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Tips, ideas and experiences in Helsingør, Gribskov, Fredensborg, Hillerød, Halsnæs and Hørsholm




Jump into the inviting waves at Tisvildeleje, Vejby Beach, Gilleleje, Liseleje, Rågeleje, Dronningmølle, Hornbæk or Nivå. You won’t regret it.

Enjoy the rich sense of history at the 800-year-old Esrum Abbey and in the magnificent castles of Fredensborg, Frederiksborg and Hamlet’s Kronborg.

Louisiana, Kulturværftet, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, music festivals, the sea, the nature and a wealth of quaint shopping towns await you.

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You are holding our big new North Sealand magazine in your hands. We hope that you find what you are looking for, and that you will be inspired to have an even more enjoyable holiday. Perhaps you also need to pick up the large North Sealand map which shows bicycle routes, the Marguerite Route and much more. The map is free of charge.

Royal North Sealand can also be accessed via electronic media. Our website contains a wealth of information. You can also download our smartphone app “Visit North Sealand” from both the Apple App Store (iPhone) and Google Play (Android).

Finally, use one of our seven large info stands at the following locations: • Frederiksværk Nordtorvet • Louisiana Museum of Modern Art • Hornbæk Harbour • Elsinore Culture Harbour • Gilleleje Harbour • Birkepladsen in Tisvilde • Torvet in Hillerød



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PUBLISHER VisitNordsjælland, Mørdrupvej 15, 2., DK-3060 Espergærde Tlf. (+45) 49 21 13 33 This magazine, which is published by VisitNordsjælland, primarily consists of adverts and editorial articles which have been paid for and developed in collaboration with tourist operators and other commercial enterprises in North Sealand. Editing completed: 16 January 2014. EDITORS Tommy Seier (ansvh.), Mette Schjønning, Gitte Buchberg, Susanne Tvergaard Nielsen, Ole Mortensen, Henrik Nu-


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CONTENTS ACTIVE HOLIDAYS Active holidays in North Sealand . . . . . Motion routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mountain bike routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kayak routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ski runs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asserbo Golf Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barkholt’s Planteskole and Glashuset . . Bije Leisure and Camping . . . . . . . . . . .

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FOR CHILDREN Children’s animal show at Sankt Helene . . Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry Hørsholm Skater park- Skatetopia . . . . . Multipack in Helsingør . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nature playgrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sand sculpture festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . Øresund Aquarium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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TOWNS IN NORTH SEALAND Fredensborg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frederiksværk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilleleje . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helsinge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helsingør . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hillerød . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hornbæk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hundested . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liseleje . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynæs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tisvildeleje . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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THE DANISH RIVIERA The Danish Riviera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tisvildeleje . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hornbæk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liseleje . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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EVENTS Events in North Sealand . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Outstanding Metal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Week 31 in Hornbæk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art . . . . . M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark . . . . Munkeruphus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Museum guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sand sculpture festival . . . . . . . . . . . .

HOLIDAY CONCEPTS Along the Danish Riviera . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Love on a bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Sources of New Nordic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

EAT AND DRINK Restaurant guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Restaurant Far til 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Taste of North Sealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

HARBOURS AND CROSSINGS Harbours in North Sealand . . . . . . . . . . Hundested- Rørvig Ferry . . . . . . . . . . . . M/F Frederiksborg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilleleje Harbour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helsingør Harbours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hundested Harbour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynæs Harbour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M/S Frederikke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scandlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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HOTELS Comwell Borupgaard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helenekilde Badehotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel Hillerød . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel Madam Sprunck . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel Marienlyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel Strand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotel Villa Brinkly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kildegaard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tisvildeleje Strandhotel . . . . . . . . . . . . Sankt Helene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ART AND CULTURE Hamlet Scenen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helsingør Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Galleri Comic Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Galleri Kisum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frederiks Værk Industrial Museum . . . . Culture Harbour Kronborg . . . . . . . . . . Cultural experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Culture Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Art and Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Sealand Art Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . LaMa Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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NATURE Forests and lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry 52 ACCOMMODATION Camping and hostels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Private overnight accommodation/B&B . . 68 SHOPPING Barkholt’s Planteskole and Glashus . . . . 51 Enggården Brugskunst . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Finn Olafsson CD and DVD . . . . . . . . . . 83 Fredensborg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Gilleleje Beauty Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Gilleleje shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Helsinge shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Helsingør shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Hillerød shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Ilse Jacobsen Hornbæk . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Cookbook from Royal North Sealand . . . 83 Liseleje shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Pibemølle Vin & Ost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Plantorama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 SuperBrugsen Gilleleje . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 CASTLES AND ABBEYS Welcome to Royal North Sealand . . . . . . 4 Kronborg Castle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fredensborg Palace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Frederiksborg Castle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Esrum Abbey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 The Carmelite Abbey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Tourist information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

FREDERIKSBORG (PAGE 10) Magnificent Renaissance castle from the beginning of the 17th century, with an impressive park. FREDENSBORG (PAGE 8) The elegant baroque palace has an attractive outdoor sculpture collection, called Nordmandsdalen (A Nordic Community in Stone), in the beautiful Baroque Garden. KRONBORG (PAGE 6) Kronborg Castle was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2000. Rich in history. ESRUM KLOSTER (PAGE 12) The Cistercian abbey in Esrum was founded in 1151 as a daughter house to Clairvaux Abbey.

North Sealand ROYAL DENMARK By museum curator Søren Frandsen The first castles in North Sealand were built in the Middle Ages. Søborg Castle was the principle royal castle from the 12th century and Gurre Castle was the principle royal castle during the reign of Valdemar IV (14th century). But it was during the reign of Frederik II that Monarchic North Sealand finally took on the form we recognise today. Royalty of that period had no conception of tourism or national parks. What drove Frederik II was his passion for hunting. The kings’ official residences were in Copenhagen but they came north whenever they could. By the 16th century, North Sealand was already known as the playground of kings. The area was given over to creativity, well-being, nature and leisure. Copenhagen’s green front garden was the place where kings could relax and enjoy life. And when kings wanted to play, that meant hunting. Created from hunting The forest was the king’s playground; his favourite recreational area. He designed animal parks where it was easier to rear and hunt game


and enjoy the Danish chase hunt; a sport where hunters drove red deer until the animals were exhausted, allowing the king to kill the prey. Frederik II (1534 – 1588) was the first king whose obsession for the sport led him to establish a hunting area in North Sealand. He saw the area’s hunting potential and immediately began to establish his royal hunting ground where he could indulge his hobby and allow the royal court to be self-sufficient in meat. Frederik II wanted the crown to expand its estate as much as possible and he achieved this through exchanges of property. The North Sealand noblemen more or less willingly exchanged their country estates and farms with the king. It took the king just 18 months to acquire five private estates and 350 farms in North Sealand. In 1574, the king’s chief negotiator, Herluf Trolle, was the last man who had to relinquish his property – Hillerødsholm – today known as Frederiksborg Castle. It became the king’s official residence in North Sealand. And anything that belonged to the king was the king’s forever. When the Danish constitution came into being in 1849, the popular Frederik VII signed the forests and the properties over to the state.

Fredensborg Castle

Esrum Abbey

„Let the Lord keep his heaven, just so long as I keep Gurre.� Valdemar IV talking about Gurre Castle

Frederiksborg Castle

Kronborg Castle

OPENING HOURS April-May 11-16 June-August 10-17.30 September-October 11-16 Nov-March Tue-Sun 11-16 ADMISSION Adults DKK 75 Children (4-17 years) DKK 30 Free admission for children under 4 years Buy tickets at the GUIDED TOURS Highlight tour, included in admission and available all year round. Themed tours e.g. “In the footsteps of Hamlet”, are for those who want to learn more. See Group guided tours can be booked on tel. (+45) 49 21 30 78 or TRANSPORT It takes only 45 mins by train from Copenhagen Central Station to Helsingør Station Kronborg Slot 3000 Helsingør Tlf. (+45) 49 21 30 78


Living history

Experience the interactive exhibition, go on a guided tour in Hamlet’s footsteps and visit Holger Danske in the murky depths of the casemates.

There are few places in the world that are as richly steeped in as much drama and history as Kronborg. It’s where the deadly, cannon-clad fortress meets the lavish Renaissance castle, and where Hamlet’s spirit haunts the hallways. So it comes as no surprise that this magical place has been listed as a world heritage site! Experience one of Denmark’s main attractions Thundering horses’ hooves, whinnying steeds - and cannon balls flying past your head! The dramatic acoustic imagery hits you almost as soon as you set foot on the first stronghold bridge into Kronborg. Then over another bridge and through a large gateway in the rampart: There, surrounded by the wide ramparts stands Kronborg with its towers, spires and copper roofs. Frederik II, the father of Christian IV, built the castle in1574-1585 on the narrowest part of the Sound – the Renaissance’s version of a modern motorway. Trade ships from all over the world sailed past here, each having to pay a toll to the king.

Casemates, Holger and Hamlet A damp, stale odour clings to the air as you make your way down the steps to the casemates under the castle. In a labyrinth of murky passages and rooms, you’ll discover the gloomier parts of the castle: dungeons, storerooms and the soldiers’ quarters. Here sits Holger Danske; at the ready to wake and take action if Denmark needs his fighting skills. So where does Hamlet fit into the picture then? William Shakespeare possibly heard or read about the legendary Danish prince, and as Kronborg was already famous in Europe in the Renaissance period, he probably thought it was Hamlet’s castle. The largest Great Hall in the Nordics Inside the castle, there’s an interactive exhibition explaining its history; all the gold the tolls bought, how the castle was used in Christian IV’s childhood and how the Swedes plundered the castle. And in one of the rooms you’ll be completely engulfed by the strangely fascinating flames from the Fire of Kronborg in 1629. A chequered floor stretches endlessly in the

Great Hall, which at 62m in length makes it the longest in the Nordic region. On the walls further on, you can admire the huge woven tapestries, which Frederik II proudly used to display his ancestors. August: the month of Hamlet Kronborg becomes especially lively during the school holidays, when there’s a wealth of activities on offer. Over the summer months and particularly in August, Hamlet becomes the focal point of what’s going on: The guided tour “In the footsteps of Hamlet,” Hamlet puppet show, and the famous Hamlet play. An all-day experience You could probably see most of Kronborg in less than an hour, but there’s enough to keep you busy for a whole day. Especially if you also visit the new M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, designed by the world-famous architects Bjarke Ingels Group. Just follow the ramp down to the old dry dock that is located outside Kronborg’s ramparts on Culture Harbour Kronborg. 7

Fredensborg Palace may be rather more modest than its famous French counterpart, but here you can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere without fear of overcrowding.

The Danish

EXPERIENCE THE POMP AND CEREMONY FROM THE 18TH CENTURY Denmark’s largest baroque garden has just been renovated with endless rows of avenue trees, elaborately patterned grass and gravel surfaces and fabulous sculptures and lavish monuments. Together with the surrounding scenic landscape, this makes Fredensborg Palace one of the main attractions in the area all year round.


Experience one of the Queen’s favourite palaces Fredensborg Palace by Lake Esrum in North Sealand is the royal couple’s most frequented residence during the spring and autumn months. The beautiful rooms and halls often form the setting for major official state visits and royal events. Many of the large royal parties and celebrations are hosted here. State leaders on official visits are received here from all over the world and foreign ambassadors submit their official credentials to the Danish Queen at the palace. A meeting place for the crowned heads of Europe The palace enjoyed its heyday during the reign of Christian IX, who became known as the fatherin-law of Europe. In the late 1800s, he gathered royals from far and near at the palace. His children were given prominent positions in the European royal houses, e.g. Alexandra was married to Edward VII of England, Dagmar with Alexan-

der III of Russia and Vilhelm was crowned King of Greece under the name Georg I. “Palace of Peace” Between the years 1720-26, the architect and head gardener J.C. Krieger created a palace complex, comprising a small main palace with a dome and lanterns and an octagonal courtyard. Frederik IV named the white, elegant baroque palace “Fredensborg” to commemorate the Great Northern War that ended in 1720. In the following decades, the palace was extended several times, but still appears as a complete architectural entity. See the palace halls In the summer months of July and early August when the royal couple are not in residence, the palace halls are open for guided tours. You can see the Dome Hall, where many official dinners take place, the Garden Room and a number of

other representative rooms. Fredensborg’s wellpreserved palace chapel is also included in the tour, where many royals including Queen Margrethe and Prince Nikolai have been confirmed. Palace garden with magnificent grounds The impressive Fredensborg Palace Gardens are some of Denmark’s largest historic gardens. They were laid out at the same time the palace was built, but were later converted to French Baroque style in 1759-69. During this time, the sculptor John Wiedewelt created many sculptures, including the magnificent double avenue, Brede Allé. Nordmandsdalen, with its 70 sandstone statues of Norwegian and Faroese farmers and fishermen, has its own unique spirit. Adjacent to the palace is the Royal private garden, the Orangery and the historic kitchen garden, which supplies fresh flowers and vegetables to the royal household. These three areas are only open to the public in July and early Au-

gust. The rest of the gardens, including the finest baroque landscaping in Denmark have free admission all year round Summer shop with royal plants The Orangery dates from 1995 and houses a summer shop where the Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties sells plants that have been left over from the royal nurseries and seedlings from the garden. Take screen lilies, geraniums and myrtles home as a special souvenir from Fredensborg Palace Gardens. Plant sales are exclusively for guests who are on summer tours at Fredensborg. Fredensborg is often viewed as Denmark’s Versailles. It may well be more modest, but there is no fear of overcrowding, and it possesses a very special and unique atmosphere and an eternal promise of peace. See more at or


FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE The Museum of National History

Frederiksborg Castle and its Baroque Garden are picturesquely located on the banks of the castle lake in Hillerød. This unique Renaissance castle was built by Christian IV at the beginning of the 17th century to signify his position as a powerful North European monarch. Evidence of this can be seen in the abundance of symbolic and decorative elements, such as the statues and reliefs, the impressive Neptune Fountain and the marble gallery in The King’s Wing. The castle was no longer a royal residence in the 18th century but was still used for official royal functions. Kings were anointed in the castle church during the period of absolute monarchy in Denmark (1660–1848), and a wave of national romanticism in the 19th century resulted in the castle becoming a national memorial. The Museum of National History A terrible fire in 1859 destroyed a great deal of the castle interior. Reconstruction


of the castle was financed by national subscriptions, special arts lotteries and generous private donations. J.C. Jacobsen, founder of the Carlsberg Group brewing company, played an active role in the project and in 1877 he proposed the castle should be the location for a Museum of National History. He donated resources to the project and the museum was created as part of the Carlsberg Foundation, which still runs and funds the museum. The museum records 500 years of Danish history, containing history painting, portraits, furniture and art manufacture, set in the many halls and rooms of the castle, such as the Castle Church, the Audience Chamber and the Great Hall. There are changing exhibitions, fixed tours on Sundays and seasonal activities for children, as the museum encourages people to engage in the past and put Denmark’s history into perspective.

The Museum of National History Frederiksborg Castle, 3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 26 04 39

Open every day all year round: April-October 10-17, November-March 11-15 Prices: Adult DKK 75, child (6-15) DKK 20 , Senior/student/group (20+) DKK 60 , Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children) DKK 150

CHANGING EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVITIES There are changing special exhibitions and activities for children at the Museum of National History all year round. Exhibitions reveal new aspects of the museum’s traditions, Denmark’s history, portraiture and history painting. The castle’s old wine cellar houses the Children’s History of Denmark, which is open every day during school holidays. Children can become princesses or knights when they get the chance to dress up in renaissance dresses and armour and learn more about the castle owner and childhood of Christian IV. To stay up to date with the museum’s activities visit



Room for experiences - time for immersion Esrum Kloster & Møllegård offers more than 800 years of history, stunning nature and loads of great experiences. The Monks’ North Sealand For more than 800 years, Esrum Kloster has been nestled deep in the heart of North Sealand. Ever since the French Cistercian monks built an abbey in the middle of the most idyllic nature with meadows, streams, forests and lakes. Over almost 500 years, the monks filled Esrum with their prayers and work, and Esrum Kloster became an important asset and was one of the largest buildings on Nordic territory. The monks made a solid imprint on North Sealand, which is still very visible, both in terms of its landscape and historic value. The Kings’ Esrum After the reformation, the abbey and its impressive landholdings was taken over by the Crown. And it was greatly valued indeed by the Danish kings. Frederik II reserved a wing of the abbey as his hunting lodge. Christian IV moved the stream that meandered its way over the meadow, a few metres to the east and built a windmill by Møllegården, and Christian V used Esrum both as a stud farm and as a base for hunting with hounds in Gribskov. And even today the Danish royal family are known to pass by from time to time. Exhibitions, events, markets, culinary experiences, hiking trips ... At Esrum you can sit down and relax with a packed lunch and just enjoy the peace in 12

the abbey gardens, or you can visit one of the exhibitions in the abbey, wander round the Medieval Market, Harvest Market or Abbey Christmas Market, listen to interesting talks, eat your way through authentic medieval banquets or just indulge in a delicious Nordic lunch dish, buy yourself something exciting from the abbey or coffee shop, rent a bike and ride around the inspiring nature and culture, or why not let the whole experience settle nicely in a glass of frothy, ice-cold abbey beer. The Pilgrims’ Centre For 1,000 years or more, pilgrims have trod Europe’s country roads and the abbeys were important resting points along the way. In 2014, Esrum opens once more; not just as a destination, but as a pilgrim centre in Sealand. This means that you can use Esrum as a base, from where you can head out for long or short hikes. The abbey will welcome hikers, issue pilgrim passes, make special food bags to take with you on your hike, offer simple accommodation and much more. And it doesn’t matter if you are a bonafide pilgrim on your way to Santiago de Compostela in Spain or if you’re just organising the family get-together for a brisk walk from Esrum to Nødebo along the lake and the ancient beech trees.

OPENING TIMES Summer: 1 April – week 43: Tuesday – Sunday 11-17 Winter: week 43 – 31 March: Saturday – Sunday 11-17 (although closed during winter from mid-December until 1 February). Note: Closed on Mondays ENTRANCE Summer (at special exhibitions): Adults: DKK 75 Children (3-15 years): DKK 35 Children under 3: Free Groups, adults (min. 10 pers.): DKK 60 School classes (min. 10 pers.): DKK 200 Winter: Adults: DKK 50 Children under 15: Free (when accompanied by an adult) Groups, adults (min. 10 pers.): DKK 40 School classes (min. 10 pers.): DKK 200 Please note that special prices apply for other events. GETTING THERE AND PARKING Bus 390 R / Helsingør to Helsinge Bus 362 / Mårum to Græsted Parking at Møllegården, entrance from Frederiksværkvej ESRUM KLOSTER & MØLLEGÅRD Klostergade 11-12 Esrum, 3230 Græsted Tel. (+45) 48 36 04 00 13

FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE Frederiksborg Castle is unique, a natural part of the town’s proud history and one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in the world. Definitely worth a visit!

The heart of Royal North Sealand

HILLERØD Hillerød is located in the heart of Royal North Sealand and whether you prefer history, art, music, countryside, cafes or shopping, Hillerød will give you a royal welcome. Because the good life is having the opportunity to do what you really love. Hillerød is the place for enjoying the good life Take a small walk though the winding pedestrian streets, look around a charming back yard gallery, enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the small cafes, take the little ferry from Torvet (town square), and enjoy a

relaxing sailing tour on the castle lake. Eat a delicious lunch in one of the modern cafes on the town square (Torvet) and enjoy the uninterrupted view of the castle and its lake. You can also relax listening to one of the many small concerts on the Torvet or explore the town’s many original specialist stores which also sell local delicacies and visit Denmark’s most beautiful shopping centre: SlotsArkaderne has some of North Sealand’s largest fashion, interior design and sport stores, as well as Bilka; North Sealand’s largest department store.

DENMARK’S LOVELIEST SEA MILE You can take the small ferry directly from Torvet in Hillerød and sail Denmark’s Loveliest Sea Mile. It is a romantic sailing trip to the castle, where you can experience the beautiful Baroque garden and see the impressive water cascading from a completely new perspective. TORVET IN HILLERØD Torvet is the heart of Hillerød. The town square has a large selection of charming cafes, delightful restaurants, ice cream stalls serving homemade waffles – all with a wonderful view of the castle, its beautiful lake and the surrounding countryside. Summer’s many bright nights are even more beautiful when you experience them at Torvet in Hillerød.


The fjord’s charming gem

LYNÆS The harbour in Lynæs opens into Isefjord, and is thus an ideal spot to moor when sailing around the fjord. In the past, Lynæs was famous for the Lynæs dinghy, and many fine examples of the sailboat can still be found moored in the harbour. The marine chandler on the harbour front supplies visiting yachtsmen and local boat owners with the equipment they need – and sometimes with what they don’t! Nowadays, it is probably just as much the windsurfing and kite surfing that make Lynæs a well-known and favourite destination, with the many young sea sports enthusiasts who frequent the beach. Here, the wind conditions, and waves are often perfect for fast sailing and performing daring somersaults in the air – preferably in strong winds and, with a good wetsuit, irrespective of the air and water temperatures. However, there is also space to pursue calmer windsurfing techniques and kayaking, with professional instruction available for beginners. For those preferring to stay on terra firma, a wide selection of fresh fish or warm dishes from the sea’s bountiful larder are sold at reasonable prices at the shops in and around the harbour. The restaurants serve good and substantial meals, and for those wanting to stay longer 16

there are rooms at the inn or the good local campsite. The inhabitants of Lynæs like to party, especially in the summer for the annual harbour festival, which draws the locals and everyone staying in summer cottages, and at the jazz festival which is held in the grocer’s garden, which is another very popular event. Many cyclists follow Fjordstien, a path that goes right around Isefjord and Roskilde Fjord, with many of them falling for Lynæs’s idyllic charm and deciding to stay here. The church in Lynæs is also well worth a visit. It was built of granite boulders in 1901, and blends in well with its surroundings. The accommodation options in Lynæs include the inn, campsite, bed-and-breakfast and, of course, your own boat. Halsnæs’s oldest fishing hamlet, Kikhavn, was built in the 13th century and consisted of small farms sited closely together on the beach overlooking the Kattegat. However, a raging fire destroyed the majority of the buildings, with many of the inhabitants deciding to move to the outermost point of Halsnæs which lies sheltered by high ground. Hence the name Lynæs, “ly” being the Danish word for “shelter”.

