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DESCRIPTIONMagzine for tourists and visitors in North Sealand. Tips, ideas and experiences.
Tips, ideas and experiences in Helsingør, Gribskov, Fredensborg, Hillerød, Halsnæs and Hørsholm
NEW A brand new type of holiday See pages 82-86
You are holding our big new North Sea-land 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 Sea-land 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 www.visitnordsjaelland.com 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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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: 4 January 2013.
Tommy Seier (editor-in-chief), Dorte Kiilerich, Gitte Buch-
berg, Mette Schjønning, Susanne Tvergaard Nielsen, Ole
Mortensen, Henrik Numelin, Birgitte Bergmann, Anne
Johannisson, Dorthe Khiljee, Sebastian Sejer, Stanna
Lund Øland, Karen Folker, Olav Berntsen, Morten Herlev
Allan Nørregaard Sjællandske Medier, Thomas Arnbo,
Birgit Thorell, Galleri Gal, Niclas Jessen, Tina Deichmann,
Klaus Bentzen, Ole Thomsen, VisitDenmark, Wonderful
Copenhagen, Anne Johannisson, Ireneusz Cyranek,
Olav Berntsen, Gitte Kennedy, Naturstyrelsen, BIG,
Lars Johannessen, Benjamin Asmussen, Lone Kuhlmann,
Jens P. Jeppesen, Danish Agency for Palaces & Cultural
Properties, Leif Nielsen, Michael Mortensen, Anders
Sune Berg, Nima Stock, Shutterstock, iStockphoto,
Jan Stephan, Stehen Donsby and others.
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ROYAL NORTH SEALAND
Esrum Abbey 12
Fredensborg Palace 6
Frederiksborg Castle 8
Kronborg Castle 10
North Sealand Royal Denmark 4
WELCOME TO THE TOWNS
SEE AND EXPERIENCE – CULTURE
Hamlet Scenen 34
Elsinore Cultural Canon 28
Hillerød viewed from Torvet 38
Hear North Sealand 27
Culture Harbour Elsinore 32
Cultural experiences 35
Comic Art 35
Sand Sculpture Festival 35
Art & Culture in North Sealand 36
Industrimuseet Frederiks Værk 37
LaMa Glas 37
Karen Blixen Museum 36
North Sealand Art Tour 36
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art 30
Maritime Museum of Denmark 92
Museum guide 40
BEACH LIFE ALONG THE DANISH RIVIERA
Bathing on Denmark’s fantastic riviera 42
The Danish Riviera Hornbæk 49
The Danish Riviera Liseleje 48
The Danish Riviera Tisvildeleje 44-47
North Sealand for kids 50
Technical Museum of Denmark 51
Øresund Aquarium 51
Active holidays in North Sealand 52
Asserbo Golf Club 52
Bijé Leisure & Camping 53
Hørsholm Skate Park – Skatetopia 52
Multiparken in Elsinore 52
Rex Cykler 53
Forests and lakes in North Sealand 54
Danish Museum of
Hunting & Forestry 54
MARITIME NORTH SEALAND
To sail is to live 59
MF Frederiksborg 59
Hundested-Rørvig Ferry 59
Gilleleje Harbour 24
Elsinore’s Harbours 60
Øresund Aquarium 60
Hundested Harbour 56
Lynæs Harbour 58
M/S Frederikke 79
Soft pillows 66
Hotel Hillerød 66
Helenekilde Badehotel 66
Hotel Villa Brinkly 67
Hotel & Restaurant Madam Sprunck 67
Hotel Villa Strand 67
Hotel Hornbækhus 67
Hotel Sophienberg Slot 67
Tisvildeleje Strandhotel 66
Relaxing overnight stays 68
Youth hostels 68
Endless possibilities in North Sealand 64
Comwell Borupgaard 65
Hotel Marienlyst 65
Hotel Strand 65
Sankt Helene 63
FOOD AND DRINK
Restaurant guide 70
Restaurant Far til 4 74
Taste of North Sealand 72
Diva & Design 75
Enggården Brugskunst 74
town on Halsnæs 79
Jyske Bank 79
Gilleleje’s biggest supermarket 80
Hillerød for those who love to shop 76
Luscious fare from Lynhjem 27
Enjoy life in Liseleje 78
Pibe Mølle Ost & Vin 74
Sense of taste 81
Welcome to Elsinore City 27
Dessert weekend 85
Kings Challenge 83
Love on a bicycle 82
Along the Danish Riviera 86
Walks for body and soul 84
Events in Tisvilde 88
Major events in North Sealand 2013 87
Tourist information and
practical information 90
Competition & questionnaire 91
NEWA brand new
type of holiday!
See pages 82-86
„Let the Lord keep his heaven, just so long
as I keep Gurre.”Valdemar IV talking about Gurre Castle
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 pe-riod had no conception of tourism or national parks. What drove Frederik II was his passion for hunting.
The kings’ official residences were in Co-penhagen 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, na-ture and leisure. Copenhagen’s green front gar-den 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 fa-vourite 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 estab-lish 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 to 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 ex-changed their country estates and farms with the king. It took the king just 18 months to ac-quire 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 re-linquish 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 be-ing in 1849, the popular Frederik VII signed the forests and the properties over to the state.
FreDerIKSbOrG (pAGe 8)
Magnificent Renaissance castle
from the beginning of the 17th
century, with an impressive park.
FreDeNSbOrG (pAGe 6)
The elegant baroque palace has
an attractive outdoor sculpture
collection, called Nordmands-
dalen (A Nordic Community in
Stone), in the beautiful Baroque
KrONbOrG (pAGe 10)
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.
Fredensborg palace may be more modest than its famous French counterpart, but it does not suffer from overcrowding and it has a peaceful atmosphere.
A Nordic Community in Stone. extremely
popular series of sculptures in Fredensborg
palace garden. 68 stone figures depicting
real farmers and fishermen from Norway
and the Faroe Islands. The undisturbed
landscape, with 16 km of paths, makes the
area around Fredensborg palace a top
regional attraction all year round.
The Danish Royal Family, local residents and visitors from Copenhagen (less than an hour by train) have long treasured the romantic charm of the palace and its 18th century gardens.
For Danes, this Danish Royal Family residence is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, a perfect destination for peaceful walks through the forest, picnics by the lake or a place where they can jog along the recently built Prin-cess Isabella route.
The elegant Baroque palace was named by King Frederik IV, whose mind was occupied by peace at that time, and who wanted to commemorate the ending of the Great Northern War in 1772 (Fredensborg literally means the Palace of Peace).The peace accord ending hostilities between Sweden and Denmark was signed while the palace was being built.
Construction of the palace was started by King Frederik IV, who asked architect and master builder J.C. Krieger to build a replacement to the royal summer residence Rosenborg Slot (which at that time was already being surrounded by the expand-ing Copenhagen). The palace was extended and improved during the 18th century by
the likes of Danish architect Nicolai Eigt-ved, who also was responsible for a large part of inner Copenhagen.
Fredensborg Palace was to be a place of relaxation and hunting, where members of the royal family could retreat from the world. During the 19th century, the Dan-ish Royal Family became related through marriage to many other European Royal Houses, and this meant that at one time or another, the majority of European mon-archs enjoyed the hospitality of the palace.
The palace has frequently been used as the setting for important events in the life of the Danish Royal Family – wedding re-ceptions, silver wedding anniversaries and birthday parties. State leaders from around the world have been received in the palace during official state visits, and foreign am-bassadors submit their official credentials to the Danish Queen at the palace. It has been a long-held tradition for visiting state leaders to inscribe their names in one of the palace windows using a diamond pen.
The present queen has upheld the cen-tury-old tradition of allowing the palace church to be regularly used by Asmind-erød-Grønholt parishioners, who hold open church services on most Sundays.
The Royal private garden, the Orangery (built 1995) and herb garden are located adjacent to the palace. They are open to the public in July, as are parts of the palace and the chapel. The surrounding palace gardens, which include some of the finest historical gardens in Denmark, are open to the public all year around and admission is free.
Open air concerts and events are held during the summer and you can sail from the palace garden across Esrum Sø (Den-mark’s second largest lake) to Gribskov. If any of the Danish Royal Family are staying at the palace, you will be able to see the changing of the guard take place in the courtyard in front of the palace just before 12:00. You may even catch a glimpse of the Royal Family as they enjoy the surround-ing gardens and beech woods. The woods are ablaze with beautiful autumn colours in September and October.
Fredensborg Palace is frequently called Denmark’s Versailles. It may be more mod-est than its famous French counterpart, but it does not suffer from overcrowding and its unique and peaceful atmosphere is timeless. To see more, visit www.kongehuset.dk or www.ses.dk.
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 pow-erful 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 cen-tury but was still used for official royal functions. Kings were anointed in the castle church during the period of abso-lute monarchy in Denmark (1660–1848), and a wave of national romanticism in the 19th century resulted in the castle be-coming 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 brew-ing 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 cre-ated as part of the Carlsberg Foundation, which still runs and funds the museum. The museum records 500 years of Danish history, containing history painting, por-traits, 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 Sun-days and seasonal activities for children, as the museum encourages people to en-gage in the past and put Denmark’s his-tory into perspective.
The Museum of National History
Frederiksborg Castle, 3400 Hillerød
Tel. (+45) 48 26 04 39
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 www.dnm.dk
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
23 March-May 11-16
Nov-22 March, tue-sun 11-16
Adult DKK 75
Child (6–14) DKK 30
Free admission for children
The Halls 13.30
The Halls 11.30
To book guided tours for
(+45) 49 21 30 78 or email
It takes just 45 minutes by
train to reach Helsingør
Station from Copenhagen
Tel. (+45) 49 21 30 78
There are few places in the world that are steeped in as much history and drama as Kronborg. It is a place where deadly cannon-mounted fortress meets beautiful Renaissance castle; where Ham-let haunts the corridors. No wonder then Kron-borg Castle is a UNESCO world heritage site!
Experience one of Denmark’s greatest attractions
Clattering horses’ hooves, neighing horses – and canon balls flying past your ear! The acous-tic imagery hits you just as you cross the first stronghold bridge to Kronborg. You pass over another bridge and on through a large gateway in the rampart: There, surrounded by the wide rampart, stands Kronborg with its towers, spires and copper roofs. Frederik II, father of Christian IV, built the castle in 1574 – 1585, on the smallest part of the Øresund, which was the equivalent of a major modern motorway in the Renaissance Period. Trade ships from all over the world sailed past here and they had to pay a toll to the king.
Vaults, Holger and Hamlet
A damp, stale odour pervades the air as you move down the steps to the vaults below the castle. In a labyrinth of dim passages and rooms you’ll find the gloomier parts of the castle: dun-geons, stores and the soldiers’ quarters. Here sits sleeping Holger Danske, perpetually ready to awake and fight for Denmark in times of national danger. But how does Hamlet come into the picture? William Shakespeare prob-ably learned or read about the legendary Danish prince and because Kronborg was already fa-mous all over Europe in the Renaissance Period,
he may well have thought: Krongborg must be Hamlet’s castle.
The largest Great Hall in the Nordic regionAn interactive exhibition inside the castle explains its history; all the gold that the toll brought, how the castle was used in Christian IV’s childhood and how the Swedes plundered the castle. And in one of the rooms you will be completely surrounded by the strange and entic-ing flames from the Fire of Kronborg in 1629.
A chequered floor stretches into the gigantic Great Hall, which at 62 m in length is the largest in the Nordic Region. Further on hang the huge Kronborg tapestries, which Frederik II proudly used to display his royal forefathers. The woven Gobelin tapestries were created specially for the castle – in their day the finest of luxuries that only kings and the richest of people could afford.
All-day adventureOutside the castle you can climb the ramparts and look across at the Swedish coast and feel the wind blowing in off the Øresund. The powder room is Krongborg’s playground for small prin-cesses and brave little knights and a lovely world heritage trail meanders on the fortifications that surround the castle.
Hamlet in August
During the summer and especially in August, various Hamlet-related activities take place. A guided tour in “Hamlet’s footsteps”, puppets performing Hamlet and the famous Hamletspil (Hamlet Play’s). At Kronborg there’s enough to see and do for a whole day!
experience an interactive exhibition, learn about dramatic naval battles and explore with a torch – the history of Holger danske.
The middle Ages are synonymous with sensuality, and it is the
senses that provide the most memorable experiences at esrum
Kloster & møllegård, whether you treasure cultural experiences
that appeal to the eye, ear and heart, fabulous food and drink
reminiscent of the middle Ages or spectacular countryside.
Long before the idea of Monarchic North Sealand took root, there was the “Monks’ North Sealand”. Centred on Esrum Kloster, the Cistercian order and the changing ab-bots ruled large swathes of northern Sea-land from when the abbey was founded in 1151 until Frederik II converted the abbey into a hunting lodge in the mid-16th cen-tury. Thereafter, the small part of the enor-mous abbey complex which was allowed to remain housed royal hunting parties and lavish hunt dinners.
Culture and countryside
Visit the abbey and the small permanent exhibition about the monks and the history of the abbey. In April, a special exhibition opens each year. April also marks the start of the varied annual programme of cultural events and activities in the surrounding countryside. Often combined with unique culinary experiences. Some of these events take place within the massive abbey walls or beneath the impressive arches, while others are held on the large meadow, in the orchard or in the abbey gardens.
Take your bike with you – or rent one here – and ride out to the nearby Grib-skov woods and the expansive Esrum Lake. Round off your visit with something deli-cious to eat in the spacious Café Daniels Kilde.
Gastronomy with a twist
The French monks who founded the abbey were experts at growing herbs and prepar-ing appetising dishes. A heritage we are happy to continue with our production of abbey beer, aquavit, mustard, salt, sausages, vinegars and honey, with Middle Age fare meeting new Nordic cuisine. However, in preparing food for the café, for Broder Rus’ Cellar and for all the unique food events which are organised, Middle Age food preparation methods such as salting and smoking as well as the tales and stories told around the table are allowed to exert a strong influence on how we reinterpret good, seasonal foods.
Esrum Kloster & Møllegård
Klostergade 11-12, Esrum, 3230 Græsted
Sensual middle Ages – in the footsteps of the monks
esrum Kloster & møllegård has a fascinating programme
for families with children, especially the annual medieval
market which draws people in their droves to the middle
Age atmosphere and fierce jousting tournaments.
For two days at the end of June, on a Saturday and Sunday, the large meadow between the
abbey and Estrum Møllegård is transformed into a vibrant historical market with colourful pa-
vilions, frisky horses, glowing fires, rousing musicians, warring knights and virgin maidens.
Visitors can strike a good bargain, celebrate the long summer nights with refreshing
abbey beer, watch (out for) the black knights or learn how to become a knight or
princess. In 2013, the Medieval Market is being held on the weekend of 22 - 23 June.
HOLIDAY TIME – ALL YEAR
When the schools break for the holidays, we throw open our doors to families
looking for fun and activity. In July, you can try your hand at mastering Middle
Age pursuits such as archery, duelling, weaving, smoke-curing and so forth,
and even immerse yourself for a whole week in the Middle Ages at our
Adventure Camp. During the autumn half-term, the countryside around the
abbey offers a fount of creative activities, while at Christmas the abbey
opens for northern Sealand’s most charming Yuletide market which
always has a special children’s workshop.
See what’s on offer at www.esrum.dk
Knightin all of us
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 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 Torvet and enjoy the uninter-rupted 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
in Torvet in Hillerød.
The harbour in Lynæs opens into Isef-jord, 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 equip-ment 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 favour-ite 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 profes-sional 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 long-er 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 an-other 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 boul-ders in 1901, and blends in well with its surroundings.
The accommodation options in Lynæs include the inn, campsite, bed-and-break-fast and, of course, your own boat.
Halsnæs’s oldest fishing hamlet, Kikhavn, was built in the 13th cen-tury and consisted of small farms sited closely together on the beach overlook-ing 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 Hals-næs which lies sheltered by high ground. Hence the name Lynæs, “ly” being the Danish word for “shelter”.
The fjord’s charming gem
If you want to meet enthusiastic and engag-ing 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 res-taurants. 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 catch-es of fresh fish from first light, nestled among the visiting yachtsmen who enjoy the fasci-nating sight of busy harbour life. The artistic scene is one of Hundested’s unique phenom-ena, with visitors being able to watch small lumps of raw material being transformed into the most exquisite glass, or trace the intrigu-ing stories contained within the works of lo-cal painters, sculptors and jewellers.
There is lots for children to do in Hun-dested harbour. Learn about different fish on the “stroke a fish” platform, or try your hand at catching crabs. If you have brought a fish-ing 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, chil-dren 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 en-trance 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 mari-time feel. The town takes its name from an offshore reef where kings and others hunted seals, which is why there are several sculp-tures, posters and labels around the town bearing a distinctive little round seal’s head.
Nature, history and special experiences await you
Rk The red-hot steel is still shaped at the steel rolling mill that has made Frederiks-
værk famous throughout Denmark and far beyond. Today the fumes are clean and the noise dampened, making it a pleasure to walk around the town, today regard-ed as the cradle of industrialisation in Denmark.
The town grew up around a cannon foundry in Gjethuset in the mid-18th cen-tury. Gjethuset – which stems from the German word “giessen”, which means to cast – is now a fascinating culture centre which stages many exciting events such as exhibitions, performances and concerts of all kinds. There are big rock concerts, intimate jazz gigs and Denmark’s most all-embracing chamber music festival, Frederiksværk Musikfestival, which is staged each year with many top names from the world of classical music performing throughout July. There is also “Out-standing Halsnæs”, the all-in cultural experience of the year.
