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*<do name="Brøndby Stadium" alt="" address="Brøndby Stadion 8" directions="Bus 500 S from Glostrup station to Brøndbyhallen stop." phone="+45 43 75 54 79" url="http://www.brondby.com" hours="" price="from 200 DKK" lat="55.648962" long="12.418542">Home of top Danish football side Brøndby IF, features one of the most lively home crowd in the national league, and if you are fortunate enough to run into a fixture against the local rivals of FC København (Copenhagen), these are some of the best matches in the league. Games are usually played on Sundays, with a single league match being played Saturday and Monday.</do>
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*<do name="Brøndby Stadium" alt="" address="Brøndby Stadion 8" directions="Bus 500 S from Glostrup station to Brøndbyhallen stop." phone="+45 43 75 54 79" url="http://www.brondby.com" hours="" price="from 200 DKK" lat="55.648962" long="12.418542">Home of top Danish football side Brøndby IF, the stadium is home to one of the most lively home crowds in the national league. If you are fortunate enough to run into a match against the local rivals of FC København (Copenhagen), these are some of the best matches in the league. Games are usually played on Sundays, with a single league match being played Saturday and Monday.</do>
  
 
* <do name="Damhus Tivoli" alt="" address="Roskildevej 244, Rødovre" directions="Bus 6A from Downtown" phone="+45 36 70 05 98" email="" fax="" url="http://www.damhustivoli.dk/" hours="Weekends noon-8PM most of the year, everyday during summer" price="No entrance fee, 20 DKK per ride">Small amusement park in the district, mainly of interest only if you are in area and have small kids, or a real craving for mini golf. The bordering lake '''Damhussøen'', is a lovely place to go for a walk too.</do>
 
* <do name="Damhus Tivoli" alt="" address="Roskildevej 244, Rødovre" directions="Bus 6A from Downtown" phone="+45 36 70 05 98" email="" fax="" url="http://www.damhustivoli.dk/" hours="Weekends noon-8PM most of the year, everyday during summer" price="No entrance fee, 20 DKK per ride">Small amusement park in the district, mainly of interest only if you are in area and have small kids, or a real craving for mini golf. The bordering lake '''Damhussøen'', is a lovely place to go for a walk too.</do>
  
*<do name="Friluftsbadet Badesøen" alt="Outdoor pool" address="Skallerne 14, Albertslund" directions="" phone="+45 43 64 17 61" url="http://www.idraet.albertslund.dk/Friluftsbadet%20Badesoeen.aspx" hours="M-F 11AM-7PM,Sa-Su 8AM-6PM" price="35 DKK" lat="55.676631" long="12.333580">Features Europe's largest heated outdoor pool, 60 meters in diameter, and two water slides, 45 and 60 meters respectively. There is also Mini golf, Bocce, basketball and beach-volley fields on the large grass area.</do>
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*<do name="Friluftsbadet Badesøen" alt="Outdoor pool" address="Skallerne 14, Albertslund" directions="" phone="+45 43 64 17 61" url="http://www.idraet.albertslund.dk/Friluftsbadet%20Badesoeen.aspx" hours="M-F 11AM-7PM, Sa-Su 8AM-6PM" price="35 DKK" lat="55.676631" long="12.333580">Features Europe's largest heated outdoor pool, 60 meters in diameter, and two water slides, 45 and 60 meters respectively. There is also Mini golf, Bocce, basketball and beach-volleyball fields on the large grass area.</do>
  
 
*<do name="Hedeland" alt="" address="Maglehøjgårdsvej 6A, Hedehusene" directions="Bus 116 from Hedenhusende station to various stops (Reerslev skole direction)" phone="+45 46 13 63 18" url="http://www.hedeland.dk" hours="" price="" lat="55.630084" long="12.177401">Hedeland is a unique and large recreation area, created on the area of an old gravel excavation site. It features a Ski hill[http://www.roskildeskiklub.dk/], Steam railway[http://www.ibk.dk], miniature railway[http://brandhojbanen.dk], amphitheatre with regular open air performances[http://www.teaterhedeland.dk/English], a golf course[http://www.hedeland-golf.dk], riding area[http://www.hgrk.dk/] and finally a go-kart track [http://www.hedelands-motorklub.dk].</do>
 