Nature, history and special experiences await you

HUNDESTED If you want to meet enthusiastic and engaging people, come to the town of Hundested and its harbour. Situated right between the fjord and the sea with one of the best bathing beaches in North Sealand on its doorstep, you will find this idyllic old fishing harbour with charming art galleries, fishmongers and restaurants. Come and quench your thirst with a locally brewed beer and enjoy the freshly smoked mackerel hand while taking in the sight of gently swaying masts. The fishing boats start landing their catches of fresh fish from first light, nestled among the visiting yachtsmen who enjoy the fascinating sight of busy harbour life. The artistic scene is one of Hundested’s unique phenomena, with visitors being able to watch small lumps of raw material being transformed into the most exquisite glass, or trace the intriguing stories contained within the works of local painters, sculptors and jewellers. There is lots for children to do in Hundested harbour. Learn about different fish on the “stroke a fish” platform, or try your hand at catching crabs. If you have brought a fishing rod, you will find all the facilities you need for cleaning, smoking or grilling your freshly caught fish. Or watch closely when, during the summer, the marine biology students devote themselves to learning

about fish anatomy. Take your family to the sand sculpture festival where, in addition to the incredible sculptures by international sand artists, children will become absorbed in sand’s infinite possibilities. Visit the polar explorer Knud Rasmussen’s House and discover the fascinating stories from his numerous scientific expeditions. The house also has a unique scenic outdoor area which overlooks the Kattegat. This is also Hundested’s protective earthworks from where it was possible to watch over the entrance to the fjord. The four cannon on the earthworks are now only fired on Denmark’s Constitution Day on 5 June. If you want to stay in Hundested, book a harbour cabin, stay at a B&B, at the local inn or check in to the local campsite. You can also come by motorhome and park for the night with fantastic views across the harbour. Hundested has evolved from being a small fishing hamlet at the end of the 19th century to a seaside town with a commercial harbour, fishing harbour, ferry harbour and a marina, which gives the town an authentic maritime feel. The town takes its name from an offshore reef where kings and others hunted seals, which is why there are several sculptures, posters and labels around the town bearing a distinctive little round seal’s head.


FROM TOP LEFT Købmand Vad Liseleje Liselegeland Feriepartner Liseleje Restaurant Le Papillon Liselegeland Havtyren Lisestuens Isbar Kaffehuset LiselejeBageren

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LISELEJE Beach holidays like the good old days Liseleje is one of those towns in North Sealand that has managed to preserve the authentic, quaint atmosphere that you fondly remember from the good old days. Liseleje Erhvervsforening (business association) includes cosy shops where purchasing quality food from vendors such as the baker, greengrocer and grocer is conducted in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. You’ll also discover unique clothing and gift stores that do not resemble the over-familiar chain stores found in larger towns. There’s a guest house, a conference centre and hundreds of summer houses if you are looking to stay overnight, and charming restaurants and cafés are at the ready to satisfy your hunger and thirst. The tourist office, which is open during the school holidays, is always happy to show you the way. Grocery Vad Liseleje Grocery Vad, which has been around since 1946, has been renamed and is now called “Min Købmand”, but it is only the name that has changed. Tina and Niels 18

Vad are the third generation in the store, and still offer everything you need for your holiday, super tender steaks, lovely wines and anything else you might be missing. Liselejevej 117, DK-3360 Liseleje Liselegeland Right opposite the largest natural playground Havtyren, and only 100 metres from the child-friendly beach, is Liselegeland playland. Children will love controlling the electric cars on the fun driving track. There is also an adventure minigolf course, where the whole family can challenge each other. Delicious ice cream can be enjoyed in the ice cream bar next door, and natural beauty awaits you on just the other side of the road. Lisehøjvej 1, DK-3360 Liseleje Feriepartner Liseleje – holiday accommodation in North Sealand At Feriepartner in Liseleje you can find and rent the summer holiday cottage that best suits you and your family. Holiday cottages come in many different price

categories – from luxurious to more simply appointed accommodation. Christina, Mette, Lene and Thomas are ready to give you a warm welcome at Feriepartner Liseleje. The office is open seven days a week during the holiday season, and they know all about the events and activities which are organised for both locals and visitors during the summer, so make sure to ask for advice before you leave. There is a key box so guests are able to pick up keys even if you arrive outside office hours. Renting a holiday cottage is all about being able to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Why not ask Feriepartner Liseleje to clean your cottage at the end of your stay? You can also spare yourself having to fill the car with everyday items such as bedlinen, towels, cot and high chair etc. which, of course, can be hired from Feriepartner Liseleje. Book your next holiday at Liselejevej 60, DK-3360 Liseleje, tel. (+45) 47 74 63 34,

Restaurant Le Papillon Le Papillon goes out of its way to serve delicious Danish lunch dishes, and the traditional Danish smørrebrød or open sandwich is a hit with foreign visitors. There are fresh fish and shellfish on the evening menu, succulent steaks from beef around the world with exciting garnishes, a large salad bar and freshly baked home-made bread. During the high season, there is a shellfish buffet at weekends. Restaurant, separate bar with smoking, billiards room, café, internet café and patio with barbecue. New sky bar overlooking the town and sea, serving foreign beers, drinks and cocktails. Liselejevej 64, DK-3360 Liseleje, tel. (+45) 47 74 61 97,

select brands: Ilse Jacobsen, Odd Molly, Danefæ, Cream, Rosemunde, Plus Fine, By Nord, Desigual, Depeche, Scherning, House Doctor, Green Gate and Rice and many many more. is also an international on-line store at Classensvej 10, 3360 Liseleje, is a small, friendly familyowned beach store. It is open every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year and daily during the school summer holidays. The boutique stocks the following

Kaffehuset Liseleje has a delightful little coffee house. Everything which is served is organic, including the espressos, café lattes, cappuccinos and the tea assortment as well as the sandwiches and cakes. On a

Lisestuens Isbar Lisestuens Isbar tempts with all kinds of ice cream, home-made toppings, homemade cones, old-fashioned whipped cream and everything that a sweet tooth desires. Space for all the family both inside and out and a play areas for children at North Sealand’s biggest nature playground. Liselejevej 44, DK-3360 Liseleje

warm summer’s day, it is a treat to sit on the terrace with a glass of chilled white wine or a cold – organic – beer and watch the world go by. Children are also catered for, with a choice of soft drinks, a glass of lemonade and several varieties of ice cream. Liselejevej 103 A, DK-3360 Liseleje Tel. (+45) 24 87 28 55, LiselejeBageren by Rikke Cordes & Lasse Reinholdt Rediscover the authentic shopping experience with a morning walk to the bakery LiselejeBageren; it will put you in a good mood for the rest of the day. Good-quality bread baked according to traditional methods and home-made recipes. The bakery has traditional long rise loaves and stone oven-baked bread. In the afternoons, the baker tempts his customers with a wide assortment of cakes and tarts. Liselejevej 44, DK-3360 Liseleje, tel. (+45) 47 74 73 61


HELSINGE – a living city Helsinge is one of the liveliest commercial towns in North Sealand. All year round there are many different activities, which together with the rich variety of supermarkets and specialist stores make the town a lively and attractive place to visit. Free parking Wherever you intend to shop in Helsinge, you will always be able to find a parking space nearby. Today there are more than 2,000 parking spaces to choose between, and they are all free. You may have to display your parking disc in one or two parking spots, but generally it is not necessary. Pond and fountain The sound of the impressive fountain mingles with the quacking of the ducks and the cries of the seagulls, often accompanied by the joyful squeals of children playing close by. The green frog lounges on his big grey stone and emits a playful stream of water from its mouth. A wonderful oasis in the heart of Helsinge. Green and verdant. Christiern Pedersen memorial wall The author and translator Christiern Pedersen (1480-1554) spent the last ten years of his life in Helsinge. He was a sup20

porter of Christian II and stayed with the king during his exile in the Netherlands. Later in life, he lived in Malmö and in Copenhagen, and in 1550 he was commissioned to translate the Bible into Danish. A beautiful memorial wall to Christiern Pedersen was erected next to Helsinge’s pretty town pond in 1956. The memorial was restored when the area around the pond was renovated in 2005. Colourful and festive culture night In June, the town undergoes something of a transformation. This is when the annual Culture Night takes place with more than 10,000 visitors descending on the town. A fabulous evening event with lots of music, entertainment, stalls, exhibitions, street shows and shop bargains. Midsummer festival Around midsummer when Danes celebrate “Sankt Hans”, Helsinge is almost turned upside down for the annual town festival.

HELSINGE HAS ... • 75 specialist shops • 7 supermarkets • 12 eateries/restaurants • 5 estate agents • Hotel Bymose Hegn • 1 large camping centre • 12 hairdressers • 8 authorised car dealerships • 6 large petrol stations • Numerous accountancy and lawyers firms etc. • Large sports centre with 4 halls • Large modern swimming pool • Cultural venue with space for 800 standing or 432 seated

The event takes place next to the picturesque town pond and draws thousands of people to the fun fair, the music, to soak up the atmosphere and to watch the Sankt Hans bonfire. Denmark’s best children’s town In 2011, a group of citizens announced a brand new project “Helsinge – Denmark’s Best Children’s Town”, well aware that while it may not be the case yet, the dream and vision are clear. Read more about the project at www.danmarksbedstebø The project is working to realise many of the ideas, while a large number have already been implemented. In spring 2014, the brand new playground “Åkanden” will open in the town square “Bytorvet”.



Screeching gulls, crashing waves, the reassuringly familiar sound of the fishing boats, happy children playing and the smell of fresh fish leave you in no doubt - you are in Gilleleje Harbour. The harbour, which is today Sealand’s largest fishing harbour, is also a favourite marina for yachts and pleasure boats, which take advantage of the nearby boat storage and other excellent harbour facilities. The area is buzzing with life from morning to evening. The harbour shops sell everything from fresh and smoked fish to hotdogs and burgers, which are perfect for enjoying on the harbour pier. There is unrestricted access to the areas where fisherman unload their boats and sort out their nets, commercial vessels are moored, and where boats are

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hauled onto the slipway to be painted or have their engines repaired; it is a truly exceptional experience. When hunger strikes, lunch or dinner can be enjoyed at one of the cosy eateries by the sea. Throughout the summer there’s an extensive programme of activities taking place at the harbour. Very few places possess the same wonderful mix of culture, history, originality and modernity, holiday and everyday life as Gilleleje harbour. It makes the harbour a precious gem – a place that you will return to time after time.

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THE TOWN AT THE TOP Located at the tip of Sealand’s top, the old fishing village Gilleleje is a charming and enterprising commercial town. In the town at the top, you can always find an activity or experience that will bring the whole family together. The wonderful harbour, the unspoilt nature, beaches, charming accommodation, as well as masses of different shops and offers that give the town its own special feel. A wide variety of shops cater for children, men and women, with styles and budgets to suit everyone. Discover unique and inspiring arts and craft stores and hobby shops, where creativity is the name of the game. There are also some excellent hairdressers, toy shop, bakers, shoe shops and fashion shops that go the extra mile to stock the most popular and current designer brands. Gilleleje is also home to many grocery stores, speciality shops and delicatessens, as well as various cafés, restaurants and eateries, where a variety of culinary delights satisfy even the most discerning taste buds. The commercial side of Gilleleje fulfils all your needs within easy reach, and an increas-

ing number of shops are opening due to the town’s popularity and wide customer radius. Summer in Gilleleje The summer months are extra special in Gilleleje. The busy town really comes alive and you’ll notice many different languages and nationalities intermingling. The colourful market days are held every Thursday and Saturday, and have become a honeypot site for both local folk and tourists. Stalls, music, flags and particularly the special atmosphere makes Gilleleje one of the most attractive towns in North Sealand. Summer means festival time in Gilleleje, including Gilleleje Bakkefest, Gilleleje Festival, Jazz at the Harbour, Kunst i Fileten (art exhibition), Culture Night, Gilleleje Revue and much more. Follow us on Facebook. Gilleleje the town at the top – the little oasis with a lot to offer


There are plenty of activities in Helsingør and the surrounding areas. There’s art, culture and taverns. There are picnics, beach trips and castles. There are great sights and insights. In short: Helsingør has it all.

Helsingør has its own Culture Canon, which is full of the local citizens’ ideas of what makes Helsingør and its surrounding areas such a special place to live and visit. The Culture Canon is available as a book, website and mobile website, so you can view it on your mobile when you are out exploring Helsingør and its surrounding areas.


You can also get an overview of what’s on in Helsingør and the surrounding area on the ‘What’s On’ website

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1. VIEW FROM MARIENLYST CASTLE Marienlyst Castle lies on the outskirts of Helsingør. Before the castle converted into a neoclassical pearl, Frederik II used it as his arbour. Enjoy the stunning view over the Sound in the King’s Garden behind the castle.


2. RELAX BY HAMMERMØLLEN Go for a picnic in Denmark’s first industrial quarter. Hellebæk is a small town with a big history. It was here that Fredrik II started Denmark’s first industrial town, when it had to supply canons to Kronborg. Visit Hammermøllen; a combined café and museum, or take your picnic basket out to the beautiful surrounding forests and lakes. 3. RUINS AND NATURE BY GURRE Whether you prefer history or nature, a visit to Gurre Castle ruins and the nearby Lake Gurre will be one to remember. Choose between wandering around the ancient remains of King Valdemar’s favourite castle or follow the 9.6 km long public footpath around Lake Gurre.


4. SEE AND TASTE THE EARLY 1900S Learn more about agricultural life in the early 1900s at the open air museum Flynderupgaard, on the outskirts of Egebæksvang Forest. There are various events throughout the year, and you can enjoy an authentic taste of the past from the menu in the museum’s eatery.




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1. NORTH SEALAND’S CULTURAL HARBOUR FRONT Helsingør’s old shipyard area has become a modern urban space with art, culture and a multitude of events. Eat overlooking Kronborg, see your reflection in Elmgreen and Dragset’s “HAN” or dive into the M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, designed by Bjarke Ingels.


2. EXPERIENCES FOR KIDS Helsingør is for children too. In Toldkammeret, children of all ages can unleash their creativity with the help of professional artists. The library on Kulturværftet is also bursting with children-friendly activities all year round.


3. HELSINGØR’S SECRETS A stroll down Brostræde, Gl. Færgestræde, Anna Queens Stræde and Skyttenstræde is like taking a trip back in time. 4. BUY WHATEVER HEART DESIRES Shop amok in speciality shops as well as larger chain stores in Helsingør’s numerous shopping streets. Take a break from shopping and relax at Axeltorv, where you’ll encounter an almost Mediterranean atmosphere on a hot summer day.


5. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MONASTERIES IN THE NORDIC REGION For a really unique experience, take a visit to the Carmelite Monastery, one the most beautiful monasteries in the Nordic region. Look inside the monastery’s church with the two splendid chalk paintings and visit the cathedral, located just a stone’s throw away. 6. WALLS TALK The history of the city of Helsingør is written on the city walls. The sundtoldtiden’s history is shown on the walls of the monastery and cathedral. And at Kulturværftet you can read the history of the shipyard and about Denmark as a maritime nation illustrated on two large gables. 7. HAPPY TIMES IN THE HARBOUR Go for a walk in Helsingør Nordhavn or take your sailboat and overnight in Denmark’s second largest marinas. Here you’ll discover a friendly harbour with good restaurants, ice-cream shops and loads of atmosphere. You can also visit Øresundsakvariet.



The town of light in Royal North Sealand

The exceptional light in Hornbæk has always attracted many artists to the town, drawing creative souls such as P.S. Krøyer, Strindberg, Drachmann, Eckersberg and many others. Since then, art has become a characteristic feature of the town with popular events such as “Art on the Pier” and “Art in the Marquee”. Hornbæk – town of light in Royal North Sealand

Stylish shops In Hornbæk you’re spoilt for shopping choices. You’ll discover unique interior and lifestyle shops, exclusive men’s and women’s clothes boutiques, and a beautiful square hosting a flower market, and where you can buy Ilse Jacobsen wellington boots and other clothes and shoes from her collection. In Galleriet Hornbæk, you’ll find a wide range of paintings, sculptures and pottery, and exciting sculptures are exhibited in various other places around the town.

Classic accommodation In Hornbæk you can stay at an old authentic seaside hotel, a charming guest house or one of the friendly and cosy Bed & Breakfasts. Or you may prefer the outdoor life at the popular camping site, idyllically located close to the forest and the beach. Great for eating out Nestled among Hornbæk’s old, listed houses, you’ll find inviting restaurants with picturesque courtyards; a perfect way to enjoy a cosy dinner or a chilled glass of wine. Or why not relax with a coffee and

try one of the delicious local pastries at the bakery or one of the cafés. Full of life all year round Hornbæk is full of life all year round and plays host to a wide variety of cultural events. To name but a few, there’s the harbour festival, art exhibitions, children’s activities at the beach playground, the Hornbæk fun run, Hornbæk Week (in week 31), concerts, Culture Night, the winter bathing pier with sauna, and Christmas in Skurbyen (the fishermen’s huts near the harbour front).


Lifestyle company ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBAEK was founded in 1993 by designer and entrepreneur Ilse Jacobsen, who was born and raised in Hornbæk and still lives there today. The lifestyle company celebrated its 20th anniversary in summer 2013 and is best known for

its classic rubber boots and raincoats, although Ilse Jacobsen designs a wider range of stylish clothes and shoes. Ilse opened her first flower shop in 2010, and has recently developed her own spa and beauty series ILSE by ILSE JACOBSEN to add to her ever-expanding universe.

ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBÆK Holmenevej 31 3140 Ålsgårde Tel. (+45) 49 70 41 76


WHERE TO SLEEP Tisvilde Strandhotel Hovedgaden 75 Tel. (+45) 48 70 71 19 Helenekilde Badehotel Strandvejen 25 Tel. (+45) 48 70 70 01 Sankt Helene Feriecenter Bygmarken 30 Tel. (+45) 48 70 98 50 Kildegaard Hovedgaden 52 Tel. (+45) 48 70 71 53

SANKT HELENE FERIECENTER Bygmarken 30 DK-3220 Tisvildeleje


TISVILDELEJE ... for epicureans all year round When the regional train from Hillerød grinds to a halt in Tisvildeleje, it’s the end of the line. But who needs to travel further when your final destination exudes the peace, smells, sounds and atmosphere associated with a great holiday. Tisvildeleje bids you a warm welcome. You might assume that the town only comes to life in the summer months, but nothing is further from the truth. Tisvildeleje is very much alive and kicking all year round. During the summer, of course, it has the many pleasures a beach life has to offer. The local grocer supplies ice cold drinks and the pizzeria will ensure you don’t go hungry down by the beach. When the last of the sun’s rays go down over the town, it is time to move up to one the lovely cafés or restaurants.

TISVILDELEJEBAGEREN Hovedgaden 60 DK-3220 Tisvildeleje

Every Saturday from June-August, the town is buzzing with life when the large and popular flea market is held at Birkepladsen , with its many stalls and even more customers. In the autumn, you can enjoy long walks by the foaming sea, followed by a visit to one of the local cafés, or perhaps try your luck at mushroom picking in Tisvilde Hegn. Winters here are something special, with harsh winds and often beautiful blankets of snow thickly covering the beach, forest and town. Light the wood-burning stove in your cosy summerhouse, and you’ll soon feel wonderfully warm again. When spring announces its arrival with anemones on the forest floor and the sun becomes stronger, it’s time to dust off the bicycle again or dig out your running shoes.

MIN KØBMAND Open all year 8-20 Hovedgaden 53 DK-3220 Tisvildeleje

HELENEKILDE BADEHOTEL Strandvejen 25 DK-3220 Tisvildeleje

The steely town

FREDERIKSVÆRK Frederiksværk was named after Frederik V. The city grew up around his cannon foundry, the so-called Gjethus, which supplied thousands of cannons to the Danish army and navy. In the 1850s, the production was changed to pots and pans, and the large iron foundry supplied household items to major towns all over the country. Today Gjethuset is the cultural centre for the whole town. It was at Frederik’s Works that the gunpowder was mixed that the Englishmen sampled at the Battle of Copenhagen, and it was here that the cannonballs were made for the hundreds of cannons at Dybbøl entrenchment

to fire at the attacking Germans. The powder mills are quite unique. They lie like pearls on a string along both sides of the canal. At Krudtværket you can see the old water-powered machines in operation. It gives you a good idea of the manufacturing history of gunpowder and of what a dangerous occupation it was. Here, centuries later, there is still plenty of production. The steel rolling mill spews out the white-hot plates, and sends them all over Europe. These days you can’t smell any smoke or hear the big rollers, so it’s sheer pleasure to walk around this beautiful city that is rightly known as the cradle of Danish industry.

With Frederikke on Arresø Set sail on Denmark’s largest lake: Arresø on board the charming wooden boat “Frederikke”. The trip starts from the jetty on Arresødalvej, with the leg stage passing through the narrow canal where you might be lucky enough to spot a kingfisher. Then it sails out on the wider lake, with views of not less than 3 churches. On the way, the skipper explains the lake’s history and shares various anecdotes about life on the lake. There are 1-hour trips daily in the summer season and 3-hour lunch and evening cruises on special days. M/S Frederikke, Arresødalvej, DK-3300 Frederiksværk, tel. (+45) 47 77 07 25 Booking: Strandgade 30, DK-3300 Frederiksværk,



KRONBORG Culture Harbour Kronborg in Helsingør is a unique cultural area, packed with history and offering a wide variety of events throughout the year. The harbour and the sea form the recreational setting around Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle as an international landmark, Kulturværftet as the innovative cultural centre in the old shipyard buildings and M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark as the modern museum created by Bjarke Ingels. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, Culture Harbour Kronborg is definitely worth a visit. The Culture Harbour connects the city to the castle, making Helsingør a town that within just a short walking distance offers space for contemplation, quiet, cosy moments, and the possibility to enjoy magnificent cultural experiences with local and international appeal. If you want the best view in town, go to the 3rd floor on Kulturværftet. Relax in a comfy chair and enjoy the view overlooking the whole of Culture Harbour Kronborg. Feast your eyes upon Kronborg; the impressive Renaissance castle, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Look at the old dry dock, where a visit to the spectacular maritime museum will descend you nine metres under sea level – and watch the shipping traf30

fic sail past on the Sound and Swedish coast. Just in front of you, on the shipyard’s outer pier, you’ll encounter HAN; a shiny steel sculpture of a young man in mermaid position, designed by internationally known artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset. Together, Culture Harbour bears a unique story about Renaissance man’s endeavours to gain power, status and identity, about the industrial story and of Denmark as a maritime nation in a global perspective. Welcome!

