Danish holiday homes and holiday cottages

Are you ready for a typically Danish holiday experience? There are around 40,000 holiday homes for rent in Denmark. They tend to be located in picturesque areas, often near inland water or the coast and are decorated with individual, Danish style. They are an extremely popular holiday form amongst Danes.

Holiday cottage

Types of holiday home 

An average Danish holiday home (known as summer houses in Denmark) will have four to six beds, but you will also find larger holiday cottages, especially along Denmark’s west coast, that can accommodate up to 12 people. Holiday homes are spread throughout the country but there are some well-known summer house areas, namely North Jutland, the West Coast, the islands of Rømø and Fanø, eastern Funen, Falster and Bornholm.

Breakfast in cottage

Practical information

You normally rent holiday cottages for a week, with Saturday being the typical changeover day. Outside of the high season, it’s possible to rent holiday cottages in Denmark for shorter periods of time. Holiday homes are always fully equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, pillows and duvets but you normally need to bring your own bed linen.


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