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Holmen: The former naval area between Refshaleøen and Christianshavn

Photo: Martin Heiberg

From naval area to a calm waterside oasis in the city, Holmen is home to the Opera, noma and a calming, secluded vibe.

Made up by a small series of islands, Holmen is tucked in between the neighbourhoods of Refshaleøen and Christianshavn which is also worth exploring while in the area.

Holmen is not exactly packed with attractions, but is more a small, local hub where locals enjoy themselves while jumping in the water by the Opera House. Partly residential and partly built on its naval history, Holmen is a place of its own. 

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The Royal Danish Opera House
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The Royal Danish Opera House

The Copenhagen Opera House is a donation from the A.P. Møller and Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation to the Danish people.

It totals 41,000 square meters. Five of the fourteen stories are subterran...

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noma
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noma

noma – the story of the restaurant, that turned Denmark into a gastro-nation.

Back in 2003 Rene Redzepi opened the doors to what became a milestone for Danish gastronomy. The New Nordic wave hit the...

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Peder Skram
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Peder Skram

A fun family activity for the whole family at the Frigate Peder Skram located in the former naval area of Holmen.

When visiting the Frigate Peder Skram, the public is offered an insight into the inte...

FriendShips
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FriendShips

Be the captain for the day in an electric boat on the canals of Copenhagen.

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Christianshavn

Just like Holmen, the adjacent neighbourhood of Christianshavn is down to earth, filled with charming canals and carry much of the same maritime history. Christianshavn should without a doubt be included in your trip to Holmen.

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