Helsingør bursting with life in August Street Theatre Festival. Shakespeare Festival. Helsingør Festival. Sundtoldsmarked. The month of August promises plenty of fun experiences for old and young alike. Save the date, put your explorer’s hat on and come along. Helsingør has masses to keep the whole family entertained all year round. But the experience barometer still goes up a notch or two in week 31, when the entire city comes together to offer a multitude of activities for all the family. Street Theatre Festival Between 30 July - 3 August, there’s loads of street entertainment in Helsingør. The festival puts on a large number of performances for children and adults, where some of Europe’s leading street artists juggle with the city’s history, pulse and soul. The festival is not only considered as one of North Europe’s most popular, but also one of the most artistically interesting and ambitious. Shakespeare Festival From 1-10 August, HamletScenen invites you to the Danish event Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle. Enjoy spectacular and surprising world-class Shakespeare interpretations which are staged and performed by some of today’s most acclaimed international performers and theatre companies. You’ll experience the castle courtyard buzzing with an international atmosphere this August when the exclusive entertainment gets underway. There are also puppet shows performed throughout the whole of July for adults and children. Helsingør Festival Between 1-3 August, Musikhuset Elværket holds the annual Helsingør Festival. The festival attracts young people from all over the local region and presents a wide range of national and international music and bands. In addition to a couple of larger names, the festival focuses on promoting smaller, more alternative and amateur bands. Sundtoldsmarked in Strandgade Sundtoldsmarket is held on 24 August in Helsingør. Over 100 volunteers transform the square in front of the Museum Skibs­klarergaarden into a market place dating from 1800. Look around the stalls, haggle over the prices and sample skipper delicacies like skipperlabskovs and herrings in various guises. 31

DENMARK’S NEW MARITIME MUSEUM Follow the sloping bridges down into an underground maritime world. Denmark’s new maritime museum is located on an old dry dock in front of Kronborg Castle and is designed by the world-famous architectural firm BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group. Here you’ll encounter a colourful world with many exhibitions telling Denmark’s story as one of the world’s leading shipping nations in times of past and present. The exhibitions take you past the Siren’s song and lead you deeper and deeper into maritime history. Here you can experience authentic temptations and turmoil in the ports, get a real sailor’s tattoo and have a go at navigating with ancient navigation instruments. Duck from the torpedo, which is pointing directly at you in the exhibition of the Danish sailors during the World Wars, and enjoy the intense and exciting story 32

portrayed in the display case, on screens and with sound. You can also try the interactive game, where you can trade goods from the 1700s with a log book and compare your attempts with other visitors. For the story of the contemporary maritime world, you’ll discover an 8.33 metre long model of the gigantic Triple E-container ship from Mærsk Line, a real container and an art film about modern consumption. Much more than exhibitions The modern architecture and the dock’s wide open outdoor space is freely ac-

cessible to everybody, making it ideal for hanging out, café visits and diverse cultural events. Keep an eye on the museum’s activity calendar on The museum’s café has a delicious menu with a variety of hot and cold temptations, and there’s plenty to satisfy a sweet tooth or a raging hunger. In the museum shop M/S Cargo, you can always find stylish design items and high-quality products. There’s everything ranging from fashion and coffee to books and toys at every price level.

M/S MARITIME MUSEUM OF DENMARK Ny Kronborgvej 1, 3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 21 06 85 OPENING TIMES Tuesday- Sunday 11-17 July and August: All days 10-17 Closed 24, 25, 26 and 31 December and 1 January


HAMLETSCENEN Kronborg Castle DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 21 69 79

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Riveting puppet theatre with Kronborg Castle as co-narrator. HamletScenen invites you to experience some powerfully emotional stories in the glorious company of Shakespeare at Kronborg Castle. Bring family and friends (over the age of 6) and enjoy half a summer’s hour in the enchanting, wordless universe of puppet theatre. Become part of the special Kronborg atmosphere and enjoy the magic of theatre, surrounded by the roar of the sea and the eternal presence of history.

A cornucopia of stories and grand emotion for inquisitive audiences. HamletScenen will be staging a series of magical Shakespeare evenings at Kronborg Castle. When the August sunshine fades over the Danish Riviera, HamletScenen invites you to join world-famous stage companies for an exclusive theatrical experience in the castle courtyard. Shakespeare’s popular works will take you on a journey through the serious and the poetic, the rhythmical and the musical. World-class entertainment that gives food for thought and inspires reflection – even as audiences leave the castle along the torch-lit castle moat.


TICKETS Advanced booking, reservations and group bookings tel. (+45) 70 20 20 96, Tickets on the day of the performance: Kronborg ticket office



TICKETS Tel. (+45) 70 20 20 96,

CULTURAL EXPERIENCES Rudolph Tegner Museum & Statue Park The sculptor Rudolph Tegner (18731950) lived and worked in Denmark and France. In 1916 he started to buy plots of land in the harsh and heathery countryside south of Dronningmølle, otherwise known as Rusland. Here he placed many of his sculptures in the open air. He built the museum in 1937-38, and the enormous building is one of the first concrete buildings in Denmark. The museum and statue park show different aspects of Tegner’s work, with more than 250 pieces in plaster, clay, bronze and marble. Museumsvej 19, DK-3120 Dronningmølle, tel. (+45) 49 71 91 77 Esrum Abbey & Esrum Møllegård Esrum Abbey was one of the most important abbeys in Denmark, and has served many purposes throughout its long history, for example as a royal hunting lodge and as a stud farm. Back in 1497 the abbey owned 291 farms and villages in North Sealand. Moreover, the monks owned

the three mills and the churches in Tikøb and Esbønderup. Today, the abbey is a fascinating cultural centre with changing exhibitions and, in particular, the annual Medieval Market is well worth a visit. Esrum Møllegård shows how the old watermill operates. Klostergade 11, DK-3230 Græsted Tel. (+45) 48 36 04 00, Nivaagaard art collection The Nivaagaard art collection was started by landowner Johannes Hage, who in 1908 assigned his private art collection to the state as a private foundation. The museum stands in a large, romantic garden with old and beautiful trees and many different rhododendrons. At the museum, visitors can see works of art from the Italian and north European Renaissance, the Dutch Baroque period and the Danish Golden Age. The museum also has two-tothree special exhibitions each year, often of contemporary or modern art. Gammel Strandvej 2, DK-2990 Nivå Tel. (+45) 49 14 10 17

HUNDESTED SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL WORLD-CLASS SAND 29 May – 14 september 2014 Open daily 10-19 Kajgaden 7, Hundested Havn, DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 50 47 98 30

COMIC ART GALLERY You’ll discover art by some of the world’s greatest cartoonists at Denmark’s international comic art gallery in the village of Udsholt. There are over 20,000 original drawings, paintings and signed lithographs on exhibition and for sale. The gallery houses over 270 Danish and international names including Carl Barks, Don Rosa, Ole Ahlberg, Erik Bille Christiansen, Hugo Pratt, Peter Madsen and Will Eisner. Pay a visit to Denmark’s most charming gallery and meet Donald Duck, Tintin and their friends. Mostly for adults – but the kids will enjoy it too.

GALLERI COMICART.DK Udsholt Byvej 22 Udsholt DK-3230 Græsted Tel. (+45) 24 21 48 13 Open Saturday and Sunday 12-16 all year round and by appointment. Just call.




ART CULTURE IN NORTH SEALAND LaMa Glas Laura Madsen is the name behind the elegant designs of LaMa Glas. She was trained in Sweden, worked in Venice, and her unique style is characterised by minimalistic, simple shapes and strong colours. LaMa Glas is a great place to visit, especially if you’re on the lookout for an exclusive and personal gift. Open by arrangement– just call (+45) 20 41 54 30 or (+45) 48 70 48 10. There’s an open house at Easter, from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 April 10-16. Open in the summer daily 26 July – 10 August 10-16. 12 year birthday show on Sunday 10 August 10-16. Holløselund Strandvej 51, DK-3210 Vejby, tel. (+45) 48 70 48 10,

The Culture Yard in Helsingør The culture centre contains North Sealand’s largest stage, cafe and restaurant, exhibition room, meeting facilities, museum and a modern library. The converted shipyard buildings, which were inaugurated on 10 October 2010, are located just a few metres from the harbour front in Helsingør; between Kronborg Castle, the new M/S Maritime Museum and Helsingør’s old town centre. Kulturværftet is spread over an impressive 13,000 m², all of which is dedicated to concerts, theatre, performing arts, events, conferences, exhibitions, festivals and a 3-storey library brimming with books, exciting facilities and experiences. Together with Kronborg

Castle, M/S Maritime Museum, Helsingør Harbour and the culture centre Toldkammeret, Kulturværftet forms a part of Helsingør’s ambitious Culture Harbour Kronborg project. Allegade 2, DK-3000 Helsingør, Munkeruphus A charming art exhibition centre on the top of North Sealand. Munkeruphus has existed for over 20 years and has around five new exhibitions every year, showing high-quality art, sculpture, arts and crafts, architecture and special themed exhibitions. Opening times: from April – December Fri-Sat-Sun 11:00–17:00.In July and August, and during school autumn

North Sealand Art Tour The North Sealand Art Tour is an annually recurring event where artists from all of North Sealand open their studios to give visitors an insight into their creative workshops and talk about art and culture. At the large joint exhibition it is also possible to see a work by each artist so you can use the exhibition to plan your route through the beautiful countryside. The North Sealand Art Tour takes place in the first weekend in September and covers five municipalities: Fredensborg, Elsinore, Hillerød, Gribskov and Halsnæs. You can contact the artists by the website all year round. For details of dates, times, locations and artists, visit



Industrimuseet Frederiks Værk

Krudtværket, Krudtværksalléen 1, DK-3300 Frederiksværk Knud Rasmussens Hus, Knud Rasmussens Vej 9, DK-3390 Hundested

North Sealand has a wealth of art and culture on offer. Below are some excellent examples. Find lots more in the magazine or visit

holidays Tues-Sun 11:00–17:00. Closed Mondays. Munkerup Strandvej 78, DK-3120 Dronningmølle Tel. (+45) 49 71 79 06, When a polar explorer plans In the most northern part of North Sealand, all the way out to the west of Hundested, you’ll find Knud Rasmussen’s House. Denmark’s famous polar explorer built the house by Spodsbjerg Lighthouse in 1917. He lived in the house between his journeys to the North Polar Region. The house has been left as it was in Knud Rasmussen’s day. The interior is intact, including furniture, paintings and photographs. Arboretet Arboretet in Hørsholm is part of the University of Copenhagen and was established in 1936 as an expansion to Forstbotanisk Park in Charlottenlund, with the objective of supporting teaching in forestry and garden botany. Arboretet is still used for botany teaching today. With over 2,000 species of trees and plants, the collection is the biggest in Denmark. A large number of visitors and horticultural enthusiasts visit every year. Open daily from 07:30 to dusk. Karen Blixen’s home Rungstedlund was Karen Blixen’s home and is now the Karen Blixen Museum, just a few minutes walk from Rungsted harbour. Karen Blixen (1885–1962) remains one of Denmark’s greatest writers. Rungstedlund opened as the writer’s museum in 1991. Karen Blixen was born and grew up in the house and she spent a large part of her adult life there. Her grave lies under a great beech tree, in the park close to the museum. Rungstedlund garden and forest Rungstedlund is located close to the Øresund coast in Rungsted. Behind the buildings stretches nearly 17 hectares of gardens and park. The area is designed as a bird sanctuary, as Karen Blixen wanted, and it is open to the public. Visitors can also visit Karen Blixen’s grave, at the foot of Ewald’s Mound.

Kisum & Secher Hornbæk The gallery has rotating exhibitions featuring ceramics, photographs, paintings and sculptures. It contains a ceramic workshop and ceramic kiln using the Japanese Raku method. There’s always a range of charming Christmas elves and other Christmassy objects to buy at the gallery. Gallery: Kisum & Secher, Nordre Strandvej 387, DK-3100 Hornbæk Tel. (+45) 28 34 01 32, Opening hours: 27 June – 7 September, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 13-18.

Street Theatre Festival Between 30 July – 3 August 2014, there’s loads of street theatre at in Helsingør and Helsingborg. The festival presents many performances for all ages, where you’ll encounter some of Europe’s leading artists juggling with the city’s history, pulse and soul. The festival is among the most popular in Northern Europe and has a reputation for being one of the most artistically interesting and ambitious. /




MUSEUM OF NATIONAL HISTORY Frederiksborg Castle, used by hunt-loving Danish Kings since the 16th century. Frederiksborg Castle, DK-3400 Hillerød, Tel. (+45) 48 26 04 39

M/S MARITIME MUSEUM OF DENMARK Learn about Denmark’s story as a shipping nation in past and present in a spectacular framework. Ny Kronborgvej 1 , 3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 21 06 85,

HELSINGØR BYMUSEUM The town museum is located inside Carmelite House – previously an Abbey hospital and poorhouse. Sct. Annagade 36, Tel. (+45) 49 28 18 00,

KNUD RASMUSSENS HOUSE Former home of the famous polar explorer, now museum with items from his Greenland expeditions. Knud Rasmussens Vej 9, DK-3390 Hundested, Tel. (+45) 47 72 06 05

FREDERIKSGADE POWER STATION Hillerød’s old power station, now museum with special exhibitions in the high-ceilinged turbine hall. Frederiksgade 11, DK-3400 Hillerød,Tel. (+45) 48 24 34 48

HUSMANDSSTEDET Folkemuseet’s outdoor museum Has two buildings: sheep pen from Tisvildeleje and a small holding from Laugø. Sophienborg Allé 9, 3400 Hillerød

KAREN BLIXEN MUSEET Rungstedlund, her childhood home which she returned to in 1931 after 17 years in Africa. Rungsted Strandvej 111, DK-2960 Rungsted Kyst, Tel. (+45) 45 57 10 57 www.

SKIBSKLARERERGAARDEN Historic house with Denmark’s oldest preserved shop. From the town’s prosperous Sound Due era. Strandgade 91, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 28 18 36

TECHNICAL MUSEUM OF DENMARK History of development of transport machinery, etc. Kids can play being fighter pilots. Fabriksvej 25, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 22 26 11

ESRUM MØLLEGÅRD, WATER MILL Dates from 1151 when Cistercian monks built Esrum Abbey. Klostergade 11-12 - Esrum DK-3230 Græsted Tel. (+45) 48 36 04 00

ESRUM ABBEY Cistercian abbey opened in 1151. Now active museum and culture centre. Klostergade 11 - Esrum, DK-3230 Græsted, Tel. (+45) 48 36 04 00

FLYNDERUPGÅRD Living history. Agriculture from 1930 with animals and farm equipment. Eatery and classroom. Agnetevej 9, DK-3060 Espergærde Tel. (+45) 49 28 19 00

HILLERØD BYMUSEUM Lovely location in Frederiksborg Castle garden. History from 16th century onwards. Helsingørsgade 65, DK-3400 Hillerød, Tel. (+45) 48 26 43 79

PIBE MØLLE Some summer Sundays the local Miller’s Guild operates the mill

MUNKERUPHUS Exciting art museum in attractive park with changing exhibitions. Access to Øresund. Munkerup Strandvej 78, DK-3120 Dr. mølle, Tel. (+45) 49 71 79 06

GILLELEJE MUSEUM Exhibition on Holbo Herred. Ice Age to present. Section on Danish Jews escape to Sweden in 1943 and 20th century Gilleleje. Vesterbrogade 56, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 72 49 99 50,

ÆBELHOLT KLOSTERMUSEUM The Abbey museum has skeletons and medical instruments that illuminate quality of life, diseases and death in around 1175. Æbelholt 4, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 24 34 48

RAMLØSE MØLLE & HÅNDVÆRKSMUSEUM Flour mill from 1908. Still operated on many Sundays. Tradesmen’s museum in side building. Møllelodden 4, 3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 72 49 99 50,

LAUGØ SMEDJE Smithy. Blacksmiths demonstrate old skills in making horseshoes and explain history of horseshoeing. Laugø Byvej 2, DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 72 49 99 50

RUDOLPH TEGNER’S MUSEUM AND STATUE PARK Museum and statue park in beautiful area, Rusland. Permanent Tegner exhibition. Museumsvej 19, DK-3120 Dronningmølle, Tel. (+45) 49 71 91 77

Høbjergvej, DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 72 49 99 50

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DET GAMLE HUS Fishermen’s house from 1850s. Shows how a typical family lived in the middle of the 19th century. Gilleleje Hovedgade 49, DK-3250 Gilleleje, Tel. (+45) 72 49 99 50

KARMELITERKLOSTRET The Carmelite Abbey. Lovely and exciting 16th century abbey. Also Sct. Mariæ church. Sct. Anna Gade 38 DK-3000 Helsingør

NIVAAGAARD MALERISAMLING Works from Italian and Northern European renaissance, Dutch baroque periods and golden age of Danish art. Gl. Strandvej 2, DK- 2990 Nivå Tel. (+45) 49 14 10 17

KARLEBO MILL A well-preserved Dutch mill. Open to schools and groups by arrangement. Kirkeltevej 161 C, DK-2980 Kokkedal, Tel. (+45) 60 68 27 82

ESRUM MØLLEGÅRD Part of Esrum Abbey. Activities for the whole family. See the old water mill. Klostergade 12 - Esrum, DK-3230 Græsted, Tel. (+45) 48 36 04 00

GJETHUSET (CANNON FOUNDRY) Built in 1761-67. Now cultural centre for arts and music venue. Gjethusgade 5 DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 47 77 06 07

LOUISIANA World-famous museum of modern art. Unique location in park facing Øresund. Gl. Strandvej 13, DK-3050 Humlebæk, Tel. (+45) 49 19 07 19

HELSINGØR VÆRFTSMUSEUM Small museum about shipyard workers and shipbuilding in 20th century. Free entry. Allégade 2, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 28 18 16

DANISH MUSEUM OF HUNTING AND FORESTRY Experience the countryside and its cultural history with all five senses. Folehavevej 15-17, DK-2970 Hørsholm, Tel. (+45) 45 86 05 72

ØRESUNDSAKVARIET Saltwater aquarium showing the sea animals in and around Øresund. Child-friendly touch tanks. Strandpromenaden 5, DK-3000 Helsingør, Tel. (+45) 35 32 19 70

KRONBORG CASTLE One of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and world-famous setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 21 30 78

HAMMERMØLLEN Mill built in 1765 on Kronborg Geværfabrik. Water from nearby forest lakes. Operated until 1870. Bøssemagergade 21, DK-3150 Hellebæk, Tel. (+45) 49 21 89 72

INDUSTRIMUSEET FREDERIKSVÆRK “KRUDTVÆRKET” World’s best preserved gunpowder works. Working machinery. Krudtværksalléen 1, DK-3300 Frederiksværk, Tel. (+45) 47 72 06 05

SKIBSHALLERNE IN GILLELEJE Museum halls about history of fishermen in North Sealand. Gillleje Hovedgade 49 DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 72 49 99 50

DANISH FOUNDATION OF THE HISTORY OF PHARMACY Pharmacies, the pharmaceutical industry and history of medicines in Denmark over the past 100 years. Milnersvej 42, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 20 60 00,

FREDENSBORG LOKALHISTORISKE MUSEUM Has a historical classroom with the largest collection of historical school items. Avderødvej 19, DK-2980 Kokkedal Tel. (+45) 48 28 01 76

FYRHISTORISK MUSEUM AT NAKKEHOVED ØSTRE AND VESTRE FYR Time travel to 1800 and a coalfired lighthouse. Fyrvejen 20 + 25 a, DK-3250 Gilleleje, Tel. (+45) 72 49 99 50

HYLLINGEBJERGSTENEN Denmark’s most engraved 3,000-years old stone at entrance to Frederiksværk Library. Frederiksværk Bibliotek, Torvet 41, 3300 Frederiksværk, Tel. (+45) 47 78 41 00,


LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Gl. Strandvej 13, DK-3050 Humlebæk Tel. (+45) 49 19 07 19 OPENING HOURS Tuesday-Friday 11–22. Mondays closed. Sat-Sun and bank holidays 11–18. NOTE: evenings till 22 Tue-Fri.

LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Located 25 miles north of Copenhagen, LOUISIANA strikes that rarest of balances between landscape, architecture, and art. Louisiana is world famous. It is a living cultural centre and it is a very special place where art and archi¬tecture meet parkland with direct access to Øresund. Louisiana hosts 6-8 major international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art yearly. The museum has a long tradition of photography, design and architecture exhibitions. The collection covers a period dating back to 1945 and has examples of every genre – mainly focusing on painting and sculpture. The collection has major works by Picasso, Giacometti, Warhol, Rauschenberg, Bourgeois, Jorn, Baselitz and Kirkeby among others. The museum has the largest collection of art in Scandinavia, with over 3,000 works.

Architecture and the sculpture park The Sculpture Park is an integral part of the Louisiana experience. From the park you have a full view of the Øresund and can see how the buildings fit into the landscape. Architecturally, Louisiana is considered one of the finest examples of 50s discreet modernism. The park sculptures are an important part of the museum’s collection and each sculpture is precisely placed so that its expression is fully realised. The sculpture park contains works by Moore, Calder, Ernst, Miró and others. The Children’s Wing, Cafe and Shop The huge 3-storey Children’s Wing at Louisiana offers your children an opportunity to work with their best resources.

The Children’s Wing features several active workshops for kids and their parents, a Lego room, tours. Children and their parents can participate in special Sunday workshop events based on current exhibits. Louisiana Cafe has a panoramic view across Øresund and the outdoor patio is open in the summer. Modern Danish cuisine based on seasonal ingredients is prepared and served in the cafe. Lunch and dinner buffets are available. Louisiana Shop is one of Denmark’s leading design stores, focusing mainly on Danish and Scandinavian design. The selection of goods available in the store reflects the latest design trends but also reflects the museum’s changing exhibitions.



