Frederiksborg Castle

Best of North Zealand: 12 cultural day trips from Copenhagen

If you're looking for things to do in Copenhagen and have time to go a little further afield, then head north along the Danish Riviera of North Zealand. It's the perfect place to venture out on day trips from Copenhagen, or to extend your holiday with a stay in North Zealand's hotels, inns or holiday homes. This historic region close to Copenhagen is packed full of royal castles, cultural sites and beautiful beaches. We've highlighted some of the best things to see in North Zealand here, such as the stunning Frederiksborg Castle (pictured) and Kronborg Castle at Helsingør (Elsinore), home of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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Come and be charmed by Copenhagen - home of The Little Mermaid and Danish royalty. The centre is a cosy knot of winding streets and old buildings, so you can easily explore on foot or by bike.