at different water sports. The centre<br />

has a surf school which provides lessons<br />

and rents out equipment for surfing, kitesurfing,<br />

windsurfing, SUP and kayaking. During<br />

the summer, the cosy café is open, where you<br />

can enjoy everything from burgers and sourdough<br />

buns to a refreshing evening drink as<br />

the sun sheds its last rays of the day.<br />

Lynæs Havnevej 8, DK-3390 Hundested<br />

Phone: +45 29 87 77 66<br />

surfcenter.dk<br />

Stay overnight on the<br />

water<br />

Havhytten at Hvide Klint<br />

Floating shelter on Roskilde Fjord<br />

friluftsguiden.dk/classic<br />

Kayak shelter on Arresø<br />

Floating shelter at Naturhavn<br />

Auderød<br />

friluftsguiden.dk/classic<br />

The shelters are only available to<br />

book and use during the summer.<br />

Guided excursions<br />

on the water<br />

WoWsurf at Tisvildeleje Beach offers exciting<br />

experiences on water and on land.<br />

Take the family on an intro to SUP sport,<br />

or a guided kayak excursion or rent equipment<br />

and go on your own adventure. If you<br />

prefer to go full speed on two wheels, you<br />

can also rent mountain bikes and explore<br />

the challenging landscape of Tisvilde Hegn.<br />

Hovedgaden 112, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje<br />

Phone: +45 42 98 85 51<br />

wowsurf.dk<br />

Canoe on a canal<br />

303-year-old<br />

Imagine gliding quietly through the canal<br />

in Frederiksværk with an unobstructed<br />

view of the lush green treetops. At Frederiksværk<br />

Camping and Vandrehjem, you<br />

can get everything you need for your trip.<br />

You can either sail off on a short excursion<br />

or upgrade the experience and choose<br />

a package with accommodation, picnic<br />

basket, barbecue and breakfast buffet.<br />

Strandgade 30, DK-3300 Frederiksværk<br />

Phone: +45 23 44 88 44<br />

fredfyldt.dk<br />

Take a boat trip<br />

Get out on the water with the little<br />

ferries in North Sealand: 'M/S Frederikke'<br />

operates summer sailing on<br />

Denmark's largest lake, Arresø. 'Den<br />

Lille Færge' sails Denmark's most<br />

beautiful nautical miles on Castle<br />

Lake in Hillerød, and 'Bådfarten' will<br />

take you out onto Esrum Sø.<br />

Sail out on Arresø<br />

In the old fishing village where Frederiksværk<br />

Kanal and Arresø converge is Ågabet<br />

Outdoor Center. At the centre, you can rent a<br />

canoe or kayak and get insider tips for short<br />

excursions or longer routes with overnight<br />

stays. Bring your own picnic basket, but buy<br />

barista coffee from the café – it's sublime.<br />

Sørupvang 24, DK-3300 Frederiksværk<br />

Phone: +45 76 10 00 70<br />

aagabet.dk<br />

Fishing in lakes and sea<br />

Is your idea of a perfect holiday fishing in<br />

beautiful scenery? Then North Sealand<br />

is a must visit for you. As well as open<br />

coasts where you can catch sea trout,<br />

the area offers easily accessible lakes,<br />

streams and marshes where you can<br />

catch everything from shellfish to perch<br />

and bream. Head to Esrum Lake, Tisvildeleje<br />

Vest, Store Gribsø, Solbjerg Engsø<br />

or Udsholt Beach, which are popular<br />

fishing spots and are open to everyone.<br />

More details available at visitnordsjaelland.dk

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Hamlet’s city<br />

– a cultural centre with a rich history<br />


The 600-year-old market town of Elsinore is steeped in<br />

maritime cultural history unlike anywhere else. As you stroll<br />

along the cobbled streets; you feel the traces of history, and<br />

from the bulwark, you can almost glimpse the gunpowder<br />

smoke from the Swedish bombardment of Kronborg Castle.<br />

Come to Elsinore and let yourself be transported by<br />

its nature, attractions, events and atmosphere.


