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 important as other major cities in the area.
The nearest airport is Copenhagen, and there is highway all the way from the capital (route 21)
Holbæk is a major stop on the Copenhagen-Kalundborg railway line  running nearly in a straight line west over Zealand with departures once or twice per hour during most of the day. It takes around 50 minutes from Copenhagen and Kalundborg, and around 30 minutes from Roskilde. Holbæk station is the interchange to the private Regionstog's  line to Nykøbing Sjælland, which covers nearly all of the Odsherred Peninsular.
If you are comming from West Denmark change to bus 13 in Slagelse (Intercity trains), it takes around an hour, the bus continues to Nykøbing Sjælland and gets there a bit faster than the train. Another option is catching the ferry  to Kalundborg from Århus and catch a train from there. Most of the Abildskou  intercity buses between Copenhagen and Jutland stops at the Q8 gas station in Tuse (Kalundborgvej 220).
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.
Museums and galleries
Holbæk Museum, Klosterstræde 18, ☎ +45 5943 2353 (email@example.com), . Tu-F 10AM-4PM, Su noon-4PM. Situated in 13 buildings built in the period 1600-1900, which are attractions in their own right. The museum exhibits local life from the stone age till now as well as temporary exhibitions.30 DKK.
Galleri Juel Verland, Blegstræde 5, ☎ +45 5918 0002, 4063 2785 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . W-Th noon-5:30, F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-2PM, first Su each month noon-4PM. New exhibitions every month.
SuRi, Havnevej 5 (At the harbour), ☎ +45 5944 0610 (email@example.com), . 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, . noon-9PM. Danish restaurant.Mains from 90 DKK, most 175-205 DKK.
Hotel Strandparken, Kalundborgvej 58, ☎ + 45 5943 0616 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +45 5943 3276), . 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 (email@example.com), . Doubles 925 DKK including breakfast.
Hotel Orø Kro, Bygaden 57, Orø (There is a ferry from Holbæk taking about half an hour).