LIFEGUARD-MANNED BEACHES 2014 Espergærde Snekkersten Grønnehave – Helsingør Hornbæk East + Vest Dronningmølle East + Vest Gilleleje East + Vest Smidstrup Rågeleje Strandbjerggård Tisvildeleje East + Vest Stængehus Lille Kulgab Liseleje East + Vest Gråstenvej – Hundested Hundested FOR VISITORS WITH DISABILITIES Espergærde Tisvildeleje Liseleje Dronningmølle


This is a region of rich and varied countryside with dramatic cliffs towering over countless small and intimate bays, long and wide beaches encircled by sand dunes and forests. The Kattegat glints in the sun alongside the coast road, as you pass by charming and romantic fishing villages and lively seaside towns. The towns are popular summer and bathing destinations with lots of activities, shops and eateries; from fashionable cafes, family restaurants and pizzerias to specialist top-class restaurants. Hundested and Gråstenvej Hundested is a marina town that lies in the

Almost 100 km of beautiful beaches. Kissed by the clean waters of the Kattegat and Øresund. A paradise riviera for families, nature lovers and adventureseekers.


west. The popular sandy beach with sand dunes is just a two-minute walk from the harbour and Hundested. The beach is popular with visitors and locals alike and the town’s commercial centre is just a short walk away, offering great food and excellent shopping. There is good parking and a fine view across the mouth of Isefjord and Rørvig to the west. Five kilometres further east, the beach at Gråstenvej is equally popular and more child-friendly. Liseleje – eight kilometres of golden beach Liseleje is a romantic seaside town by the edge of Tisvilde Hegn, with classic timbered houses and hollyhocks and a wide sandy beach. Plenty of

parking space, so the town is easily accessible. The water is shallow but children and bathers must keep clear of the stone breakwaters because of the risk of strong currents and rip currents. Tisvildeleje and Stængehus The old fishing village in Tisvilde is the essence of a very traditional seaside town that has become a fashionable and popular destination with cafes and intimate night life in recent years. The popular beach is studded with classic bathing huts painted in charming colours. The bay behind the jetty provides ideal shelter if the wind gets up. From the large car park, visitors can walk along the beach and enjoy the unspoilt nature and the large sand dunes. Visitors can also drive to the car park by Stængehus; located in the centre of Tisvilde Hegn, about the midpoint of the long beach between Liseleje and Tisvildeleje. Cliffs and small coves The stretch between Tisvildeleje and Rågeleje has steep and impressive cliffs towering over the Kattegat. The view is magnificent. At the foot of the slopes there are rarely-visited small coves with fine beaches. With luck, you can find an intimate beach just for yourself. Use the many sets of steep steps set along this stretch of coast to descend the slopes. Rågeleje Location of a superb and very classic promenade that along with the coast road follows a long stretch of coastline, close to the water’s edge. The beach is very child-friendly and ideal for the family. And on very windy days, windsurfers make an exciting and colourful spectacle as they enjoy ideal windsurfing conditions. Gilleleje The old fishing town continues to fish from a large harbour that is lively and atmospheric. The beaches on either side of the harbour are excellent. To the east lies Strandbakkerne, a

protected and family-friendly beach at the foot of a grass-covered slope in an area scented with wild roses. It has an excellent view of the lighthouse on the top of Nakkehoved, which along with the other lighthouse on Kullen, marks the approach to Øresund. On the other side of the harbour is Veststranden, with slightly deeper water, often with more waves. Hornbæk Hornbæk is the most well-known seaside town on the north coast. It is a lively place with a charming marina atmosphere with timbered houses in the old fishing area. The town teems with life and activities and the beach is large and impressive with lots of fine sand and towering sand dunes. The beach can be very busy on hot summer days. Strandlegepladsen at Hornbæk harbour The new playground on the beach at Hornbæk is designed as a harbour, with timbre pier, bridges, lighthouse, boats, chutes, swings and much more. Snekkersten and Espergærde Past Helsingør the coastline turns south, where there are lots of small but very charming and intimate beaches. Snekkersten and Espergærde lie side by side with lawns and old sites once used to dry fishing nets hint at a time when fishing for herring in the Øresund was a vital source of wealth. Both neighbourhoods have fine sands and a lovely view of Sweden across the Sound. Rungsted A lovely bathing beach lies next to Rungsted Harbour, where children and adults play in the waves and on the beautiful sands.

YOUR SAFETY IS MY JOB Julie has a demanding job with a lot of responsibility. As one of the life guards working on the north coast, she helps to ensure the safety of the many bathers who visit the popular beaches. BEACH FLAGS  reen flag: Bathing G permitted  Yellow flag: Bathing permitted but care is needed  Red flag: Bathing is strictly prohibited

Nivå Lovely child-friendly bathing beach that extends from Nivå Harbour.

– a pearl on the Danish Riviera There is activity in Tisvildeleje all year, but in the summer when the sun is high in the sky, the town really comes to life. Do not be surprised if you bump into a well-known TV personality, actor, politician or celebrity. No, because they are obviously doing what so many others do in the summer – head for Tisvildeleje. Fortunately there is plenty of space on the wide, ten-kilometre-long beach. Many visitors have their favourite spots where they have sunbathed year after year, for example next to the breakwater. However, large numbers walk or cycle through Tisvilde Hegn towards Liseleje. This takes you past Troldeskoven forest, an exciting plantation with large sand dunes before you reach the water. It takes more than one day to explore the beach in Tisvildeleje. Beach huts A special feature of the beach in Tisvildeleje is the colourful beach huts which lie dotted among the dunes between the track down to the breakwater and the main car park. The beach huts have not always looked the way they do now. Originally they were small huts on two large wheels which could be rolled back to the hotel in the evening. Later, interim beach huts were built as changing facilities. People bathed in groups, so that while some were dressing or undressing, others were out in the waves, which obviously required careful coordination. You did not lie down to sunbathe or spend time splashing at the water’s edge. It was not comme il faut to be sunburned, on the contrary. It sounds strange now, but it was actually considered indecent for a lady to be seen in a state of undress, let alone in a bathing costume. Today, the beach huts have almost become a symbol of Tisvildeleje. Lifeguards in the summer holidays There are two lifeguard posts on this popular beach, both manned by trained lifeguards. One is close to where the path goes down to the breakwater, while


the other is near the large car park. Read more at Disabled access There is parking for the disabled just at the descent to the beach and the breakwater. From the parking area there is a concrete path all the way down to and out into the water. Excursions on two wheels When you feel that you have spent enough time on the beach and in the water, there is a very nice and interesting new way of seeing and exploring Tisvildeleje. All the places to stay in Tisvildeleje now provide free, detailed maps with complete descriptions of suggested bicycle routes, for example Troldeskoven and the drifting sand (38 km), or Tisvilde Hegn and Arresø lake (36 km). Tisvilde Hegn Tisvilde Hegn, which lies a stone’s throw from the beach, is Denmark’s oldest dune plantation, but also perhaps the most visited. At a count in the 1970s, it was estimated that about one million people visited the woods each year, a figure which will is unlikely to have fallen. This fascinating and beautiful forest is an adventure playground for both children and grown-ups. It is here that you find Troldeskoven, which consists of old, windblown and gnarled Scotch pines. Kildemarket and opera Over the weekend 2 and 3 August, there’s the opportunity to visit the annual Kildemarked with its exhibition of arts, crafts, music and much more. Admission to the market is free of charge. On Saturday evening, the annual opera concert (ticket sales) is held starring singers and musicians from the Royal Danish Theatre. By the Sandflugtsmonument, Alleen, DK-3220 Tisvilde,

Children’s Animal Fair at Sankt Helene The annual Children’s Animal Fair at Sankt Helene is held on 13 October 2014 (in the autumn half-term holiday). Register with your pet or come and see other animal-loving children and lots of entertainment for children and grown-ups. Summer flea market Every Saturday in June, July and August, Birkepladsen is a hive of activity. It is here that the large flea market is held every Saturday from 10-14. Countless good deals are struck as fine second-hand items are bought and sold. Something of interest for all the family, not to mention the friendly market atmosphere. Free admission. Tisvilde Bio Tisvilde Bio is a lovely cinema where the newest films are screened on the latest technology. Good seats with plenty of legroom. Tisvilde Bio is open throughout the year every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and shows films several times a day during the summer holidays. Community stalwarts organise activities Throughout the year, many Tisvildeleje residents volunteer their help to organise a wide range of activities and events. These include: Tisvilde Easter March, The Hell in the North Run, Sports Hall Flea Market, Tisvildeleje Går i Fisk, North Coast Challenge, DBU Football School, Vejby Tibirke Society Exhibition,Tisvilde Picture Festival, Children’s Pet Fair, Cultural Canon Halløj, Musik i Lejet, Kildemarked, Opera, Tisvilde Festival, MTB Race and Xterra Nordic. See more on page 28 or at

QUALITY OF LIFE – AND ALMOST FREE • crab fishing • forest runs and ori enteering • photo safari • mushroom pickin g • walks and runs alo ng the beach • yoga • art exhibitions • kindergarten at Rabarbergården • flea market • shopping for bri c-a-brac • nature playgrou nd at Sankt Helene • gallery visits • glass-blowing • buy a big ice cre am • go to the cinema • participate in loc al events • mountain biking in the forest • organised walks with DVL • Chr. Friis’ guided tours • beaver-watching trip to Ellemosen • visit local ceram icists • star ga zing at th e observator y • shopping for an tique furniture etc . • house hunting • fishing trips • play mini golf • excursions on tw o wheels • café crawling • enjoy a sunset • lie in the dunes an d soak up the sun • running and jum ping • build a sandcastl e • sea kayaking • look at monume nts • trip to Horsekæret • find the wildest troll in Troldeskove n • visit Kulturtoget • build a kite and fly it • feed the animals at Sankt Helene • drawing /painting in the countryside • visit 51 Tisvilde Ku nsthus’ exhibition • relax and enjoy life • listen to the birds ong • borrow a water glass and go on a wa ter safari • nature fitness • mindfulness • water-skiing • morning dips in the Kattegat • winter bathing • go to the fishmon ger’s • see the beech lea ves unfurl • register for a spor ts event • experience opera in the open • Xterra


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The white sandy beaches form a beautiful and sharp contrast to the raw stretch of pine trees in Hornbæk Plantage. West of the harbour is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing on the wide, sandy beaches or up in the dunes, while the east side is great for surfing cycling, running or hunting for amber, stones and shells. Harbour and beach playground Enjoy the intimate and cosy harbour atmosphere with its excellent beach playground for children and the young at heart. You and your family can try your hand at catching crabs or barbeque some food as the sun sets and the children play in the evening sun.


There are plenty of activities at the beach playground throughout the entire summer. Down by the harbour you can enjoy an ice-cream, pick up some fresh fish for lunch or dinner and do a spot of luxury clothes shopping at Hornbæk Skibshandel. The old fishing hamlet and church Go and explore the area around the idyllic old fishing hamlet with its winding paths, charming drying ground and the original fishing cottages. Several of Hornbæk’s famous artists used to live here, and it’s also home to the historic Hornbæk Church with its old naves. In the summer you can join a guided bicycle

Hornbæk is a part of The Danish Riviera –

or walking tour and see the museum boat SAGA. Wellness and activity Hornbæk is a great place for recharging your batteries. Go for a stroll down by the beach or through Hornbæk Plantage. Try out the Kurbadet, where you indulge in spa treatments and enjoy being pampered. If you feel something a bit more active, you can sail, surf, cycle or run through the forest, along the shoreline or on the titness route around Hornbæk Lake.

Hornbæk – town of light in Royal North Sealand

The seaside town

The old whitewashed “ice house” on the grassy area behind the beach testifies to Liseleje’s origins as a fishing settlement. During the winter, blocks of sea ice were carved up and stored in the ice house under thick layers of seaweed and used to cool freshly caught fish long into the spring. The influx of holiday-makers has made the area one of the best seaside towns in North Sealand with lots of summer cottages. Enjoy the lovely child-friendly beach where lifeguards are on duty during the summer. For the disabled, there is access all the way down to the water. The grassy area behind the beach provides a perfect setting for the annual Kattegat Kite Festival, a magnet for kite enthusiasts and ordinary kite-building fathers and their children every August. All in all, Liseleje is a wonderful place for a good and jolly family holiday. The nature playground Havtyren (or Sea Bull) will keep the kids occupied for hours. According to

legend, several sea cows had gone up onto the beach to graze. However, local farmers stole the sea cows and refused to give them back to the mermen. In response, the mermen sent the Sea Bull up onto the beach. With its long horns, it ploughed up the ground so the area became a victim to drifting sand, forcing the inhabitants to leave. The truth of the matter is, that the drifting sand resulted from overgrazing and deforestation, allowing the sand to get the upper hand. While the children are playing on the swings, climbing frames and obstacle courses in the playground, the rest of the family is able to enjoy a cup of coffee, ice cream or a glass of beer or wine. Liseleje is dotted with friendly restaurants, cafés and bars, all characterised by their relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. The all-year residents have nicknamed the main high street “intimate street”, where specialist shops, the bakery and grocery stores sit shoulder to shoul-

Liseleje is part of the Danish Riviera –

on the Danish Riviera

der selling a diverse and appealing range of products. There is no avoiding the fact that you are in one of Denmark’s lovely old traditional seaside towns. Go for a nice long stroll along the beach or at Melby Overdrev, a conservation area with numerous birds to listen to and watch. Take a detour through the plantation Liseleje Plantage to Melbylejren, the old military shooting range, which is now used for recreational purposes. Exhibitions and other events are occasionally held here. The north coast path from Hundested to Elsinore passes through Liseleje, making it a popular place to stop off for cyclists following the Kattegat coastline. Many visitors choose to rent a holiday cottage. Bed-and-breakfasts also offer attractively priced accommodation, and the area also has a good campsite, giving you every opportunity to stay in Liseleje, experience the sunset and enjoy the Danish summer at its best.


There’s no mistaking such happy music – the song of children playing gladdens every heart. Be inspired by fun and exciting child-centred play all year round.


FOR KIDS Esrum Abbey & Esrum Møllegård Esrum activities are designed for kids. During the summer and autumn holidays they can enjoy serious outdoor fun and adventure with their friends and families; become knights and princesses at the Medieval Market (22-23 June) or hear a scary story on Ghost Night. All year round they can dress up, get hunting licences, be countryside detectives, go on treasure hunts, make swords and princess masks and much more. And animal lovers will enjoy the goats, horses, rabbits and chickens. For more details about kids activities visit Machine Rally Enjoy a trip on this fine vintage steam train during the summer, lovingly restored and maintained by a group of steam train enthusiasts. Ask your tourist information office for train times. For more details visit Helsingør Skate Park Helsingør’s new multipark opened in 2011 and it’s a huge activity area with a skating facility, covered playing field, parkour course and other sport and activity facilities. Helsingør swimming pool is next to the multipark, so you can enjoy a swim after an action-filled session in the multipark. Hundested Harbour adventure platform Hundested has a new attraction - the floating adventure platform. The 75 m2 platform at the harbour jetty is equipped with shallow touch pools where visitors can get close to the sea’s amazing animals. Come and tickle a fish. Hundested Harbour, Ndr. Beddingvej, DK-3390 Hundested, Hørsholm Skate Park – Skatetopia Hørsholm’s latest and hottest attraction for children and young people is located in Hørsholm Sports Park. Skatetopia skating park was opened in the autumn of 2010. Skaters and in-liners, from beginners to pros, can practice their moves on the various ramps and rails. Show the others your skills. Drop from the large ramp or slide the rails. 48

Try whale watching, crab fishing and seining with Øresund Aquarium In Helsingør, you can take a trip with Øresund Aquarium out on the Sound in a large, safety- approved inflatable boat and experience the fantastic “Danish” whale, the porpoise, at first hand. The Sound is well-stocked with this little whale, which reaches almost 2 metres in length and weighs approx. 70 kg when fully grown. Porpoise trips take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in weeks 26-32 at 16-18 and evening excursions are at 19-21. There is space for 12 people plus 2 crew members, who are marine biologists and/or nature guides. Bookings for this summer’s tours can be made from 9 June at 10.00. You can also try an exciting crab fishing trip in Helsingør Harbour with the guides from Øresund Aquarium. This takes place every weekday during the summer holidays from 11.25 to 12.45. First, you have to make your own crab fishing rod, and then you go with the aquarium’s nature guides down to the harbour’s best crab fishing spot. Later in the day (all weekdays) at 13.15 to 14.45, the guide will take you seining at Kronborg beach to look at the exciting marine life on the sandy seabed. These activities are free together with paid admission to the aquarium. See more at www. oresundsakvariet.

NATURE PLAYGROUNDS North Sealand has a wealth of nature playgrounds. The playgrounds are located next to the woods or a beach and built from natural materials. Children can balance, hop, crawl, climb and play in their own fantasy world. Glenten exercise and play area Glenten is a new play and exercise area beautifully situated at the top of a hill in Knorrenborg Vang. There is a playground with huge spiders and webs, and a kite with outstretched wings. These are surrounded by a wide range of wooden exercise equipment, which can be used for muscle building, balancing or just play. Knorrenborg Vang, syd for Fredensborg Nature and activity route at Hundested Sundhedskorridor Halsnæs – Health Corridor Halsnæs – is a new and exciting 10-kilometre route offering various challenges. On the walk there is a labyrinth in a dark pine wood, a forest playground and a combined shelter and bonfire hut with lakeside views. The path passes through a town, woods and a beach and can be walked in stages. Along the way there are audio guides and boards with activity suggestions. For a folder describing the route, visit or pick

one up from the box at the sports hall in Hundested. Eghjorten At Eghjorten there’s a very popular nature playground in the forest with masses of playground equipment and a covered bonfire area with several grill grates. A pamphlet has recently been published with suggestions for a short route with fun tasks that the family can do together when visiting the playground. Jespersvej 309, DK-3480 Fredensborg, close to Hillerød Havtyren Havtyren (the Sea Bull) has risen from the sea and is now fixed on solid ground. According to legend, the entire area around Liseleje and Tisvilde was covered by sand because the peasants would not give the mermen their sea cows back. So the Sea Bull started shifting the sand. Everything but Tibirke Church was covered. Inspired by this legend, the Danish

Forest and Nature Agency worked with the locals to open an original new playground by Liseleje Strand with the Sea Bull at the front. Among the trees, you’ll discover balancing bridges, slides, climbing frames, swings and a storyteller’s chair with sea creatures. The nature playground is adjacent to the large parking area at Liseleje beach and has just been expanded with new playground equipment. Lisehøjvej, DK-3360 Liseleje OTHER NATURE PLAYGROUNDS Høbjerg Hegn – East of Helsinge Arresødal Skov (Forest) – Frederiksværk Parking behind the church Ullerup Skov (Forest) – Hundested Teglstrup Hegn Near Gl. Hellebækvej 79, DK-3000 Helsingør Hellebæk – Next to Hellebæk School Nordre Strandvej 141, DK-3140 Ålsgårde Hornbæk Beach playground Near Havnevej 32C, DK-3100 Hornbæk

Øresund Aquarium Get close to marine life in the Sound at the charming Øresund Aquarium. If you dare you can touch starfish, flatfish and sea scorpions or take a tour of the seabed and see the fish being fed every hour in the large habitat aquariums. An entrance ticket is valid all day long and you can use it as often as you want and participate in the numerous activities, many of which are free. There is an extensive programme of activities from the end of June to mid-August, such as catching crabs in the harbour, seine fishing on Kronborg beach, snorkelling safaris and, in particular, the exciting porpoise safaris in a RIB on the Sound.

Øresundsakvariet (The Øresund Aquarium) Strandpromenaden 5, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 35 32 19 70


ACTIVE HOLIDAYS IN NORTH SEALAND RUNNING ROUTES Find running routes on the map at under “Naturruter/Løberuter”. MOUNTAIN BIKE ROUTES Read about the routes at Search on the map under “Naturruter, MTB-ruter”. KAYAK ROUTES Descriptions of routes, kayaking conditions and places to spend the night can be found on the map under “roning/sejlads/kajakruter”. Always remember to check the wind and weather conditions. SKI RUNS Visit Search the map under “Vinterlege/Skiløjper”. RIDING For riding tracks, visit, where you will also be able to find folders with maps and rules for riding.