*<do name="Hedeland" alt="" address="Maglehøjgårdsvej 6A, Hedehusene" directions="Bus 116 from Hedenhusende station to various stops (Reerslev skole direction)" phone="+45 46 13 63 18" url="http://www.hedeland.dk" hours="" price="" lat="55.630084" long="12.177401">Hedeland is a unique and large recreation area, created on the area of an old gravel excavation site. It features a Ski hill[http://www.roskildeskiklub.dk/], Steam railway[http://www.ibk.dk], miniature railway[http://brandhojbanen.dk], amphitheatre with regular open air performances[http://www.teaterhedeland.dk/English], a golf course[http://www.hedeland-golf.dk], riding area[http://www.hgrk.dk/] and finally a go-kart track [http://www.hedelands-motorklub.dk].</do>
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*<do name="Ishøj Dyrepark" alt="" address="Brentevej 40, Ishøj" directions="Bus 400S from Ishøj station to Industridalen" phone="+45 43 53 72 79" url="" hours="" price="" lat="55.626151" long="12.333453">While hardly worth travelling for, if you are staying in the area, and crave to escape some of the concrete, this green area with grazing deer, Scottish highland cattle, goats and sheep's makes for a good small excursion. </do>
 
*<do name="Ishøj Dyrepark" alt="" address="Brentevej 40, Ishøj" directions="Bus 400S from Ishøj station to Industridalen" phone="+45 43 53 72 79" url="" hours="" price="" lat="55.626151" long="12.333453">While hardly worth travelling for, if you are staying in the area, and crave to escape some of the concrete, this green area with grazing deer, Scottish highland cattle, goats and sheep's makes for a good small excursion. </do>
  
*<do name="Middelalderlandsbyen" alt="The medieval village" address="Nybovej 11, Brøndby" directions="Bus 135 or 166 from Brøndby Strand station to Ulsøparken stop." phone="+45 40 17 87 07" url="http://www.middelalderlandsbyen.dk" hours="No set opening hours. " price="Free" lat="55.63276" long="12.408789">Is a living history museum opened in 1999. The village consists of seven reconstructed houses as they would have looked in the 13th century surrounding a small village pond. There are several workshops with many activities for the kids.</do>
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*<do name="Middelalderlandsbyen" alt="The medieval village" address="Nybovej 11, Brøndby" directions="Bus 135 or 166 from Brøndby Strand station to Ulsøparken stop." phone="+45 40 17 87 07" url="http://www.middelalderlandsbyen.dk" hours="No set opening hours. " price="Free" lat="55.63276" long="12.408789">A living history museum opened in 1999. The village consists of seven reconstructed houses as they would have looked in the 13th century surrounding a small village pond. There are several workshops with many activities for the kids.</do>
  
 
*<do name="Vikingelandsbyen" alt="The Viking village" address="Ledøjevej 35, Albertslund" directions="Bus 143 from Glostrup station to Risby stop." phone="+45 43 64 20 29" url="http://www.vikingelandsbyen.dk" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
 
*<do name="Vikingelandsbyen" alt="The Viking village" address="Ledøjevej 35, Albertslund" directions="Bus 143 from Glostrup station to Risby stop." phone="+45 43 64 20 29" url="http://www.vikingelandsbyen.dk" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
  
 
=== Beaches ===
 
=== Beaches ===
There are serveral good beaches along the coast; Brøndby, Ishøj & Vallensbæk strand
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There are serveral good beaches along the coast, such as Brøndby, Ishøj & Vallensbæk strand.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
When city planners turned this area from villages and farmland into a continuous suburbia, they unfortunately in a move much regretted since, turned their sights on their North American counterparts, and erected some huge impersonal malls, or shopping centers as they are called locally, complete with the usual suspects of chain stores, which leaves the districts shopping quite a bit to be desired. You can find these shopping centers opposite almost every S-train station in the district. The largest of these malls are the aptly named '''City2'''[http://city2.dk], a short walk away from ''Høje Taastrup'' station, with 110 stores and a large cinema complex over 100.000 m², and '''Rødovre Centrum'''[http://www.roedovrecentrum.dk] a bit off the main public transport corridors, also with 110 stores.
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When city planners turned this area of former villages and farmland into unending suburbia (a transformation they now much regret), they turned to their North American counterparts for inspiration, and erected some huge impersonal shopping centers, complete with the usual, characterless chain stores, which leaves the shopping in Vestegnen a bit to be desired. You can find these shopping centers opposite almost every S-train station in the district. The largest of these malls are the aptly named '''City2'''[http://city2.dk], a short walk away from ''Høje Taastrup'' station, with 110 stores and a large cinema complex over 100.000 m², and '''Rødovre Centrum'''[http://www.roedovrecentrum.dk] a bit off the main public transport corridors, also with 110 stores.
  