In Krudtværket – the gunpowder works – it is still possible to see the machines which were used to produce gunpowder right up until the second half of the 20th century. The developments which went hand in hand with industrialisation have helped to put Frederiksværk on the map as one of Denmark’s 24 national indus-trial monuments and as a municipality with a rich cultural heritage. The industrial museum Industrimuseet Frederiks Værk collaborates with steel-working towns in other parts of the world, putting Frederiksværk’s heritage in an international per-spective. Originally, the industrial machinery was driven by water fed from the ca-nal between Arresø and Roskilde Fjord, which has helped to create beautiful sur-roundings alongside the shopping street Nørregade to the NordCentret shopping centre. Go for a stroll along the canal or admire the scene from one of the arched wooden bridges near the yellow building façades. It will remind you of Venice – although coffee at a local café is considerably cheaper than in St Mark’s Square. Even 3,000 years ago, Frederiksværk was, like today, home to an enterprising population, as evidenced by the engraved Hyllingebjerg stone at the entrance to the library. The stone features rock engravings of ships, sun wheels and signs, and testifies to the zest for life among people in the area. The best way of approaching Frederiksværk is from the sea side. Frederiksværk harbour faces Roskilde Fjord, and is a popular destination for many visiting sailors throughout the year. From the harbour, follow the path along the canal to the town centre and continue to where the pleasure boat M/S Frederikke docks at Arresødal and Arresø.
There is a wide choice of accommodation in Frederiksværk and nearby with friendly campsites, a good and pleasant youth hostel, bed-and-breakfasts and a hotel situated near the town centre.
Hornbæk – town of lightin Royal North Sealand
HoRNbækThe special light in Hornbæk has always appealed to artists, drawing P.S. Krøyer, Strindberg, Drachmann, Eckersberg and many others to the town, since when art has been an enduring feature with events such as “Art on the Pier” and “Art in the Mar-quee”.
The town’s gallery has an extensive selec-tion of paintings, sculptures and ceramics, with exciting sculptures also standing at sev-eral locations in Hornbæk.
Shopping in Hornbæk
Hornbæk is a wonderful town for shopping with interior design stores, well-stocked supermarkets and trendy clothes shops for both him and her, while at the lovely flower market you will find fabulous clothes and shoes in variety of styles. It is also here that different events are held throughout the year in connection with the festivals.
Hornbæk has a wide choice of accom-modation. Try, for example, an old and charming seaside hotel, a guest house or one of the many fine bed-and-breakfasts. Another possibility is the popular campsite close to the woods and beach.
Hornbæk’s old, listed buildings house res-taurants with picturesque courtyards where you can enjoy a delicious meal or just drink a glass of wine. If you feel like a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, pop into one of the cafés or visit the bakery.
Teeming with life
Hornbæk is full of life all year round. Cul-tural events are frequently staged, for exam-ple the harbour festival and art exhibitions during the summer. There are also monthly jazz concerts and Culture Night in the au-tumn as well as Christmas in the old fisher-men’s sheds near the harbour front.
Town of light in Royal North Sealand
HELSINgEFIND IT ALL IN
Stroll along Helsinge’s pedestrian shop-ping street and you will get a sense of an old commercial town, which has witnessed incredible development. The smart new paving together with the newly renovated building façades clearly demonstrate, that this is a town where many of the older buildings have been extensively modern-ised. The town’s street furnishings have also been replaced to create a coherent sense of identity. Sit on one of the benches overlooking the town’s large fountain and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
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 dis-play your parking disc in one or two park-ing 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 accom-panied by the joyful squeals of children playing close by. The green frog lounges on his big grey stone and emits a play-ful 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 sup-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 commis-sioned 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
Every year in early June, the town under-goes something of a transformation. This is when the annual Culture Night takes place with more than 15,000 visitors de-scending on the town. A fabulous even-ing event with lots of music, entertain-ment, stalls, exhibitions, street shows and shop bargains.
Around midsummer when Danes celebrate “Sankt Hans”, Helsinge is almost turned
upside down for the annual town festival. The event takes place next to the pictur-esque 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. www.helsingebyfest.dk
Denmark’s best children’s town
In 2011, a group of citizens annuonced a brand new project “Helsinge – Den-mark’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.danmarksbed-stebørneby. dk. The project is working to realise many of the ideas, while a large number have already been implemented.
Children’s play area at VP Arkaden
At the end of the charming shopping arcade, VP Arkaden, there is a very untra-ditional children’s play area, consisting of wooden cars, boats and planes, all built by the town’s tradesmen and maintained by the Lions Club Helsinge. The play area is made ready every spring to receive even the youngest of children. The entire area is fenced off and there are benches for adults.
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.
HelSINGe HAS ...
• 75 specialist shops
• 6 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
When the Lokalbanen train from Hille-rød comes to a halt in Tisvildeleje, it is the last stop on the line, but that is not a problem as you have arrived in a place known for its holiday peace, smells, sounds and atmosphere. Tisvildeleje bids you a warm welcome.
Now, you might be led to believe that the town only comes alive in the summer, but that is far from being the case. A lot happens in Tisvildeleje all year. During the summer, of course, there is every-
thing that beach life has to offer. The lo-cal grocer supplies ice cold drinks, while the pizzeria will sate your appetite on the beach. When the setting sun casts its rays on the town, it is time to visit one of the lovely cafés or restaurants.
Every Saturday from June to August, the town teems with life when the large market is held at Birkepladsen with nu-merous stalls and even more customers.
During the autumn, go for a long walk beside the foaming sea, followed by a vis-
it to a café, or perhaps mushroom picking in Tisvilde Hegn. The winter is special with bleak winds and sometimes beauti-ful snow blanketing the beach, forest and town. But once the wood-burning stove is alight in your holiday cottage, you will soon feel warm again.
When spring announces its arrival with anemones on the forest floor and the sun regains its warmth it is time to go for a bicycle ride or put on your running shoes.
DK- 3220 Tisvildeleje
Bolig og Have
Bækkebrovej 15, 3220 Tisvildeleje
Tisvilde Hovedgade 46 A
Open all year
IS FOR EpICuREANS ALL YEAR
PLACES TO EAT IN TISVILDELEJE
Bygmarken 30, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 98 50
Hovedgaden 38 , DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 41 91
Hovedgaden 66 B , DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 90 60
Hovedgaden 55 , DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 88 86
Den Røde Tomat
Hovedgaden 45 , DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 45 46
Strandvejen 25 , DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 70 01
Hovedgaden 75 , DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 71 19
Hovedgaden 78 , DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 21 27
Strandbakkevej 1 , DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 16 04
Hovedgaden 66 B, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 70 02
PLACES TO STAY
Hovedgaden 75, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 71 19
Strandvejen 25, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 70 01
Feriecentret Sankt Helene
Bygmarken 30, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 98 50
Hovedgaden 52, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 71 53
Tibirke Bro 17, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 60 93 94 01
Hårlands Allé 12, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
Tel. (+45) 48 70 83 96
The harbour, which is now the biggest fish-ing harbour on Sealand, is also a favourite destination for yachts and pleasure boats, and teems with life from morning to even-ing. The shops at the harbour sell everything from fresh and smoked fish to sailing gear and leisurewear. The unrestricted access to the areas where the fishermen unload their boats and where trawlers are painted and engines repaired is unheard-of. If you are hungry, sit down for lunch or supper at one
of the charming eateries. Throughout the summer, an extensive programme of events takes place at the harbour, one of the main attractions being the harbour festival at the end of July with a fun fair and lots of en-tertainment. Very few places have the same happy mix of tradition, culture, history, originality and modernity, holiday and daily life as Gilleleje harbour. It makes Gilleleje a precious gem – a place which you can return to again and again.
Crying gulls, crashing waves, the reassuring sounds of the fishing boats, happy children playing and the smell of fresh fish leave you in no doubt. You are at the harbour in Gilleleje.
Opening times summer:
Opening times winter:
harbour master on
tel. (+45) 40 11 06 63
at gilleleje harbour you will find
Adamsens Fisk – www.adamsens-fisk.dk
Speedy’s – www.speedyspolsebar.dk
Kanalkiosken – www.kanalkiosken.dk
brdr. petersens maskinfabrik – www.brdrpetersen.dk
restaurant Far til 4 – www.far-til-4.dk
Gilleleje Havnefest – www.havnefest.com
Havhøkeren – www.havhokeren.dk
Fiskehuset – www.fiskehusetgilleleje.dk
Gilleleje Havnelaug – www.gillelejehavn.com
There is always something for the whole family in the town at the top. The wonder-ful harbour, unspoilt countryside, beach and many different businesses and stores give the town a special feel. Unique busi-nesses cater for kids and adults, with styles and prices to suit any preference and budget. You can find very inspiring arts and crafts and extremely creative hobby stores, several exciting hairdressers, attractive toy stores, bakers, shoe shops and fashion stores that go out of their way to stock lovely , unique and popular high-quality brands.
Gilleleje also has many stores selling dai-ly staples, special goods, delicatessens and lots of cafes, restaurants and eateries serving culinary delights to satisfy the tastes and standards of the most demanding guests. Gilleleje is a commercial town offering a wide range of services and goods to shop-pers and more stores are opening because the town is very popular, attracting a lot of visitors from the surrounding area.
Summer in GillelejeThe summer is a very special time in Gil-leleje because the town really buzzes. People from all over the world mingle in the town. The colourful market day is held every Thursday and Saturday and locals and tour-ists have taken this event to heart. Stalls, music, flags and especially the town’s special atmosphere make Gilleleje one of the most attractive towns in North Sealand.
Summer is also Gilleleje’s festival season. Bakkefest (summer party), Harbour Gala, Jazz at the Harbour, Kunst i Filet’en (art exhibition) Culture Night, Gilleleje Revyen and much more. See more at www.gilleleje-byenpaatoppen.dk
Gilleleje the town on top
– a small oasis with a lot to offer. To see more visit
At the tip of Sealand’s top, the old fishing village Gilleleje is also a charming and enterprising commercial town.
In Nivå, close to the busy harbour, there is a lovely child-friendly bathing beach which is a part of the Danish riviera.
Fredensborg’s history can be traced all the way back to when Fredensborg Palace was built in the 1720s. For many years, the town’s existence depended on the palace and the royal house-hold, and this relationship has had a lasting ef-fect on the town’s development.
Today, the town is a delightfully authentic and well-preserved urban environment with a clutch of old houses dating back to its earliest years. The pedestrian street with its charm-ing shops and pleasant green areas, the palace gardens and Esrum Lake as a natural backdrop on one side give the town a unique and special atmosphere.
Fredensborg Palace is the official residence of the Danish Queen and Crown Prince for most of the year. For hundreds of years, the life and development of the town have been posi-tively shaped and influenced by its close prox-imity to the royal family and life at the palace.
Welcome to Fredensborg
Every April, when the Queen and Prince Con-sort move into Fredensborg Palace, the royal family are warmly received by several hundred citizens welcoming them with orchestral music and a large torch-lit procession.
Several times a year, ambassadors of foreign countries will present their credentials to the
Queen during her stay at Fredensborg Palace. An entertaining sight unfolds in the town as the ambassadors, accompanied by mounted hus-sars of the Household Troops, pass through the town centre towards Fredensborg Palace.
Danish Royal Life Guards in the town centre
When the Queen and Prince Consort take up residence at Fredensborg, the Royal Danish Life Guards accompany them. Every week, local residents and tourists are able to watch the Life Guards parade through the town centre on their way to the palace. On special festive occasions, the Band of the Royal Life Guards performs in Fredensborg and in Fredensborg Palace garden.
The town’s business community and the mu-nicipality work closely together to ensure that the town is attractively decorated whenever the royal family hosts an event at the palace.
Fredensborg Archives is the place to go if you are interested in finding out about the people who have lived in an area within the Munici-pality of Fredensborg. The oldest documents date back to approx. 1787. The most recent are from yesterday. See more at å www.fredensbor-garkiverne.dk, where you will also find opening times. Free admission.
The towns of Kokkedal, Nivå and Humlebæk are situated like pearls on a string along the Sound, close to the coastal railway and the Copenhagen/elsinore motorway. To the north-west can be found the town of Fredensborg with Fredensborg palace and esrum lake in its back garden.
between these four urban set-tlements are a clutch of small, picturesque villages: Kirkelte, Gunderød, Karlebo, Avderød, Hesselrød, Vejenbrød, lønholt, Grønholt, langstrup, Søholm, langerød, Veksebo, Toelt, Nybo and Danstrup – each with its own unique history.
See more at www.fredensborg.dk
RoyAl FREDENsboRGin Denmark’s royal retreat
LuSCIOuS FARE FROm LYNHjEmCheese and delicacies from throughout Europe.
Lynhjems Eftf. Ole Jensen ApS, Stengade 19, DK-3000
Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 21 12 18, www.lynhjem.dk
It has long been a wish to put the many beautiful visual impressions of North Sealand to music. The guitarist Finn Olafsson has done so. Music from North Sealand is the title of a CD with thirteen captivating tracks played by Finn Olafsson and accompanied by four talented musicians. The tunes feel like oases of tranquillity and idyll, and are long enough to allow the listener to become immersed in the music and to reflect on their own special moments in North Sealand.
The CD is priced at DKK 149 and can be purchased at many outlets in North Sealand,
for example at the tourist information offices (see page 90) or at www.olafssongs.com.
Hear North sealand …
ELSINORE CITYElsinore – the Shakespearean spelling of the city’s Danish name Helsingør – wel-comes you to the fortifications around Kronborg Castle, its bustling harbour, the ships crossing the Sound, the old, well-preserved timber-framed buildings and, not least, Denmark’s richest cultural heritage nearby and a wealth of memora-ble experiences. It all happens in Elsinore in the summer. Whether it’s an intimate
sunset on the beach, a special dinner at one of Elsinore’s many delightful res-taurants, joyous singing and music or world-class cultural events, Elsinore has something to suit every taste. Elsinore has numerous one-off specialist shops overflowing with exciting goods, in ad-dition to which there are the charming cafés and restaurants situated in beautiful surroundings and picturesque courtyards.
Read about Elsinore’s packed summer programme at www.helsingorcity.dk – we look forward to giving you and your family the warmest of welcomes.
Helsingør City, 250 specialist shops and grocery
stores; free parking. Read more at www.helsin-
gorcity.dk. Opening hours: Mon-Thurs to 17.30,
Fri to 18, Sat to 14, first and last Saturday in the
month to 15.
Take a dance with Tegner’s
let rip at the music venues in elsinore
Feel Hellebæk’s history and
present at Hammermøllen
Sense the past at Gurre Castle ruin
explore the harbours on the south coast
Step back in time in
elsinore’s old town
experience the youth college’s annual musical
Go for a picnic in the woods around elsinore
Cultural life in Elsinore is the Carmelite abbey and Kron-borg Castle. But it is also a concert at one of the city’s alter-native venues, a summer excursion to Hornbæk clutching an ice cream and beach toys and a trip to Multiparken with a skateboard under your feet. This you will discover when you take a look at the Elsinore Cultural Canon, which describes the top 27 suggestions for what makes cultural life in Elsinore so special.
The Cultural Canon shows what Elsinore’s own citizens consider the most important cultural experi-ences in their municipality, enabling you to use the canon as a kind of insider guide when planning your visit to Elsinore and the surrounding area. Elsinore Cultural Canon is available as a book, as a website and as a mobile website.
Get up to speed in multiparken
CANoN sitEs iN AND ARoUND ElsiNoRE
The new elsinore Cultural Canon is built on what citizens identify as being essential to cultural life in the municipality of elsinore. The canon is available as a mobile website so you can view it on your mobile phone when exploring elsinore and the surrounding area.
Every year Louisiana hosts major international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. 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, Giacomet-ti, Warhol, Rauschenberg, Bourgeois, Jorn, Baselitz and Kirkeby. The museum has the largest collection of art in Scandinavia, with over 3,000 works.
Architecture and sculpture park
Architecturally, Louisiana is considered to be one of the finest examples of 50s discreet modernism. The museum blends per-fectly with the landscape and the surrounding sculpture park with its panoramic view of Øresund. 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 work by Moore, Calder, Ernst, Miró and others.
The Children’s Wing, cafe and shop
Children of all ages have the unique opportunity to work crea-tively and explore their imaginations and senses in the Louisiana Children’s Wing, a 500 m² three-storey building.
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, focussing mainly on Danish and Scandinavian design. The se-lection of goods available in the store reflects the latest design trends but also reflects the museum’s changing exhibitions.
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Gl. Strandvej 13, DK-3050 Humlebæk
Tel. (+45) 49 19 07 19
Tuesday-Friday 11–22. Closed Mondays
Sat-Sun and bank holidays 11–18
Note open evenings until 22 Tue-Fri
The Culture Yard – kulturvaerftet.dk
Kronborg Castle – kronborg.dk
Hamlet Scenen – hamletscenen.dk
Maritime Museum of Denmark – mfs.dk
(opens 29 June 2013)N
The Culture Harbour in elsinore is where creativity, art and culture unfold in an urban milieu based on elsinore’s proud past as Den-mark’s maritime centre.
The Culture Yard’s iconic façade
maritime museum of Denmark opens on 29 June 2013
Kronborg and elsinore harbour
The Little Mermaid now has a younger brother who sits in front of the the Cul-ture Yard. Elsinore’s new landmark, Han, is a contemporary interpretation of his big sister at Langelinje; a shiny steel boy gazing out over the Sound and the world around him. At the same time, visitors see a reflection of themselves and their age in the figure’s gentle contours.
The world-famous artist duo Elm-green & Dragset created the sculpture, which since its arrival at Culture Har-bour Kronborg in summer 2012 has at-tracted thousands of visitors.
Elsinore’s shipyard and harbour have been transformed into the Culture Yard and Culture Harbour. The entire area in and around the yard has, in the space of just a
few years, witnessed a fantastic trans-formation from industry to culture.
It is still based on the town’s proud past within international ship-
ping, but today it is art, culture and the modern urban environ-
ment which fills the large area between Elsinore’s old town and Kronborg Caste. Where there was once a thriving shipyard, now there are knowledge and experiences on offer, while the old shipyard build-ings have been turned into the Culture Yard. This is where the town’s citizens and visitors are able to freely explore the 13,000-square-metre cultural centre which, among other things, houses a mul-ti-purpose concert hall, exhibition room, meeting facilities, a museum and a library.