MORE INFORMATION Danish Cyclists Federation Danish Forest and Nature Agency

Find a path in… 14 different nature and forest areas in North Sealand. “Find vej i …” is a simplified version of orienteering. It’s a kind of treasure hunt that takes you around all the special sights in forests, parks and nature areas. There are suggested routes in varying degrees of length and difficulty and you decide your own pace. In other words ‘Find vej i Danmark’ is for everyone: sprinters, Nordic walkers and families with children. Many places also offer information about the local nature and culture related to the posts. Several places have made small pamphlets, describing the history of selected places and have a map indicating where the posts are located. Read more and find a proposal that suits you at Call the past and nature In North Sealand’s forests, you can get even more out of your forest trip if you have your phone on you. Many places featuring traces of the past have a sign or pictogram with a phone number. Standard rates apply when you call to hear an interesting story about the place where you are standing. The Danish Nature Agency in North Sealand has collected all the numbers in 6 themed leaflets with GPS points that can be downloaded from the Agency’s website www. The themes are: Hunting, The Ancient World, Monuments, Water, Settlements, and Castles and Ruins. The stories are in Danish. On the disabled path by Esrum, there are also accompanying audio guides at the eight information boards. And on the Nature and Activity path in Halsnæs, audio guides are also attached to the six information points on the route. It’s also a good idea to take your mobile phone to the newly opened bird hide at Holløse Bredning to get stories about birds, cormorants and beavers. So get out into the countryside and get some good stories! The leaflets covering these paths can be found at Are the fish biting? With your waders at the ready, and fishing rod in your hand, you awake at dawn to experience the sleepy solitude of the sun rising. Birdsong begins. March mists stir. Are the fish biting? There are many fishing activities in North Sealand. From Helsingør, you can sail out with the


fishermen onto the Sound (remember your fishing licence). In Fredensborg you can visit a Put and Take. And there are many excellent fishing spots in the ponds and along the coastline. Fishing along the north coast The stretch from Hundested to Rungsted is rich with opportunities for catching a tasty fish for supper. There are many good fishing spots along the whole coast and in many places you can park your car right next to the water. Buy your fishing licence at Asserbo Golf Club The club has a challenging 18- hole course and a 6-hole Pay & Play course, where everyone can have a go at golf without having a licence. Equipment can be hired from the club. You can also purchase a 1-month Introductory Package for DKK 500 (children DKK 100) including hire of equipment, unlimited play on the small course, instruction and much more, or purchase a 3-month Introductory Membership for DKK 1,500. There is an open house, welcome and guided tours every Sunday at 14.00. The restaurant is open every day throughout the summer. Bødkergårdsvej 9, DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 47 72 14 90, Hørsholm Skate Park – Skatetopia Hørsholm Sports Park is home to Hørsholm’s newest and hottest attraction for children and young people. Skatetopia is the name of this recently opened (autumn 2010) skating park, where skaters and in-liners, from beginners to pros, can show off their challenging moves on the multitude of ramps and rails. Do drop ins from the big ramps or slide the rails. Get tips and tricks from the local skaters by checking out the Facebook profile: Kultur Fritid Hørsholm Kommune. Multipark in Helsingør Helsingør’s new multipark opened in 2011. It is a huge activity area with a skater park, covered football pitch, parkour course and other playing and sports facilities. You can easily spend a whole day here being active and having fun. Borgmester P. Christensensvej 12 DK-3000 Helsingør,

Bijé Leisure & Camping A camping holiday in Denmark begins with a visit to Sealand’s most well-equipped camping store, with all that you could possibly need for caravans, inside and out. You can have your caravan inspected and checked in the large service centre. If you’re looking for a new caravan, Bijè is the ideal location. They always have hundreds of new and used caravans in storage and you and your family are always welcome. Bijé Fritid & Camping, Bomose Allé 19, DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 48 79 31 10,


Garden tours

The Glass House

Barkholt Nursery Nursery Barkholt Nursery lies on the outskirts of Helsinge, and is considered by many as the most beautiful nursery in North Sealand. From early spring and well into the autumn, there’s heaps of garden inspiration for the current season. Throughout the year, the nursery holds a wealth of activities and experiences for the all the family to enjoy. Garden tours Get more pleasure from your garden by making better use of the space. Lene Christensen from Barkholt Nursery offers garden tours with advice in your own garden. Glashuset (The Glass House) Lene and Morten, who run Barkholt Nursery, live on the neighbouring land in Glashuset – a living habitat that is constantly changing. For guided tours of Glashuset, see the website for opening hours and events. Barkholt Planteskole, Frederiksborgvej 78, DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 48 79 45 65,


North Sealand’s

forests and lakes

It’s always a pleasure reading about nature in brochures and on websites, but it’s only when you’re actually there that the experiences come to life. The experience of the silence and the glistening of the sun reflecting on the water’s surface in front of your kayak. The experience of your roots as you stand in front of an ancient passage grave and listen to its 5,000-year story on your mobile phone, or the experience of the beautiful flowering meadows, where butterflies and bumble bees swarm around the flowers with the best nectar. There are plenty of opportunities for these kinds of experiences in North Sealand, but you can also find experiences with more action. Get up on a bike and try one of the many trails, or go exploring with a map, compass or GPS in your hunt for assignments or historical stories. Sealand is a mosaic of forests, large lakes, open farmland and coastlines, all waiting to be discovered. The royal forests Had it not been for the royal hunt, we would probably never have been able to

enjoy the vast forests that today exist in North Sealand. In the 17th century, Christian V returned home from France’s Sun King, much taken with his experiences of hunting with hounds, and decided to introduce the sport to Denmark. In both Gribskov and St. Dyrehave, you can still find the old hunting routes with their star-crossed formations. If you stand in one of these stars, you can almost hear the bugles being blown and visualise the galloping riders and hounds chasing their victim to the bloody end. Your imagination is helped along by the audio guide that you’ll find located by the star formations. However, there’s more to the forests than their hunting ground history. Between the trees, nature unfolds in the form of small forest lakes, marshes, meadows and hilly grasslands. There’s open deciduous vegetation and dense thickets of spruce. And amidst these very different habitats flourish mushrooms, flowers and animals, each adapted to their own environment. You’re most likely to spot larger birds, such as common buzzards, sea eagles, ospreys and

DANISH MUSEUM OF HUNTING AND FORESTRY Visitors to the Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry are allowed to touch many of the exhibits, and there are several places in the museum where you can experience the past directly on your own body; for example, try on a forestry worker’s or a Stone Age hunter’s clothing and try your hands at almost driving a Ferguson tractor. The museum follows developments from the two-man saw to a harvester, and you can experience how Danes have coexisted with nature over the past 14-15,000 years.


Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry Folehavevej 15-17 DK-2970 Hørsholm Tel. (+45) 45 86 05 72

ravens, soaring high over the treetops. Or maybe some deer, of which there are four species in North Sealand: the magnificent red deer, the numerous fallow deer and the smallest, the roe-deer. Sika deer live there too, but they are a rare sighting. But if you sit quietly by the banks of a forest lake, you’ll spot some smaller creatures too. The green frog: jumping quickly into the water at the slightest sound and looking back at you with just his eyes skimming the water surface. This is where dragonflies hunt their prey, and the little grebe disappears beneath the water before reappearing on the other side of the lake. Denmark’s largest lakes Denmark’s two largest lakes can be found in North Sealand, and here you’ll see a very different kind of life. There is space here for life on a larger scale. Esrum Lake, which has the largest volume of water, lies between hilly farmland and Gribskov. A boat trip along the banks offers many wonderful experiences. Birdwatchers’ paradise, stopping at one of barbecue ar-

to make beaver dens, fell trees and build small dams that flood the landscape behind him. Gurre Lake is a more mystical place. The ruins of Gurre Castle are situated by the lake and Valdemar Atterdag’s fabled connection to the site adds a fascinating dimension. The lake is located in a large forested area with Gurre Vang in the south and Horserød Hegn in the north. The greater part is protected woodland where peace and quiet are greatly respected. A little path snakes its way around the lake. Here you can find the perfect stop for barbequing or sleeping under the stars. The wide open spaces There are several places in North Sealand where you can enjoy a greater sense of space. Hellebæk Kohave is a large grazing area just next to Teglstrup Hegn. Between150-300 animals graze here, naturally encouraging a wonderful explosion of wild flowers in the cropped grass. At Melby Overdrev, between Liseleje Plantage and Asserbo Plantage, heather grows all the way to the dunes. The abundance of flowers in the sunny, open


eas in the forest and the view overlooking Fredensborg Castle with the avenues in the garden and Skipper-huset, the idyllic lakeside restaurant. On a hot summer’s day, there’ll be swimming, barbequing, birdwatching, cycling, sailing and fishing in and around the lake. You can also enjoy a ferry trip around the lake. A little further to the west lies Denmark’s largest lake, Arresø. The lake is a bird sanctuary and it is not uncommon to see marsh harrier soaring over the reed beds on the lake shore or to glimpse an eagle or osprey. Several meadow lakes dot Arresø’s hinterland like pearls on a string. The stream Pøle å flows through Strødam Engsø, Solberg Engsø and Alder Sønderup Engsø, before flowing into the Arresø. The 15-year-old lake, Holløse Bredning, lies just to the north. These lakes are home to an abundance of birds, and have grassy meadows running all the way down to the riverbanks. New bird hides make it easier to get closer to the avian life. Since 2009, when the first beaver family was released, another 20 beavers have been released. They are now starting

areas attracts beautiful butterflies and other insects. Grasshoppers chirp away as the pollen-laden bumblebees buzz busily from flower to flower. Similar nature can be enjoyed by Gilbjerg Hoved, which, like several other commons lies along North Sealand’s long coastline where cliffs or dunes lead out to the shoreline and the Kattegat’s inviting waves. Folehaveskoven Hørsholm This is one of North Sealand’s most fertile forests with excellent growing conditions for many tree species. The forest also contains many ancient monuments in the form of Bronze Age burial mounds and single barrows from the Neolithic Age. You can read about these in more detail in the Danish Forest and Nature Agency’s hiking brochure. You can also find the designated hiking routes described in the folder. OUTDOOR ACTIVIES IN NORTH SEALAND MAPS AND NATURE DESCRITPIONS

10,000 m2 garden and experience centre Plantorama means “looking out across Plantorama – Garden & thousands of plants”, which is exactly Experience Centre, what you can experience at PlantoEmblasvang 2, DK-3400 rama in Hillerød. At the entrance, a Hillerød, open 7 days a 400-year-old olive tree welcomes visiweek, Mon-Fri 10-19, Sat-Sun tors to an el dorado of fauna and flora. and all public holidays 9-18 There are all sorts of plants for the house and garden, from tiny to huge plants as well as pots, flowerpot bowls, furnishing accessories and interior products galore. There is also a large aquatic garden section stocked with everything from large koi to small goldfish in easy-to-see tanks and aquaria as well as murmuring waterfalls from the attractive granite displays. In addition to the fish you can also see parrots, which might talk if you are lucky, and stroke the rabbits. At the heart of this plant and animal oasis is a Baresso Café where you can relax and enjoy a nice cup of coffee, a sandwich or a cake. The centre often organises exciting exhibitions and events. A lovely combination of experiences and shopping opportunities for all the family. 53


Hundested harbour sits between the fjord and the sea, and is the heart of the town. The harbour gives you every opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscape while the old fishing harbour is full of culture and adventure.

Local fishermen land their catches in the morning, and later on the harbour begins to buzz as galleries, restaurants, glass studio, a microbrewery and an adventure platform, where people stroke fish and catch crabs, open to the public. The train to and from Copenhagen takes only an hour and a half and stops right next to the pier. A lot happens in and around the harbour in the course of the year, highlights being the arts and crafts market with exhibitors from throughout Denmark, the harbour festival with its famous fried fillets of plaice, visits of historic ships, the Sand Sculpture Festival, Herring Day and much more. Welcome to Hundested. This unique little harbour town has an intimate, authentic and sincere feel, with lots of small wonderful specialist boutiques and modern retail stores. Hundested Kro & Hotel This inn and hotel is situated close to the harbour and almost surrounded by wa-


ter on three sides with only 100 metres to one of North Sealand’s best bathing beaches. A special light and its lovely atmosphere characterise the hotel, and guests cherish the harbour views. The place is a successful blend of traditional Danish inn and cosy small hotel, and staying here is a friendly and pleasant experience. The restaurant serves traditional, good-quality Danish inn food all day. Galleri Rosenberg Visual artist Tina Rosenberg has travelled extensively throughout the Nordic region: Iceland, the Faeroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Svalbard. Her drawings and paintings feature motifs from the magnificent scenery she visits: birds, landscapes, animals and portraits of the inhabitants. The gallery has a gift shop selling postcards, books and posters as well as bowls, hides and napkins. The gift shop is decorated with stuffed birds and seals. Open: April-June and August-October weekends 11-16. In school holidays, every day 11-16.

HalsnĂŚs Bryghus The beers in the taps at the microbrewery range from bitter to sweet, from dark to light. Meals are prepared using highquality raw ingredients, with the focus on simplicity, tradition and a harmony of flavours. The events calendar lists blues, jazz, pop, well-known musicians, local stars and wine and beer tastings. Everyone loves the cosy brewery which is open all year, during the summer when the courtyard is a hive of activity, and later in the year when the oil lamps are lit and guests welcome the warmth inside. Restaurant Nemo The restaurateur has created an excellent and cosy setting on the harbour quay with good and nourishing meals at family-friendly prices. Enjoy the sunset and views across the harbour from inside the restaurant or from its large patio. The large 50-square-metre playroom designed for younger and older children means that everyone can enjoy their meal at a relaxed tempo.

World-class sand Ten huge sand sculptures created by top international sand artists go on display throughout the summer at Hundested harbour. The sand sculpture festival enjoys a unique position in the middle of the harbour. The site also boasts a huge children’s area where entire families can throw themselves into various activities. Ice creams, beer, coffee etc. are on sale, and it is also possible to bring a picnic. There are tables and benches in the festival area. Dogs must be kept on a leash. Open daily 10-19 from 29 May to 14 September.

X-Porten X-Porten is located in one of the charming old harbour buildings. It is a cultural development centre, renting out rooms for exhibitions by various artists during the summer from AprilOctober. Occasionally it also hosts other events such as art fair etc. Backhaus & Brown “Glassmedjen” Glassmedjen is a working glass studio, gallery and shop beautifully situated at Hundested harbour. The architecture of the building harmonises with its immediate surroundings, inspired by its waterside location. Glassmedjen is a distinctive building on the harbour front, proudly standing with views of the Kattegat and the entrance to Isefjord in the heart of the harbour with yachts and fishing boats moored close by or sailing past. Inside the building, visitors will discover stylish and original glass design, beautifully displayed in the shop and gallery. In the middle of the studio is an open workshop with workplaces, a glass furnace and an annealing oven. Here, visitors can watch Nanna and Andrew Brown working with their art and watch how the stunning glass products come into being. It is a uniquely special place to visit. You will find a sense of calm, art and traditional craftsmanship in an unusually intense atmosphere. Havnens Perle On the centre pier at Hundested Harbour, you’ll discover the delicious fish and delicatessen shop Havnens Perle, where there’s always a great range of fresh fish, salads and smoked produce. During the summer months, they offer a takeaway menu with a variety of tasty dishes and accompanying wine, beer and soft drinks. Havnens Perle can seat up to 50 people both outside and inside the newly refurbished restaurant.

HUNDESTED HARBOUR Amtsvejen 2 Tel. (+45) 47 93 72 34 GALLERI ROSENBERG Nordre Beddingsvej 39 F Tel. (+45) 26 23 00 71 HALSNÆS BRYGHUS A/S Nordre Beddingsvej 35, Tel. (+45) 26 16 70 46 HAVNENS PERLE Nordre Beddingsvej 21-23 Tel. (+45) 47 98 10 66 X-PORTEN Nordre Beddingsvej 39 A Tel. (+45) 22 92 00 55 HUNDESTED KRO & HOTEL Nørregade 10 Tel. (+45) 47 93 75 38 GLAS-SMEDJEN Nordre Beddingsvej 26 Tel. (+45) 47 74 85 20 RESTAURANT NEMO Havnegade 18 Tel. (+45) 52 90 01 00 HUNDESTED SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL Kajgaden 7, Hundested Havn Tel. (+45) 50 47 98 30



ACTIVE LEISURE & NATURE Lynæs harbour is one of North Sealand’s best marinas, situated in beautiful countryside facing Isefjorden. It boasts a childfriendly beach and is one of the best surfing beaches in Denmark. There’s a marine chandlers, grocer shop, fishmongers, ice cream and grill bar, restaurant, and is close to Lynæs Kro. The excellent showering and kitchen facilities are well used by visiting sailors, and an increasing number of campers come to the harbour, keen to use the amenities: water and electricity, dumping station, two good BBQ areas and an excellent playground for the children. Lynæs Havn, Lynæs Havnevej 15 B DK-3390 Hundested, tel. (+45) 47 93 91 19

NAUTICAL GEAR LYNÆS Right in the middle of Lynæs harbour, you’ll find our well-stocked shop with everything you need for your boat.You’ll find a wide selection of everything from fittings to cordage, marine paints, safety equipment, outboard motors and rubber dinghies. The shop also stock top-quality sailing clothing and fishing tackle as well as Garmin GPSmap. See the online store at with 26, 000 products or pop into the shop. Nautisk Udstyr Lynæs Lynæs Havnevej 13, DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 47 94 01 02,

LYNÆS SURF CENTER North Sealand is home to one of Denmark’s very best surf spots, Lynæs. West facing with a huge low water spit makes it perfect for windsurfing and kitesurfing in particular. And if the wind drops, the inlet creates the perfect frame for flat water for wakeboarding and water-skiing behind a boat. If you’re inclined to less action-packed activities, the nature around Lynæs Harbour is ideal for a trip on Stand Up Paddle or sitting in a kayak. Lynæs Surf Center is the place to go to if you want to be on the water, whether it’s kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, Stand Up Paddle or kayak. It offers both rental and instruction and runs a variety of camps for both adults and children over the summer period. It is definitely worth a visit whether your experience on water is zero, a little or a lot! You can read much more, book and contact on Lynæs Havnevej 8 A, DK-3390 Hundested, tel. (+45) 29 87 77 66,

Every day Fiskehuset offers a wide choice of fresh fish and smoked produce from our own smokery. Our Deli offers a wide selection of home-made delicatessen. Also on offer is a mouth-watering range of lunch and supper dishes either to take home or enjoy in our newly-refurbished premises. Alternatively you can use the harbour benches and tables or walk down to the beach – just a stone’s throw from Lynæs Fiskehus og Deli. We offer a daily brunch in addition to our regular choice of exciting lunch dishes and our varied menu. There’s also a mini-golf course opposite - a fun activity for all the family. See our website for details of our popular BBQs and music events. Lynæs Fiskehus og Deli Lynæs Havnevej 12, Lynæs, DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 33 25 10 10 Opening times from week 26: Fiskehuset 10-17.30, Deli 11-21

To sail


North Sealand’s Riviera takes in both the Kattegat and the Sound and includes many lakes and fjords, so it stands to reason that sailing plays a role in the daily lives of tourists and residents alike. There are a number of possibilities for seeing both large and small ferries at close quarters.

FERRIES IN NORTH SEALAND Scandlines Sundbusserne Frederikke on Arresø

HUNDESTED-RØRVIG FERRY – the natural short cut

Take the fast connection between Hundested and Rørvig and enjoy the trip across the entrance to Isefjord. The crossing takes just 25 min. Departs every 30 min. (in the high season). Hundested Rørvig Ferry, Bookings tel. (+45) 47 93 71 50,

Boat service on Esrum Lake www.bådfartenesrumsø.dk Kulhuse-Sølager ferry HARBOURS IN NORTH SEALAND Rungsted Vedbæk Elsinore Nivå Espergærde Gilleleje Frederiksværk Hundested Humlebæk

EXCURSION BOAT M/F FREDERIKSBORG The boat sails Denmark’s loveliest nautical mile on the castle lake in Hillerød. The boat connects the town square to the Baroque Garden and the jetty close to the entrance to Frederiksborg Castle. Sails mid-May to mid-September. Round tour takes approx. 30 minutes. For information call tel. (+45) 48 24 26 26,

Sletten Snekkersten www snekkerstenhavn dk Hornbæk Lynæs



Elsinore has two large and bustling harbours. Helsingør Havn is a traffic and ferry harbour where the large ferries and, in particular, the cruise liners dock. In 2014 visitors will be able to see the ocean liners Minerva and Thomson Celebration and in spring the Royal Yacht Dannebrog will visit the harbour. In fact, Elsinore is the only city in Denmark which can offer anchorages for the largest liners, with views of Hamlet’s


castle, the Culture Yard and the brand new Maritime Museum of Denmark. Helsingør Nordhavn is an authentic cultural environment where residents and tourists enjoy a sense of well-being thanks to the balanced mix between the recreation and leisure and the thriving commercial environment. The driving force in Elsinore’s harbours is the waterborne traffic, which will continue to act as a conduit for external influences.

Helsingør Nordhavn was built as a fishing harbour and marina in 1932-1934, and was enlarged in the early 1970s to its present size. Now there are numerous shops, restaurants and, in particular, the large Øresund Aquarium. Helsingør Havne, Nordhavnsvej 13 DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 28 10 80

Experiences at Elsinore Harbour KRONBORG MARINE BÅDUDSTYR The marine equipment supplier Kronborg Marine Bådudstyr is situated in the middle of the harbour, directly opposite the barbecue area and playground. The shop’s distinctive façade is visible from the entire harbour and beckons you to a well-stocked chandlery. All the staff sail and are happy to help with advice and guidance. The shops stocks everything you need for your boat – as well as numerous items which you didn’t know you needed. Nordhavnsvej 9, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 20 00 44

RESTAURANT KRONBORG HAVBAD Restaurant Kronborg Havbad probably has the best views in Elsinore. While enjoying the restaurant’s delicious lunch dishes or exclusive evening menu, soak up the views of the marina, Kronborg Castle and the Sound. See opening times at the website. Strandpromenaden 6, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 20 20 45

KALECHESMEDEN Kalechesmeden – the hood maker – is well known for the always perfect and elegant fit of its hoods for standard boats as well as for special one-off vessels. If you have a standard boat, there is almost definitely a model in the large and extensive stock. If not, Kalechesmeden is ready to measure up your boat and produce an elegant hood or canopy for you. Nordhavnsvej 7, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 20 11 44

ØRESUND AQUARIUM From the sands at low tide, venture further into the deep, across the stony bottom’s fascinating marine life to the raised banks of horse mussels, overgrown with corals, on the mud bottom, and further out still, over Kullen’s underwater rocks, until you reach the wrecks that litter the Sound where octopuses love to hide themselves. All this can be experienced at the Øresund Aquarium, which is dedicated to the marine life in the Sound. Strandpromenaden 5, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 35 32 19 70 September-May: Daily 10-16, weekends 10-17 June-August: Daily 10-17, weekends 10-17

JØRGENSEN & CO Jørgensen & Co is one of Elsinore’s leading fashion boutiques on Stengade, but it also has a shop at Nordhavn selling maritime leisurewear, gifts and souvenirs. Nordhavnsvej 1, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 40 10 98 17

MASTER DIVE With an amazing view overlooking the Sound, Kullen and the North Harbour, and merely a stone’s throw from our boat, you’ll discover Denmark’s friendliest dive centre. Whether you want to learn to dive, fancy a diving trip around the Sound’s many wrecks or Kullen’s rocks, or just curious to see if diving is your thing, then Master Dive and their great staff are ready to welcome you all year round. Nordhavnsvej 5, 3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 20 33 88 59

A holiday in North Sealand should always include a visit to Helsingborg. The ferry to Helsingborg is quick and easy. And there are lots of bargains to be had when you shop in Sweden. Take your car on the ferry and visit the attractions outside the city, or leave it in Helsingør if you’re planning to spend the day in Helsingborg.