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Adventures for the whole family<br />

If you’re going to Elsinore, make sure not to<br />

miss Hamlet’s castle, Kronborg Castle, the<br />

M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark and<br />

the Culture Yard, which connects history<br />

with the present and the vibrant cultural life.<br />

Be sure to visit the charming city centre with<br />

its cobbled streets and old half-timbered<br />

houses – and indulge your shopping cravings<br />

with local specialty shops.<br />

Explore the National Park of Royal North Sealand<br />

with a visit to the historic mill, Hammermølle,<br />

which serves sustainable food in<br />

its café. In the flee shop, Skovloppen, you can<br />

hunt for treasures and celebrate the find with<br />

freshly baked cakes in Café Skovbrynet. After<br />

a great day exploring the forest, you can take<br />

a break at the historic farm museum Flynderupgård,<br />

where Spisestuen serves traditional<br />

dishes based on the original recipes – preferably<br />

using home-grown ingredients.<br />

Does your child dream of becoming a fighter<br />

pilot or getting behind the wheel of one the<br />

first ever cars produced? Then you should<br />

Did you<br />

know that ...<br />

In Elsinore, 20 cultural hotspots<br />

have been carefully selected and<br />

combined into one unique selfguided<br />

city walk, the ’Elsinore Walk’.<br />

Using the free guide or by following<br />

the ’Elsinore Walk’ signs around the<br />

city, you can discover the ’secret’<br />

places that until now could only be<br />

found if you know the city really,<br />

really well. Pick up the guide at the<br />

Cultural Yard Visitor Service or find<br />

it in the containers located by the<br />

’Elsinore Walk’ signs.<br />

visit the Danish Museum of Science and<br />

Technology, where you can see the earliest<br />

model cars produced, and visit the cockpit<br />

or board a passenger plane. The museum is<br />

over 100 years old, and some of the objects in<br />

the museum are even older – from computers<br />

that could take up half the space of a house<br />

to tiny smartphones. This is where the past<br />

meets the future.<br />

You can also visit The Øresund Aquarium,<br />

which features fish from Danish waters. You<br />

won’t spot any exotic animals here, but you’ll<br />

get a fantastic insight into the fish we all know<br />

– in a new way.<br />

In Hornbæk, life is lived next to and on the<br />

water. This is a place where you can explore<br />

nature, eat to your heart’s content with seafood<br />

delicacies and enjoy an ice cream on the promenade<br />

or a cup of coffee at Albi’s Kaffe bar.<br />

Sip a glass of wine at Hotel Villa Strand with<br />

your toes in the sand, or take your seat at a<br />

long dinner table at Hornbækhus. End the<br />

day with a night in one of the idyllic rooms<br />

at the seaside hotel Hotel Bretagne.<br />

A paradise for foodies<br />

Ahh... the smell of smoked fish wafts through<br />

Nordhavnen, where they smoke fish like in the<br />

old days. Røgeriet, in the yellow house, is open<br />

all year round. They make everything from<br />

scratch with a focus on ingredients and craftsmanship.<br />

Enjoy the food at home or onboard<br />

a boat – or enjoy it in a friendly atmosphere at<br />

the tables in front of the shop because there’s<br />

always something to see in Nordhavnen.<br />

A juicy roast pork sandwich, ramen, pizza,<br />

freshly prepared fish and chips or something<br />

completely different? The Culture Yard’s<br />

food market boasts one of the country’s<br />

largest menus, with over 100 dishes. Sit down<br />

the long tables or in the sofas and feast on<br />

food from all corners of the world. The<br />

atmosphere is always great and welcoming<br />

for all ages – children, friends and grandparents<br />

everyone is welcome.<br />

Visit Strandvejsristeriet, North Sealand’s first<br />

micro coffee roastery, and enjoy a cup of great<br />

coffee in the atmospheric garrison rooms overlooking<br />

Kronborg Castle. The aroma of freshly<br />

roasted beans, home baked goods and sweet<br />

treats always lingers in the air here. If you want<br />

to take the experience home with you, buy a<br />

bag of your favourite beans.<br />

Restaurant MOS combines the best of fine<br />

dining with a relaxed atmosphere. You can<br />

enjoy high-quality meals prepared with<br />

local Danish ingredients – always served<br />

with a smile. MOS is an abbreviation of ’Mad<br />

Og Sjæl’ (Food and Soul) and is pronounced<br />

moss, like the green plant often visible in<br />

Danish nature.