The Culture Harbour also serves as a natural meeting point. The newly laid precinct in front of the Culture Yard and along the waterside at Kongekajen are inspiring surroundings where people can come together. Changing exhibitions and events, and space in which to relax and meditate and observe your reflection in Elmgreen & Dragset’s Han sculpture.
As the last part of the large-scale culture project, the new Maritime Museum of Denmark will provide the finishing touch
to the Culture Harbour when it opens in June 2013. The museum depicts Danish maritime history, with the new buildings already arousing considerable attention. Designed by the world-famous architects BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), the Maritime Museum of Denmark challenges the im-possible with its siting below sea level.
Modern Shakespearean interpretations at Kronborg
Beside these many new cultural initiatives, Kronborg Castle stands on the site it has occupied for hundreds of years. However, despite its age, Kronborg does not play safe in its approach to art and culture. Here, Hamletscenen injects new life into the historic buildings with a series of annual events, among other things the Shake-speare festival, which every August stages modern interpretations of Shakespeare’s timeless classics.
Concert at the Culture Yard
sHAkEspEARE pUppEtsJuly 2013
Shakespeare Puppets at Hamlet’s Castle is a family event (from 6 yrs), which in 2012 expand-ed the Shakespearean tradition at Kronborg Castle with silent world-class puppet theatre. Poetic and wonderful Shakespeare interpreta-tions lasting 30 minutes created by some of to-day’s best puppet theatre companies. The open-air performances take place at Kronborg Castle every year in July.
TICKETSAdvance booking, reservations and group sales:Tel. (+45) 70 20 20 96. Ticket sales on the day of the performance: Kronborg ticket sales
sHAkEspEARE FEstiVAl1-10 August 2013
Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle is the Danish event which in 1816 founded the the Shakespeare tradition at Kronborg Castle. Spec-tacular and surprising world-class Shakespeare interpretations staged and performed by some of today’s most highly reputed theatre compa-nies. The performances take place in the castle garden at Kronborg Castle under open skies every August.
TICKETSwww.billetten.dk or tel. (+45) 70 20 20 96
Tel. (+45) 49 21 69 79
HamletScenen at Kronborg Castle is Scandinavia’s leading Shakespearean stage
Rudolph Tegner Museum & Statue Park
The sculptor Rudolph Tegner (1873-1950) lived and worked in Denmark and France. In 1916 he started to buy plots of land in the harsh and heath-ery countryside south of Dronning-mølle, otherwise known as Rusland.
Here he placed many of his sculp-tures in the open air. He built the museum in 1937-38, and the enor-mous building is one of the first concrete buildings in Denmark. The museum and statue park show dif-ferent 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 www.rudolphtegner.dk
Esrum Abbey & Esrum Møllegård
Esrum Abbey was one of the most important abbeys in Denmark, and has served many purposes through-out 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 Sea-land. 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 Mar-ket is well worth a visit. Esrum Møl-legård shows how the old watermill operates.Klostergade 11, DK-3230 GræstedTel. (+45) 48 36 04 00, www.esrum.dk
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, visi-tors can see works of art from the Italian and north European Renais-sance, the Dutch Baroque period and the Danish Golden Age.
The museum also has two-to-three special exhibitions each year, often of contemporary or modern art.Gammel Strandvej 2, DK-2990 NivåTel. (+45) 49 14 10 17www.nivaagaard.dk
HuNDESTED SAND SCuLpTuRE FESTIVALWoRlD-ClAss sAND
17 May – 15 September 2013
Open daily 10-19
Søndre Beddingsvej, DK-3390 Hundested
Tel. (+45) 50 47 98 30
COmIC ARTDonald Duck, Tintin, Rasmus Klump, Valhalla, Modesty Blaise and others – you can meet all the well-known and cherished comic strip characters in the village of Udsholt near Rågeleje at northern Europe’s leading comic art gallery. The gallery exhibits and sells more than 20,000 orig-inal drawings, paintings and signed graphics by 270 Danish and international artists. The gallery sells works by artists such as Carl Barks, Ole Ahlberg, Hugo Pratt, Peter Madsen and Will Eisner. Visit Denmark’s most charming gallery, with art for adults and children alike.
Udsholt Byvej 22, Udsholt
Tel. (+45) 24 21 48 13
Open Saturday and
Sunday 12-16 all year;
28 June – 2 August also on
Friday at 12-16.
ART CuLTuRE IN NORTH SEALAND
North sealand has a wealth of art and
culture on offer. below are some excellent
examples. Find lots more in the magazine
or visit www.visitnordsjaelland.com
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) re-mains one of Denmark’s greatest writ-ers. 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. www.karen-blixen.dk
Rungstedlund garden and forestRungstedlund 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.
Cannon foundry in Frederiksværk
A large and pompous cannon foundry was built in Frederiksværk in the 18th century. Today it has been transformed into Fred-eriksværk’s arts and culture centre, Gjet-huset. A series of exciting exhibitions and cultural arrangements have replaced the cannons. And every year it hosts a series of wonderful classical concerts. www.gjethuset.dk / www.indmus.dk
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. www.krh.dk / www.indmus.dk
Arboretet in Hørsholm is part of the University of Copenhagen and was es-tablished in 1936 as an expansion to For-stbotanisk 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. www.sl.life.ku.dk.
Knud Rasmussen’s House
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
(see page 30-31)
The Karen Blixen Museum
North sealand Art TourThe 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 exhi-bition it is also possible to see a work by each artist so you can use the exhibition to plan your route through the beautiful North Sea-land countryside. The North Sealand Art Tour takes place in the first weekend in September and covers five municipalities: Fredensborg, Elsinore, Hillerød, Gribskov og Halsnæs.
For details of dates, times, locations and artists, visit
Knud Rasmussens Hus, Knud Rasmussens Vej 9, DK-3390 Hundested
Krudtværket, Krudtværksalléen 1, DK-3300 Frederiksværk
Industrimuseet Frederiks Værk
MunkeruphusA charming art exhibition centre on the top of North Sea-land. Munkeruphus has existed for over 20 years and has around five new exhibitions every year, showing high-qual-ity 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 holidays Tues-Sun 11:00–17:00. Closed Mondays.
Munkerup Strandvej 78, DK-3120 Dronningmølle
Tel. (+45) 49 71 79 06, www.munkeruphus.dk
LaMa GlasLaMa Glas glassworks is located on an idyllic farm in North Sealand. There is something fascinatingly simple about Laura Madsen’s glass design. Using Italian techniques she learned in Venice, Laura Madsen creates unique glass, with Scandinavian design sensibility and an intense feeling for strong colours. Often, you can catch a glimpse of the glass-blower at work.
LaMa Glas, Holløselund Strandvej 51, DK-3210 Vejby
Tel. (+45) 48 70 48 10, www.lamaglas.dk, Open 1 July – 31 August:
Wed-Sun 10-17. Rest of the year Sat 10-15. Or by agreement.
Hillerød is called the heart of royal North Sea-
land for very good reasons. Hillerød’s dynamic
commercial and cultural community makes the
town a warm-hearted place to stay in. Whether
you’re here with family, friends or partner, you’ll
enjoy wonderful experiences that will make you
smile and warm your heart. Torvet is the name
of Hillerød’s beautiful town square and it has an
uninterrupted view of the castle and the beau-
tiful countryside surrounding the castle lake.
Castle and town together – a unique setting!
For nature loversHillerød is surrounded by some of the most beauti-ful countryside and forests in Denmark. A walk along Slotsstien offers a wonderful view of the castle and the unique park in the Baroque Garden. The park is the set-ting for the beautiful Garden Living Fair in August.
For lovers of lifeTorvet in Hillerød is one of Northern Europe’s most beautiful town squares. Enjoy a break with a tasty homemade ice cream waffle from the comfort of a bench – or sit back in a café and enjoy a brunch or lunch while taking in the uninterrupted view of the castle.
For romanticsExperience Denmark’s Loveliest Sea Mile on the small ferry M/F Frederiksborg, which sails between the castle and Torvet. A romantic and soothing sailing trip, surround -ed by ducks, swans and fountains.
For art loversExplore the small backyard galleries where you can see unique paintings, including works by Trampedach. Or enjoy the arts festival Hillerød Art Days in March, when the entire town is transformed into a gallery and arts mecca.
For avid shoppersChoice plus quality equals a brilliant day out shopping. Hillerød has it all – with two shop-ping centres Slotsarka-derne and Gallerierne and a main pedestrian street with lots of stores. With a total of 300 stores ranging from specialist stores to well-known chain stores, there’s enough choice to satisfy every avid shopper.
For music loversTreasure the moment when the ‘Torve’ con-certs fill the town square and the cafés with their delightful music. Visit Hillerød’s regional music venue Klaverfabrikken Live and discover world music and many other lesser-known gen-res, or come to FrederiksborgCenteret where the big concerts are staged. In August, the New Note Festival brings exciting new bands to the town with the latest sounds from the Danish music scene.
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 39www.dnm.dk
FREDERIKSGADE POWER STATIONHillerød’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 48www.folkemuseet.dk
TECHNICAL MUSEUM OF DENMARKHistory of development of trans-port machinery, etc. Kids can play being fighter pilots. Fabriksvej 25, DK-3000 HelsingørTel. (+45) 49 22 26 11www.tekniskmuseum.dk
HILLERØD BYMUSEUMLovely location in Frederiksborg Castle garden. History from 16th century onwards.Helsingørsgade 65, DK-3400 Hillerød, Tel. (+45) 48 26 43 79www.folkemuseet.dk
ÆBELHOLT KLOSTERMUSEUMThe Abbey museum has skeletons and medical instruments that illuminate quality of life, diseases and death in around 1175.Æbelholt 4, DK-3400 HillerødTel. (+45) 48 24 34 48 www.folkemuseet.dk
M/S MARITIME MUSEUM
OF DENMARKOpens in a spectacular new buil-ding at Kulturhavn in Elsinore on 29 June 2013. Maritime Museum of Denmark, 3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 21 06 85, www.mfs.dk
HUSMANDSSTEDET Folkemuseet’s outdoor museum Has two buildings: sheep pen from Tisvildeleje and a small hold-ing from Laugø. Sophienborg Allé 9, 3400 Hillerødwww.folkemuseet.dk
ESRUM MØLLEGÅRD, WATER MILLDates from 1151 when Cistercian monks built Esrum Abbey.Klostergade 11-12 - EsrumDK-3230 Græsted Tel. (+45) 48 36 04 00www.esrum.dk
PIBE MØLLESome summer Sundays the local Miller’s Guild operates the mill
Høbjergvej, DK-3200 HelsingeTel. (+45) 72 49 99 50www.hhkc.dk
RAMLØSE MØLLE &HÅNDVÆRKSMUSEUMFlour mill from 1908. Still operat-ed on many Sundays. Tradesmen’s museum in side building.Møllelodden 4, 3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 72 49 99 50, www.hhkc.dk
HELSINGØR BYMUSEUMThe town museum is located inside Carmelite House – previ-ously an Abbey hospital and poorhouse. Sct. Annagade 36, Tel. (+45) 49 28 18 00, www.helsingormuseer.dk
KAREN BLIXEN MUSEETRungstedlund, 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. karen-blixen.dk
ESRUM ABBEYCistercian abbey opened in 1151. Now active museum and culture centre.Klostergade 11 - Esrum, DK-3230 Græsted, Tel. (+45) 48 36 04 00 www.esrum.dk
MUNKERUPHUSExciting art museum in attractive park with changing exhibitions. Access to Øresund.Munkerup Strandvej 78, DK-3120 Dr. mølle, Tel. (+45) 49 71 79 06 www.munkeruphus.dk
LAUGØ SMEDJESmithy. Blacksmiths dem-onstrate old skills in making horseshoes and explain history of horseshoeing.Laugø Byvej 2, DK-3200 HelsingeTel. (+45) 72 49 99 50 www.hhkc.dk
KNUD RASMUSSENS HOUSEFormer home of famous polar explorer, now museum with items from his Greenland expeditions.Knud Rasmussens Vej 9, DK-3390 Hundested, Tel. (+45) 47 72 06 05 www.indmus.dk
SKIBSKLARERERGAARDENHistoric 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 www.helsingormuseer.dk
FLYNDERUPGÅRDLiving history. Agriculture from 1930 with animals and farm equip-ment. Eatery and classroom.Agnetevej 9, DK-3060 Espergærde Tel. (+45) 49 28 19 00 www.helsingormuseer.dk
GILLELEJE MUSEUMExhibition on Holbo Herred. Ice Age to present. Section on Danish Jews escape to Sweden in 1943 and 20th century Gilleleje.Vesterbrogade 56, DK-3250 GillelejeTel. (+45) 72 49 99 50, www.hhkc.dk
RUDOLPH TEGNER’SMUSEUM AND STATUE PARKMuseum and statue park in beau-tiful area, Rusland. Permanent Tegner exhibition.Museumsvej 19, DK-3120 Dron-ningmølle, Tel. (+45) 49 71 91 77 www.rudolphtegner.dk
DET GAMLE HUS Fishermen’s house from 1850s. Shows how a typical family lived in the middle of last century.Gilleleje Hovedgade 49, DK-3250 Gilleleje, Tel. (+45) 72 49 99 50 www.hhkc.dk
ESRUM MØLLEGÅRDPart 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 www.esrum.dk
DANISH MUSEUM OF HUNTING AND FORESTRYExperience the countryside and its cultural history with all five senses.Folehavevej 15-17, DK-2970 Hør-sholm, Tel. (+45) 45 86 05 72 www.jagtskov.dk
INDUSTRIMUSEET FREDERIKS- VÆRK “KRUDTVÆRKET”World’s best preserved gunpow-der works. Working machinery.Krudtværksalléen 1, DK-3300 Frederiksværk, Tel. (+45) 47 72 06 05 www.indmus.dk
FYRHISTORISK MUSEUMAT NAKKEHOVED ØSTRE ANDVESTRE FYRTime travel to 1800 and a coal-fired lighthouse. Fyrvejen 20 + 25 a, DK-3250 Gilleleje, Tel. (+45) 72 49 99 50 www.hhkc.dk
KARMELITERKLOSTRETThe Carmelite Abbey. Lovely and exciting 16th century abbey. Also Sct. Mariæ church.Sct. Anna Gade 38 DK-3000 Helsingørwww.sctmariae.dk
BYMUSEET KONGENSGAVENewest museum in Helsinge. Town’s history from beginning to present day. Østergade 55, DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 72 49 99 50 www.hhkc.dk
GJETHUSET (CANNON FOUNDRY)From 1761-67. Now cultural centre for arts and music venue.Gjethusgade 5 DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 47 77 06 07 www.gjethuset.dk
ØRESUNDSAKVARIETSaltwater aquarium showing the sea animals in and around Øresund. Child-friendly touch tanks.Strandpromenaden 5, DK-3000 Helsingør, Tel. (+45) 35 32 19 70 www.oresundsakvariet.ku.dk
SKIBSHALLERNE IN GILLELEJEMuseum halls about history of fishermen in North Sealand.Gillleje Hovedgade 49 DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 72 49 99 50 www.hhkc.dk
HYLLINGEBJERGSTENENDenmark’s most engraved 3,000-years old stone at entrance to Frederiksværk Library. Frederiksværk Bibliotek Torvet 41, DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 47 78 41 00
NIVAAGAARD MALERISAMLINGWorks from Italian and Northern Eu-ropean renaissance, Dutch baroque periods and golden age of Danish art.Gl. Strandvej 2, DK- 2990 Nivå Tel. (+45) 49 14 10 17 www.nivaagaard.dk
LOUISIANAWorld-famous museum of modern art. Unique location in park facing Øresund.Gl. Strandvej 13, DK-3050 Humlebæk, Tel. (+45) 49 19 07 19 www.louisiana.dk
KRONBORG CASTLEOne of the most important Renais-sance castles in Northern Europe and world-famous setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet.Helsingørwww.kronborg.dk
DANISH FOUNDATION OF THE HISTORY OF PHARMACYPharmacies, 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, www.dfhf.dk
HØJSAGER MØLLEDutch hiiltop mill. Great outdoor location for a picnic. Open by prior agreement.Højsagervej 8, DK-3480 Fredensborg, Tel. (+45) 60 68 27 82www.hojsager-molle.dk
HELSINGØR VÆRFTSMUSEUMSmall museum about shipyard workers and shipbuilding in 20th century. Free entry.Allégade 2, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 28 18 16 www.vaerftsmuseet.dk
THE TOY MUSEUM OF NORTH SEALANDWide selection of toys through the ages.Hørsholmvej 32, DK-3490 Kvistgård, Tel. (+45) 49 16 28 40www.toymuseum.dk
HAMMERMØLLENMill built in 1765 on Kronborg Geværfabrik. Water from nearby forest lakes. Operated until 1870.Bøssemagergade 21, DK-3150 Hellebæk, Tel. (+45) 49 70 88 67www.hammermollen.dk
FREDENSBORG LOKALHISTORISKE MUSEUMHas a historical classroom with the largest collection of historical school items. Avderødvej 19, DK-2980 Kokkedal Tel. (+45) 48 28 01 76 www.lokalhistorisk-museum.dk
Download royal North Sealand’s app for iphone and Android – for inspiration at your fingertips. Or read about all the museums and how to find your way around at www.visitnorthsealand.com
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 roman-tic fishing villages and lively seaside towns.
The towns are popular summer and bath-ing destinations with lots of activities, shops and eateries; from fashionable cafes, family restaurants and pizzerias to specialist top-class restaurants.
Hundested and GråstenvejHundested is a marina town that lies in the 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 cen-tre 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 bath-ers must keep clear of the stone breakwaters because of the risk of strong currents and rip currents.