A TRIP TO BEAUTIFUL HELSINGBORG WITH SCANDLINES Fantastic Helsingborg lies directly across the Øresund and has a wealth of exciting stores, shopping centres, museums, cosy streets and alleys. The city caters for all ages – children included. Four ferries sail between Helsingør and Helsingborg every hour, so there’s never any waiting time. And the short crossing only takes twenty minutes. You can purchase a foot passenger ticket if you only want to visit Helsingborg or are planning to use public transport for the rest of your journey. Or you can pay to take your car and drive to some of the many nearby attractions. On a daytrip you can easily visit the Kulla­berg peninsula with its charming villages, Mølle and Arild. Or visit the beautiful Bjärehalvøen just a little further north, where the coastal towns


Båstad and Torekov lie invitingly. Vall­ åsen is less than an hour from Helsingborg, and its wildly attractive alpine terrain is great for skiing and snowboarding in winter and mountain biking in summer. Or perhaps you just want to take a hike through Scania’s wonderful countryside. The low value of the Swedish krona, makes shopping in Sweden a very attractive prospect. Helsingborg itself has no fewer than around 400 stores, while just outside the city, is the very large and attractive Väla shopping centre, with a wide variety of stores. The romantic castle Sofiero is situated in the northern outskirts of Helsingborg towards Øresund. It is surrounded by an enchanting park that overflows with thousands of blooming rhododendrons in

summer. Princess Ingrid of Sweden (1910-2000), who became Queen of Denmark, often holidayed here as a child with her royal cousins. Frederiksdal outdoor museum is very large and has changing exhibitions – a mini version of Scania that you can walk around. It has an abundance of beautiful gardens, trees, bushes and flowers. There are many attractive bargains on offer on the ferries, including cosmetics and perfumes. You can eat in the onboard restaurants and enjoy an enchanting evening just by sailing to-and-from Denmark and Sweden. A visit to Helsingborg and its surrounding countryside is a wonderful addition to your holiday in North Sealand. Visit Scandlines at for more information and ticket prices.

SANKT HELENE Beautiful nature for all the family You need to recharge your batteries during your holiday. You need to feel like you’re staying in a home from home. So your surroundings have to be restful and calming. You need the countryside right at your door, beach, forest and fields. An environment that’s full of good vibrations and energetic staff with a twinkle in their eye. Sankt Helene has it all. It’s for good reason, that clever men and women tell us about Sankt Helene’s life-giving energy, and throughout history Tisvildeleje has attracted many special guests. For example, Christian IV took water from the holy spring and kept it with him as he travelled around Europe. Sankt Helene provides holiday apartments, family rooms, holiday cabins and tent sites. Moreover, it has Restaurant Sofie, café and bar and several party rooms. The large outdoor area has a campfire area, animals, nature playground, obstacle course and a wide range of sports activities. Children are well-catered for with a children’s club, nature school and a large programme of activities throughout summer. Sankt Helene, Bygmarken 30 DK-3220 Tisvildeleje Tel. (+45) 48 70 98 50

AT SANKT HELENE YOU CAN FIND 25 apartments 40 family rooms 28 holiday cabins Camp fire sites Restaurant Sofie Café and bar Banqueting rooms Farm animals Natural playground Nature School Children’s club Obstacle course Playgrounds Sporting activities Playing fields Tennis courts Mini-golf course Table tennis Billiards and darts Exercise courses Petanque Internet access Mini library Activity program Find a path in ...



When you stay overnight in any of North Sealand’s beautiful hotels, you will most likely hear the Nightingale sing just beyond the window. Or perhaps the song of the waves falling on the quiet shore will lull you to sleep. Or perhaps the stirrings of a breeze in the treetops will catch your eye. Or the ghostly tapestry of glistening stars in the night sky will leave you enchanted. The possibilities are endless in North Sealand. And it is beautifully dark at night. The many lovely hotels are all very different, with their own unique charm,

offering the possibility of unexpected adventures. Charm that is free and simply a part of the adventure. Tourist information office (see page 90) staff will help you with information of the many hotels, youth and family hostels, holiday centres and campsites listed in the magazine. They will also inform you about Bed & Breakfasts, holiday homes, and hotels in the rest of Denmark. Hotel Strand The hotel was built in 1896 in Gilleleje centre and has been carefully restored

over time. Because of the building’s age, whether you’re staying on the 1st or the 2nd floor, each of the 25 rooms is unique. Facing the waterfront, there are five lovely double „suites” and a single „suite” – all with a balcony so you can enjoy the lovely sea view. Only 100 metres to the seafront, and even less to the harbour – you couldn’t be more central. Vesterbrogade 4c, DK-3250 Gilleleje, Tel. (+45) 48 30 05 12, Kildegård Kildegård in Tisvildeleje is an older

Stay in beautiful Tisvildeleje, with magnificent views, simple and relaxed luxury. The hotels have classic and harmonised interior designs. Their mantra is tranquillity and relaxation. Guests are made to feel at home in their rooms and throughout the hotels.


Helenekilde Badehotel

Tisvildeleje Strandhotel

No matter where you live or stay in North Sealand, the possibilities are endless. North Sealand is only 40 minutes drive from Copenhagen but it is another world, open spaces, forests, beaches, cliffs and countryside.


boarding house and it has that charming oldtime feeling. Originally a large farm, the first rooms were added in 1904 so holidaymakers from Copenhagen and elsewhere could enjoy the countryside, beach and forest. Today, Kildegård still looks a little like „Fawlty Towers” rather than the Ritz. It is a charming, cosy place for guests and provides polite and friendly service. Hovedgaden 52, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje, tel. (+45) 48 70 71 53,

158 charming rooms and suites, several restaurants and bars, lounge, indoor pool, casino and 450 m² terrace directly overlooking the Sound. Also free internet and parking. The beach is right on your doorstep and it’s only a short walk to the forest, marina, Kronborg Castle and the centre of Helsingør with great shopping facilities and cosy cafés dotted around the historic streets. Welcome! Hotel Marienlyst, Ndr. Strandvej 2, 3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 21 40 00,

COMWELL BORUPGAARD Comwell Borupgaard hotel is located in Snekkersten by Helsingør in the beautiful countryside of North Sealand. The hotel is close to Øresund and the view from the outdoor spa pool on the roof terrace takes in Sweden. When you arrive at the beautiful thatched Manor

Borupgaard you enter a special atmosphere, amplified by the surrounding park. A special place that will reinvigorate you; where there are many options for quiet contemplation or for more vigorous activities. The spa facilities are among the largest and most luxurious in the country.

There is a wealth of wellness treatments available, as well as the pool, sauna, steam baths, etc. Comwell Borupgaard, Nørrevej 80, DK-3070 Snekkersten, Tel. (+45) 48 38 03 33,


Scents of the forest, water, beach and cool night air mingle with the Nightingale’s tender song. The sky is a feast of stars and there is time to rest in a good warm bed and reminisce about the day’s events.

SOFT PILLOWS There are a lot of charming hotels in North Sealand, many of them offering new and different experiences. Slip into a soft thick bathrobe and enter a luxurious world of wellness, beauty treatments, aromatherapy, algae body packs, oil massage, swimming and hot baths. Share a weekend with your mother, daughter or best friend, and become immersed in the highly satisfying wellness programme. Or maybe you just want to have an intimate weekend with the one you love? Relax and reflect upon the everyday challenges you face, re-charge your batteries, dream wonderful dreams and appreciate life, enjoy the moment, with the one you love. You can finish your day in the hotel’s restaurant or choose to dine in one of the many exciting restaurants in the area. North Sealand is an eldorado for flower lovers. Savour the colours and scents of the trees, bushes and countless numbers of radiant roses. You’ll find the roses everywhere, in private and public gardens, castle gardens, parks, horticultural schools, or decorating a table or space in the spirit of Karen Blixen. Love the place with the one you love. You will discover the most beautiful of art in North Sealand. Visit Louisiana, Nivågård or Rudolph Tegner. Or visit the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle with its large Baroque garden, or the gardens and Orangery at Fredensborg Palace. The wealth of wonderful destinations may make your head spin – because you can’t see it all in one go. North Sealand can be experienced again and again. You can always choose to take an extended timeout and do nothing. Just sit back and relax, and enjoy the moment.

HOTEL HILLERØD – EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE Hotel Hillerød is located in the beautiful countryside in historic North Sealand and combines tradition and modernity. The staff are helpful and attentive, making you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The hotel standards are extremely


high, whether you are staying in a family room, suite or similar. Relax and enjoy delicious meals in the Restaurant Krydderiet, in exquisite, charming and atmospheric surroundings. The restaurant serves à la carte at lunchtimes and in the evenings.

The menus are based on local traditions, with strong emphasis on Danish ingredients – all of the highest quality. Hotel Hillerød, Milnersvej 41, DK-3400 Hillerød, Tel. (+45) 48 24 08 00,

Gilleleje Beauty Center

Hotel & Restaurant Madam Sprunck

Wellness and pampering in Gilleleje town centre. Everything your heart desires from Spray Tanning to Eyelash Extensions, nails, wax/paraffin treatments, massage, Japanese Lifting, facials etc. to dietary advice and personal trainer and last, but not least, a shop selling scientifically proven anti-age treatment products.

37 lovely, comfortable rooms with lovely interior designs and with all mod cons. You are guaranteed a comfortable stay and the ideal setting for a good night’s sleep. The hotel restaurant and café offers delicious brunch, light lunch and magnificent gourmet experiences.

Gilleleje Beauty Center, Møllegade 6 A, 3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 32 20 88 77,

Hotel & Restaurant Madam Sprunck, Bramstræde 5, 3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 21 05 91,

HOTEL VILLA BRINKLY Halfway between the old fishing harbours in Espergærde and Snekkersten lies the worthy, old-style timber building Villa Brinkly. Originally, Villa Brinkly was a summer residence for prosperous families from Copenhagen. They were “summer

residents”, people who had the time and resources to move to the countryside for the summer. A new trend which quickly proved popular, but which was initially the preserve of the rich. With only a stone’s throw away from the beach and

with the well-known Egebæksvang woods backing the property, Villa Brinkly offers its guests a unique natural experience. Strandvejen 258, DK-3070 Snekkersten Tel. (+45) 49 13 20 19,


ACCOMMODATION ... when it’s naturally cosy

The scent of the forest, the sea, beach and fresh air, mingling with the beautiful song of the nightingale. The sky is twinkling with a starry blanket, and it’s time to reflect upon the day’s events. Fancy camping or a hostel? It’s up to you. Royal North Sealand is home to the friendliest campsites and most welcoming hostels you could possibly imagine. Here, you can enjoy peace and quiet; small green tranquil oases, high quality facilities with beaches, nature and adventures right on your doorstep. When you’ve had enough of beaches and sunbathing, it’s time for an outing and there’s plenty to choose from. What about a trip to one of the quaint market towns with a wide shopping selections, or maybe a trip to some of the small farm shops that you’ll find dotted all around the beautiful landscape. Perhaps the alluring nature will tempt you on a bike ride or a hike in one of the sprawling forests. Or maybe the whole family should visit one of North Sealand’s beautiful castles: Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, Fredensborg Castle in Fredensborg or Kronborg Castle in Elsinore. If you like visiting museums, you’re spoilt for choice. Recommendations include Louisiana in Humlebaek, Nivaagaard’s Malerisamling (art collection) in Nivå or perhaps Denmark’s Technical Museum in Elsinore. You’ll find inspiration for many outings in this brochure – both large and small. 66






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 FREDERIKSVÆRK CAMPING Strandgade 30, DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 47 77 07 25


Lovely and cosy site close to the town centre. Close to beach, forest and Denmark’s largest lake: Arresø. Rental of cabins and canoes.


HELSINGØR CAMPING Strandalleen 2, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 28 49 50

HILLERØD CAMPING Blytækkervej 18, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 26 48 54

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NIVÅ CAMPING Sølyst Alle 14, DK-2990 Nivå Tel. (+45) 49 14 52 26

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 NORDSJÆLLANDS FERIEPARK OG CAMPING Stormlugen 20, DK-3140 Ålsgårde Tel. (+45) 49 70 99 71, Family camping in stunning setting. Right next to Hornbæk Plantage. Close to the Sound and with good train connection to Copenhagen. Rental of cabins, apartments, swimming pool, bouncy pillow, petting animals and much more.

DANHOSTEL FREDERIKSVÆRK  HOSTEL Strandgade 30, DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 47 77 07 25, Little, cosy hostel in the heart of the town, 6 km to Liseleje beach and close to the forest. Enjoys large outdoor areas and a relaxed atmosphere. Features playground, bouncy pillow, canoe rental, tennis courts a good guest kitchen and plenty of space for kids.


Located in North Sealand’s most beautiful nature on the edge of Lave Skov and just 800 m from the marina and Nivå Strandpark, which has its own lifeguard during the summer season.


NORDISK LEJRSKOLE &  KURSUSCENTER / DANHOSTEL HILLERØD Lejrskolevej 4, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 26 19 86, Cosy hostel, conveniently located close to St. Dyrehave, Frederiksborg Castle and Hillerød centre. Many activities.

Small green and lush oasis with a peaceful atmosphere in the town centre, within walking distance of castle, pedestrian shopping areas and cafés. Less than 30 mins. to Copenhagen by car or train directly from Hillerød. Cabin rental. New 35 m² cabins with bathroom/toilet to rent all year round.


 DANHOSTEL HELSINGØR HOSTEL Ndr. Strandvej 24, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 28 49 49, www.helsingorhostel. dk Private swimming-friendly beach with sauna. Attractive bonfire area with lovely view, good guest kitchen and Wi-Fi. Breakfast served all year round. Town centre with e.g. Kronborg Castle within walking distance.

Small, friendly site leading directly on to swimming-friendly beach, sea promenade and centre. View of Kronborg Castle and Sweden. Rental of cabins, kiosk selling coffee, outdoor TV and Wi-Fi.



DANHOSTEL FREDENSBORG HOSTEL Østrupvej 3, DK-3480 Fredensborg Tel. (+45) 48 48 03 15


Bed & Breakfast. 7,000 m² garden, playground, free parking. Adjacent to Fredensborg Castle and Esrum Lake for swimming. Free, powerful Wi-Fi. Double rooms from DKK 329.


SANKT HELENE TISVILDELEJE  Bygmarken 30, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje Tel. (+45) 48 70 98 50 In an idyllic setting like balm for your soul, with its stunning nature in the form of beaches, forests and fields on its doorstep, the Sankt Helene holiday centre is the natural accommodation choice.



B&B DRONNINGMØLLE 1 km from the beach and Tegners Museum. 2 rooms. Breakfast incl. Villingerødvej 25, DK-3120 Dronningmølle, tel. (+45) 23 80 18 10

BED AND BREAKFAST I ANNEKSET Cosy accommodation close to forest, beach, town and golf course. Only 1 hour to Copenhagen. Ellevej 114, DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 22 90 07 54



FREDENSMINDE Newly refurbished wing on a farm in quiet surroundings. Humlebækvej 30 DK-3480 Fredensborg Tel. (+45) 22 98 87 57

B&B ØSTERGADE Charming fishing cottage in old Gilleleje, close to town and harbour life. Østergade 7B, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 40 41 01 39

SMATTAN B&B AND ANNEX Charming older house centrally located in town opposite Gilleleje Church. 2 separate balconies. Gilleleje Hovedgade 32, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 61 78 61 32

LILLE GAUCHO B&B & MORE We have so much more to offer than just bed and breakfast. Tornegårdsvej 2, DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 42 79 38 69 / (+45) 38 79 38 69


SØGAARDEN B&B Old farmhouse dating from 1874. B&B in one wing with own entrance, kitchenette and bathroom. Dragstrupvej 5, Dragstrup, DK3250 Gilleleje, tel. (+45) 26 8o 93 62

HELSINGØR BED & BREAKFAST Stay directly on the Sound. Enjoy nice rooms with private toilet, bathroom, kitchen and entrance. Close to everything. Nordre Strandvej 38 A, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 40 45 47 67


FREDENSBORGHUSENE Designed by Jørn Utzon. 9 rooms. Close to Fredensborg Palace. Bakkedraget 43 DK-3480 Fredensborg Tel. (+45) 70 20 98 60

BED & BREAKFAST 2 annexes in the heart of old Gilleleje. Close to harbour and beach. Smoke-free environment. Østergade 12, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45)48 17 68 17 bedogbreakfast-gilleleje

ØSTERGADE SOMMER B&B Cosy accommodation in old Gilleleje town. Central to everything. Suitable for families with children and pairs of friends. Østergade 24 B, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 48 30 06 69 / (+45) 51 40 91 74,


SØÅSEGÅRD FERIE Charming holiday apartments in beautiful natural setting with modern facilities. Sørupvej 23, DK-3480 Fredensborg Tel. (+45) 23 61 55 16

FIRHØJGÅRD BED & BREAKFAST Beautifully located property, set back from the road and neighbours. Søgårdsvej 30, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 49 71 76 28 / (+45) 20 89 36 28,


MAARUMLUND Enjoy life in the old forestry farm in the heart of Gribskov. Præstevejen 162, DK-3230 Græsted Tel. (+45) 24 27 71 06


B&B HANEHOVED 2 double rooms with private bathroom and shared kitchenette. Lies directly on Roskilde Fjord close to marina. Gl. Møllevej 6o, DK-3300 Frederiksværk, tel. (+45) 47 72 20 19 / (+45) 50 42 01 74,


GILLELEJE B&B, HØVELTEGÅRD 5 rooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen and sitting room. Cosy, atmospheric farmhouse very close to town centre. Græstedvejen 38, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tlf. (+45) 40 18 85 07 / (+45) 48 30 11 56,

BEDSTEMORS HUS Charming newly-thatched, lowceilinged farm house dating from 1855. Access to large, lovely garden. New kitchen and bathroom. Nejlinge Byvej 3, DK-3200 Helsinge Tlf. (+45) 40 46 6o 17

B&B “ROSE-HOUSE” HILLERØD Romantic B&B 75 m² family apartment with 3 rooms. Rent partially or entirely. 1-9 pers. Tornskadevej 5, Ullerød, DK-3400 Hillerød, tel. (+45) 48 24 75 75 / (+45) 40 25 75 95,

HANNES BED & BREAKFAST Large well-furnished room in peaceful residential area. Private bathroom//toilet, kitchenette and entrance. Ridehusvej 14, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 26 48 85 / (+45) 20 81 36 50

SOMMERS HUS Cosy B&B in Hillerød centre. Close to the palace. 50 m² retro summerhouse style. 1-8 pers. Dogs allowed. Frederiksværksgade 80, DK-3400 Hillerød, tel. (+45) 25 70 99 69 / (+45) 26 84 01 88,


SOV DEJLIGT I HILLERØD C Cabins and rooms in Hillerød C. Close to the palace, restaurant, bus and train. Fredensvej 12, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 40 81 19 08 / (+45) 25 65 83 88,

HUNDESTED HAVNEHYTTER Stay on the quay by the marina with a view overlooking Isefjord. 200 m to the beach and 100 m to the town centre. Nordre Beddingsvej, Hundested Havn, DK-3390 Hundested, tel. (+45) 21 29 24 25,


ANNIES BED AND BREAKFAST Cosy 50 m² apartment with own entrance close to Hornbæk town and beach. Own terrace, access to garden and parking space. Per Bjørns Vej 15, DK-3100 Hornbæk, tel. (+45) 49 70 13 83 / (+45) 25 79 13 82,

BAKKEHUSETS ANNEX Cosy annexe with private entrance, kitchen and bathroom, central Hornbæk. Own terrace and access to garden. Johannes Ewalds Vej 8, DK-3100 Hornbæk, tel. (+45) 26 35 62 17 / (+45) 40 51 89 49

KISTPA OVERNATNING 3 rooms with shared kitchen and bathroom. Studio flat with kitchenette, bathroom and balcony. Nørregade 55 B, 3390 Hundested Tlf. (+45) 60 15 88 43

OREHØJVEJ B&B Lovely holiday apartment near private sandy beach in Hald Strand at Hundested. 35 m² with living area/ kitchen, separate bedroom and small bathroom. Orehøjvej 4, DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 23 27 33 79

RØJLEGÅRDEN B&B for garden enthusiasts; sunny room with access to kitchen. Torupvejen 98, DK-3390 Hundested, tel. (+45) 47 98 80 16 / (+45) 26 30 66 57,

HÅRLANDSGÅRDEN Charming rooms, holiday apartment – large, mature garden – close to forest and beach. Hårlands Allé 12, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje, tel. (+45) 48 70 83 96

TIBIRKELUND B&B Organic B&B, individually served breakfasts. Tibirkebro 17, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje Tel. (+45) 60 93 94 01 / (+45) 40 37 09 60,



LISSI OLSEN B&B 2 rooms with bathroom, kitchen, TV, WiFi and private entrance. Close to town, harbour and beach. Excl. breakfast. Mågevej 12, DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45)47 93 80 81 / (+45) 30 13 80 81,

BED & BREAKFAST REINSHOLMGÅRD 2 double rooms with shared toilet/bathroom In charming, thatched, 4-winged farmhouse with art, coffee & cake. Melbyvej 63,DK-3370 Melby Tel. (+45) 47 74 23 35,

VED SNEKKERSTEN HAVN 1st floor sea view, 2 beds, access to toilet/bathroom and kitchen. Access to little balcony and beach. Strandvejen 172 DK- 3070 Snekkersten Tel. (+45) 49 22 50 93



HALD STRAND HYTTEUDLEJNING Two lovely cabins with space for 2 people. Good bathroom/toilet facilities and kitchenette. Close to Kattegat and Nordkyststien. Hvedemarken 7, Hald Strand DK-3390 Hundested, tel.( +45) 20 20 33 11,

LIS HERAND B&B 50 m² annexe with sea view. 1 double room+ 1 bunk bed. TV room, kitchen living area, bathroom, terrace. Prices from DKK 475. Lærkevej 11, DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 47 98 36 63 / (+45) 23 39 55 45,

MARIEHØNEN B&B 2 rooms with TV, WiFi and access to sitting room and garden. Close to beach, marina with Denmark’s best water for surfing. Frederiksværkvej 5 B, Lynæs, DK3390 Hundested, tel. (+45) 23 61 06 54,

B&B KOKKEDAL/HØRSHOLM B&B between Copenhagen and Helsingør. Garden with own swimming pool. TV and free internet. Bygvænget 827, DK-2980 Kokkedal Tel. (+45) 23 61 55 15 / (+45) 23 40 59 00,

FAMILIEN HVIDT Half-way between Copenhagen and Helsingør. Close to Louisiana, Nivågaard and Karen Blixen Museum. (search: J58) Nivåvænge 12-1 (blok 12-hus 1) DK-2990 Nivå, tel. (+45) 49 14 24 43/ (+45) 40 46 85 74

ARRESØVEJENS B&B Spacious new rooms on small farm with horses and view of Arresø. Shared living room with TV, coffee/tea. Arresøvej 8, DK-3310 Ølsted Tel. (+45) 47 74 94 00 / (+45) 40 74 60 95,

NORDENSBJERG B&B 38m² holiday apartment on small farm in St. Havelse. Kitchen, bathroom and view overlooking fields and Roskilde Fjord. Store Havelsevej 74 DK-3310 Ølsted Tel. (+45) 47 74 92 92/ (+45) 40 85 39 37,


Restaurant Guide 2014 A holiday also means being free from making meals or doing the washing up. You don’t have to make a shopping list or set the table. Instead, you can go into town and enjoy a really excellent meal together. North Sealand has a wealth of restaurants and cafes to choose from.