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Would you like to learn more about the history of<br />

Denmark, see fantastic art or look at the stars?<br />

There’s a world of amazing knowledge to be found in<br />

the wonderful museums of North Sealand.


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Fredensborg-Nivå-<br />

Humlebæk<br />

Utzon Museum, Fredensborg<br />

Bakkedraget 43, 3480 Fredensborg<br />

fredensborghusene.com<br />

Fredensborg Museum<br />

Avderødvej 19, 2980 Kokkedal<br />

fredensborgmuseum.fredensborg.dk<br />

Højsager Mill<br />

Højsagervej 8, DK-3480 Fredensborg<br />

fredensborg-mollelaug.dk<br />

Karlebo Mølle<br />

Kirkeltevej 161C, DK-2980 Kokkedal<br />

fredensborg-mollelaug.dk<br />

Louisiana Museum of Modern<br />

Art<br />

Gl. Strandvej 13, DK-3050 Humlebæk<br />

louisiana.dk<br />

The Nivaagaard Collection<br />

Gammel Strandvej 2, DK-2990 Nivå<br />

nivaagaard.dk<br />

The Ring Oven at Nivaagaard<br />

Brickworks<br />

Teglværksvej 23, DK-2990 Nivå<br />

ringovn.dk<br />

Gilleleje-Dronningmølle-<br />

Helsinge<br />

The Knowledge Centre of the<br />

Gilleleje Group 40-45<br />

Hillerødvejen 180, DK-3250 Gilleleje<br />

gillelejegruppen.dk<br />

Esrum Abbey & Millyard<br />

Klostergade 11-12, Esrum,<br />

DK-3230 Græsted<br />

esrum.dk<br />

The Old House on Østergade<br />

Østergade 20, DK-3250 Gilleleje<br />

museumns.dk<br />

Laugø Forge<br />

Laugø Byvej 2, DK-3200 Helsinge<br />

museumns.dk<br />

Munkeruphus<br />

Munkerup Strandvej 78,<br />

DK-3120 Dronningmølle<br />

munkeruphus.dk<br />

Nakkehoved Lighthouse<br />

Fyrvejen 20 + 25A, DK-3250 Gilleleje<br />

museumns.dk<br />

Pibe Mill<br />

Høbjergvej, DK-3200 Helsinge<br />

museumns.dk<br />

The Old House on Østergade<br />

Møllelodden 4, DK-3200 Helsinge<br />

museumns.dk<br />

Rudolph Tegner’s Museum<br />

and Statue Park<br />

Museumsvej 19, DK-3120 Dronningmølle<br />

rudolphtegner.dk<br />

Gilleleje Shiphalls<br />

Hovedgaden 49, DK-3250 Gilleleje<br />

museumns.dk<br />

Søborg Castle Ruin<br />

Bygaden 44, DK-3250 Gilleleje<br />

natmus.dk<br />

Søren Kierkegaard Stone<br />

Memorial<br />

Ved Skrænten 16, DK-3250 Gilleleje<br />

visitnordsjaelland.dk<br />

The Wieth-Knudsen<br />

Observatory<br />

Margot Nyholms Vej 19, DK-3220<br />

Tisvildeleje<br />

wko.dk<br />

Hundested-<br />

Frederiksværk<br />

Asserbo Castle Ruin<br />

Bisp Absalons Vej 28, DK-3300<br />

Frederiksværk<br />

naturstyrelsen.dk<br />

Dronningholm Castle Ruin<br />

Auderødvej, DK-3300 Frederiksværk<br />

naturstyrelsen.dk<br />

The Hyllingebjerg Stone<br />

Frederiksværk Bibliotek, Torvet 41,<br />

DK-3300 Frederiksværk<br />

bibliotekerne.halsnaes.dk<br />

Frederiks Værk Museum of<br />

Industry<br />

Torvet 1, DK-3300 Frederiksværk<br />

indmus.dk<br />

Knud Rasmussen’s House<br />

Knud Rasmussens Vej 9,<br />

DK-3390 Hundested<br />

knudrasmus.dk<br />

Knud Rasmussen Memorial<br />

Knud Rasmussensvej 9,<br />

DK-3390 Hundested<br />

indmus.dk<br />

The Gunpowder Works<br />

Museum<br />

Krudtværksalléen 1,<br />

DK-3300 Frederiksværk<br />

indmus.dk<br />

Spodsbjerg Lighthouse<br />

Fyrstien 1, DK-3390 Hundested<br />

visitnordsjaelland.dk<br />

Hillerød<br />

The Danish Collection of<br />

The History of Pharmacy at<br />

Pharmakon<br />

Milnersvej 42, DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

dfhf.dk<br />

Museum North Sealand,<br />

Elværket<br />

Frederiksgade 11, DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

museumns.dk<br />

Museum of National History<br />

at Frederiksborg<br />

Frederiksborg Slot 10, DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

dnm.dk<br />

Museum of Hillerød<br />

Helsingørsgade 65, DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

museumns.dk<br />

Kunsthuset Annaborg<br />

Frederiksværksgade 2A, DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

hillerodkunstforening.dk<br />

Æbelholt Abbey Museum<br />

Æbelholt 4, DK-3400 Hillerød<br />


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Sleep well in<br />


North Sealand is the perfect destination for a getaway<br />

escape. Stay at one of the seaside hotels - or how<br />

about spending a night under the stars?

Sleep under the<br />

stars<br />

Glamping<br />

There’s no need to sacrifice your<br />

comfortable lifestyle, even while you’re<br />

camping - try glamping!<br />


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• Surf shacks & Tent houses: Lynæs<br />

