There are hundreds of reasons to visit the harbor city of Holbaek situated along the Holbaek Fjord in the heart of West Zealand – and the first is its accessibility through air travel, train, bus and ferry. Holbaek is only 50 minutes away from the capital city of Copenhagen and Kallenborg and about 30 minutes from Roskilde. Getting around is also fairly easy with buses and trains plying around all throughout the day. A major commercial and cultural centre in the region, Holbaek offers a world of entertaining and relaxing opportunities. There’s something for everything – for families, couples, adventure and outdoor enthusiasts and culture lovers.
Some of the interesting sightseeing destinations in Holbaek include medieval churches and castles like the Neo-Romantic St. Nicholas Church, the 12th century Lovenborg Castle and the Blackfriars’ Monastery.
There is also a number of museums and art galleries to visit such as the Holbaek Museum which is a complex of 12 houses showing different living quarters in Holbaek down through the centuries; the Hestebedgard Museum which is an ancestral farm; the Oro Museum with collections depicting the local history in Holbaek; and art galleries like Galleri Stockholm, Galleri Juel Verland and Holbaek Kunstforening Aeglageret which feature contemporary local artists. When the weather is nice you can also find a lot of the locals engaging in popular outdoor activities such as biking or hiking through the marked routes of Kalve Bog, the forests of Ladegarden or the hills around Brorfelde Astronomiske Center. Visitors can also spend a relaxing day at the Turkish Bath or at the Holbaek Fjordcamping spa.