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.
Tisvildeleje and Stængehus
The old fishing village in Tisvilde is the es-sence of a very traditional seaside town that has become a fashionable and popular destina-tion 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
on Denmark’s fantastic riviera
Almost 100 km of beautiful beaches. Kissed by the clean waters of the Kattegat and Øresund. A paradise riviera for families, nature lovers and adventure-seekers.
Grønnehave – Helsingør
Gråstenvej – Hundested
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 mid-point of the long beach between Liseleje and Tisvildeleje.
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, windsurf-ers make an exciting and colourful spectacle as they enjoy ideal windsurfing conditions.
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 light-house on the top of Nakkehoved, which along with the other lighthouse on Kullen, marks the approach to Øresund. On the other side of the sea is Veststranden, with slightly deeper water, often with more waves.
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, bridg-es, lighthouse, boats, chutes, swings and much more. www.hornbaekhavn.dk
Snekkersten and EspergærdePast Helsingør the coastline turns south, where there are lots of small but very charming and in-timate 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.
A lovely bathing beach lies next to Rungsted Harbour, where children and adults play in the waves and on the beautiful sands.
Lovely child-friendly bathing beach that ex-tends from Nivå Harbour.
YOuR SAFETY IS mY jObJulie has a demanding job with a lot of responsibil-ity. As one of the life guards working on the north coast, she helps to ensure the safe-ty of the many bathers who visit the popular beaches.
Green flag: Bathing permitted.
Yellow flag: Bathing permitted but care is needed.
Red flag: Bathing is strictly prohibited
When the large car park at the end of Ho-vedgaden is full, you know that it’s sum-mer in Tisvildeleje.
Westwards from Tisvildeleje, opposite Denmark’s fifth largest forest, Tisvilde Hegn, stretches a white and child-friend-ly sandy beach with clean water, dunes and the nearby forest. The nature here is wonderfully clean, appealing, open and unspoiled. This is Tisvildeleje Strand.
The town of Tisvildeleje is bursting with life. At the restaurants, visitors en-joy refreshing cold drinks and delicious lunch dishes. On the pavement, an unbro-ken stream of summer guests, make their way down to the waves of the blue Kat-tegat and the warm sand. The ice cream bars serve traditional ice cream cones. Cyclists weave their way between the cars – all heading for the beach. Tis-vildeleje is just what you would expect of a riviera. Read more at www.tisvilde.dk
Unwind at a seaside hotel
The main street, Hovedgaden, in Tis-vildeleje finally runs out into the sand, with beach as far as the eye can see. Just behind the hollows grows Denmark’s oldest plantation, and from Sankt Hans at midsummer until the autumn, locals can be seen with a basket on their arm looking for chanterelles here.
This is what people did in 1905, when Helenekilde Badehotel was built. And that is how it was when Niels Bohr, As-ger Jorn, Hans Scherfig and Jørgen Nash made their mark on Tisvildeleje, and that is how it is today. The beautiful old seaside hotel stands on the dune directly overlooking the sea. The building has been lovingly restored, and the owner has resurrected the hotel’s old traditions, where the focus is on personal experience and quality of life. Many of the rooms of-fer views out to sea from Hesselø in the north to Kullen in Sweden.
Tisvildeleje Strandhotel, which is situated on Hovedgaden just before the beach, was built in 1895 but has been ex-tensively refurbished over the years, and is today a delightfully charming and at-mospheric seaside hotel. Both hotels are
now owned by the former ballet master Alexander Kølpin.
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 www.nordkysten.net
There is parking for the disabled just at the descent to the beach and the break-water. 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 interest-ing new way of seeing and exploring Tis-vildeleje.
All the places to stay in Tisvildeleje now provide free, detailed maps with complete descriptions of suggested bi-cycle routes, for example Troldeskoven and the drifting sand (38 km), or Tisvilde Hegn and Arresø lake (36 km).
– part of 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, politi-cian or celebrity. No, because they are ob-viously 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. Then you will not see or use the beach in Tis-vildeleje for a whole day.
A special feature of the beach in Tis-vildeleje is the colourful beach huts
which lie dotted among the dunes be-tween 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 splash-ing 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 al-most become a symbol of Tisvildeleje.
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 peo-ple 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 Tr-oldeskoven, which consists of old, wind-blown and gnarled Scotch pines.
Pay a visit to Asserbo castle ruin or Per Arvid’s apple tree, which stood in the original Tibirke. The tree was possibly planted in 1680/90, and has only survived by the tree’s crown keeping pace with or growing through the sand. It is still alive, and every year produces a crop of tasty yellow apples.
You can visit Tisvilde Hegn on foot, either walking or running, by bicycle or on horseback.
Community stalwarts organise activities
Throughout the year, many Tisvildeleje residents volunteer their help to organ-ise 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, Cul-tural Canon Halløj, Musik i Lejet, Kilde-marked, Opera, Tisvilde Folkfestival, MTB Race, Tisvilde Juleby.
See more on pages 22-23 or at www.tisvilde.dk
– a pearl on the danish Riviera
QUAlITY OF lIFe – AND AlmOST Free• crab fishing• forest runs and orienteering• photo safari• mushroom picking• walks and runs along the beach• yoga• art exhibitions• kindergarten at rabarbergården• flea market• shopping for bric-a-brac• nature playground at Sankt Helene• gallery visits• glass-blowing• buy a big ice cream• go to the cinema• participate in local events• mountain biking in Hegnet• organised walks with DVl• Chr. Friis’ guided tours• beaver-watching trip to ellemosen• visit local ceramicists• star gazing at the observatory• shopping for antique furniture etc.• house hunting
• fishing trips• play mini golf• excursions on two wheels• café crawling• enjoy a sunset• lie in the dunes and soak up the sun• celebrity spotting• running and jumping• build a sandcastle• sea kayaking• look at monuments• trip to Horsekæret• find the wildest troll in Troldeskoven• visit Kulturtoget• build a kite and fly it• feed the animals at Sankt Helene• drawing/painting in the countryside• visit 51 Tisvilde Kunsthus’ exhibition• relax and enjoy life
• listen to the birdsong• borrow a water glass and go on a water safari• nature fitness• mindfulness• water-skiing• morning dips in the Kattegat• winter bathing• go to the fishmonger’s• visit Nissevilde in December• see the beech leaves unfurl• register for a sports event• experience opera in the open
SLEEp WELL IN TISVILDELEjE AT ...
The seaside town on the danish Riviera
The old whitewashed “ice house” on the grassy area behind the beach testifies to Liseleje’s ori-gins 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 play-ground 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 up-per 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 restau-rants, 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 shoulder 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 cot-tage. 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.
Liseleje is part of the danish Riviera – www.thedanishriviera.com
The long and beautiful sandy beaches contrast
with the raw pine woods and nature in Hornbæk
Plantagen, with stones and mussels on the beach.
West of the harbour is perfect for bathing, sun-
bathing and relaxing on the white sand, while the
east side is better suited for surfing, cycling, going
for a run or hunting for amber.
Harbour and beach playground
Picturesque harbour scene with a fantastic beach playground for chil-dren of all ages – catch crabs or have a barbecue in the evening sun. Ac-tivities are organised throughout the summer at the playground. At the harbour, enjoy an ice cream, pick up some fresh fish for lunch or shop in the harbour’s large branded goods store.
Old fishing hamlet and church
Idyllic old fishing hamlet with wheelbarrow paths, old fishermen’s houses – the haunts of well-known artists – and a charming drying ground. Hornbæk Church with its old nave and classical music con-certs as well as town walks and historical guided bicycle tours in the summer.
Well-being and activity
Hornbæk is a place for recharging your batteries. Take a walk along the beach or in Plantagen. Or if you want to be more active, go for a sail, surf, a bike ride or a run through the woods and along the shoreline.
Hornbæk is part of the danish Riviera – www.thedanishriviera.com
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 Me-dieval Market (22-23 June) or hear a scary story on Ghost Night. All year round they can dress up, get hunting licences, be coun-tryside 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 www.esrum.dk
Enjoy a trip on this fine vintage steam train during the summer, lovingly re-stored and maintained by a group of steam train enthusiasts. Ask your tourist information office for train times. For more details visit www.veterantoget.dk
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 activ-ity facilities. Helsingør swimming pool is next to the multipark, so you can enjoy a swim after an action-filled session in the multipark. www.multiparken.dk
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 Har-bour, Ndr. Beddingvej, DK-3390 Hundest-ed, www.fiskerietsoghavnenshus.dk
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 be-ginners 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.
Go on a whale or snorkelling safari with Øresund Aquarium
The Sound has a big population of small whales – or porpoises – which grow to al-most 2 metres in length and weigh about 70 kg when fully grown. The Øresund Aquarium in Elsinore organises tours out into the Sound in a large and safety-approved RIB. Here, passengers are able to experience the fantastic “Danish” whale, the porpoise. The porpoise tours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in weeks 26-32 at 16-18 and later in the day at 19-21. The boat carries up to 12 passen-gers and two crew members who are both
marine biologists and/or nature guides. In addition to the public trips which re-quire booking, it is also possible to book the boat for private expeditions. Booking for the summer’s porpoise safaris opens on 12 June at 10 am.
It is also possible to join the guides from the Øresund Aquarium on a snor-kelling safari. In the aquarium’s large safety-approved RIB, we sail out to one of the designated snorkelling paths, for ex-ample at Snekkersten and explore marine life in shallow water. Everybody is wel-come, and we have snorkelling gear for all sizes. When sailing to the snorkelling paths, porpoises are a common sight. The snorkelling safari takes place every Friday in weeks 26-32 from 12-15, with booking opening on 12 June at 10 am.
For more information, visit www.oresundsakvariet.ku.dk.
Call up for historical and countryside info
Take a mobile phone to add an extra dimension to your walks in North Sea-land’s woods and forests. At many loca-tions bearing traces of the past there are signs or pictograms with a telephone number. Call the number to hear about the history of the site, all at standard mo-bile rates. The Danish Forest and Nature Agency for North Sealand has compiled all the phone numbers in six themed pamphlets with GPS coordinates which you can download from the agency’s web-site, www.nst.dk.
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.
Øresund AquariumGet close to marine life in the Sound at the char-ming 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 activi-ties from the end of June to mid-August, such as catching crabs in the harbour, seine fishing on Kronborg beach, snorkelling safaris and, in parti-cular, the exciting porpoise safaris in a RIB on the Sound.
Øresundsakvariet (The Øresund Aquarium)
Strandpromenaden 5, DK-3000 Helsingør
www.oresundsakvariet.ku.dk, tel. (+45) 35 32 19 70
NATuRE pLAYgROuNDSFull-on family funThe Technical Museum of Denmark is a full-on family experi-ence. The museum records the complete history of modern Denmark, and the things that have become part of the everyday in Denmark. Electricity, telephones, cars, computers, sewage systems, etc. The museum has a huge exhibition of transport machinery: Trains, bicycles, cars, motorbikes and airplanes. Toddlers can pretend they are fighter pilots in a real fighter jet. Machinery and equipment of all kinds and sizes, steam-driven machines, glass eyes, microchips. You can experience the tech-nological wonderland of the modern society – everything from washing machines to televisions and this history of unique inventions. A technological paradise for children and adults.
Danmarks Tekniske Museum, Fabriksvej 25, DK-3000 Helsingør
Tel. (+45) 49 22 26 11, www. tekniskmuseum.dk
Havtyren nature playground
Havtyren (the Sea Bull) has risen from the sea. 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 caused the sand to drift. Eve-rything but Tibirke Church was covered. Inspired by the legend, the Danish Forest and Nature Agency worked with locals and opened an exciting new playground near Liseleje beach with the Sea Bull in front. Here among the trees are balancing bridges, slides, climbing frames, swings and a storyteller’s seat with sea creatures. The nature playground is next to the large parking area in Liseleje and has just been enlarged with new equipment.
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 spi-ders and webs, and a kite with outstretched wings. These are surrounded by a wide range of wooden exercise equip-ment, which can be used for muscle build-ing, balancing or just play.
Nature and activity route at Hundested
Sundhedskorridor Halsnæs – Health Cor-ridor Halsnæs – is a new and exciting 10-kilometre route offering various chal-lenges. 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 sug-
gestions. For a folder describing the route, visit www.nst.dk or pick one up from the box at the sports hall in Hundested.
Eghjorten is a very popular forest play-ground with lots of play equipment and a covered hut with several grills. A folder has recently been published with sugges-tions for a short walk, with tasks which families can tackle together when visiting the playground.
For more nature playgrounds, visit www. udinaturen.dk. Search for “Naturlegepladser” (nature playgrounds) under “Faciliteter” (facilities).
North sealand has a wealth of nature play-grounds. 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.
Are you on holiday or just taking an ex-tended weekend break? Summer or win-ter? Whatever the reason or the season, North Sealand has the location to suit your cycling interests, whether you are a strictly laid-back tourist, keep-fit enthusi-ast or experienced cyclist. There are easy or difficult forest cycling routes to suit everyone.
A lot of North Sealand locations have marked cycling routes and the tourist of-fices have a series of maps to keep you on the right track. You can also purchase a guide book to cycling in North Sealand from the Danish Cyclists Federation.
National quality labelling schemeWe want to give our bicycling visitors the best service and quality in Denmark. So the Danish tourist industry has devel-oped a labelling scheme for visitors. The scheme is run by Aktiv Danmark, an association that was established by Vis-itDenmark and a series of other organi-sations and associations involved in the tourist industry.
The following locations in North Sea-land have been assessed by the scheme: Holiday Centre Sankt Helene in Tis-vildeleje, Hotel Hillerød, Rågeleje Strand Camping, Hillerød Vandrerhjem and Hotel Sleep2night in Helsingør. For more details visit www.visitdenmark.com
Are the fish biting?
With your favourite waders and fishing rod you can enter the peace and quiet of a Danish summer sunrise. Birdsong be-gins. Marsh mists stir. Are the fish biting?
North Sealand has a wealth of fishing activities. In Helsingør fishing boats sail fishermen onto the Øresund (remember your fishing licence). You can visit a Put and Take in Fredensborg. The streams and the coastline have lots of excellent fish-ing spots.
Fishing along the north coast
The stretch of coastline from Hundested to Rungsted offers plenty of chances to catch your supper. There are great fishing spots along the entire coast and in many of them you can park the car right next to the water. Purchase your fishing license at www.fisketegn.dk.
Asserbo Golf Club
The golf club has an 18-hole golf course and a 6-hole Pay & Play course where everyone can play on the course without requiring a license. Equipment may be hired from the club. You can purchase a 1 month Introductory Package for dkk 500 (children dkk 100), which inclu-des loan of equipment, free play on the small course, training and much more, or purchase the Introductory Membership for dkk 3,500, which last for a whole year and includes all membership rights, ex-cept for DGU card. Open house and tour every Sunday at 14:00. Bødkergårdsvej 9, DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 47 72 14 90, www.agc.dk
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 begin-ners 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. To contact local skaters and get tips and tricks, join Facebook profile: Kultur Fritid Hørsholm Kommune (Culture Leisure Hør-sholm Municipality).
Multipark in Helsingør
Helsingør’s new multipark opened in 2011 and is a huge activity area with a skating facility, covered playing field, parkour course and other sport and activ-ity facilities. There’s plenty to keep every-one busy all day long. www.mp-h.dk
“Find vej i …” Find a path in 13 different nature and forest areas in North Sealand
“Find vej i…” (Find a path in ...) is a sim-plified version of orienteering. A kind of treasure hunt which takes you to the sights and attractions in a forest, park or nature area. There are route sugges-tions of different lengths and difficulties, and you decide the pace. In other words, “Find vej i Danmark” is designed for run-ners, Nordic walkers and young families. Many places also provide information on the local nature and culture in connec-tion with the posts.
At several locations, small pamphlets have been published which describe the history of selected sites and a map show-ing the posts. Read more and find a route that appeals to you at www.findveji.dk.
ACTIVE HOLIDAYSIN NORTH SEALAND
Danish Cyclists Federation
Danish Forest and Nature Agency
Rex CyklerNorth Sealand’s biggest bicycle store, in Helsinge and Helsingør. In North Sealand there are a lot of bicycles – all year round. Do you need a new bicycle? Do you need spare parts? Are you looking for accessories or some nice looking cycling gear? Does your bicycle have a flat tyre? Rex Cykler can meet all of your requirements. A total of 1,200 m² of cycling inspiration.
Bymosevej 9-11, DK-3200 Helsinge, Tel. (+45) 48 79 49 99
Klostermosevej 123,DK-3000 Helsingør, Tel. (+45) 45 79 49 99,
bijé Leisure & CampingA camping holiday in Denmark begins with a visit to Sea-land’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 ser-vice 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, www.bije.dk
Find running routes on the map at
www.udinaturen.dk under “Natur-
HeAlTH TrACKS IN
Find one of the seven North Sealand
“Sundhedspor” or health tracks at
www.sundhedsspor.dk or www.
mOUNTAIN bIKe rOUTeS
read about the routes at
www.udinaturen.dk. Search on the
map under “Naturruter, mTb-ruter”.
Descriptions of routes, kayaking
conditions and places to spend
the night can be found on the
www.udinaturen.dk map under
Always remember to check the wind
and weather conditions.
Visit www.udinaturen.dk. Search
the map under “Vinterlege/Skiløjper”.
For riding tracks, visit
www.udinaturen.dk, where you will
also be able to find folders with maps
and rules for riding.
DANISH muSEum OF HuNTINg AND FORESTRY
Forests lakes in North sealandReading about the countryside in a bro-chure, on a website or in a folder is one thing, but it is only once you are outdoors that you are really able to experience it for yourself. To experience the stillness and the sun reflected off the water in front of your kayak. To experience your roots when standing outside a passage grave and listening to a 5,000-year-old story on your mobile phone, or the experience of a beautiful meadow in full flower with but-terflies and bumble bees homing in on the blossoms with the best nectar.