 
*<buy name="Cath & Co" alt="" address="Herstedøstergade 22, Albertslund" directions="" phone="+45 22 45 58 85" url="http://www.cathco.dk" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></buy>
 
*<buy name="Cath & Co" alt="" address="Herstedøstergade 22, Albertslund" directions="" phone="+45 22 45 58 85" url="http://www.cathco.dk" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></buy>
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*<eat name="Arti'kok" alt="" address="Hvidovrevej 92, Hvidovre" directions="" phone="+41 36 75 07 41" url="http://www.artikok.dk" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
 
*<eat name="Arti'kok" alt="" address="Hvidovrevej 92, Hvidovre" directions="" phone="+41 36 75 07 41" url="http://www.artikok.dk" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
 
*<eat name="Hereford Steakhouse" alt="" address="Taastrup Hovedgade 106" directions="" phone="+45 43 52 00 39" url="http://www.herefordsteakhouse.dk" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
 
*<eat name="Hereford Steakhouse" alt="" address="Taastrup Hovedgade 106" directions="" phone="+45 43 52 00 39" url="http://www.herefordsteakhouse.dk" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
*<eat name="Messen" alt="" address="Alarmpladsen 2, Hvidovre" directions="Part of Filmbyen" phone="+45 70 25 15 22" url="http://www.messen-hvidovre.dk" hours="Daily 11.30AM-2PM & 5PM-10PM" price="Mains from 99 DKK, Buffet from 265 DKK" lat="" long="">This restaurant has it's home in the old mass of the stationed solders at the garrison, solid food on a seasonal menu, and stylish interiors.</eat>
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*<eat name="Messen" alt="" address="Alarmpladsen 2, Hvidovre" directions="Part of Filmbyen" phone="+45 70 25 15 22" url="http://www.messen-hvidovre.dk" hours="Daily 11.30AM-2PM & 5PM-10PM" price="Mains from 99 DKK, Buffet from 265 DKK" lat="" long="">This restaurant has it's home in the old chapel of the stationed solders at the garrison, solid food on a seasonal menu, and stylish interiors.</eat>
 
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==

Revision as of 21:19, 4 March 2009

This district is under construction, please feel free to use any of the preliminary entries, but don't delete any entries missing information

Notes on geography
Locals tend to see this as a string of separate towns, usually called by the name of the nearest S-train station, but there wouldn't be much point in listing each of these separately in a travel guide, as each on it's own has little to offer. Visitors should be aware though, that the suburban nature of this district means that the attractions are far between, and it could take up to an hour in public transportation travelling between Albertslund and Solrød Strand for instance, the names of the "towns" are listed behind the addresses in the listings


Vestegnen is a suburban district west of inner Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Get in

Get around

See

Arken, Museum of Modern art in Ishøj
Old artillery storage on Vestvolden
  • Arken (Museum of modern art), Skovvej 100, Ishøj (Bus 128 from Ishøj Station to Arken stop), +45 43 54 02 22, [1]. Tu-Su 10AM-5PM, except W 10AM-9PM. By far the districts greatest attraction, and because of it's location, rather undiscovered, even though it's one of Copenhagen's top museums. The striking building, located in dunes right next to the sea, was erected by architect Søren Robert Lund in 1996, and resembles a beached ship, the building has actually been criticized for drawing attention away from the art is houses. The temporary exhibitions is actually often the main attraction here, but the permanent collection includes many important mainly Scandinavian modern works. Also has a concert hall, cinema, sculpture courtyard and a restaurant. 85 DKK. (55.606123,12.387581)
  • Greve Museum, Bækgårdsvej 9, Greve (Bus 126 from Solrød Strand or Taastrup stations to Greve Museum stop), +45 43 40 40 36, [2]. Tu-F 11AM-3PM,Su 11AM-5PM. Various exhibitions relating to rural history, and the history of the 200 years old farmhouse the museum in housed in. Also hosts various temporary exhibitions. There is a small café and a shop on the premises, and a lovely garden to enjoy a small picnic. Free. (55.590754,12.252005)
  • Heerup Museum, Kirkesvinget 1, Rødovre (Bus 15 from Peter Bangs Vej Station to Rødovre Kirke stop), +45 36 37 87 00, [3]. Tu-Su 11AM-4PM. Henry Heerup (1907-1993) was a popular Danish painter, with close ties to the avant garde movement, although his work is often described as timeless, colourful and Childish. He received recognition outside Denmark, and has work exhibited on e.g. MOMA in New York and the Carnegie Institute. The museums collection was large donated by his widow, after his death. 35 DKK. (55.682595,12.466812)
  • Kroppedal, Kroppedals Allé 3, Taastrup (Bus 217 from Høje Taastrup station to Kroppedal stop), +45 43 30 30 00, [4]. Tu-F 10AM-4PM,Sa-Su 2PM-5PM. A good museum, if a but out of the way, but in some beautiful surroundings by a small river valley. The museum has various stationary and changing exhibitions on astronomy, archaeology and modern history. Free. (55.684518,12.311351)
  • Thorsbro Vandværk (Thorsbro waterworks), Allevej 29, Ishøj (Bus 126 from Solrød Strand or Taastrup stations to Allevej stop), +45 43 57 72 57, [5]. M-F 10AM-2PM, Th also 4PM-6PM. Is an industrial museum, displaying the history of the beatiful classic building, and it's machinery - both are from the turn of the 20th century. Free. (55.622036,12.271423)
  • Vestvolden[6] Is an old fortification cutting a though the western suburbs for 14,5 kilometres from the sea to the Utterlev mose area on Nørrebro. At the time of construction in the 1890'ties it was one of the largest fortification works in the world, and today it is one of the best preserved, protected through it's entire length. While parts have been restored to it's former glory, the really interesting parts is the untouched part, overgrown part, with old barracks, ammunition depots etc. hidden away behind trees and bushes. The most easiest entry point is taking an S-train to Brøndbyøster station on the B line. Can easily be combined with a visit to Filmbyen, since it's housed on a garrison which was part of the Vestvolden defences.