Surfcenter, Lynæs Havnevej 8,<br />

3390 Hundested<br />

• Glamping tents: Byaasgaard Farmshop<br />

& Camping, Amtsvejen 340,<br />

3390 Hundested<br />

• Tents, teepees or hammocks: Vingården<br />

Garbolund, Helsingevej 7,<br />

3200 Helsinge<br />

Shelters<br />

Is there anything better than spending<br />

a night outdoors under the stars in a<br />

cosy shelter?<br />

• Haldbjerg Naturcampus,<br />

Kagerupvej 21, 3200 Helsinge<br />

• Shelters at the donkey and camel<br />

rental facility Dronningmølle Æsel- og<br />

Kameludlejning, 3120 Dronningmølle<br />

• Luxury shelter, Nivå Camping,<br />

Sølyst Allé 14, 2990 Nivå<br />

Camping<br />

Along the North Coast, campsites are<br />

situated close to the sea, beach and<br />

towns and are often within walking<br />

distance of fascinating cultural sites. It’s<br />

easy to get there, both by car or bike.<br />

• Byaasgaard Farmshop & Camping,<br />

Amtsvejen 340, 3390 Hundested<br />

• Frederiksværk City Camping,<br />

Strandgade 30, 3300 Frederiksværk<br />

• Kongernes Feriepark,<br />

Helsingevej 44, 3230 Græsted<br />

• Hillerød Camping,<br />

Blytækkervej 18, 3400 Hillerød<br />

• Fredensborg Camping,<br />

Humlebækvej 31, 3480 Fredensborg<br />

• Nivå Camping, Sølyst Allé 14, 2990 Nivå<br />

Check-in<br />

Seaside Hotels: seaside hotels<br />

These seaside hotels are part of the<br />

cultural fabric of Denmark. They have<br />

been refuges for relaxation, wellness<br />

and for enjoying the good things in life<br />

for more than a 100 years and remain so<br />

to this day.<br />

• Gilleleje Badehotel, Hulsøvej 15,<br />

3250 Gilleleje<br />

• Hotel Gilleleje Strand,<br />

Vesterbrogade 4B, 3250 Gilleleje<br />

• Helenekilde Badehotel,<br />

Strandvejen 25, 3220 Tisvildeleje<br />

• Tisvildeleje Strandhotel,<br />

Hovedgaden 75, 3220 Tisvildeleje<br />

• Havgaarden Badehotel,<br />

Strandlyvej 1, 3210 Vejby<br />

• Liseleje Badehotel,<br />

Liselejevej 62, 3360 Liseleje<br />

Hotels<br />

Is there anything nicer than pampering<br />

yourself a little with a delicious meal<br />

served in beautiful surroundings and<br />

then collapsing into a soft hotel bed?<br />

• Best Western Hotel Hillerød,<br />

Milnersvej 41, DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

• Fredensborg Store Kro,<br />

Slotsgade 6, 3480 Fredensborg<br />

• Ølsted Kro & Hotel,<br />

Hovedgaden 16, 3310 Ølsted<br />

Bed & Breakfast<br />

Looking for a cosy bed and breakfast<br />

place where the owners themselves<br />

welcome you? Check out the following<br />

suggestions:<br />

• Hundested B&B,<br />

Nørregade 10, 3390 Hundested<br />

• Ebogaard B&B,<br />

Kulsviervej 48, 3400 Hillerød<br />

• Mariegaarden B&B,<br />

Pibe Møllevej 17, 3400 Hillerød<br />

• Refugium Smidstrup Strand B&B,<br />

Sognevej 15, 3250 Gilleleje<br />

• B&B Smidstrup Strand,<br />

Akelejevej 7, 3250 Gilleleje<br />

• Høveltegaard B&B,<br />

Græstedvejen 38, 3250 Gilleleje<br />

• Mårumgaard B&B,<br />

Ny Mårumvej 210 A., 3230 Græsted<br />

• Nivå B&B, Nivåvænge 172, 2990 Nivå<br />

Something for<br />

the whole family<br />

getaway<br />

<strong>Holiday</strong> Centres and<br />

holiday lets<br />