There is a wealth of opportunities for such experiences in North Sealand, but also for faster moving activities. Hop on your bicycle and head off along the numerous cycle paths armed with a map, compass or GPS in your hunt for an assignment or historical story. North Sealand is a mosaic of forests, large lakes, open farmland and coastline which are waiting to be discovered.
The royal forests
The forests in North Sealand probably
owe their existence to the popular-ity of the royal hunts. In the 17th cen-tury, Christian V returned from visit-ing France’s Sun King as an enthusiast of chase hunting, and introduced it to Denmark. You can still see the old forest hunting routes that meet in star-crossed formations in the forests of Gribskov and St. Dyrehave. Stand at one of the crosses where the routes meet and you can al-most imagine the bugles, the galloping hunters and the hounds chasing their prey to its exhausted doom. The audio guide at the centre of the start layout, will do a lot to fire up your imagination. However, there is more to the forests than hunting in times gone by.
Between the trees, nature unfolds in the form of small forest lakes, bogs, meadows and hilly common land. Open deciduous stands and dense thickets of spruce. In these widely differing habitats you will find mushrooms, flowers and fauna, each adapted to its own local con-ditions. You are most likely to notice the large birds such as the common buzzard,
sea eagles, ospreys and the ravens that loudly fly above the tree tops. Or the deer, of which there are four species in North Sealand. The magnificent red deer, the countless fallow deer and the smallest, the roe-deer. There is also the sika deer, but they are a rare sight. However, if you sit quietly beside a forest pond you will also spot smaller creatures. The green frog quickly hops into the water at the slightest disturbance, looking back at you with his eyes emerging just above the sur-face. This is a favourite hunting ground for the dragonfly, while the little grebe disappears beneath the water before sur-facing at the other end of the pond.
Denmark’s largest lakes
There is a slightly different dimension to life beside the large lakes, of which the two largest in Denmark can be found in North Sealand. Here there is space to live life on a bigger scale. Esrum Lake holds the greatest volume of water and is located between hilly farmland and Gribskov, Sealand’s largest forest. Sailing
Visitors to the Danish Museum of Hunting and Forest-ry are allowed to touch many of the exhibits, and there are several places in the museum where you can experi-ence the past directly on your own body; for example, try on a forestry worker’s or a Stone Age hunter’s cloth-ing 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
Tel. (+45) 45 86 05 72
10,000 m2 garden and experience centre
along the lake offers wonderful experi-ences. The rich bird life, stopping off at a forest barbecue site, magnificent views of Fredensborg with the avenues in the castle garden and the lakeside restaurant Skipperhuset.
A warm summer’s day is perfect for sailing, barbecuing, bird watching, cy-cling and fishing in and around the lake. It is also possible to enjoy a trip on the lake in a ferry.
Slightly further to the west lies Dan-mark’s largest lake, Arresø. The lake is a protected area for birds, and it is not unu-sual to see a marsh harrier flying across the reeds or even a sea eagle or fish hawk.Several meadow lakes dot the landscape around Arresø like pearls on a string. Strødam Engsø, Solbjerg Engsø and Alsønderup Engsø, through which the Pøle river flows before joining Arresø. To the north lies the fifteen-year-old lake Holløse Bredning. The lakes sup-port a rich bird life, and grassy mead-ows run down to the water’s edge. New hides make it easier to see the birds at close quarters. Since 2009, when the first
beaver family was released, more than 20 animals have been released into the area. They have now started to build beaver lodges, fell trees and build small dams, flooding the land behind them.
Gurre Lake is a more mystical place. The ruins of Gurre Castle lie by the lakeside, and Valdemar IV of Denmark’s fabled connection to the place adds an-other exciting dimension. The lake lies in a forested area with Gurre Vang in the south and Horserød Hegn in the north. The majority of the forest is protected, its tranquillity treasured. A small path cir-cles the lake. Follow it to find a place to barbecue and sleep out in the open.
Several places in North Sealand provide a greater sense of space. Hellebæk Kohave is an old grazing area next to Teglstrup Hegn. Around 150–300 cattle are grazed here, which lets the local flowers grow freely in the naturally cropped grass. On Melby Overdrev, between Lise-leje Plantage and Asserbo Plantage, the heather grows all the way to the dunes.
The abundant flowers in the sunny open areas attract beautiful butterflies and other insects. Grasshoppers sing in the grass, while pollen-laden bumblebees buzz drowsily from flower to flower. The same idyllic scene can be experienced at Gilbjerg Hoved which, like several other commons, lies along North Sealand’s longest stretch of coastline, where banks or dunes fall away to the beach and the Kattegat’s inviting waves.
One of the lushest forests in North Sea-land, where many species of trees thrive. The forest has many ancient monuments, such as Bronze Age burial mounds and single Bronze Age barrows. The Danish Forest and Nature Agency’s hiking bro-chure describes the monuments in more detail, as well as hiking routes.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN NORTH SEALAND
MAPS AND NATURE DESCRIPTIONS
Plantorama means “looking out across thousands of plants”, which is exactly what you can experience at Planto-rama in Hillerød. At the entrance, a 400-year-old olive tree welcomes visi-tors to an el dorado of fauna and flora. 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 prod-ucts 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 gran-ite 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 of-ten organises exciting exhibitions and events. A lovely combination of experiences and shopping opportunities for all the family.
plantorama – Garden &
emblasvang 2, DK-3400
Hillerød, open 7 days a
week, mon-Fri 10-19, Sat-Sun
and all public holidays 9-18
Local fishermen land their catches in the morn-ing, and later on the harbour begins to buzz as galleries, restaurants, glass studio, a microbrew-ery 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, visiting historic ships, Culture by Night and Herring Day.
Welcome to Hundested. This unique little harbour town has an intimate, authentic and sincere feel, with lots of small wonderful spe-cialist boutiques and modern retail stores.
Hundested Kro & Hotel
This inn and hotel is situated close to the har-bour and almost surrounded by water on three sides with only 100 metres to one of North Sea-land’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.
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. Occasion-ally it also hosts other events such as revues and art fairs.
Distinguished by its tasteful interior design, the gallery overlooks the harbour and has a popu-lar in-house café. Annette Liisberg exhibits her own pictures, many incorporating motifs taken from the harbour, Knud Rasmussen’s House or other local sights, or impressions from her artistic travels to different parts of the world. The gallery also exhibits high-quality works by other artists and craftsmen, and sells original lithographs by international and Danish artists.
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.
Visual artist Tina Rosenberg has travelled ex-tensively throughout the Nordic region: Ice-land, 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.
At Egeværk, visitors can watch the two cabinet-makers Lasse Kristensen and Mette Bentzen in full swing producing furniture and everyday ar-ticles surrounded by the aroma of freshly planed wood. Everything here is centred on wood and unparalleled craftsmanship. Both cabinetmak-ers spent many years producing classic Danish designer furniture, so the pieces are distin-guished by their clean lines. The cabinetmakers’ showroom displays a small but exclusive selec-tion of furniture and everyday objects.
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.
Ten huge sand sculptures created by top inter-national 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 17 May to 15 September.
The beers in the taps at the microbrewery range from bitter to sweet, from dark to light. Meals are prepared using high-quality raw ingredi-ents, 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 ac-tivity, and later in the year when the oil lamps are lit and guests welcome the warmth inside.
Backhaus & Brown “Glassmedjen”
Glassmedjen is a working glass studio, gallery and shop beautifully situated at Hundested har-bour. The architecture of the building harmo-nises with its immediate surroundings, inspired by its waterside location. Glassmedjen is a dis-tinctive 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 dis-played in the shop and gallery. In the middle of the studio is an open workshop with workplac-es, 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.
Tel. (+45) 47 93 72 34
Kajgaden 9 J, Tel. (+45) 26 18 28 50
Kajgaden 2, Tel. (+45) 22 82 31 05
Nordre Beddingsvej 39 F
Tel. (+45) 26 23 00 71
HALSNÆS BRYGHUS A/S
Nordre Beddingsvej 35
Tel. (+45) 26 16 70 46
Nordre Beddingsvej 39
Tel. (+45) 22 92 00 55
HUNDESTED KRO & HOTEL
Tel. (+45) 47 93 75 38
Nordre Beddingsvej 26
Tel. (+45) 47 74 85 20
Tel. (+45) 52 90 01 00
SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
Tel. (+45) 50 47 98 30
pOSSIbLY NORTH SEALAND’S bEST mARINALynæs harbour is one of the best marina’s on the North Sealand coastline, situated in beautiful countryside facing Isefjorden. It boasts a child-friendly beach and one of the best surfing beaches in Denmark. There is a marine chandlers, grocer, fish-monger’s, ice cream and grill bar, restau-rant and, close by, the inn Lynæs Kro. Good bathing and kitchen facilities avail-able for both visiting sailors and campers. Two good barbecuing areas and a well-equipped playground for children.
Lynæs Havnevej 15 B, DK-3390 Hundested
Tel. (+45) 47 93 91 19, www.lynaes-havn.dk
NAuTICAL gEAR LYNæSWell-stocked marine chandlers located right on the harbour in Lynæs with all you need for your boat. A wide selection of everything from fittings and cordage to marine paints, safety gear, outboard motors and rubber dinghies. We also stock top-quality sailing clothing and fishing tackle as well as GarminGPSmap. See our on-line store at www.nautisk-lynaes.dk with 26,000 products – or pop into the shop.
Nautisk Udstyr Lynæs
Lynæs Havnevej 13, DK-3390 Hundested
Tel. (+45) 47 94 01 02, www.nautisk-lynaes.dk
LYNæS FISHmONgER AND DELIA wide choice of fresh fish daily and smoked foods from our own smokery. The delicatessen offers a wide selection of home-made foods. Moreover, a mouth-watering choice of lunch and supper dish-es for taking home or eating in our newly refurbished premises. Alternatively, use the tables and benches dotted around the harbour, or to walk out of the shop and onto the beach.
Lynæs Fiskehus og Deli
Havnevej 12, Lynæs, DK-3390 Hundested
Tel. (+45) 50 94 72 62, [email protected]
The sea sport centre Nordsjællands Sø-sports center at Lynæs harbour has eve-rything you need for a fantastic day on the water. The vast low-water area in the scenic Isefjord means it is almost impossi-ble to find yourself out of your depth and drifting out to sea. Ideal conditions for kite surfing and windsurfing, kayaking or stand-up paddle surfing. The area makes the perfect classroom for water sports enthusiasts, with challenges for every-one. The emphasis is on making sure that course participants have fun, learn new skills and have a rewarding experience.
Nordsjællands Søsportscenter welcomes you to a day on the water
Nordsjællands Søsportcenter is for every-one looking for a day of new and interest-ing challenges in the hands of qualified and dedicated instructors. The equipment is always in order too!
All courses and events start from “Lynæs Backyard”, the ultimate playground for water babies with toilets, showers, table
tennis, basket ball, barbecue and a large grass area stretching down to the water! Drop in, buy an ice cream and sit in the sun and enjoy the views while watching what is happening on the beach.
Shop & hire
The shop sells competitively priced cloth-ing, wetsuits, footwear and gear and organ-ises windsurfing and kite surfing courses on a daily basis. The shop also hires out windsurfing gear, kayaks, stand-up pad-dles, mountain bikes and fishing rods.
Lynæs Havnevej 8
(behind grocery store)
Tel. (+45) 29 87 77 66
Open all summer:
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HuNDESTED-RøRVIg FERRYTHE NATuRAL SHORT CuT
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.
To sail is to live
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, www.hundested-roervig.dk
The boat sails Denmark’s loveliest nautical mile on the castle lake in Hillerød. The boat con-nects the town square to the Baroque Garden and the jetty close to the entrance to Frederiks-borg Castle. Sails mid-May to mid-September. Round tour takes approx. 30 minutes.
Charter trips, tel. (+45) 48 24 26 26, www.partrederiet.dk
EXCuRSION bOAT m/F FREDERIkSbORg
FERRIES IN NORTH SEALAND
Frederikke on Arresø
Boat service on Esrum Lake
HARBOURS IN NORTH SEALAND
www snekkerstenhavn dk
Elsinore has two large and bustling har-bours. Helsingør Havn is a traffic and ferry harbour where the large ferries and, in particular, the cruise liners dock. In 2013 visitors will be able to see, for example, the huge ocean liner Queen Mary 2. In fact, Elsinore is the only city in Denmark which can offer anchorages for the larg-est liners, with views of Hamlet’s castle, the Culture Yard and the brand new Mar-itime Museum of Denmark.
Helsingør Nordhavn is an authentic cultur-al environment where residents and tour-ists enjoy a sense of well-being thanks to the balanced mix between the recreation and leisure and the thriving commer-cial environment. The driving force in Elsinore’s harbours is the water-borne 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 13DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 28 10 80www.helsingor-havne.helsingor.dk
From the sands at low tide, venture fur-ther into the deep, across the stony bot-tom’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 dedi-cated to the marine life in the Sound. In the charming atmosphere of the aquarium you can also feel what it’s like to touch starfish and scallops in the large
touch tanks. An entrance ticket is valid all day long, and you can use it as many times as you want to see the fish being fed etc. From the end of July to mid-Au-gust there is an extensive programme of activities from guided snorkelling tours and seine net coastal fishing to exciting porpoise safaris from inflatable boats in the Sound.
Øresund Aquarium, Strandpromenaden 5DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 35 32 19 70www.oresundsakvariet.ku.dk
Kronborg Marine Bådudstyr
The marine equipment supplier Kronborg Marine Bådudstyr is situ-ated 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 www.kronborgmarine.dk
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.Strandpromenaden 6, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 20 20 45www.kronborg-havbad.dk. Opening times: 1 Oct - 30 Apr: closed Mon, Tue and Sunday evening. 1 May - 30 Sept: open daily from 12 noon. Closed for holidays in week 40. 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, Kaleches-meden 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 www.kalechesmeden.dk
Kronborg Marine Bådsalg
Wonderful holiday experiences await you on the open sea, especially if you have bought your boat from Kronborg Marine Bådsalg. New or second-hand? The holiday will be just as good, but you need to visit Elsinore to find just the right boat your family’s needs. If you want a brand new Norwegian Viknes, part exchange may be possible. For in-spiration, take a look at our showroom window in Nordhavn.Nordhavnvej 5, 1. sal, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 20 00 52 www.kronborgmarine.dk
Kronborg Fiskehus & Café
At Nordhavnen, close to the car park, visitors will find the refurbished Kronborg Fiskehus & Café, now also with a covered terrace. The menu includes fresh fish and shellfish, an assortment of salads and, of course, warm fish or salmon cakes. The fishmonger’s adjoining café, open for the season from Easter until September, serves a wide range of harbour specialities as well as an á la carte menu with steaks, BBQ marinaded loin ribs, whole roasted fish, starters and desserts at affordable prices.Nordhavnsvej 3, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 21 17 17 www.kronborgfiskehus.dk
Jørgensen & Co
Jørgensen & Co is one of Elsinore’s leading fashion boutiques on Stengade, but it also has a shop at Nordhavn selling maritime lei-surewear, gifts and souvenirs. The shop is open every Friday, Satur-day and Sunday and daily in July.Nordhavnsvej 1, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 40 10 98 17 www.jorgensenco.dk
Freshly baked bread daily, sandwiches, beers, soft drinks and wines as well as traditional ice cream and soft ice. Seasonal fruit and veg-etables. Open daily from 7 in the morning. Elsinore’s widest range of groceries.Nordhusvej 9, DK3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 25 15 28
A TRIp TO bEAuTIFuL HELSINgbORgWITH 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 or five ferries sail between Hels-ingør 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 Kulla berg peninsula with its charming villages, Mølle and Arild. Or visit the
beautiful Bjärehalvøen just a little fur-ther north, where the coastal towns Båstad and Torekov lie invitingly. Vall åsen is less than an hour from
Helsingborg, and its wildly attractive al-pine terrain is great for skiing and snow-boarding 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 at-tractive 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 cosmet-ics and perfumes. You can eat in the on-board restaurants and enjoy an enchant-ing evening just by sailing to-and-from Denmark and Sweden.
A visit to Helsingborg and its sur-rounding countryside is a wonderful ad-dition to your holiday in North Sealand. Visit Scandlines at www.scandlines.dk for more information and ticket prices.
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.
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 sur-roundings have to be restful and calming. You need the country-side 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 and kept it with him as he travelled around Europe. Sankt Helene provides holiday apartments, family rooms, holiday cab-ins 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 activi-ties. 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 www.helene.dk
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The Konventum seminar and conference centre in Helsingør, with its art, culture and park sur-roundings, is the perfect setting for engaging people in seminars, education, experiences – and offers overnight accommodation, at reasonable prices. Konventum is special and unrivalled; it represents 42 years of cultural history and is one of the most beautifully located centres
of its kind in Denmark. Located in high-lying park surroundings, with its own golf course, the 20,000 m² Konventum offers a wonderful cul-tural setting. Only the prices can be described as low. And at Konventum you get full value for money. Konventum has a high capacity. The centre has 212 rooms. The restaurant can serve up to approx. 350 people.
kONVENTum – LO-SkOLEN’S CONFERENCE CENTRE
IN NORTH SEALANDNo 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.
Gl. Hellebækvej 70
Tel. (+45) 49 28 09 00
When you stay overnight in any of North Sealand’s beautiful hotels, you will most likely hear the Nightingale sing just be-yond 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 glisten-ing 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 part of the adventure. Tourist informa-tion 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.
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, www.hotel-strand.dk
Kildegård in Tisvildeleje is an older boarding house and it has that charm-ing old-time 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 friend-ly service. Hovedgaden 52, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje, Tel. (+45) 48 70 71 53, www.kildegaard-tisvildeleje.dk
Hotel MarienlystTreat yourself and your family. Experience the ambi-ence of a historic and beautiful hotel. Hotel Marienlyst has 158 rooms, several restaurants and bars, a lounge, pool, casino and terrace overlooking the Sound.
