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Holbæk

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Holbæk is a city in Zealand.

Understand

Holbæk is the seat of Holbæk Municipality and the second largest city of West Zealand Region with 26,000 inhabitants. The city is situated by Holbæk Inlet, which in turn is connected to the larger Ise Inlet. Holbæk is an important harbour city and a commercial and cultural center for the area.

Holbæk's history dates back to around 1200. The city expanded from around 1300 when the king built a castle here. However, the city has historically not been as other major cities in the area.

Get in

The nearest airport is Copenhagen.

Holbæk is on the Copenhagen-Kalundborg train line and can be reached as follows:

  • Copenhagen - train, 50 minutes
  • Kalundborg - train, 50 miunutes
  • Roskilde - train, 30 minutes
  • Nykøbing Sjælland - local train 1 hour, bus 13 is a bit faster
  • Næstved - train with a shift in Roskilde, 1½ hours
  • Slagelse - bus 13 (more than 1 hour) or by train with a shift in Roskilde
  • Funen - take the train to Slagelse and change for bus 13, or continue with the train to Roskilde and change trains there
  • Jutland - train to Slagelse and change for bus 13, or continue with the train to Roskilde and change trains there, or take a ferry from Århus to Kalundborg and continue with the train from there

Get around

There are ten city busses all running from Holbæk Railway Station, most of them running once an hour but a few of them running two or three times every hour.

For taxis call +45 5943 4343.

See

Museums and galleries

  • Galleri Juel Verland, [2].

Nature

  • Kalve Bog (Kalvemosen).
  • Ladegårds Woods (Ladegårdsskovene).
  • Magle Lake (Maglesø).

Historical sights

  • Løvenborg Castle (Løvenborg Slot), Løvenborg Allé 30, Regstrup, [3].
  • Blackfriars' Monastery (Sortebrødreklostret), Klosterstræde 1, +45 40 34 69 29, [4].
  • Ugerløse Church (Ugerløse Kirke), [5].
  • Holbæk Castle (Holbæk Slot), [6].

Other

  • Co-operative Village Nyvang (Andelslandsbyen Nyvang), [7].

Do

  • Turkish Bath (Tyrkisk Bad), [8].
  • Holbæk Sea Bath (Holbæk Søbad), [9].
  • Holbæk Golfklub, [10].
  • Holbæk Teater, [11].
  • Musikhuset Elværket, [12]. Music venue.

Buy

Eat

Budget

  • Restaurant Beijing, Smedelundsgade 22, +45 5944 4482 (), [13]. M-Th 1PM-11PM, F-Su 1PM-midnight. Chinese restaurant. Barbeque buffet 98 DKK (F-Su 198 DKK).
  • Husets Café, [14].
  • Tuse Cafeteria & Restaurant, Kalundborgvej 218, +45 5943 5353, [15]. Danish restaurant. Mains 55-148 DKK.
  • Vestersøen, Kirkestræde 4A, +45 5944 2070 (, fax: +45 5944 3849), [16]. Su-Th 1PM-10PM, F-Sa 1PM-11PM. Chinese restaurant. Mains 80-118 DKK.

Mid-range

  • La Bon Bøfhus, Nygade 7, +45 5944 0310 (), [17]. M-Th noon-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 1PM-10PM. Serves a wide selection of steaks. Three course menu 249 DKK.
  • Restaurant Linden, Markedspladsen 9, +45 5943 0418, [18].
  • Mexico Café & Restaurant, [19].

Splurge

  • Bryghuse No5, Nygade 5, +45 5944 2511 (), [21]. M-Th noon-10PM, F-Sa noon-late. Danish restaurant. Mains 179-198 DKK.
  • SuRi, Havnevej 5 (At the harbour), +45 5944 0610 (), [22]. Mo-Th 11:30AM-3:30PM, 6PM-11PM; Fr-Sa 11:30AM-3:30PM, 6PM-1AM. Brasserie and seafood restaurant. Mains from 215 DKK, five course menu 555 DKK.
  • Restaurant Vadestedet, Strandmøllevej 249 (At Holbæk Marina eat of the city center, take bus 111 to Holbæk Sejlklub Stop (15 minutes from Holbæk Railway Station), +45 5943 7050, [23]. noon-9PM. Danish restaurant. Mains from 90 DKK, most 175-205 DKK.

Drink

  • Break-Point, [24].

Sleep

  • Hotel Strandparken, Kalundborgvej 58, + 45 5943 0616 (, fax: +45 5943 3276), [25]. Rooms with free internet, minibar, hairdryer and coffee making facilities. Restaurant and meeting facilities available. Doubles 1,145 DKK.
  • Jernbanehotellet, Jernbanevej 1, +45 5943 4106. Restaurant and bar available. Doubles without/with shower 575/675 DKK.
  • Hotel Hørby Færgekro, Strandvejen 1, Hørby (From Holbæk Railway Station take bus 116 for 20 minutes to Blåbærstien Stop), +45 5946 0131 (), [26]. Doubles 925 DKK including breakfast.

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