Close to both beach and beautiful<br />

countryside, you’ll find a number of<br />

holiday centres offering amenities such<br />

as a pool, mini golf and fun activities for<br />

the whole family<br />

• Rågeleje Klit Feriecenter, Rågeleje<br />

Strandvej 91B, 3210 Vejby<br />

• Kysthusene Gilleleje, Tinkerup Strandvej<br />

8A, 3250 Gilleleje<br />

• Sankt Helene Feriecenter,<br />

Bygmarken 30, 3220 Tisvildeleje<br />

• Nordsjællands Ferieboliger, Kirkegade<br />

15C, 3300 Frederiksværk<br />

Hostels<br />

A comfortable bed and a cosy social<br />

atmosphere await in North Sealand’s<br />

hostels. A perfect choice for hikers and<br />

cyclists.<br />

• Fredensborg Vandrerhjem,<br />

Østrupvej 3, 3480 Fredensborg<br />

• Frederiksværk Camping & Vandrehjem,<br />

Strandgade 30, 3300 Frederiksværk<br />

• Danhostel Hillerød,<br />

Lejrskolevej 4, 3400 Hillerød<br />

• Danhostel Tisvildeleje,<br />

Bygmarken 30, 3220 Tisvildeleje<br />

<strong>Holiday</strong> homes<br />

Light the wood-burning stove and enjoy<br />

the calm of a holiday home, where there<br />

might also be a sauna and where you can<br />

relax with morning coffee on the terrace.<br />

• Feriepartner,<br />

Liselejevej 60, 3360 Liseleje<br />

Useful tip<br />

If you would like to Find the<br />

best accomodation for your<br />

trip to North Sealand; see<br />

visitnorthsealand.com, and<br />

get inspiration for great day<br />

trips in the area.

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Taste of<br />


North Sealand is home to proud local producers and creative<br />

entrepreneurs who use passion and patience to produce high-quality<br />

artisan food and beverage items with a superior taste.<br />

Take a trip out into the North Sealand<br />

countryside, drive along the winding country<br />

roads and stop by the charming farm<br />

shops or buy seasonal vegetables at the<br />

local market where you get to meet the<br />

local producers. The soil here also impacts<br />

something as un-Danish as wine, produced<br />

with great success by North Sealand winemakers.<br />

Tastings and tours are available.<br />

Pop into the small distilleries, where the noble<br />

taste of corn, herbs and berries is transformed<br />

into golden drops as whisky, gin, liqueur and<br />

aquavit, or have a taste of local beer brewed in<br />

copper vats at the local microbrewery.<br />

North Sealand's craft foods bear the narrative<br />

of tradition and innovation and that of local<br />

enthusiasts who are passionate about excellent<br />

quality and taste. The tenderest meat from<br />

free-range cows is sold where it’s produced, as<br />

well as spicy sausages and other charcuterie<br />

items handmade by the butcher following old<br />

traditions. In North Sealand, you’ll also find<br />

ice cream and butter carefully made by hand<br />

from fresh ingredients, as well as unique<br />

cheeses steeped in local history. There are<br />

many local delicacies to sample, from handmade<br />

chocolates to mustard, sauces, juices,<br />

aquavit, rye bread and much more in the small<br />

speciality shops around North Sealand.<br />

Opening hours may vary, so it is a<br />

good idea to check before visiting.