Restaurant Guide 2014 This page presents a selection of some of the many places in town where you can dine in North Sealand. Naturally, there are many more places to eat than are shown here or listed in the Restaurant Guide. Finding a suitable restaurant or eatery in any of the large towns won’t take you long. But North Sealand also has many harbour towns with excellent places to eat and with the most beautiful harbour views and sea views im4 aginable. There is something to suit every budget. Moreover, 20 the tourist information offices (page 90) will always help you to find the nearest eateries. Read more in the small brochure: Restaurant Guide 2014, which can be downloaded at


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First-rate restaurants and delicious food in North Sealand

Restaurants in Nordseeland, die immer einen Besuch wert sind

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RESTAURANT FAR TIL 4 Alfavej 21, 3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 49 71 76 72 5

AMICI MIEI Stengade 15 3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 26 26 71 9

BRASSERIET Nordre Havnevej 3, DK-3250 Gilleleje, Tel. (+45) 48 30 21 30 13

MUNKERUPHUS Munkerup Strandvej 78, 3120 Dronningmølle, Tel. (+45) 49 71 79 06, 17

LA CANTINA Græsted Hovedgade 7 3230 Græsted Tel. (+45) 48 39 44 34 21

WAVES RESTAURANT AT M/S AURORA – SCANDLINES FERRY Departs from Helsingør Harbour 4 times per hour, Tel. (+45) 72 68 60 28, 24

HOTEL & RESTAURANT MADAM SPRUNCK Bramstræde 5, 3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 26 48 49


LOUISIANA CAFÉ Gammel Strandvej 13 3050 Humlebæk 6

BYMOSE HEGN SOMMERCAFÉ Bymosegårdsvej 11, 3200 Helsinge, Tel. (+45) 48 79 84 00 10

TURISTEN CAFÉ & RESTAURANT Gadekærvej 17, 3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 54 12 80 35, facebook. com/cafeogrestaurantturisten 14

RESTAURANT SOFIE Bygmarken 30, 3220 Tisvildeleje Tel. (+45) 48 70 98 50 18

HELENEKILDE BADEHOTEL Strandvejen 25, 3220 Tisvildeleje Tel. (+45) 48 70 70 01 22

TISVILDELEJE STRANDHOTEL Hovedgaden 75, 3220 Tisvildeleje Tel. (+45) 48 70 71 19


KRYDDERIET Milnersvej 41, 3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 24 08 00


SAFFRAN CAFE & RESTAURANT Slotsgade 59 C, 3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 22 12 21


JENSEN’S BØFHUS Slotsgade 67, 3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 26 58 58 11

VED SØEN Villingebæk Strandvej 623 A 3120 Dronningmølle, Tel. (+45) 49 71 99 09, 15

SPISESTEDET LEONORA Frederiksborg Slot, Møntportvej 2 3400 Hillerød, Tel. (+45) 48 26 75 16 19

RESTAURANT SKIPPERHUSET Skipperalle 6, 3480 Fredensborg Tel. (+45) 48 48 10 12


RESTAURANT NEMO Havnegade 18, 3390 Hundested, Tel. (+45) 52 90 01 00 8

ASSERBO GOLFKLUB Bødkergaardsvej 9, 3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 47 72 14 90, 12

BOLETTES GÆSTEBUD Bakkehuset, Gl. Strandvej 7, 3050 Humlebæk, Tel. (+45) 49 19 45 00 16

RESTAURANT SEVEL Nordre Strandvej 88, 3150 Hellebæk, tel. (+45) 49 70 71 72 20

RESTAURANT SKIPPERSTUEN – LYNÆS HAVN Lynæs Havnevej 3d, 3390 Hundested, Tel. (+45) 47 98 40 16


RESTAURANT DA OSCAR Slotsgade 3 A, 3480 Fredensborg Tel. (+45) 48 48 01 25


RESTAURANT TINGGÅRDEN Frederiksværkvej 182, 3300 Frederiksværk, Tel. (+45) 48 71 22 35


TASTE OF NORTH SEALAND The Taste of North Sealand is an association comprising local food producers and small food processing companies in Royal North Sealand. Fruit, vegetables, juice, eggs, milk, meat, sausages and cold cuts are all produced here. And also the more exotic foods and beverages that have become a part of Danish food culture over the centuries. All these producers are passionate food lovers and this passion for quality ingredients can clearly be tasted in the food they serve. This quality also stems from our Nordic climate, which allows crops to grow more slowly, thereby adding a more intense taste to many products. The association members listed here sell their products from farm shops scattered all over North Sealand. These shops are typically part of rustic old farms and the journey to the shop is an experience in itself. In some places you can also explore the local area; admire the forests, see the animals grazing in the fields or watch farmers hard at work. Ask for a guided tour in the shops.



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FREDERIKSBORG VIN Harløsevej 164, DK-3400 Hillerød, tel. (+45) 70 23 69 39 A cooperative of viticulturists who grow and produce wine. Primarily red grapes which are processed for rosé and red wine. Events for large and small groups by arrangements – with guided tours of the vines and winery followed by wine tasting. The wines can be purchased at the vineyard.




SØRISGAARD Sørisvej 2 A DK-3650 Ølstykke Tel. (+45) 47 33 40 03 www.sø

MIKROBRYGGERIET HORNBEER OG GUNHILDS GALLERI Hornsherredvej 463, DK-4070 Kr. Hyllinge, www.hornbeer. dk/

Sørisgaard is an organic farm shop with a wide selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables and selected groceries. Hansen’s ice cream as well as fresh and frozen meat. Opening hours all year: Mon-Fri 10-17.30, Sat 9-14, first Sunday in month 10-15.

Microbrewery Hornbeer’s farm shop and Gunhilds gallery are open Friday 13-17, and have guided tours and beer tasting by arrangement. Contact or tel. (+45) 40 31 15 80 for more information.



ØRBY VINGAARD Maglebjergvej 16, Ørby DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 40 77 93 67

KØDSNEDKEREN Farvergårdsvej 14, DK-3210 Vejby, tel. (+45) 48 71 87 85 & (+45) 27 14 54 80

GARBOLUND Helsingevej 7, Annisse DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 48 28 50 12

Has own wine production and approved winery in vineyard shop selling white, rosé and red wine. There are also sheep at the establishment with sale of lamb meat etc. Events with guided tours and tastings can be arranged. Contact Søren Søndergaard at

Charming little country butchers shop with focus on animal welfare and meat quality. Mostly from free-rage animals from North Sealand – the short road from farm to fork. Sausages are lovingly made by our own sausage maker. Open Thursday and Friday11-17.30 and Saturday 9-14.

Wine producer in the charming village of Annisse. Garbolund’s vineyard and its 3,000 vines are situated on the hill just north of the village and can be seen from far and wide. Guided tours, wine tastings, picnics and direct sales by arrangement.


CHOKOLADEVÆRKSTEDET JOTA A/S Stæremosen 49, DK-3250 Gilleleje, tel. (+45) 38 10 90 25 A micro-chocolate factory making handmade chocolates in traditional, old-fashioned way. Come and visit the newly-opened shop and taste delicious samples and enjoy the rich aroma of chocolates and chocolate teacakes. Open Mon-Wed 10-16, Thurs 10-17 and Fri10-15.30.




VEXEBO VIN Veksebovej 9, DK-3480 Fredensborg, tel. (+45) 60 86 70 25 Organic Danish wine. Pure soil, healthy grapes and superior craftsmanship make heavenly wine! VEXEBO VIN is sold to several top restaurants like Geranium, Noma and Falsled Kro. Visit the beautiful vineyard with its 2,300 vines for a guided tour and wine tasting. Events and direct sales by arrangement.



NINAS NATURCAFÉ Kirkeltevej 101, DK-3450 Allerød, tel. (+45) 48 28 06 02 Peacefully located adjacent to Store Dyrehave. Try the light lunch dishes or the large selection of delicious homemade cakes. Small shop with own production of mustard, herb salt, vinegar and jam. Variety of activities. See full programme on the website (where table bookings can be made).


ESRUM KLOSTER & MØLLEGÅRD Klostergade 11, Esrum, DK3230 Græsted, tel. (+45) 48 36 04 00,

ROKKEDYSSEGÅRD Lejrvej 45, Kirke Værløse, DK3500 Værløse, tel. (+45) 44 48 58 96,

Abbey beer, schnapps, honey, mustard, herb salt, spelt bread, oil, vinegar and salami – it’s all here at Esrum Abbey shop or in Møllegårdens Café shop. You can also enjoy a delicious meal in” Broder Rus’ Kælder” or in Café Daniels Kilde – and taste abbey beer on draught.

Visit Rokkedyssegård – farm shop and café with freshly picked berries every morning, and with lots of handmade berry produce. Come and see the berry plantation and take part in the events being held throughout the berry season – see website for details. Open every day from 3 May to 15 September.



DOMAIN AALSGAARD Ålsgårde Stationsvej 13 DK-3140 Ålsgårde Tel. (+45) 49 70 80 10

GRANTOFTEGAARD Pederstrupvej 69 DK-2750 Ballerup Tel. (+45) 44 77 37 11

ANNISSE VINGÅRD Præstevej 89 DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 48 28 58 04

SCHUMACHERS BRÆNDEVIN Birkehøjvej 8 DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 40 45 00 87

Elegant Danish white wine from vineyard on south facing slopes at Ålsgårde (Falkenbergvej). Denmark’s first commercial vineyard. Guided tours and wine tastings for groups by arrangement. Wine for sale at the winery at Ålsgårde Stationsvej 13.

Social economic business that runs a peri-urban, organic farm with animals, vegetables, grains and bees. The vegetables are sold from an old station wagon every day, around the clock. The farm’s lamb and beef can be ordered on the website in or bought at the farm’s organic café shop.

Vineyard run by Niels and Dorte Frees, which has received several diplomas for the wines and in 2011 was awarded a trophy for Denmark’s best red wine. Guided tours, talks and tastings for small and large groups by arrangement. The wines can be purchased in our little wine shop. Smartbox accepted.

Schumachers produce taste experiences based on the Nordic schnapps tradition. The organic products are sold in wine and delicatessen shops and are served at top restaurants such as Noma. Schumachers do not have a shop, but conduct tastings for groups of 15-20 per. in wine, whisky, rum, schnapps etc. at snaps@


Restaurant Far til 4 Far til 4 is located at Gilleleje beach. A charming family restaurant with a menu for grown-ups and children. Guests enjoy their meals in a relaxed atmosphere indoors or outdoors on the spacious patio with views of the sea. On fine summer evenings the large barbecue is lit and a summer buffet is served from 17. Familie- og Fiskerestaurant Far til 4, Alfavej 21, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 49 71 76 72 or (+45) 21 37 00 02,

Pibe Mølle Vin & Ost If you’d like to experience a real gourmet shop in the heart of the country, close to the 300-year-old post mill Pibe Mølle, then Pibe Mølle Wine & Cheese is definitely worth a visit. The shop is famous far and wide for its excellent cheeses and fine charcuterie selection, and has been completely renovated over the past few years. The store has also expanded its product assortment to include a large selection of wines ranging from everyday wine to well-known top wines from international producers. So drop by, have a taste and enjoy a chat with the experienced staff, who always have time for our customers. Pibe Mølle Vin & Ost, Rørmosevej 103, 3200 Helsinge, tel. (+45) 48 79 40 90,

Modern furnishings and interiors North Sealand’s biggest specialist furnishing accessories and interiors store. The shop has an extensive display of furniture, home furnishings and interiors from SIA Home Fashion, Broste, La Vida and NovaSolo. Open Mon-Fri 10-17.30 and Sat-Sun 10-16. Enggården Brugskunst, Kagerup Byvej 2, DK-3200 Helsinge, tel. (+45) 48 70 90 50,


OPENING TIMES Monday-Friday 8-20 Saturday-Sunday 8-18 Week 27-32: every day 8-20


SuperBrugsen Parkvej 1, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 48 30 00 06

When you have a long shopping list there is only one destination in Gille­leje that you need – SuperBrugsen, a store that specializes in having everything that you could possibly want.

GILLELEJE BRUGSFORENING Gilleleje · Dronningmølle · Hornbæk

Visitors to the store are welcomed with the aroma of freshlybaked bread in the large open bakery, where the baker is making more dough and delicious cakes. You can watch the bread being made and make some small talk with the busy baker. Further into the store you will find a well-stocked selection of everything you need, fruit/vegetables, staple goods, hardware, textiles, post office, Danish lottery and sports betting, and last but not least a large delicatessen selling delicious salmon, cheese, cold cuts and warm food for lunch. Again you can watch food being prepared, this time by the butcher and delicatessen staff, working with exciting ingredients.


HILLERØD FOR THOSE WHO LOVE TO SHOP Two shopping centres, one main pedestrian street and a total of 300 stores Slotsgade and Helsingørgade form a lovely winding pedestrian street through Hillerød. On North Sealand’s most beautifully located main street – next to Frederiksborg Castle and the castle lake – temptations are everywhere. It has everything that your shopping heart may desire and whether your family prefers charming restaurants and cafes or full-on power shopping, there’s something to catch your eye, from fashion to music and interior design. Hillerød’s two shopping centres SlotsArkaderne and Gallerierne have direct access to the pedestrian street and both are beautifully integrated into the town centre. With over 300 stores, there’s hours of shopping for everyone! Visit Denmark’s most beautiful shopping centre The elegant shopping centre SlotsArkaderne is directly accessible from the pedestrian street and with 60 stores it is a destination in its own right; transforming the everyday into something special. SlotsArkaderne’s very special atmosphere is a result of its amazing architecture. The glass ceiling structure lets light flood down from a height of two storeys and large chandeliers are lit when twilight falls. It is an inspiring and inspirational place on several levels. SlotsArkaderne is very big on fashion – for men and women. It houses some of North Sealand’s biggest names in fashion, beauty products, sports and interior design. It is also home to North Sealand’s biggest department store, Bilka. Open: Daily 10-19, Saturday 10-16, every Sunday 11-16 Bilka is open every day 8-22


HUGE SELECTION Visit Hillerød’s many fashion and specialist stores in pedestrian streets and in SlotsArkaderne, 300 stores in total


Helsinge has always been known as a lovely shopping town with a wide selection of speciality shops and supermarkets. And it’s just the same today. There’s free parking all over the town with over 2,000 parking spaces.


TØJEKSPERTEN Tøjeksperten will kit you out in stylish, quality clothes! It offers a wide selection of menswear, whether you are looking for jeans, chinos, t-shirts, cardigans, suit jackets, underwear, etc. The men’s clothes are carefully selected from a number of wellknown brands, such as Bison, Gant, Bjørn Borg, Morgan Lindbergh, Signal, etc. Østergade 20, DK-3200 Helsinge. tlf. (+45) 48 79 40 22

TROLDEÆSKEN Troldeæsken on the pedestrian street stocks beautiful and functional quality children’s clothing from Hust & Claire, Tommy Hilfiger, Jeff, Maybee, Rebus, Hummel, Molo, Pippi and CeLaVi. Come in for a friendly chat and be inspired by the beautiful range of children’s clothes. You can also order from Troldeæsken’s online shop. Østergade 29, DK-3200 Helsinge, tlf. (+45) 48 39 09 90, www.troldeæ

TAVOLINO Tavolino is a shop that appeals to all your senses. Savour the rich smell of chocolate and freshly ground coffee, inhale the many wonderful teas and let yourself be tempted by exquisite gourmet items and wines, beers and spices from all over the world. This is the perfect place to find a personal gift for epicureans, also within applied art. Frederiksborgvej 1, DK-3200 Helsinge, tlf. (+45) 48 76 50 55,

VP-ARKADEN At VP-Arkaden, you’ll discover a wide variety of interesting shops. Enjoy a stroll around the delightful arcade and allow yourself to be inspired by gorgeous products from Sportigan, See Bra, Matas, Imerco, BR and Min egen verden. You can have your clothes dry-cleaned at Texpert, get your hair done at Frisørinden or enjoy a kebab and soft drinks from Arkaden Grill Kebab. Just by the arcade, you’ll find a fun playground with cars, ships and aeroplanes - all hand built in wood by local tradespeople. If you fancy a break in the middle of your shopping trip, you can relax under the big chestnut tree in the middle of the arcade and enjoy watching the world go by.

ARNOLD BUSCK Arnold Busck is situated in the middle of the pedestrian street in Helsinge. The store has been there since 1953, but back then it was called the Helsinge Boghandel. You can find a large selection of both fiction and non-fiction books, and you can be sure of knowledgeable and competent help in finding the exact book you need to read or want give as a gift. Østergade 17-19, DK-3200 Helsinge, tlf. (+45) 48 79 40 01,

BRUUNS INTERIØR & BRUGSKUNST Fall in love with the large selection of beautiful interior decorations at Bruuns Interiør & Brugkunst. You’ll find many gorgeous products from known brands such as Lexington, PIP, Ib Laursen, Rice, House Doctor, Nordal, Marco Polo, etc. You’ll also find exclusive second-hand clothes at great prices. You can find selected items in the online shop. Vestergade 19, DK-3200 Helsinge, tlf. (+45) 48 79 65 30, mandag lukket, www.bruunsinteriø

BRUUNS OPTIK On Vestergade you will find the well-stocked glasses shop Bruuns Optik. We make sure the same optician serves you every time you visit our shop, so you’ll always be looked after by someone who already knows your history. At Bruuns Optik, you don’t just get good advice, but a great service too. Vestergade 21, DK-3200 Helsinge, tlf. (+45) 48 79 66 30, 79

Welcome to HELSINGØR CITY 250 specialist shops and grocery stores, free limited parking. Read more at OPENING TIMES Monday- Thurs until 17.30, Friday until 18, Saturday until 14, first and last Saturday in month until 15

SHOPPING IN HELSINGØR CITY Helsingør welcomes you inside; a city where the fortifications around Kronborg Castle, the bustling harbour life, the ships crossing the Sound, the old well-preserved, timber-framed buildings and an entire backyard containing Denmark’s richest cultural heritage, fuse together to create a wealth of unique experiences. And these are plentiful in Helsingør during the course of the year. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re into romantic sunsets on the beach, a special dinner at one of Helsingør’s many char-


ming restaurants, joyous singing and music or world-class cultural events. Helsingør has many unique specialist shops overflowing with exciting products and there are also a large number of cosy cafés and restaurants nestled in beautiful surroundings and picturesque courtyards. Read about the activity programme for the year ahead on . We look forward to giving you and your family the warmest of welcomes in Helsingør.

BACKE VIN Backe Vin exclusively sells wine that can give you a memorable experience. Wines with body and soul that tantalise your taste buds. The focus is on wines from smaller vineyards, where passion for quality is paramount and where you can really taste the winegrower’s unique personality. Backe Vin, Bjergegade 12, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 26 24 99 39,

CHILD CARE In the centre of Helsingør is Child Care – a second hand & vintage shop. Here you’ll discover gorgeous, beautiful, colourful, spectacular vintage party dresses, stylish accessories, women’s and men’s clothing, furs, bags, shoes, jewellery and much more. Come and grab a vintage bargain! Child Care, Bramstræde 7, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 26 61 37

GEM ERA Gem Era is a new jewellery shop in Helsingør, but comes with 20 years experience in the industry. The focus is on giving the customer a great shopping experience, and you can find watches, jewellery and other unique pieces at excellent prices. Gem Era, Stengade 48 B, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 22 11 12 Follow us on Facebook.