Filmbyen

Filmbyen (The Movie city)[7] , also known as Avedørelejren, is an old army garrison erected in 1913. When the army moved out of the area in the 1990'ties, it was taken over by the municipality, and the famous Zentropa studios (home of Lars von Trier and much of the Dogme movement) as well as several smaller studios and production companies moved into the historic buildings. Today, apart from being something of a creative powerhouse, the scenic area has been beefed up by some rather funky new architecture mixing in with history, and also houses some cultural attractions listed below. There is also a hostel Belægningen and a restaurant Messen on the premises, which are listed in the appropriate sections below. To get here catch bus 133 from Avedøre station on the S-tog A line, Bus 1A from down town also stops quite close by at the Avedøre skole stop.

  • Cirkusmuseet (The Circus museum), Hovedporten 6, Hvidovre, +45 36 49 00 30, [8]. Su-Th 11AM-3PM. Photographs, posters, costumes, diaries, artefacts and what not, relating to the history of circus, both national and international, from the last 150 years. The museum is largely made up of the private collections of two famous Danish performers. 25 DKK. (55.631884,12.449741)
  • Historiens hus (House of local history), Alarmpladsen 3, Hvidovre, +45 36 49 00 30, [9]. Tu-W 1PM-4PM. Is a combination of a local history archive and a temporary exhibition space, in historic surroundings in the old officers mass. Free. (55.63245,12.448935)

Do

  • Brøndby Stadium, Brøndby Stadion 8 (Bus 500 S from Glostrup station to Brøndbyhallen stop.), +45 43 75 54 79, [10]. Home of top Danish football side Brøndby IF, the stadium is home to one of the most lively home crowds in the national league. If you are fortunate enough to run into a match against the local rivals of FC København (Copenhagen), these are some of the best matches in the league. Games are usually played on Sundays, with a single league match being played Saturday and Monday. from 200 DKK. (55.648962,12.418542)
  • Damhus Tivoli, Roskildevej 244, Rødovre (Bus 6A from Downtown), +45 36 70 05 98, [11]. Weekends noon-8PM most of the year, everyday during summer. Small amusement park in the district, mainly of interest only if you are in area and have small kids, or a real craving for mini golf. The bordering lake 'Damhussøen, is a lovely place to go for a walk too. No entrance fee, 20 DKK per ride.
  • Friluftsbadet Badesøen (Outdoor pool), Skallerne 14, Albertslund, +45 43 64 17 61, [12]. M-F 11AM-7PM, Sa-Su 8AM-6PM. Features Europe's largest heated outdoor pool, 60 meters in diameter, and two water slides, 45 and 60 meters respectively. There is also Mini golf, Bocce, basketball and beach-volleyball fields on the large grass area. 35 DKK. (55.676631,12.333580)
  • Hedeland, Maglehøjgårdsvej 6A, Hedehusene (Bus 116 from Hedenhusende station to various stops (Reerslev skole direction)), +45 46 13 63 18, [13]. Hedeland is a unique and large recreation area, created on the area of an old gravel excavation site. It features a Ski hill[14], Steam railway[15], miniature railway[16], amphitheatre with regular open air performances[17], a golf course[18], riding area[19] and finally a go-kart track [20]. (55.630084,12.177401)
  • Ishøj Dyrepark, Brentevej 40, Ishøj (Bus 400S from Ishøj station to Industridalen), +45 43 53 72 79. While hardly worth travelling for, if you are staying in the area, and crave to escape some of the concrete, this green area with grazing deer, Scottish highland cattle, goats and sheep's makes for a good small excursion. (55.626151,12.333453)
  • Middelalderlandsbyen (The medieval village), Nybovej 11, Brøndby (Bus 135 or 166 from Brøndby Strand station to Ulsøparken stop.), +45 40 17 87 07, [21]. No set opening hours.. A living history museum opened in 1999. The village consists of seven reconstructed houses as they would have looked in the 13th century surrounding a small village pond. There are several workshops with many activities for the kids. Free. (55.63276,12.408789)
  • Vikingelandsbyen (The Viking village), Ledøjevej 35, Albertslund (Bus 143 from Glostrup station to Risby stop.), +45 43 64 20 29, [22].