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Farm shop with own meat, eggs and vegetables<br />

Signe’s home made sour dough<br />

bread, local specialities, natural wine, local<br />

beer and snacks.<br />

byaas.dk<br />

2. CHOKOLADE-<br />


Handmade artisan chocolates.<br />

chokoladevaerkstedet-jota.dk<br />


ICE & WINE<br />

Purchase tasty ice cream made with<br />

the heart from local produce. Try the<br />

natural wine too!<br />

kolleroedgaard.dk<br />


North Sealand’s first whisky distillery<br />

producing gin, brandy and Danish<br />

single malt whisky. Try a guided tour.<br />

thornaes.com<br />


Café and shop offering a wide selection<br />

of local delicacies, cheese and<br />

meat from about 15 local suppliers.<br />

countrymarket.dk<br />

4. DET LILLE<br />


Try freshly ground coffee from high<br />

quality organic beans at Hundested<br />

Harbour. Enjoy a coffee in the cafe,<br />

or bring some beans home with you.<br />

detlillekafferisteri.dk<br />

5. GARBOLUND<br />

Winery with a view over Arresø where<br />

you can taste the vineyard’s natural<br />

wine in the cafe or buy some to take<br />

home.<br />

garbolund.dk<br />


Farm shop with berries and vegetables<br />

as well as a café serving ice cream,<br />

a berry brunch and cakes. Pick your<br />

own strawberries during the peak<br />

season.<br />

rokkedysse.dk<br />

7. KNUD<br />

Relaxed dining venue on Hundested<br />

Harbour with a coastal bistro kitchen.<br />

knud.biz<br />

10. TINGGÅRDEN<br />

Country store, gourmet restaurant,<br />

bakery, mill and café.<br />

tinggarden.dk<br />

11. Tothaven´s Visitor<br />

Farm and Dairy<br />

Farm shop with sale of goat’s cheese,<br />

goat milk yogurt and handmade ice<br />

cream.<br />

tothaven.dk<br />



Ten Saturdays in high season with<br />

locally grown produce and quality products<br />

with a connection to the land.<br />

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Tranegård produces local and natural<br />