Hotel Marienlyst, Ndr. Strandvej 2, DK-3000 Helsingør
Tlf. (+45) 49 21 40 00, www.marienlyst.dk
COmWELL bORupgAARDComwell 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 beauti-ful 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, www.comwellborupgaard.dk
HOTEL HILLERøD – EXCEpTIONAL SERVICEHotel 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 de-licious meals in the Restaurant Krydderi-et, in exquisite, charming and atmospher-ic 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 ingredi-ents – all of the highest quality.
Hotel Hillerød, Milnersvej 41, DK-3400 Hillerød,
Tel. (+45) 48 24 08 00, www.hotelhillerod.dk
Stay in beautiful Tisvildeleje, with magnificent
views, simple and relaxed luxu-ry. 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.
SOFTpILLOWSscents 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.
HOTEL VILLA bRINkLYHalfway 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, www.brinkly.dk
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, aro-matherapy, algae body packs, oil massage, swimming and hot baths.
Share a weekend with your mother, daughter or best friend, and become im-mersed 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 eve-ryday 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, horticultur-al 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 Fred-eriksborg Castle with its large Baroque garden, or the gardens and Orangery at Fredensborg Palace. The wealth of won-derful 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 ex-tended timeout and do nothing. Just sit back and relax, and enjoy the moment.
Where can i spend the night?There are many private
addresses where you can
stay overnight in North
sealand. For addresses visit
visit your nearest tourist
information office (see
page 90) and get a brochure
detailing all of the options.
Hotel & Restaurant Madam sprunck37 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 night́ s sleep. The hotel restaurant and café offers deli-cious brunch, light lunch and magnificent gourmet experiences.
Hotel & Restaurant Madam Sprunck, Bramstræde 5,
3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 21 05 91, www.madamsprunck.dk
A stone’s throw from CopenhagenAlong the North Sealand coastline, from Rungsted to Hornbæk, you can experience unforgettable moments at three uniquely charming hotels.
Hotel Villa Strand, Kystvej 12, DK-3100 Hornbæk
Tel. (+45) 49 70 00 88, www.villastrand.dk
Hotel Hornbækhus, Skovvej 7, DK-3100 Hornbæk
Tel. (+45) 49 70 01 69, www.hornbaekhus.com
Sophienberg Slot, Rungsted Strandvej 219 , DK-2960 Rungsted
Tel. (+45) 45 76 09 00, www.sophienberg.dk
Accommodation relaxing overnight stays
Scents of the forest, water, beach and cool night air, mingle with the Nightin-gale’s tender song. The sky is a tapestry of stars and there is time to reminisce about the day’s events. Caravan, campsite or hostel? The choice is yours.
DANHOSTel elSINOre YOUTH HOSTel Ndr. Strandvej 24, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 28 49 49, www.helsingorhostel.dk
Own beach with sauna. Wonderful bonfire site with views, lovely guest kitchen and Wi-Fi. breakfast served all year. City centre and e.g. Kronborg within walking distance.
NOrDISK leJrSKOle & KUrSUSCeNTer / DANHOSTel HIllerØD lejrskolevej 4, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 26 19 86, www.hillerodhostel.dk
Friendly youth hostel situated close to St. Dyrehave, Frederiksborg Castle and Hillerød city centre. many activities.
DANHOSTel FreDeNSbOrG YOUTH HOSTel Østrupvej 3, DK-3480 Fredensborg Tel. (+45) 48 48 03 15 www.fredensborghostel.dk
bed & breakfast. 7,000 m² garden, playground, free parking. Neighbour to Fredensborg Castle and esrum lake with bathing. Free and powerful Wi-Fi. Double rooms from DKK 329.
YOUTH HOSTelStrandgade 30, DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 47 77 07 25, www.strandbo.dk
A small and charming youth hostel in the town centre yet only 6 km from liseleje beach and close to the woods. large outdoor areas and a relaxed atmosphere. playground, bouncy cushi-on, canoe hire, tennis courts as well as a good guest kitchen and lots of space for children.
SANKT HeleNe TISVIlDeleJe bygmarken 30, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje Tel. (+45) 48 70 98 50 www.helene.dk
In surroundings which are a balm for the soul, with the countryside on the doorstep, with the beach, woods and fields, the Sankt Helene holiday centre is the obvious place to stay.
Royal North Sealand has some of the most charming and welcoming caravan, camping and hostel sites imaginable. Calm green oases where you can enjoy peace and quiet, high-quality loca-tions with beaches, countryside and experiences right at your front door.
When you have had enough of the beach and sun-bathing, it’s time for an excursion – you can choose a trip to one of the charming commercial towns of-fering a wealth of choices or perhaps visit one of the small farm shops that are dotted throughout the area. Perhaps you prefer to take a bicycle ride through the wonderful countryside or hike in one of the large forests. Or perhaps the family wants to visit one of North Sealand’s most beautiful castles: Frederiks-borg Castle in Hillerød, Fredensborg Palace in Fre-densborg or Kronborg in Helsingør.
If you prefer visiting a museum, then there is a great choice, including Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Nivaagaards Malerisamling (art museum) in Nivå or Danmarks Tekniske Museum (museum of technology, science and industry) in Helsingør. You will find inspiration to many small and large destinations in this magazine.
bYAASGAArD CAmpING Amtsvejen 340, DK-3390 HundestedTel. (+45) 47 92 31 02 www.byaasgaard.dk
A campsite next to several large towns yet located in the most beautiful countryside. right down to roskilde Fjord. byaasgaard has everything. Charm, water, meadows, woods and everything in-between.
NOrDSJællANDS FerIepArK OG CAmpING Stormlugen 20, DK-3140 Ålsgårde Tel. (+45) 49 70 99 71, www.skibstrup-camping.dk
Family camping in the loveliest surroundings. right next to Hornbæk plantage. Close to the Sound with good rail services to Copenhagen. Cabin rental, apartments, swimming pool, bouncy cushion, playground, animals and much more.
FreDerIKSVærK CAmpING Strandgade 30, DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 47 77 07 25 www.strandbo.dk
Delightful and friendly campsite near the town centre. Close to the beach, woods and Denmark’s lake: Arresø. Cabin and canoe rental.
HelSINGØr CAmpING Strandalleen 2, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 28 49 50 www.helsingorcamping.dk
Small and charming campsite next to the beach, beach promenade and the town centre. Views of Kronborg Castle and across the Sound to Sweden. Cabin rental, kiosk with café sales, outdoor TV and Wi-Fi.
HIllerØD CAmpING blytækkervej 18, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 26 48 54 www.hillerodcamping.dk
Small green and flowery oasis with a calm and pleasant atmosphere in the middle of the town within walking distance of the castle, pedestrian shopping streets and ca-fés. Cabin and caravan rental. New service building.
NIVÅ CAmpING Sølyst Alle 14, DK-2990 Nivå Tel. (+45) 49 14 52 26 www.nivaacamping.dk
Situated in North Sealand’s most beautiful countryside on the edge of lave Skov woods and only 800 metres from the marina and Nivå Strandpark, which is manned by lifeguards during the season.
restaurant Guide 2013
Restaurant Guide 2013
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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.
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 im-aginable.
There is something to suit every budget. Moreover, the tourist information offices (page 90) will always help you to find the nearest eateries.
Read more in the small bro-chure: Restaurant Guide 2013, which can be downloaded at www.visitnordsjaelland.com
RESTAURANT FAR TIL 4 Alfavej 21, DK-3250 Gilleleje www far-til-4 dk Tel (+45) 49 71 76 72
RESTAURANT GILLELEJE HAVNHavnevej 14, DK-3250 GillelejeTel (+45) 48 30 30 39 www gillelejehavn dk
AMICI MIEIStengade 15 DK-3000 Helsingør Tel (+45) 49 26 26 71
BRASSERIET Nordre Havnevej 3, DK-3250 Gilleleje, tel (+45) 48 30 21 30 www brasseriet-gilleleje dk
MUNKERUP HUSMunkerup Strandvej 78, DK-3120 Dronningmølle, tel (+45) 49 71 79 06, www munkeruphus dk
LA CANTINA Græsted Hovedgade 7 DK-3230 Græsted Tel (+45) 48 39 44 34
HOTEL & RESTAURANT MADAM SPRUNCKBramstræde 5, DK-3000 HelsingørTel (+45) 49 26 48 49 www madamsprunck dk
CAFé CHAPLINAxeltorv, Kampergade 3, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel (+45) 30 53 54 56 www cafechaplin dk
LOUISIANA CAFéGammel Strandvej 13 DK-3050 Humlebæk www louisiana dk
BYMOSE HEGN SOMMERCAFé Bymosegårdsvej 11, DK-3200 Helsinge, tel (+45) 48 79 84 00 www bymosehegn dk
RESTAURANT PASSEBæKGåRDBregnerødvej 35, DK-3250 Gillelejeje, tel (+45) 49 71 76 57 www passebaekgaard dk
RESTAURANT JACqMAT Møllegade 3 A, DK-3250 Gilleleje, Tel (+45) 20 26 66 26 www jacqmat dk
RESTAURANT UNDER KRONEN Jernbanegade 1, DK-3480 Fredens-borg, tel (+45) 48 48 00 57 www underkronen dk
TISVILDE BISTRO Hovedgaden 38, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje, tel (+45) 48 70 41 91 www tisvildebistro dk
RESTAURANT SOFIEBygmarken 30, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje, tel (+45) 48 70 98 50 www helene dk
HELENEKILDE BADEHOTELStrandvejen 25, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje, tel (+45) 48 70 70 01 www helenekilde com
TISVILDELEJE STRANDHOTELHovedgaden 75, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje, tel (+45) 48 70 71 19 www strand-hotel dk
KRYDDERIETMilnersvej 41, DK-3400 HillerødTel (+45) 48 24 08 00 www restaurantkrydderiet dk
SPISESTEDET LEONORAFrederiksborg Slot, Møntportvej 2 3400 Hillerød, tel (+45) 48 26 75 16 www leonora dk
BISTRO BISTRO Hovedgaden 66 B, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje Tel (+45) 48 70 90 60 www bistro-bistro dk
RIB HOUSE FAMILIERESTAURANTSlotsgade 52, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel (+45) 43 52 54 00 www ribhouse-hilleroed dk
RESTAURANT TINGGåRDENFrederiksværkvej 182, DK-3300 Frederiksværk, tel (+45) 48 71 22 35 www tinggarden dk
RESTAURANT NEMOHavnegade 18, DK-3390 Hundested, tel (+45) 52 90 01 00 www restaurantnemo dk
ASSERBO GOLFKLUBBødkergaardsvej 9 DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel (+45) 47 72 14 90, www agc dk
BOLETTES GæSTEBUDBakkehuset, Gl Strandvej 7, 3050 Humlebæk, tel (+45) 49 19 45 00 www bolettes-gaestebud dk
GL HUMLEBæK KROHumlebæk Strandvej 2A, DK-3050 Humlebæk, tel (+45) 49 19 02 65 www gamlehumlebaekkro dk
RESTAURANT SKIPPERSTUEN – LYNæS HAVNLynæs Havnevej 3d, DK-3390 Hundested, tel (+45) 47 98 40 16 www restaurantskipperstuen dk
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TASTE OF NORTH SEALAND
The Taste of North Sealand is an associa-tion made up of local food producers and food processing businesses in Royal North sealand.
North Sealand produces fruit, vegetables, juice, egg, milk, meats, sausage and cold cuts. And more exotic food and drink that has become part of Danish food culture through the centuries. The producers are passionate “food lovers” and you can taste this passion for quality ingredients in the food they serve.
Quality that also stems from our Nordic climate, which allows crops to grow more slowly and produces more intense flavours. The association members that are listed on the next page sell their produce from farm shops throughout North Sealand. Their shops are typically part of rustic old farms, idyllic destination in themselves. At some locations you can take a walk in the local countryside, see woods and animals in the fields, or watch the farmer at work. Ask for a guided tour in the shops.
SØrISGAArD Sørisvej 2a, DK-3650 Ølstykke Tel. (+45) 47 33 40 03 www.søris.dk
Organic farm shop with a wide selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables as well as selected groceries and Hansen’s ice cream. Opening hours all year: Mon-Fri 10-17.30, Sat 9-14, first Sun in month 10-15.
mIKrObrYGGerIeT HOrNbeer OG GUNHIlDS GAllerI Hornsherredvej 463, DK-4070 Kr. Hyllinge www.hornbeer.dk/www.gunhilds-galleri.dk
Microbrewery Hornbeers farm shop and Gunhilds gallery are open Friday 13-17. Guided tours and beer tasting by arrange-ment. Contact [email protected] or tel. (+45) 40 31 15 80 for more information.
VeXebO VIN Veksebovej 9, DK-3480 Fredensborg Tel. (+45) 60 86 70 25 www.vexebovin.dk
Organic Danish wine. VEXEBO VIN is sold to top restaurants such as Geranium, Noma and Falsled Kro, and was on the wine menu when Henne Kirkeby Kro won Nordic Prize i 2011. Visit the beautiful vineyard with 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 www.naturcafe.dk
Peaceful location next to Store Dyrehave. Try the light lunch dishes or the large selection of home-made cakes. Small shop which makes its own mustard, herb salt, vinegar and jams. Variety of activities. See programme on the website (where table booking is also possible).
SVANHOlm STOrKOlleKTIV Svanholm Allé 2, DK-4050 Skibby Tlf. (+45) 40 40 03 57 www.svanholm.dk
85 grown-ups and 60 children own and run Svanholm Estate. Tours of the estate every Saturday at 11 from May to October. Shop and café with own products and a few other selected items. Pick your own strawberries from about Midsummer until early August. All organic.
GArbOlUND Helsingevej 7, Annisse DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 48 28 50 12 www.garbolund.dk
Wine producer in the charming village of Annisse. Garbolund is one of the vineyards behind Danske Vingårde, which is based at Fortunstræde 1 in Copenhagen. Guided tours, events and wine tasting by agree-ment in both Annisse and Copenhagen.
eSrUm KlOSTer & mØlleGÅrD Klostergade 11, esrum, DK-3230 Græsted Tel. (+45) 48 36 04 00, www.esrum.dk
Abbey beer, schnapps, honey, mustard, herb salts, spelt bread, oil, vinegar and salami – all at Esrum Abbey shop or in Møl-legårdens Café shop. You can also enjoy a delicious meal in Restaurant Broder Rus’ Kælder or in Café Daniels Kilde – and taste abbey beer on draught.
rOKKeDYSSeGÅrD lejrvej 45, Kirke Værløse, DK-3500 Værløse Tel. (+45) 44 48 58 96 www.rokkedyssegaard.dk
Farm shop and farm café with freshly picked berries every morning as well as lots of handmade berry products. Come and see the berry plantation and participate in the events taking place during the berry season – see website for details. Open daily from 3 May until 15 September.
CHOKOlADeVærKSTeDeT JOTA A/S Stæremosen 49, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 38 10 90 25 www.chokoladevaerkstedet-jota.dk
Small chocolatier making traditional hand-made chocolates. Visit our newly opened shop, try the delicious samples and enjoy the lovely aroma of chocolates and choco-late teacakes. Open Mon-Wed 10-16, Thurs 10-17 and Fri 10-15.30.
DOmAIN AAlSGAArD Ålsgårde Stationsvej 13, DK-3140 Ålsgårde Tel. (+45) 49 70 80 10 www.domainaalsgaard.dk
Elegant Danish white wine from vineyard on south-facing slopes at Ålsgårde (Fal-kenbergvej). Denmark’s first commercial vineyard. Guided tours and wine tasting for groups by arrangement. Wine for sale at the winery at Ålsgårde Stationsvej 13.
STeNGÅrDeN ØKOlOGISK GÅrDbUTIK Høveltevej 40, bregnerød DK-3460 birkerød, tel. (+45) 44 95 92 82 www.stengaardenoko.dk
Stengården produces organic eggs, 30 dif-ferent vegetables and various fruits and ber-ries. Everything grown is sold from the farm shop which also stocks a wide assortment of organic products from North Sealand and the rest of the world. Opening hours all year: Mon-Fri 12-18, Sat 10-16, Sun 12-16.
FreDerIKSbOrG VIN Harløsevej 164, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 70 23 69 39 www.frederiksborg-vin.dk
A cooperative of viticulturists who grow grapes and produce wine. Primarily red grapes which are used to make rosé and red wine. Events for large and small groups by arrangement, with guided tours of the vines and the winery followed by wine tasting. The wines are sold at the vineyard.
KØDSNeDKereN Farvergårdsvej 14, DK-3210 Vejby Tel. (+45) 48 71 87 85 & (+45) 27 14 54 80 www.koedsnedkeren.dk
Charming small butchers. Emphasis on animal welfare and high-quality meat. Sells primarily meat from free-range animals from North Sealand. Not far from farm to table. Sausages are lovingly made by our own sausage maker. Open Thurs-Fri 11-17.30 and Sat 9-14.
These food producers are part of Taste of North sealand ...
Pibe Mølle Vin & ostPibe Mølle Vin & Ost, one of North Sea-land’s finest specialist wine and cheese shops, lies in the scenic area near Helsinge’s landmark, the old post mill Pibe Mølle. For many years cheeses have been the shop’s speciality, but slowly the product range has grown to include wine in different price categories from all over the world, salamis and delicatessen from Denmark and abroad, Summerbird chocolate and freshly baked quality bread, which the shop bakes in its own oven.
Pibe Mølle Vin & Ost
Rørmosevej 103, DK-3200 Helsinge
Tel. (+45) 48 79 40 90
Modern furnishings and interiorsNorth Sealand’s biggest specialist furnishing accessories and interiors store. The shop has an extensive display of furniture, home furnish-ings and interiors from SIA Home Fashion, Broste, La Vida and NovaSolo. Open Monday-Friday 10-17.30 and Saturday-Sunday 10-16.
