Holger Danske, Helsingør

Kings and Queens of North Sealand

For centuries, North Sealand has been the playground of Danish kings and queens and you can feel its important role in Danish history at the region’s many castles and royal parklands.

Kronborg- Hamlet's home

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kronborg Castle in Helsingør is the most famous castle in the region. This dramatic building was used by Shakespeare as the setting for Hamlet's home. North Sealand’s other palaces, Frederiksborg Castle, Fredensborg Castle, Jægerspris Castle and Selsø Castle, are also must-sees on any holiday to the region.

Karen Blixen's legacy

Writers and artists have also been attracted by the area’s natural beauty and you have many great museums and art galleries on offer in North Sealand. Stop off at Karen Blixen’s coastal home, where she wrote her world-famous stories, including Out of Africa. The atmospheric house is now a museum dedicated to her. 


Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk is Denmark's most visited museum. It’s set in a stunning location overlooking the sea and shows Danish and international art. Louisiana effortlessly blends art, architecture and nature for a serene atmosphere. While here, visit nearby Nivaagaard painting collection, which houses older works of art.

Monastic ruins

During medieval times, Esrum Monastery was one of the biggest in Denmark. Today, only one building, the old Estrum Møllegård, is left. Visit the site to see fascinating exhibitions portraying life at the monastery of old and if you’re here in June, you can stroll around a special medieval market.

Further reading

Read more about North Sealand.

Read more about Historical Denmark.


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