ice cream made from fresh, local and<br />

organic ingredients.<br />

tranegarden.dk<br />


Award-winning wine production with<br />

tours and tastings. Visit the farm shop<br />

and cosy café and restaurant.<br />

oerbyvingaard.dk<br />

15. MANGHOLM<br />

Organic farm focusing on top quality<br />

produce, food and animal welfare.<br />

Café open on Sundays.<br />

mangholm.dk<br />

North Sealand<br />

food networks<br />

Smag på Nordsjælland<br />

Association of farmers, gardeners,<br />

chefs, winemakers, brewers and<br />

grocers committed to promoting<br />

local produce and food<br />

preparation.<br />

smagpaanordsjaelland.dk<br />

Spisekammer Halsnæs<br />

Spisekammer Halsnæs is an<br />

alliance of food producers in<br />

Halsnæs dedicated to ensuring<br />

good animal welfare and<br />

excellent quality.<br />

spisekammerhalsnaes.dk<br />

Gribskov Spisekammer<br />

Gribskov Spisekammer members<br />

produce lamb, beef cattle,<br />

vegetables, fruit, berries, honey,<br />

wine, beer and much more.<br />

gribskovspisekammer.dk<br />

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KIDS<br />

Got the kids with you?<br />

There’s lots of exciting stuff to do for kids all year round.<br />


Take the kids for a trip on Den Lille Færge<br />

(the Little Ferry) on Slotssøen. It sails between<br />

Torvet in Hillerød and Frederiksborg Castle<br />

every half hour from 15 May to 15 September.<br />

From the middle of the lake, you have a<br />

great view of the town, castle and beautiful<br />

baroque garden, with its amazing topiary.<br />

The ferry sails between 11.00 am and 5.00<br />

pm on weekdays and 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm<br />

on Sundays. Tickets can be bought on board.<br />

Torvet<br />

DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

partrederiet.dk<br />


TRAIN<br />

During the summer, you can take a trip<br />

on one of the beautiful steam trains<br />

lovingly restored by a group of railway<br />

enthusiasts. The train normally services<br />

the route from Græsted to Gilleleje and<br />

on to Hornbæk and Helsingør.<br />

Græsted Stationsvej 84<br />

DK-3230 Græsted<br />

veterantoget.dk<br />


Sail on Arresø, Denmark’s largest lake on<br />

the M/S Frederikke, a restored old wooden<br />

ship. Sailings are from May to September.<br />

Arresødalvej 103<br />

DK-3300 Frederiksværk<br />

msfrederikke.dk<br />



Near the old fishing harbour of Kikhavn close<br />

to Hundested, you’ll find Tothaven family farm<br />

with its goats, ponies, donkeys and woolly pigs.<br />

The children can pet the cute baby animals<br />

and the young keepers are always happy to<br />

answer questions about the animals. The kids<br />

can also play in the hay, relax in hammocks<br />

under the linden trees, eat a picnic lunch in the<br />

garden or enjoy an ice cream in the cosy cafe.<br />

Torupvejen 2<br />

DK-3390 Hundested<br />


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Let the kids try fishing in Gribskov’s first<br />

put and take lake that opened in 2017. The<br />

lake, with 20 fishing places is located in<br />

the old quarry in Dronningmølle. Buy your<br />

fishing license in the shop ‘Vild med Dyr’<br />

where you will also find a wide variety of<br />

fishing gear.<br />

Dronningmølle Strandvej 647A<br />

DK-3120 Dronningmølle<br />

dronningmølle.nu<br />




Have a ride on a donkey or camel in<br />

Dronning mølle and then help give them<br />

their evening feed. It will surely be an experience<br />

you’ll never forget.<br />

Hulerødvej 6<br />

DK-3120 Dronningmølle<br />

kameludlejning.com<br />


Monkey World is not a zoo, it’s more of a<br />

cosy garden full of exciting animals. The<br />

people that work there make a huge effort<br />

to help rescued animals and work with<br />

vulnerable people. Let a parrot sit on your<br />

shoulder like a pirate, or cuddle a rabbit to<br />

put a smile on your face.<br />

Nejedevej 20<br />

DK-3400 Hillerød<br />

monkeyworld.dk<br />


Just outside Fredensborg, visitors can experience<br />

the beating of great wings at close<br />

hand when the falconer demonstrates the<br />

flying and hunting skills of Falkonergården’s<br />

eagles, hawks and falcons.<br />

Davidsvænge 11<br />

DK-3480 Fredensborg<br />

falkonergaarden.dk<br />



Experience life down on the farm. On<br />

Tranegård organic farm near Helsinge,<br />

the kids can have lots of fun meeting Jersey<br />

cows and their calves, goats, rabbits,<br />

chickens and riding ponies. There’s also a<br />

cosy cafe and farm shop with lots of delicious<br />

produce straight form the farm.<br />

Laugøvej 17<br />

DK-3200 Helsinge<br />

www.tranegarden.dk<br />



Nordsjælland’s Bird Park is located in the<br />

beautiful landscape of North Sealand and is<br />

home to 2,000 species of bird from all over<br />

the world. The park is also a zoo with many<br />

small mammals and a large collection of<br />

reptiles and amphibians.<br />

Sodemarksvej 22<br />

DK-3230 Græsted<br />


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If it’s raining outside or the waves are a bit<br />