Enggården Brugskunst, Kagerup Byvej 2
DK-3200 Helsinge, Tel. (+45) 48 70 90 50
Restaurant Far til 4Far til 4 is located at Gilleleje beach. A charming fam-ily 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 48 38 25, www.far-til-4.dk
DIVA & DESIGN
Fancy stepping inside a boutique which oozes personality, well-being and atmos-phere? Where the focus is on the cus-tomer? Then Diva & Design is the place for you. The “Diva Girls” are always ready with the latest trends from both Danish and international brands. Diva & Design mainly focuses on clothes, shoes and ac-
cessories, but you will also be able to find helpful inspiration for your home and the loveliest gifts. There is ample space if you are shopping with your husband, boyfriend, children … with coffee in the lounge and paper and colouring pencils at the children’s table. So take your family shopping and come to Diva & Design.
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 wind-ing 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 ca-fes 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 shop-ping 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 spe-cial.
SlotsArkaderne’s very special atmosphere is a result of its amazing architecture. The glass ceil-ing 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.
Opening times: Monday-Friday 10–19, Saturday 10–16,
first and last Sunday in each month 11–16.
Bilka: Monday-Sunday 8-22
Visit Hillerød’s many
fashion and specialist
stores in pedestrian streets
and in SlotsArkaderne,
300 stores in total
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. Lise, 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 them for advice before you leave. There is a key box so guests are able to pick up keys even if you arrive outside office opening 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 www.feriepartner-liseleje.dk.Liselejevej 60, DK-3360 Liseleje, tlf. (+45) 47 74 63 34
Restaurant Le Papillon
Le Papillon goes out of its way to serve delicious Danish lunch dishes, and the traditional Dan-ish 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 smok-ing, billiards room, café, internet café and patio with barbecue.Liselejevej 64, DK-3360 Liseleje, tlf. (+45) 47 74 61 97
Liseleje has a delightful little coffee house. Eve-rything which is served is organic, including the espressos, café lattes, cappuccinos and the tea assortment as well as the sandwiches and cakes. On a 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 vari-eties of ice cream.Liselejevej 103 A, DK-3360 Liseleje
Tlf. (+45) 24 87 28 55, [email protected]
LiselejeBagerenby Rikke Cordes & Lasse Reinholdt
Rediscover the authentic shopping experience with a morning walk to the bakery Liseleje-Bageren; it will put you in a good mood for the rest of the day. Good-quality bread baked ac-cording to traditional methods and home-made recipes. The bakery has traditional long rise loaves and stone oven-baked bread. In the after-noons, the baker tempts his customers with a wide assortment of cakes and tarts.Liselejevej 44, DK-3360 Liseleje, tlf. (+45) 47 74 73 61
lisen.dk is a small, friendly family-owned beach store. It is open every Saturday and Sun-day throughout the year and daily during the school summer holidays. The boutique stocks the following 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. lisen.dk is also an international on-line store at www.lisen.dk.Classensvej 10, 3360 Liseleje, www.lisen.dk
Lisestuens Isbar tempts with all kinds of ice cream, home-made toppings, 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
At this delightful café which lies on the corner as you go down to the beach you can enjoy eve-rything from home-made burgers at lunch time to large sizzling steaks in the evening. Live mu-sic is often performed on the terrace.Liselejevej 44, DK-3360 Liseleje, tel. (+45) 47 74 70 89
Frederiksværk is the most important commercial town on Halsnæs and a particularly charming place to visit. There are no parking charges, enabling you to spend all the time you need to shop and take in the canal scene and the old workers’ houses in the town. Enjoy a cup of coffee, a drink or a meal at one of the restaurants or cafés while taking in the uniquely relaxed at-mosphere.
When visiting this town beside Arresø, Denmark’s biggest lake, you must, of course, have a sail on the water.
The canal at Arresødal is where the pleasure boat Frederikke docks. It was originally built for transport between the customs house Toldboden and the dock island Dokøen in Copenhagen harbour, but now sails on Arresø, which is home to a rich bird life. During the trips in the summer months it is possible to see herons, sea eagles, sparrow hawks and, occasion-ally, also a rare kingfisher. Arresø and the canal through Frederiksværk are designated as forming the western boundary of the planned Royal North Sealand National Park.
Welcome to Frederiksværk – and to the whole of Halsnæs
Frederiksværk is the main town for shopping and business on the Halsnæs headland. A good business community opens up good possibilities for those living on Halsnæs as well as for visitors. Therefore, Jyske Bank and other local business-es support the activities organised by Halsnæs tourist council and the local business association F5 (after Frederik V, from whom the town was named). In Jyske Bank and at the bank’s on-line “Jyske Mobilbank”, you can always deal with your bank affairs when visiting Halsnæs.
Jyske Bank, Nørregade 32, DK-3300 Frederiksværk
Tel. (+45) 89 89 18 40, www.jyskebank.dk
FREDERIkSVæRk Commercial town on Halsnæs
Go for a sail on Denmark’s biggest lake on board the charming wooden vessel “Frederikke”. The trip starts from the jetty at Arresødalvej, with the first leg taking you through the narrow ca-nal where you may be lucky to spot a kingfisher. The boat then sails out onto the large lake, with views of no fewer than four churches – Vinde-rød, Ramløse, Annisse and Kregme. The reed forest is home to a rich birdlime, and in the spring you can even hear a nightingale if you go for an early morning walk. Frederikke’s skipper tells passengers about the history of the lake and various anecdotes from life on the water. There is one hour-long trip each day during the sum-mer season with three-hour lunch and evening cruises on special days.
Booking: Frederiksværk Camping and youth hostel,
Strandgade 30, DK-3300 Frederiksværk
Tel. (+45) 47 77 07 25, [email protected]
GillElEjE’s biGGEst sUpERmARkEt
Visitors to the store are welcomed with the aroma of freshly-baked bread in the large open bakery, where the baker is mak-ing 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 selec-tion of everything you need, fruit/vegetables, staple goods, hardware, textiles, post office, Danish lottery and sports bet-ting, 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.
When you have a long shopping list there is only one destination in Gille-leje that you need – Superbrugsen, a store that specializes in having every-thing that you could possibly want.
Sat-Sun & bank holidays 8–18
Week 27–32 open every day 8–20
Parkvej 1, DK-3250 Gilleleje
Tel. (+45) 48 30 00 06
GillElEjE bRUGsFoRENiNGGilleleje · Dronningmølle · Hornbæk
Blomstertanken is a charmingly original florist and furnish-ing accessories shop in the heart of Gilleleje. Explore the extensive assortment of fresh flowers, potted plants, garden plants, pots, candles, lanterns, cushions, rugs, signs and many other lovely items. The shop also stocks a wide choice of wines, chocolates and special soft drinks. Open seven days a week most of the year.
BlomstertankenVesterbrogade 17DK-3250 GillelejeTel. (+45) 48 30 33 11www.blomstertanken.comfacebook.com/Blomstertanken
Welcome to blomstertanken
North Sealand’s most exclusive lifestyle shop at Strandvejen 326 in espergærde
sense of taste welcomes customers to a unique boutique where all senses will be stimulated. A rich selection of the loveli-est second-hand ladies’ clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, perfumes and hosiery from the most exclusive labels. Interior
from the best-known designers and smart reading glasses from the Swedish brand Thorberg. Lifestyle products that add a touch of taste to your daily life, including Amedei, the world’s best chocolate, fan-tastic champagne and select delicacies.
sense of taste
Tel. (+45) 71 72 00 00
sense of taste
ROUTE 1 WORLD-CLASS CULTURE
Based in historic Elsinore, three memorable days
await you with peace and inspiration to redis-
cover each other. We have attended to all the
practicalities and organised a string of world-
class cultural experiences and some of North
Sealand’s best restaurants on a scenic route.
ROUTE 2 CULTURE AND ROMANCE
The historic harbours and beach resorts at the
top of North Sealand set the scene for three
inspiring and romantic days. On the charming
bike rides, you will discover North Sealand’s
rich cultural heritage. In the evenings, relax in
front of an open fire, enjoy a delicious dinner and
savour your time together.
ROUTE 3 LOVE WITH A VIEW
Based at the romantic luxury Helenekilde Beach
Hotel in the classic holiday resort of Tisvildeleje,
you will cycle to a number of unforgettable
natural sights along the “Danish Riviera”. All the
practicalities are taken care of for three days, al-
lowing you to wind down, do things in your time,
dream and fall in love again.
All routes can be booked from spring 2013 at www.visitnorthsealand.com
Do you remember when you cycled to concerts and the beach during the sum-mer – when you smelled new smells and tasted new tastes on top of the exercise? Goodbye to kit, equipment and gruelling hardship. Hello to three or four-day bike rides and a string of fabulous experiences.
Royal North Sealand’s romantic backdrop is perfect for tranquillity, intimacy and sensuality – just what you need for a truly memorable holiday. Stay at one of the lovely beach hotels, youth hostels or bed-and-breakfasts, where you will be gently woken by the smell of the fresh sea air wafting in through the windows, and cycle round to the local farm shops that sell a vast range of home produce from wine to chocolates. Or what about art on a wall or in a park? Visit the pictur-esque harbours with their charming cafés and restaurants, and end the day watch-ing the sun set behind the fishing boats in Gilleleje harbour.
All the practicalities are taken care of. We transport your luggage and pick you up if you have a puncture – so you can focus on each other. Royal North Sea-land gives you the peace to rediscover each other, while exploring the area on two wheels promises romance, rosy cheeks and a smile on your lips.
Love on a bicycle YOu DESERVE A SANCTuARY
Are you and the love of your life yearning for some space and tranquillity? Do you need to taste the freedom that riding a bicycle brings? “love on a bicycle” is a romantic mini-break in one of the most culturally interesting and scenically beautiful parts of Denmark. We deal with the practicalities, leaving you time for each other.
Royal North Sealand is like a huge adventure park packed with activities for those who enjoy being active outdoors with everything from golf, running and riding, and for those who relish personal and physical challenges in the fun company of friends and family – or on their own. Perhaps you’re tempted to try out a completely new sport? You can pick and choose and customise your own unique holiday, extending it by sev-eral days for more opportunities to be more active with your family or friends.
Dreaming about taking an active holiday in beautiful, scenic sur-roundings with every opportunity for exercise, competition and trying out new sports? Do you like pushing your pulse and new challenges, spiced with gourmet experiences in a class of their own? Then try our new holiday concept, Kings Challenge. It is packed with exciting choices for active holiday enthusiasts – and lots of time together.
Want to challenge each other with activities, fun and
competitions in royal surroundings? Then this is the holiday for you! Bring the entire family
and enjoy a vacation in beautiful North Sealand. We guarantee that you will be brought
much closer together after endless fun and challenging activities – on the water, on land and
in the air. In the course of your stay you will experience hilarious, new, well-known and differ-
ent activities which lay the ground for friendly family competitions.
CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS
A week for those wanting an active holiday with their friends or loved ones in a beautiful, cul-
tural and historic setting. North Sealand offers a wealth of different activities. There is his-
tory, culture and countryside, but also wellness and shopping. The castles in North Sealand
are symbols of a bygone era – a beautiful backdrop to active holidays and being together.
Participation in a series of demanding and exciting activities will take you from one green
area to the next, with every opportunity for well-being, togetherness and, not least, having
the chance to try something new. North Sealand is the perfect place to cultivate your joie de
vivre and well-being!
This week is for those who want to push their pulse, difficult challenges and new inspiration
spiced with gourmet experiences. And the opportunity to be trained by “the kings” – some
of the world’s foremost extreme sports enthusiasts. North Sealand offers a rich choice of
activities that are guaranteed to raise your pulse and bring sweat to your brow. The stunning
landscape is ideal for many outdoor activities, while the castles, ruins and the history convey
a sense of the glorious royal past. You will also get in shape for swimming, running and cycling
in the run-up to the highpoint of the holiday, “Kings Challenge” – North Sealand’s own Mini Tri!
Well-known speakers and former and current sports stars
will enliven your holiday with talks, input and the right
advice on how to optimise your training. Moreover,
your active holiday is planned to include
a range of specific sporting activities.
All routes can be booked from spring 2013 at visitnorthsealand.com
LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL
ROUTE 1 FEEL AND TASTE THE HISTORY
On this walk, you will discover North Sealand
from its best side – as well as small charming
restaurants with dishes prepared from local
produce, locally produced wines and fabulous
castles and coastal towns. Much of the route
runs along the coast, offering magnificent sea
views. The walk is approx. 120 km in length.
ROUTE 2 THE ABBEY ROUTE
“The Danish Abbey Route” links footpaths and
small roads with about 40 places where an abbey
or priory still stands or used to stand. The routes
follow paths and winding roads through beautiful
countryside and past historical sights. With the
sense of inner peace that comes from walking, this
route offers an authentic and unique experience.
ROUTE 3 PILGRIM JOURNEY
IN ROYAL NORTH SEALAND
Why travel all the way to the popular Camino De
Santiago in Spain when North Sealand’s unique
countryside and cultural landscape can offer an
authentic Nordic pendant?
All routes can be booked from spring 2013 at www.visitnorthsealand.com
Being busy is not necessarily a bad thing – it can be rewarding and satis-fying – but we all need to take a break every so often. A walking holiday is an obvious opportunity to put things in perspective, create balance, take a break, gear down and to just enjoy things for what they really are.
Take the slow route through North Sealand’s wonderful cultural and his-torical landscape; whether you like pilgrim walks or just walking for en-joyment’s sake. Discover the spectacu-lar castles, palaces and abbeys, the un-spoilt coastal villages, locally grown produce and family-run accommoda-
tion where guests are always given a warm welcome. Enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace.
At Walks in North Sealand, you follow a route using detailed routes and maps supplied by us. But there is no time pressure. You are able to stop when you want, make an exploratory detour, take your time to look around a village, chat with people you meet along the way, enjoy a drink at a local café and just watch the world pass by. We convey your luggage from hotel to hotel. Experience more, treasure the moment and enjoy life in the slow lane.
To travel is to find a sanctuary. For experiences, peace and contemplation. Time flies in our modern everyday lives, with deadlines and commitments taking the upper hand. The unique walks in royal North Sealand give you the chance to recharge your batteries.
Walks for body and soul – time for reflection
Go hiking in Royal North Sealand
ROUTE 1 THE SWEET LIFE
Three eventful, self-indulgent days in the beauti-
ful countryside around Elsinore. The weekend in-
cludes spa baths and relaxation at one of North
Sealand’s best hotels and a wealth of cultural
and gastronomic experiences and challenges –
for example a chocolate course at Denmark’s top
chocolatier, Peter Beier.
ROUTE 2 THE SWEET SOCIAL LIFE
Indulge yourselves with a couple of days in beau-
tiful surroundings and good company. Enjoy
the unpretentious luxury at the historic seaside
hotel Helenkilde in wonderful Tisvildeleje with
magnificent views of the Kattegat. The week-
end’s programme includes spa treatments, shop-
ping, cocktails and copious culinary delights.
ROUTE 3 CREATIVE DESSERTS
Based in the lovely historical town of Hillerød,
the scene is set for three days of companionable
creativity. Not least at the dessert school, where
you create desserts from raw ingredients which
you have harvested yourself. The programme
also allows plenty of opportunity for shopping,
café visits and just spending time together …
All routes can be booked from spring 2013 at www.visitnorthsealand.com
Based at one of North Sealand’s lovely seaside or wellness hotels, your dessert weekend programme can be tailored ex-actly to you and your friends’ wishes.
For example, test your skills at the des-sert cookery school after picking fruit and berries at one of the local growers. Visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, or some of the many local crafts stores and design shops. You can also visit Kronborg, where you will be taken back in time for a
tour of the historical royal dessert kitchen with a tour of the castle’s own coffee-roasting section and the open workshops. Sample the many good restaurants in the area, and try a menu composed exclusively of desserts, or where sweetness provides the evening’s theme. Treat yourself to Jacuzzi therapy with views of Hornbæk Lake, or a guided tour of Peter Beier’s chocolate workshop, which also offers chocolate-making courses. Visit the choc-
olatier Chokolade Mageriet in Hillerød. Eat lunch overlooking Frederiksborg Castle Lake – and hop on board the little ferry to the palace’s baroque gardens to find inspiration for the afternoon’s crea-tive desserts. There is a long list of things to see and do, but guests will be well cared for on our Dessert Weekend. Spoil yourselves with the sweet life for a few days and we will give you a taste of Royal North Sealand.
Dessert Weekend is the ultimate indulgence for girlfriends,
sisters, grandmothers and daughters. An extended weekend
with cultural and gastronomic treats, with no admonishing
fingers or guilty consciences. Decide your own programme
and enjoy the sweet life in royal North Sealand in good
Dessert Weekend in
Dessert Weekend... everyone is entitled to indulge themselves
The children are standing ready with their swimming rings, buckets and spades. Bathing costumes, towels and sun hats. The sun is shining – no time to waste. You stroll along the shoreline while your children have already found their favourite dune. Sand between your toes and fingers, and then you have a sandcastle. It is no surprise that artists have been drawn over the years to the atmosphere and this picturesque scene. And not just Krøyer and Drachmann, but Søren Kierkegaard also often made his
way to the North Sealand coastline. Like pearls on a string, the old towns and sea-side resorts dot the coast. Life is still just as charming in Sletten, Hornbæk, Lynæs, Liseleje, Gilleleje and Tisvilde. The spa enthusiast, culture lover or foodie will not be disappointed at what’s on offer, while active families will find weeks of nature discoveries both above and be-low the surface. The beaches along the Riviera are some of the best in Denmark. Clear water. Clean sand. Shallow waters and child-friendly beaches with life-
guards. And if the weather disappoints, the nature guides and snorkelling in-structors at the Øresundsakvariet aquari-um are waiting to tell you about the rich marine life. Settle down at one of the area’s many friendly cafés while observ-ing harbour life and children catching crabs. Or round off the day with a culi-nary treat at Restaurant Sletten or Bis-tro Nord before losing yourself to your dreams at sunset. It’s the good life along the Danish Riviera.
