Day Out in Denmark | Get to Know Little Gilleleje on the Danish Riviera

Head to the gorgeous Danish coast of North Zealand 
FIND FISHING BOATS, A BLUE FLAG BEACH, AND SOME SERIOUS SEAFOOD

Get thee to Gilleleje, a sweet little Danish fishing village an hour’s drive north of the capital Copenhagen. Or take the train to experience a little slice of summer life along the Danish Riviera. Pack the swimsuits and towels and a healthy appetite. With a safe and clean Blue Flag awarded beach nearby, it’s time to swim in the cool waters of the Kattegat offshore. Then find your fill of fresh seafood plucked daily from the cute harbor full of fishing boats with names like Mette and Thor. It was from right here in this quiet harbor, on vessels similar to the ones you see today, that the last group of Danish Jews was shepherded to Sweden and safety during WWII. Now a calm and cozy spot to get out of the city, come see what cute little Gilleleje has got going on. Continue reading “Day Out in Denmark | Get to Know Little Gilleleje on the Danish Riviera”

Day Out in Denmark | Canoeing Outside Copenhagen

Spend a Day Paddling Through Serene Green Spaces
EXPLORE THE MØLLEÅ CANAL BETWEEN FURESØ, LYNGBY SØ AND BAGSVÆRD SØ

Plan ahead for a perfect day out paddling with your people. Rent a canoe to travel beneath the lush and green canopy that lines an old millstream near the suburb of Lyngby, just outside the Danish capital of Copenhagen. We spent two serene hours toodling along the Mølleå canal that links local lakes like the Furesø and Lyngby Sø. Sail along and get a sense of what you’ll see. Tips on how to secure your own vessel for your own delightful day out in Denmark. Continue reading “Day Out in Denmark | Canoeing Outside Copenhagen”

Quarantine Kitchen | Orange Cardamom Easter Bunny Rolls

Wonder What Denmark Does at Home When on Lockdown?
BAKE WITH ALL YOUR HAMSTERED YEAST

While the rest of the world was hoarding toilet paper, here in Denmark the Danes load up on yeast. (And toilet paper.) It’s true. But yeast. That one was a surprise to me at first. But digging a bit deeper, and asking a few Danes, it turns out there is a precedent for all that yeast knabbing. Continue reading “Quarantine Kitchen | Orange Cardamom Easter Bunny Rolls”

Discover the Hidden Gems of Lolland, Denmark

Enjoy a day out on Denmark’s southernmost island 

As the fourth largest island in Denmark, Lolland is a little bit country and not much rock and roll, but the rural landscape here offers a chance to slow down and explore idyllic nature, lovely coastlines, charming harbor towns, stone age history and some seriously grand estates. 

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World Class Art by the Sea at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Jump on the train from Copenhagen for a brilliant day out in Denmark
A HISTORIC HOUSE IN HUMLEBÆK TURNED MODERN ART MUSEUM

The best art museum in Copenhagen is not actually in Copenhagen. But it’s pretty close. And the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art that sits by the sea north of the capital is definitely worth making the extra effort to explore. Pop on a regional train from Copenhagen’s Central Station bound for Helsingør, but make sure you don’t miss your stop. Humlebæk is where to find this world-class museum, a quick 10-minute walk from the station. A perfect day out in Denmark. Continue reading “World Class Art by the Sea at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art”