daunting down at the beach, don’t worry,<br />

there’s plenty of indoor fun to be had in<br />

North Sealand. Pack your swimming goggles<br />

and costumes and take the kids to Gribskov<br />

Swimming Pool where you can enjoy a<br />

number of different pools, slides and a sauna.<br />

Boagervej 26<br />

DK-3200 Helsinge<br />

gribskovsvøm.dk<br />




With an interactive app on their mobile<br />

phones, children can help the king find<br />

all his animals. The game has its origins in<br />

history. In the 18th century, King Frederik IV<br />

had a menagerie in Fredensborg Slotshave.<br />

Unfortunately, all the rabbits, bears, wolves<br />

and deer have now escaped and you can<br />

help find them. Download the Woop app<br />

and Find the King’s animals hiding around<br />

the town. Suitable for children aged 5-11.<br />

Slotsgade<br />

DK-3480 Fredensborg<br />

fredensborg.dk<br />



A visit to the Esrum Abbey is a fascinating<br />

and fun journey into history. At the<br />

playground and in one of the wings of the<br />

abbey, you’ll find lots of exciting activities<br />

for the whole family There are also special<br />

activities for children during the school<br />

holidays.<br />

Klostergade 11-12<br />

DK-3230 Græsted<br />

esrum.dk<br />



Gilleleje Labyrinth is a quiz labyrinth with<br />

fun for all the family. Test your general<br />

knowledge while finding your way through<br />

an exciting green labyrinth. Choose your<br />

favourite quiz category and your answers<br />

will guide you through the winding pathways<br />

of the labyrinth.<br />

Almevej 120<br />

DK-3250 Gilleleje<br />

gillelejelabyrinten.dk<br />

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North Sealand has plenty of<br />

playgrounds, swimming pools<br />

and much more besides:<br />

• Havtyren Nature Playground,<br />

Liseleje<br />

• Hundested Havn activity<br />

platform ‘Klap en Fisk’<br />

(Stroke a Fish)<br />

• Children’s Frederiksværk<br />

playground<br />

• Gilleleje Havn playground<br />

• Eghjorten nature playground,<br />

Fredensborg<br />

• Par force playground by<br />

Slotssøen, Hillerød<br />

• Krudtskuddet playground<br />

Frederiksværk<br />

• Esrum Kloster nature<br />

playground<br />

• Torvet skate park, Hillerød<br />

• Lynæs Havn playground<br />

• Hillerød swimming pool<br />

• Frederiksværk swimming pool

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You can also take the kids on a trip to the<br />

far north and visit polar explorer Knud<br />

Rasmussen’s house. The extensive grounds<br />

around the house and impressive stone<br />

cairn are an invitation to play and enjoy<br />

the beautiful nature.<br />

Knud Rasmussens Vej 9<br />

3390 Hundested<br />

knudrasmus.dk<br />




Experience a whole world of sand in Hundested.<br />

See the artists’ masterpieces and<br />

try your hand at creating a sand sculpture.<br />

In the festival’s children’s area, the whole<br />

family can get creative with activities such<br />

as sand sculpturing, sand painting and<br />

treasure hunting.<br />

Kajgaden 7<br />

DK-3390 Hundested<br />

sandfestival.dk<br />




Visit the gunpowder mills in the old Gunpowder<br />

Works. During the summer season<br />

from June to August, children and those<br />

accompanying them can visit free every Sunday<br />

from 1.00 pm. A guided tour takes 30<br />

minutes. The museum is also open Monday<br />

to Sunday from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm in the<br />

autumn half-term holidays.<br />

Krudtværksalleen 1<br />

DK-3300 Frederiksværk<br />

indmus.dk<br />

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Visit one of North Sealand’s many museums,<br />

with plenty of fun and activities for children<br />

and adults. Explore on your own, while the<br />

kids dig into art and history. There’s plenty to<br />

inspire the curious, to make you think and<br />

get your imagination going. Why not try the<br />

maritime quiz round about in Gilleleje.<br />

museumns.dk<br />




Set the kids free to use their imagination and<br />

senses in the Children’s Wing at Louisiana Art<br />

Museum, where they have a unique opportunity<br />

to express themselves creatively in this<br />

amazing 500 m2 art space spread over three<br />

floors. Afterwards, why not enjoy a cup of<br />

hot chocolate in the Louisiana Café and the<br />

panoramic view over Øresund.<br />

Gl. Strandvej 13<br />

DK-3050 Humlebæk<br />

louisiana.dk<br />



The Nivaagaard Collection introduces<br />

children of all ages to the wonderful world<br />

of art, where they can explore the various<br />

exhibitions with the help of sketchbooks<br />

and art exercises. On certain days, the gallery<br />

holds children’s workshops and guided<br />

tours for families.<br />

Gammel Strandvej 2<br />

DK-2990 Nivå<br />

nivaagaard.dk<br />


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Children can explore the magnificent<br />

renaissance castle at, Frederiksborg, with<br />

games that follow a track through the<br />

palace or with a special audio guide. Guided<br />

tours for families are arranged during<br />

the school holidays with exciting activities<br />

in the beautiful rooms. See current activities<br />

on dhm.dk<br />

Frederiksborg Slot 10<br />

DK-3400 Hillerød<br />


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