Denmark is a fascinating country, and the region of Zealand is an enchanting place that you'll never want to leave, if you once have spend your Holidays in Zealand. It's time to experience new things, so that you don't have to stay in a Cottage Scotland or a Holiday Home Bath.
The capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen, needs no introduction. However, what many people don't realize is that the Denmark's capital merely makes up a small part of the island on which it is situated - Zealand. In Danish, Zealand is called "Sjælland" and is a rather flat region, perfectly suitable for walking tours or bike tours. With its beautiful parks, sandy beaches, and its rich history, Zealand makes for an amazing vacation with plenty of sight-seeing.
For example, Borreby Castle is the oldest renaissance construction still standing in Denmark. If the castle seems familiar, it's probably because it featured in many of Hans Christian Anderson's book illustrations. There is also Viking Ship Museum which can count 5 real Viking ships dating back to 1000 a.d amongst its collection. The Kronberg Castle in Ellsinore is also an amazing sight for history lovers and literature buffs alike, as it was used as the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet. Nature lovers should visit the beautiful park at Frederiksberg Have. Located close to the zoo, it's perfect for a quick stroll or a picnic lunch. Alternatively, the royal Frederiksborg Slot in Hillerød is surrounded by a series of breathtaking lakes – scenery so stunning is definitely worth a visit.
With its many holiday accommodations, Zealand is a lovely place to take a beach vacation. Why not rent a holiday home to the North of the island, close to Hornbaek and Tisvildeleje Beaches. These North Zealand beaches are rated as some of the best on the Danish Riviera and have Blue Flag awards for water quality. In Copenhagen itself the Amager Beach offers amazing views of the Oresund Bridge. There are also plenty of holiday rentals Zealand close to Ore beach in Vordingborg, a great location for windsurfing and sailing or for family holidays. Other good ideas to spend unforgettable beach holidays you'll find here:
Whether you're after a long holiday retreat or a quick weekend vacation, Zealand also has plenty to offer in the way of holiday rentals. Holiday homes on the western coast of Zealand are close to the ancient city of Roskilde, home to a beautiful castle and one of the biggest music events in Europe, Roskilde Festival.