Along the danish Riviera
The good life – unpretentious luxury along the Danish riviera
ROUTE 1 UNPRETENTIOUS LUXURY
Imagine waking up to clear skies and the purr of the waves.
Watch the sun warming the horizon while you put on your
bathing costumes and plunge into the blue waves. Enjoy
freshly baked rolls, freshly squeezed juice and coffee on
the hotel balcony together while the world awakes. The
beach, the light and the dunes, the high skies and fresh sea
breezes together instil a wonderful sense of peace.
ROUTE 2 ALL GOOD ABOVE AND BELOW THE SURFACE
The beaches along the Riviera are some of the best in Den-
mark. Clear water. Clean sand. Shallow waters and child-
safe beaches with lifeguards. If you are looking for exotic
adventure, head slightly further out and dip your head
beneath the surface to greet a porpoise or stroke a carp.
And if the weather disappoints, the nature guides and
snorkelling instructors at the Øresundsakvariet aquarium
are waiting to tell you about the rich marine life.
ROUTE 3 DIVE INTO SUMMER
Like pearls on a string, the old towns and seaside resorts
dot the coast. Life is still just as charming in Sletten,
Hornbæk, Lynæs, Liseleje, Gilleleje and Tisvilde. The golfer,
culture lover or foodie will not be disappointed, while
active families will find weeks of nature discoveries both
above and below the surface. So why be satisfied with
passive relaxation when golf, shopping and snorkelling
are all possible along the Danish Riviera?
All routes can be booked from spring 2013 at www.visitnorthsealand.com
Along the Danish Riviera in Royal North Sealand
mAjOR EVENTSIN NORTH SEALAND
You can look forward to these major events, but since the magazine’s copy date at the end of december more have been
announced. see the latest listings at www.kultunaut.dk and www.visitnordsjaelland.com or the municipalities’ own websites.
8 FEBRUARY – 7 APRILFrederiksborg Castle Denmark’s first kings www.dnm.dk
23 FEBRUARYVienna Ball at Kronborg www.wienerbal.dk
8 – 10 MARCHHillerød Art Days www.frederiksborgcentret.dk
15 MARCH – 1 APRILAnnaborg Hillerød Curated spring exhibition www.hillerodkunstforening.dk
25 APRIL – 11 NOVEMBERFrederiksborg Castle Søren Kirkegaard and the Danish Golden Age, www.dnm.dk
8 – 12 MAYThe Culture Yard, Elsinore Click Festival www.clickfestival.dk
17 MAY – 15 SEPTEMBERHundested Harbour Sand Sculpture Festival www.sandfestival.dk
18 – 20 MAYVintage rally in Græsted www.veterantraef.dk
18 MAY – 24 AUGUSTSaturdays in Gilleleje Market day www.gillelejebyenpaatoppen.dk
22 – 28 MAYHørsholm Trommens Musical – Fame www.trommen.dk
31 MAYHillerød Festival
31 MAY – 23 JUNEArt exhibition at Annaborg www.hillerodkunstforening.dk
every saturday in jun, jul & augFlea market in Tisvilde www.tisvilde.dk
5 JUNEDanish Museum of Science and Technology, Father’s Day www.tekniskmuseum.dk
7 JUNECulture Night in Helsinge www.helsingeerhverv.dk
15 – 16 JUNEHillerød, Æbelholt Klostermarked www.folkemuseet.dk
15 – 16 JUNEHundested, Arts and crafts market www.visitnordsjaelland.com
20 – 23 JUNEHelsinge Festival www.helsingebyfest.dk
22 – 23 JUNEEsrum Abbey & Møllegård Medieval Market www.esrum.dk
27 JUNE – 21 JULYKronborg Castle Shakespeare’s Puppets at Hamlet’s Castle www.hamletscenen.dk
28 JUNECanon Friday in Frederiksværk www.frederiksvaerkhandel.dk
29 JUNEOpening of the Maritime Museum of Denmark, www.mfs.dk
1 – 31 JULYFrederiksværk Music Festival www.frv-musik.dk
4 – 7 JULYHundested Harbour Festival www.hundestedhavnefest.dk
4 JULY – 22 AUGUSTMarket day on Thursdays in Gilleleje www.gillelejebyenpaatoppen.dk
4 JULY – 24 AUGUSTGilleleje Revue www.gillelejerevyen.dk
12 JULYHundested by Night www.hundestederhverv.dk
12 – 14 JULYBakkefest summer party in Gilleleje, www.bakkefest.dk
15 – 20 JULYHundested, Danish folk dancing meet, www.hundested2013.dk
18 – 20 JULYTisvildeleje, Musik i Lejet www.musikilejet.dk
25 – 28 JULYGilleleje Harbour Festival www.havnefest.com
26 – 28 JULYHornbæk Harbour Festival www.hornbaekif.dk www.hornbaekhavn.dk
26 – 28 JULYLynæs Harbour Festival www.hundestederhverv.dk
30 JULY – 4 AUGUSTElsinore/Helsingborg International street theatre www.passagefestival.nu
1 – 10 AUGUSTKronborg Castle Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle www.hamletscenen.dk
3 – 4 AUGUSTTisvildeleje, Kildemarked www.kildemarkedet.dk
3 AUGUSTOpera in Tisvilde www.kildemarkedet.dk
3 AUGUSTHerring Day in Gilleleje www.visitnordsjaelland.com
7 – 10 AUGUSTNew Note Festival www.newnotefestival.dk
10 AUGUSTLiseleje, Kattegat Kite Festival www.liseleje.info
10 – 11 AUGUSTOpen art studios in Halsnæs www.visitnordsjaelland.com
16 – 18 AUGUSTHillerød, Garden Living Fair www.gardenliving.dk
17 – 18 AUGUSTGilleleje Jazz at the harbour www.gillelejejazzklub.dk
24 AUGUSTCulture Night in Gilleleje www.gillelejebyenpåtoppen.dk
25 AUGUSTFredensborg Round Esrum Lake run www.fredensborgak.dk
29 AUGUSTThe Culture Yard, Elsinore Index Award Presentation of design prize www.designtoimprovelife.dk
29 AUGUST – 1 SEPTEMBERBric-a-brac market in Hillerød www.hillerod-marked.dk
1 SEPTEMBERHarbour Day in Humlebæk www.humlebaekhavn.dk
6 – 8 SEPTEMBERTisvilde Festival www.tisvildefolkfestival.dk
6 – 22 SEPTEMBERGolden Days Festival www.goldendays.dk
7 SEPTEMBERHundested Harbour Herring Day www.hundestederhverv.dk
7 SEPTEMBEREsrum Open Water www.openwater.dk
7 – 8 SEPTEMBERNorth Sealand Art Tour www.kunstrunden.dk
14 SEPTEMBERKrudtværks Festival in Frederiksværk www.krudtvaerks-omraadet.dk
20 SEPTEMBERCulture Night in Hillerød www.kulturnathillerod.dk
21 – 22 SEPTEMBERDanish Museum of Science and Technology Model railway meet www.tekniskmuseum.dk
27 SEPTEMBERElsinore, Espergærde, Hornbæk Culture night www.vaekstogviden.dk
29 SEPTEMBERHillerød Merida MTB Marathon www.mtbmarathon.dk
4 – 5 OCTOBERElsinore Maritime festival www.kulturvaerftet.dk
END NOV. – MID-DECEMBERChristmas markets in Royal North Sealand www.visitnordsjaelland.com
Summer Sessions Helenekilde
For the fourth year running, Helenekilde Badehotel is organising a series of din-ner and concert evenings. The summer programme features names such as Tim Christensen, The Storm and Mads Langer – see the up-to-date programme and book at www.helenekilde.com
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.www.tisvildebio.dk
Nightclub & DJ Tisvilde Bistro
The bistro takes pride in ensuring that its guests have a memorable night out. Visit the funky night bar with hand-picked DJs at the weekends. Enjoy a good dinner while attending one of our intimate con-certs with leading performers.www.tisvildebistro.com
Art, culture and gallery
The town has much to offer art lovers:• Vin og Galleri at the station building• Tibirke art with icon painting,
www.tibirkekunst.dk• 51 Tisvilde Kunsthus in Sankt Helene’s
foyer, www.helene.dk• Local ceramicists, www.finnkeramik.dk• Galleri Elander www.galleri-elander.dk• Vejby Tibirke society’s exhibition at
• Arresø Glashytte, www.arresoeglass.dk
Courses at Tisvilde Højskole
Tisvilde Højskole is an active folk high school where family and friends or ac-quaintances can enjoy the school’s hospi-tality in beautiful surroundings. Tisvilde Højskole is a culture holiday and course hotel with a wide range of exciting cours-es and seminars for seniors, pensioners/people taking early retirement and many others. www.tisvildehoejskole.dk
Præstebakkegård Christmas market
From October, Præstebakkegård is in full swing preparing for lovely autumn days and a festive Christmas. Kate devotes all
her time to decorating the entire farm in the run-up to Christmas, filling all the shelves with pretty Christmas decora-tions. Drop in and pick up lots of inspi-ration for how to create festive cheer in your home. www.præstebakkegård.dk
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 eve-ry Saturday from 10-14. Countless good deals are struck as fine second-hand items are bought and sold. Something of inter-est for all the family, not to mention the friendly market atmosphere. Free admis-sion. www.tisvilde.dk
Tisvilde is again being transformed into a Christmas pixie land with an atmospher-ic Christmas market with stalls and Yule-tide entertainment. This year Tisvilde Juleby will take place on 6 – 8 December. And when the huge vintage train with a puffing steam engine arrives carrying 400 children and grown-ups, everyone will feel even more Christmassy.www.tisvildejuleby.dk / www.veterantoget.dk
buRSTINg WITH LIFE ALL YEARTISVILDE
28 MARCHINTIMATE CONCERT AT SEASIDE HOTEL Dinner and concert with Erann DD. www.helenekilde.com
30 MARCHEASTER MARCH Choose between three routes – 12, 20 or 30 km. Start and finish at Idrætshuset in Tisvilde. www.tisvildelejegf.dk
1 APRIL AT 11 & 11.30HELVEDE I NORD RUN Welcome to one of the most beautiful and alternating routes in what is probably Den-mark’s best running terrain, Tisvilde Hegn. Choose between two distances: 21.1 km or 10.0 km. www.nordtrim.dk www.tisvildehegnok.dk
18 MAYFLEA MARKET AT IDRÆTSHUSET Whit Saturday flea market to raise money for local sport. Profits will be used to support sport for young people in Tisvilde. www.tisvildelejegf.dk
8 JUNETISVILDELEJE GÅR I FISK A town festival where the delights of the sea are celebrated together with local art. www.tisvildeleje-gaar-i-fisk.dk
30 JUNENORTH COAST CHALLENGE New coastal, beach and forest extreme run, 30 km and 21.1 km half marathon. Vejby Strand – Tisvildeleje – Tisvilde Hegn. Org.: Nordtrim and Vejby IF. www.nordkystlob.dk
1 – 9 JULY AT 10-14.30SUMMER KINDERGARDEN Groups of max. 12 children spend two days planting, harvesting, cooking etc. Age group: 8-12 years. DKK 550 per child incl. lunch. Regi-stration from 1 March www.rabarbergaarden.dk
7 JULY AT 10-16TISVILDE PICTURE FESTIVAL Lots of pictures, buzz and colour. Public meets the artists. Works are created, sold and bought. www.billedfestival.dk
8 – 12 JULYDBU FOOTBALL SCHOOL At Vejby stadium for boys and girls aged 7-14 years. Registration via DBU. Org.: Vejby-Tisvil-de Fodbold. www.dbu.dk
11 – 13 JULYRABARBERGAARDENS POP-UP RESTAURANT Somewhere in the area a fabulous restaurant pops up. Over three days, a marquee will house happy and excited guests. www.rabarbergaarden.dk
20 – 21 JULY AND 27 – 28 JULY AT 11-17VEJBY TIBIRKE SOCIETY’S EXHIBITION Tisvilde artists at Grønningen exhibit at Haar-landsgården near Godhavn Station in Tisvilde. www.vejby-tibirke-selskabet.dk
18 – 20 JULYMUSIK I LEJET Musik i Lejet is a summer music festival held in the original fishing hamlet at the heart of Tisvilde. Selected bands and DJs play at the fe-stival site right by the water’s edge with views of the Kattegat. www.musikilejet.dk
3 AUGUST AT 12-18 AND 4 AUGUST AT 12-17KILDEMARKED Visit the large Kildemarked. Art and crafts and impressive stalls with beautiful and in-teresting items. There is also great music and entertainment for adults and children. Free admission. www.kildemarkedet.dk
3 AUGUST AT 19.30OPERA The Royal Danish Opera visits again with a delightful programme featuring excerpts from the season’s forthcoming performances – and perhaps some well-known and much loved arias. www.kildemarkedet.dk
6 – 8 SEPTEMBERTISVILDE FESTIVAL Musical entertainment at Birkepladsen and around the town – traditions and sensations wait in the wings. www.tisvildefolkfestival.dk
15 OCTOBERCHILDREN’S ANIMAL FAIR AT SANKT HELENE 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. www.helene.dk
23 NOVEMBERFALL RACE Popular mountain biking race in Tisvilde Hegn that fills the car park on the beach, even though it’s winter. www.orientering.dk/thok
6 – 8 DECEMBERTISVILDE JULEBY Tisvilde Christmas Town – opens for its fourth season with stalls and entertainment at Birkepladsen. www.tisvildejuleby.dk
WHAT’S ON IN TISVILDE
Practical informationNORTH SEALAND POLICE
Call 112 to request fire, po-
lice or ambulance services.
Tel. (+45) 38 69 38 69
Tel. (+45) 70 25 00 41
Tel. (+45) 70 10 20 30
Vesterbrogade 6 B
Tel. (+45) 48 30 15 55
Center for Fysioterapi &
18 1.sal, DK-3200 Helsinge
Tel. (+45) 48 79 10 34
Tisvildevej 28, DK-3210 Vejby
Tel. (+45) 48 70 70 45
Tel. (+45) 72 32 58 00
Tel. (+45) 72 56 22 00
Bibliotek, Torvet 41
Tel. (+45) 47 78 41 00
Tel. (+45) 48 77 74 00
Tel. (+45) 49 28 36 20
Tel. (+45) 48 49 57 50
Tel. (+45) 48 29 48 29
ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY
Tel. (+45) 48 29 36 32
All year round, Havnepladsen 3, DK-
3000 Helsingør, Tel. (+45) 49 21 13 33
Season, Gilleleje Station, Gilleleje
Stationsvej 10, DK-3250 Gilleleje
Tel. (+45) 48 30 01 74
Season, Frederiksværksgade 2A
3400 Hillerød, Tel. (+45) 48 24 26 26
Season, Slotsgade 2, 3480 Fredens-
borg, Tel. (+45) 41 21 81 59
Season, Havnegade 20, Hundested
Havn, DK-3390 Hundested
Tel. (+45) 47 93 77 88
Season, Lisehøjvej 10, DK-3360
Liseleje, Tel. (+45) 47 74 23 11
Season, Vestre Stejlebakke 2 A, DK-
3100 Hornbæk, Tel. (+45) 49 70 47 47
RUNGSTED TOURIST INFORMATION
Season, Rungsted Strandvej 129
DK-2960 Rungsted kyst
Tel. (+45) 45 86 17 99
All year round, Jordhøjvej 18
Tel. (+45) 42 53 13 80
HØRSHOLM TOURIST INFORMATION
All year round, Hørsholm Bibliotek
Tel. (+45) 48 49 57 80
Tourist inspiration sites are loca-
tions where there is a wide selec-
tion 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 www.visitnord-
TOURIST INSPIRATION HELSINGE
Bijé Fritid & Camping
Bomose Allé 19, DK-3200 Helsinge
TOURIST INSPIRATION HELSINGE
Bymose Hegn Hotel
TOURIST INSPIRATION TISVILDELEJE
Feriecentret Sankt Helene
Bygmarken 30, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje
TOURIST INSPIRATION GILLELEJE
Vesterbrogade 17, DK-3250 Gilleleje
TOURIST INSPIRATION GILLELEJE
Vesterbrogade 4 C, DK-3250 Gilleleje
TOURIST INSPIRATION GILLELEJE
SuperBrugsen, Parkvej 1
TOURIST INSPIRATION LISELEJE
Liselejevej 44, DK-3360 Liseleje
SuperBest Nordcentret, Nørregade
38, DK-3300 Frederiksværk
Frederiksværk Bibliotek, Torvet 41
DK- 3300 Frederiksværk
Vandrerhjem, Strandgade 30,
DK- 3300 Frederiksværk
TOURIST INSPIRATION HUNDESTED
Nørregade 11, DK-3390 Hundested
TOURIST INSPIRATION LYNÆS
Havnevej 8, DK-3390 Hundested
TOURIST INSPIRATION HILLERØD
Milnersvej 41, DK-3400 Hillerød
TOURIST INSPIRATION HILLERØD
Annaborg, Frederiksværksgade 2 A
TOURIST INSPIRATION HILLERØD
Bog & Ide, Slotsgade 16
DK- 3400 Hillerød
TOURIST INSPIRATION FREDENSBORG
Café Under Kronen, Jernbanegade 1
TOURIST INSPIRATION HELSINGØR
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
All life saving stations on the
beaches from Hundested to Nivå.
Tourist information offices
Tourist inspiration sites
About the holiday cottage
The cottage is a smart, five-star holiday cottage situated at Smidstrup Strand close to Gilleleje on North Sealand’s northernmost coast. Click into www.novasol.dk and enter E05221 in the search field to read more about the cottage and what it includes.*
How do I win?
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