OUTDOOR SEASON You’ll find the perfect clothing for outdoor life at Outdoor Season in Stjernegade. In the shop you’ll find many renowned brands, staff who have personally tested the clothes, excellent equipment for hiking and climbing and, not least, Gear Freak. Outdoor Season, Stengade 4c, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 20 21 27

DARK BLUE BOARD SHOP Dark Blue Board Shop is THE PLACE to go if you’re into skateboards, surfboards, snowboards and all the paraphernalia. Find the latest gear here + loads of stylish accessories like sneakers, Vans, caps, t-shirts and more. Cool basement shop for active guys and girls. Dark Blue Board Shop, Klostergade 8, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 21 03 46, follow us on Facebook

MERCURI Mercuri is a fun and alternative basement shop with an underground feeling. Step down into an exciting world where the style is raw cool yet feminine, with a good mix of Danish and international clothes brands. Find the latest in fierce sneakers and gorgeous jewellery. Mercuri, Gyldenstræde 1, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 75 02 19 Follow us on Facebook

LYNHJEMS EFTF. Marius Lynhjem started his cheese and dry-salter’s shop in Stengade in the heart of Helsingør in 1932. Ole Jensen took the business over in 1967 and today the shop is run by his daughter and son-in-law, Gitte and Ulrik Sjøltov. The business has expanded over the years and the range is constantly changing and increasing. Today the shop is one of the largest and most impressive in Europe in its field. In addition to the 300 odd different cheeses, there is also a wide variety of delicious sausages, salmon, pâtés, hams, olives, herring, salads, wine and much more. You are always very welcome to come in for a taste. Lynhjem, Stengade 19, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 21 12 18,

MR. AUGUST Mr. August on Stjernegade is one of the oldest menswear shops in Helsingør, and today offers a wide range to the fashion conscious man and where the staff take pride in providing an extra special and personal service. In the shop you can find shoes, ties, accessories, basic items as well as a wide range of leading Danish and international brands, and a large selection of both business and casual clothing, i.e. Peak Performance, Tommy Hilfiger and Dolomite. Mr. August, Stjernegade 13, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 21 04 89


The charming town centre just by the palace




INGRID HELNER Country Collection

Fredensborg Boghandel

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Adjacent to Fredensborg Palace, you’ll find charming pedestrian areas packed with shops offering an exciting range of clothing, shoes and unique specialities that are far from the over-familiar chain stores found in larger towns. On Thursday evenings, when the royal couple are in residence at Fredensborg Palace, you can experience the excitement of the Life Guards parading through the town. When new ambassadors are presented to the queen, they arrive by horse-drawn carriage and are escorted by mounted Guard Hussars. Find out when at cJunget On the small square in Fredensborg town centre, you’ll discover the charming little shop cJunget, which sells exclusive ladies’ fashion and shoes for women and children. Women’s brands include Apair, billibi, New Balance, Candice Cooper, Bikkemberg, AJ 117 project, Rosemunde, Pleace jeans, Whiite and many more. For the children, we stock Angulus, bisgaard, New Balance and Primigi. See the wide range of shoes in our online shop at Bagerstræde 4, DK-3480 Fredensborg, tel. (+45) 48 40 25 00 SCHRØDER Welcome to SCHRØDER – Fredensborg’s most fashionable store for MEN. At SCHRØDER, offering a personal service is a very important part of the shopping experience. The shop stocks major brands such as Diesel, Tiger of Sweden, NN0, Peak Performance and Lyle & Scott, and smaller brands such as Suit and NZA. 82

Come inside and enjoy the friendly atmosphere over a cup of good coffee. Jernbanegade 11, DK-3480 Fredensborg, tel. (+45) 53 38 85 46, INGRID HELNER Country Collection Souvenirs - arts - home interiors - furnishing fabrics - delicacies. A lifestyle store centrally located in the town by Fredensborg Palace. Wide range of quality and designer products for the home. Exciting and diverse range of recognised Danish and foreign delicacies of high quality. Jernbagegade 7 (the pedestrian street), DK-3480 Fredensborg, tel. (+45) 48 47 50 05, Fredensborg Boghandel In the middle of the pedestrian street, just a few hundred metres from Fredensborg Palace, you’ll find Fredensborg Bookstore. There’s a large selection of office supplies and printer cartridges, and they are also stockists of SMARTBOX

gift certificates. They also offer a wide range of non-fiction and literature books for both adults and children. If you need a gift, then you’re sure to find it here. Poul, Jeanette and Heidi look forward to welcoming you soon. Jernbanegade 9 A, DK-3480 Fredensborg, tel. (+45) 48 48 01 73, F.F. Sko F. F. Shoes is a family-run shop with a wide range of shoes for both children and adults. The store first opened in 1976. The three friendly, enthusiastic shop girls are ready to greet you with a smile - and they are always willing to help and give advice. The shop stocks a wide selection within 26 different brands of shoes for women, men and children. Welcome to F. F. Sko. Jernbanegade 3A, DK-3480 Fredensborg, tel. (+45) 48 48 36 07,

COOKBOOK FROM ROYAL NORTH SEALAND Sisters Vibeke Gercke Malmdorf and Ulrikke Gercke have travelled around some of North Sealand’s greatest attractions – including three of Northern Europe’s most beautiful castles, which is why the area is called Royal North Sealand. The talented sisters make food, table decorations and flower arrangements, which have all been inspired by the evocative locations.

• 20 different places i.e. Kronborg, Rungstedlund, Esrum Abbey and Knud Rasmussen’s Hus • Beautiful photos • More than 50 recipes • Wine recommendations for all dishes by sommelier from the Scandinavian Wine Academy

MUSIC FROM NORTH SEALAND It has been a long-time dream to put sound to the many beautiful images of North Sealand. The guitarist Finn Olafsson has made this possible. Music from North Sealand is the name of the CD that contains 13 memorable tunes played by Finn Olafsson together with four other talented musicians. The melodies are experienced as small oases full of calm, and tranquillity, allowing you to relax and reflect upon your own unforgettable moments in North Sealand. You can now buy a 92-minute concert DVD with Finn Olafsson in the historic beautiful Castle Chapel at Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød. Featuring: Finn Olafsson, Michael Vogelius Larsen and Torsten Olafsson. Selectable subtitles in English, German and French.

GET YOUR OWN COPY CD costs DKK 149, DVD costs DKK199 and the cookbook costs DKK 299. All three can be purchased in many places in North Sealand, e.g. at VisitNordsjælland’s Tourist Information Offices (see page 90). The CD And DVD can also be bought at


Unpretentious luxury

ALONG THE DANISH RIVIERA Along the Danish Riviera in Royal North Sealand

The children are ready, bucket and spade in their hands. Swimwear, towels and sunhat. Check. The sun is shining- there’s no time to lose. You stroll along the water’s edge, while the children have already found their favourite dune. Sand between your toes and fingers, and then there’s a sandcastle. It’s no surprise that artists over the years have been attracted to the atmosphere and this picturesque scene. And not just Krøyer and Drachmann, but also Kierkegaard were often drawn to North Sealand’s coastline. Like pearls on a string, the old towns and seaside resorts dot the coastline. Life is still just as charming in Sletten, Hornbæk, Lynæs,

Liseleje, Gilleleje and Tisvilde. Spa enthusiasts, culture vultures or foodies will not be disappointed by what’s on offer, just as active families can easily fill several weeks with outdoor fun and nature experiences, both on land and at sea. The beaches along the Riviera are among some of the best in Denmark. Clean water. Pure sand. Shallow, child-friendly beaches with lifeguards. And if the weather lets you down, the nature guides and snorkelling instructors at the Øresund Aquarium are waiting to tell you about the rich marine life. Relax at one of the many cosy coastal cafés as you watch harbour life and children catching crabs.

Get inspiration for your holiday experiences and find places to stay – see more at


ROUTE 1 UNPRETENTIOUS LUXURY Imagine waking up to clear blue skies and the sound of rippling waves. Watch the sun warming the horizon as you put on your swimwear and dive into the frothy waves. As the new day starts, you can enjoy freshly-baked bread, freshly squeezed juice and coffee together on the hotel’s wooden terrace. The beach, the light, the dunes and plantation – high skies and fresh sea air that leave you with the most wonderful sense of inner peace.

ROUTE 2 ENJOY LIFE OVER AND UNDER THE SEA The beaches along the Riviera are among some of the best in Denmark. Clean water. Pure sand. Shallow, child-friendly beaches with lifeguards. If you’re after exotic adventures, then swim a little further out and dive under the surface to greet a porpoise or pat a carp. And if the weather lets you down, the nature guides and snorkelling instructors at the Øresund Aquarium are waiting to tell you about the rich marine life.

ROUTE 3 DIVE INTO SUMMER LIFE Like pearls on a string, the old towns and seaside resorts dot the coastline. Life is still just as charming in Sletten, Hornbæk, Lynæs, Liseleje, Gilleleje and Tisvilde. Golfers, culture vultures or foodies will not be disappointed by what’s on offer, just as active families can easily fill several weeks with outdoor fun and nature experiences, both on land and at sea. Why settle for passive relaxation, when you can enjoy golfing, shopping and snorkelling instead?



Are you and your loved one yearning for new, exciting experiences together? Do you need to taste the freedom that riding a bike can give you? “Love on a bike” is a romantic mini-holiday set in one of the most culturally interesting and naturally beautiful areas of Denmark. Do you remember those summer days when you cycled to concerts and the beach – when you didn’t just get good exercise, but enjoyed new smells and tastes too? Goodbye to packing, equipment and gruelling hardships. Hello to three and four-day bicycle rides rich with great experiences. Royal North Sealand’s romantic backdrop is perfect for tranquillity, intimacy and sensuality – just what you need to make your holiday truly memorable. Stay at one of the lovely seaside hotels, hostels and Bed & Breakfasts, where you’ll be gently woken by the fresh sea air, and cycle

around the local farm shops that sell a wide range of their own produce from bottles of wine to boxes of chocolates. Or what about seeing some art on walls and in a park? Visit the picturesque small harbours with their charming cafés and restaurants, and give your day the perfect ending as you watch the sun setting behind the local fishing boats in Gilleleje Harbour. Royal North Sealand gives you the peace to rediscover one another, and with unforgettable holiday experiences on two wheels, we promise there’ll be romance, rosy cheeks and a smile on your lips.

Get inspiration for your holiday experiences and find places to stay – see more at ROUTE 1 WORLD-CLASS CULTURE Based in historic Helsingør, three memorable days await you with the peace and inspiration to rediscover one another. We have put together world-class cultural experiences and some of North Sealand’s best restaurants on a scenic route.

ROUTE 2 CULTURE & ROMANCE The historic harbours and beach resorts at the top of North Sealand create the backdrop for three inspiring and romantic days. Discover North Sealand’s rich cultural life on charming bike rides together. In the evenings you can relax by the open fire, enjoy an intimate dinner and savour your quality time together.

ROUTE 3 LOVE WITH A VIEW From the romantic and luxurious Helenekilde Badehotel in the traditional beach resort of Tisvildeleje, you’ll ride your bikes around to a number of unforgettable natural sights along “The Danish Riviera”. Slow down, give yourself time to dream and fall in love all over again.


GO ON A CULTURAL HOLIDAY IN ROYAL NORTH SEALAND Find inspiration from “Sources of New Nordic“ One focal point is Nordic modernism, as it manifests itself in many different forms. It is especially evident in architecture: with clean lines and clear-cut shapes, often closely connected to nature. Where do these ideas come from? Where are their roots? And most importantly – who breaks with tradition and paves the new way forward? New Nordic cuisine, modern open sandwiches, TV series, fashion, design and architecture. New Danish cultural products distinguish themselves by their common elements of naturalness, tradition and functionality. In North Sealand, more

than anywhere else, you’ll sense the cultural foundation of these innovations: the modernist tradition. Explore this foundation and find the recipe to the good life on “a Sources of new Nordic” holiday.

Get inspiration for holiday experiences and find places to stay – see more at ROUTE 1 NEW NORDIC ORIGIN Are you ready for a challenge? Great art and exciting cultural experiences do something special to us. They inspire us. They force us to question our traditional ideas. They take us away from the mundane, the safe. This route gives you the opportunity to immerse yourselves in and reflect on the times we live in.

ROUTE 2 NEW NORDIC PRODUCE On this trip you’ll delve deep into modern North Sealand, where the thinking is innovative, but is also with a great deal of respect for traditions. The Nordic modernist design tradition, with its simple, clean-cut forms, is closely linked to nature, and many of the new producers that you’ll visit share a considerable awareness of sustainability and ecology.

ROUTE 3 NEW NORDIC CHILDHOOD In North Sealand, children are perceived for what they are – namely children with their own needs and preferences, which should be respected on an equal footing with adults. Children want to play and have fun, but this can easily be combined with gaining new insights and knowledge. On this tour you can immerse yourselves in castles and museums as well as getting out in the fresh air to let off some steam.

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Along the Danish Riviera

Dessert weekend

King’s Challenge Love on a bike

A taste of Royal North Sealand

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My castle, my retreat Sources of New Nordic

Late summer days in Royal North Sealand



You can look forward to these major events, but since going to press, at the end of December, new events have already been announced. Therefore, have a look at on or the local authorities’ websites. 21–23 March Hillerød Art Days

27 June Canon Fredag in Frederiksværk

2 August Opera in Tisvilde

5 April Vienna Ball at Kronborg Castle

1-31 July Shakespeare’s Puppets at Kronborg Castle

2 August Herring Day in Gilleleje

21 April ‘Helvede i Nord’ run 15 -17 May Click Festival at Kulturværftet 29 May–14 September Sand Sculpture Festival at Hundested Harbour 29 May-31 August Frederiksborg Palace Special exhibition Prince Henrik of Denmark – HRH the Prince Consort 1934-2014, 5 –8 June Helsingør Jazz Festival 6 June Culture Night in Helsinge 6-8 June WORDS Festival ’14 7-9 June Græsted Veteran rally 7 June – 30 August Market days every Saturday in Gilleleje aturdays in June, July and August Flea market in Tisvilde 14 June Tisvildeleje går i fisk 14-15 June Hundested Arts and Crafts Market 19-22 June Helsinge Festival 21-22 June Medieval Market at Esrum Abbey and Møllegård

1-31 July Frederiksværk Music Festival 3-6 July Hundested Harbour Festival 3 July -14 August Market day every Thursday in Gilleleje 11 July Hundested by Night 11-13 July Bakkefest summer party in Gilleleje, 3 July-7 August Market day every Thursday in Gilleleje, July – August Gilleleje Revue 17-19 July Musik i Lejet inTisvilde 25-27 July Hornbæk Harbour Festival 29 July – 3 August PASSAGE 2014 International Street Theatre Festival 1 -2 August Gilleleje Festival 1-10 August Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle 1-3 August Helsingør Festival 2 -3 August 2014 Tisvildeleje Kildemarked

6-9 August New Note Music Festival

13 September Gunpowder Works Festival in Frederiksværk 19 September Culture Night in Hillerød 19 September Hornbæk Culture Night

9 August Kattegat Kite Festival in Liseleje

26 September Helsingør and Espergærde Culture Night,

9-10 August Open art studios in Halsnæs

28 September MTB Merida Marathon in Hillerød

15-17 August 2014 Hillerød Garden Living Fair

3-4 October Knejpe Festival in Helsingør

16-17 August Jazz at the Harbour in Gilleleje

13 October Children’s animal show at Sankt Helene,

23 August Sundtoldsmarked in Helsingør

23 November MTB Fall Race Tisvilde Hegn

30 August Culture Night in Gilleleje

other events

31 August Fun run around Lake Esrum in Fredensborg, 28-31 August Hillerød kræmmermarked 29-31 August XTERRA 7 September Harbour Day in Humlebæk 5-19 September Golden Days Festival 6 September Herring Day at Hundested Harbour

what’s on at the danish museum of science and technology what’s on at gjethuset frederiksværk what’s on at kulturværftet Helsingør, what’s on at kultursalen helsinge what’s on at frederiksborg centre what’s on at klaverfabrikken hillerød what’s on at louisiana humlebæk

6 September Esrum Open Water

exhibitions Hillerød Art Society

6-7 September North Sealand Art Tour

end november – mid december Christmas markets in Royal North Sealand

10-14 September Ironman 70.3, Helsingør


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Outstanding METAL is a culture festival in Halsnæs with experiences, challenges, participatory activities and thought-provoking inspiration. Under the headings Outstanding art, family, walks, talks, music and film, there’s a wide range of integrated experiences from Frederiksværkthe town of steel. There’s something for everyone: children and young people, 88

parents and grandparents. For those into high-brow culture as well as pop lovers. For those seeking to immerse themselves and those just wanting to be entertained. Art in urban spaces, workshops, treasure hunts, lectures and guided tours, music, jazz festival and large outdoor concerts including Rasmus Seebach, D-A-D and The Sandmen and much more. The spe-


cial setting is provided by Denmark’s first industrial city, Frederiksværk and all the land, buildings and people involved in the local area. Once casting cannons and cannonballs, Outstanding Metal now casts the foundations for everyone to enjoy a modern experience of the city’s history in an interaction with the many cultural activities.

SPORT, HEALTH AND WELLNESS Week 31 in Hornbæk is the week that gives you the chance to spice up your holiday with loads of fun and exciting experiences within sport, health and wellness. Every day, professional instructors are ready to teach you lots of new activities including fitness, sailing, yoga, dance and running. And these activities are intended for all kinds of people: families

Gym for everyone on the beach

Swimming course with the lifeguards

Step aerobics on the beach

with children, singles, teenagers and the elderly too. All activities take place outside in the beautiful nature that Hornbæk has to offer. So take your yoga mat to the beach, zumba-steps down to the pier or your running shoes to the forest. It’s a great way to add a fun and healthy experience to your holiday.

Beach golf

Working out down by the lake

WEEK 31 Hornbæk Week Programme On and in the Hornbæk Tourist Information, we publish and update the current programme. Here you can also read more information about the classes and meet the different instructors. It’s not a fanatical week- but just a fantastic week! We look forward to seeing you in week 31, when Hornbæk welcomes you out in the open!

Pulsing Pilates on the pier Hornbæk week is run purely by volunteers, so all the instructors and people involved provide their services for free.

Natural fitness at the lake Deeksha and Yoga 89

Tourist information offices VISITNORDSJÆLLAND HELSINGØR All year round, Havnepladsen 3, DK3000 Helsingør, Tel. (+45) 49 21 13 33 VISITNORDSJÆLLAND GILLELEJE Season, Gilleleje Station, Gilleleje Stationsvej 10, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 48 30 01 74 VISITNORDSJÆLLAND HILLERØD Season, Frederiksværksgade 2A 3400 Hillerød, Tel. (+45) 48 24 26 26

VISITNORDSJÆLLAND FREDENSBORG Season, Slotsgade 6, 3480 Fredensborg, Tel. (+45) 41 21 81 59 VISITNORDSJÆLLAND HALSNÆS Season, Havnegade 20, Hundested Havn, DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 47 93 77 88

HORNBÆK TURISTINFORMATION Season, Vestre Stejlebakke 2 A, DK3100 Hornbæk, Tel. (+45) 49 70 47 47 RUNGSTED TOURIST INFORMATION Season, Rungsted Strandvej 129 DK-2960 Rungsted kyst Tel. (+45) 45 86 17 99

VISITNORDSJÆLLAND LISELEJE Season, Lisehøjvej 10, DK-3360 Liseleje, Tel. (+45) 47 74 23 11

TOURIST INFORMATION NATURPARK FARUM-SLANGERUP All year round, Jordhøjvej 18 DK-3550 Slangerup Tel. (+45) 31 55 13 80 HØRSHOLM TOURIST INFORMATION All year round, Hørsholm Bibliotek Bibliotekstorvet 1 DK-2970 Hørsholm Tel. (+45) 48 49 57 50

Tourist inspiration sites Tourist inspiration sites are locations where there is a wide selection of local and regional printed holiday material for visitors. These locations are based on self service, so you may not expect any tourist information services there. For more details visit TOURIST INSPIRATION HELSINGE Bijé Fritid & Camping Bomose Allé 19, DK-3200 Helsinge TOURIST INSPIRATION HELSINGE Bymose Hegn Hotel & Kursuscenter Bymosegårdsvej 11 DK-3200 Helsinge TOURIST INSPIRATION TISVILDELEJE Feriecentret Sankt Helene Bygmarken 30, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje

TOURIST INSPIRATION GILLELEJE Blomstertanken Vesterbrogade 17, DK-3250 Gilleleje TOURIST INSPIRATION GILLELEJE Hotel Strand Vesterbrogade 4 C, DK-3250 Gilleleje TOURIST INSPIRATION GILLELEJE SuperBrugsen, Parkvej 1 DK-3250 Gilleleje TOURIST INSPIRATION LISELEJE Lisestuens Isbar Liselejevej 44, DK-3360 Liseleje TOURIST INSPIRATION FREDERIKSVÆRK SuperBest Nordcentret, Nørregade 38, DK-3300 Frederiksværk TOURIST INSPIRATION FREDERIKSVÆRK Frederiksværk Bibliotek, Torvet 41 DK- 3300 Frederiksværk

TOURIST INSPIRATION FREDERIKSVÆRK Vandrerhjem, Strandgade 30, DK- 3300 Frederiksværk TOURIST INSPIRATION HUNDESTED SuperBest Nørregade 11, DK-3390 Hundested TOURIST INSPIRATION LYNÆS Lynæs MadMarked, Lynæs Havnevej 8, DK-3390 Hundested TOURIST INSPIRATION HILLERØD Hotel Hillerød Milnersvej 41, DK-3400 Hillerød TOURIST INSPIRATION HILLERØD Annaborg, Frederiksværksgade 2 A DK-3400 Hillerød TOURIST INSPIRATION HILLERØD Bog & Ide, Slotsgade 16 DK- 3400 Hillerød

TOURIST INSPIRATION FREDENSBORG Café Under Kronen, Jernbanegade 1 DK-3480 Fredensborg TOURIST INSPIRATION HELSINGØR Helsingør Havnekontor Nordhavnsvej 13, DK-3000 Helsingør TOURIST INSPIRATION HELSINGØR Danhostel Helsingør Vandrerhjem Ndr. Strandvej 24, DK-3000 Helsingør TOURIST INSPIRATION HELSINGØR Kulturværftet, Allegade 2 DK- 3000 Helsingør TOURIST INSPIRATION NIVÅ Nivå Camping, Sølyst Allé 14 DK-2990 Nivå TOURIST INSPIRATION NORTH COAST: All life saving stations on the beaches from Hundested to Nivå.

Practical information NORTH SEALAND POLICE Call 114 EMERGENCY SERVICES Call 112 to request fire, police or ambulance services. ON-CALL DOCTOR Call 1813 ON-CALL DENTIST Tel. (+45) 70 25 00 41


FALCK Control Centre Tel. (+45) 70 10 20 30 ON-CALL VETERINARIAN Tlf. (+45) 70 22 11 01 POSTAL SERVICES MAIN LIBRARIES Hillerød Bibliotekerne Christiansgade 1 DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 72 32 58 00

Fredensborg Bibliotek Jernbanegade 3 DK-3480 Fredensborg Tel. (+45) 72 56 22 00

Biblioteket Kulturværftet, Allegade 2 DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 28 36 20

Frederiksværk Bibliotek, Torvet 41 DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 47 78 41 00

Hørsholm Bibliotek Bibliotekstorvet 1 2970 Hørsholm Tel. (+45) 48 49 57 50

Helsinge Bibliotek Skolegade 43 DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 48 77 74 00


HOSPITALS Hillerød Sygehus Dyrehavevej 29 DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 29 48 29 ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT Hillerød Sygehus Dyrehavevej 29 Indgang 04 DK-3400 Hillerød Call 1813



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