Beaches

There are serveral good beaches along the coast, such as Brøndby, Ishøj & Vallensbæk strand.

Buy

When city planners turned this area of former villages and farmland into unending suburbia (a transformation they now much regret), they turned to their North American counterparts for inspiration, and erected some huge impersonal shopping centers, complete with the usual, characterless chain stores, which leaves the shopping in Vestegnen a bit to be desired. You can find these shopping centers opposite almost every S-train station in the district. The largest of these malls are the aptly named City2[23], a short walk away from Høje Taastrup station, with 110 stores and a large cinema complex over 100.000 m², and Rødovre Centrum[24] a bit off the main public transport corridors, also with 110 stores.

  • Cath & Co, Herstedøstergade 22, Albertslund, +45 22 45 58 85, [25].

Eat

  • Albatrossen, Brøndby Havnevej 20, +45 43 73 68 00, [26].
  • Kabyssen, Søhesten 14, Ishøj, +45 43 73 79 71, [27].
  • Restaurant Krabben, Vallensbæk Havn, Vallensbæk, +45 43 54 05 45, [28].
  • Arti'kok, Hvidovrevej 92, Hvidovre, +41 36 75 07 41, [29].
  • Hereford Steakhouse, Taastrup Hovedgade 106, +45 43 52 00 39, [30].
  • Messen, Alarmpladsen 2, Hvidovre (Part of Filmbyen), +45 70 25 15 22, [31]. Daily 11.30AM-2PM & 5PM-10PM. This restaurant has it's home in the old chapel of the stationed solders at the garrison, solid food on a seasonal menu, and stylish interiors. Mains from 99 DKK, Buffet from 265 DKK.

Drink

  • Escape, Hovedvejen 118, Glostrup, [32].


Sleep

  • Glostrup Park Hotel, Hovedvejen 41, Glostrup, +45 43 96 00 38, [33].
  • Idrættens Hus Hotel, Brøndby Stadion 20, Brøndby, +45 43 26 26 26, [34].
  • Quality Hotel Høje Taastrup, Carl Gustavs Gade 1, Taastrup, +45 43 99 77 66, [35].
  • Scandic Glostrup, Roskildevej 550, Glostrup, +45 43 43 42 00, [36].
  • Scandic Hvidovre, Kettevej 4, Hvidovre, +45 36 86 04 00, [37].
  • Taastrup Park Hotel, Brorsonsvej 3, Taastrup, +45 43 71 18 19, [38].
  • Wittrup Motel, Roskildevej 251, Albertslund, +45 43 64 95 51, [39].
  • Zleep Hotel Ishøj, Ishøj Nørregade 1, Ishøj, +45 43 54 12 33, [40].
  • Belægningen, Avedørelejren, Avedøre Tværvej 10, +45 36 77 90 84, [41].
  • Danhostel Ishøj Strand, Ishøj Strandvej 13, +45 43 53 50 15, [42].
  • Ishøj Strand Camping, Ishøj Strandvej 13, +45 43 53 50 15, [43].
  • Tangloppen Camping, Tangloppen 2, Ishøj, +45 43 54 07 67, [44].


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