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Are you dreaming of white sandy beaches, dramatic rock formations , scenic nature, cosy ports, cultural delights and world-class goutmet experiences? The a holiday home on Bornholm is the perfect destination for you and your family. Bornholm is just 90 minutes sailing from Sweden and you will buses and trains going from Copenhagen to Ystad in Sweden, from where you take the ferry to Bornholm. The small size of the island means it it easy to cross the island either by car og even bike, not matter where your holiday home is located.
Besides the fact that it is easy and affordable traveling to Bornholm, there are lots of other reasons for Bornholm being so popular. Bornholm offers experiences that are quite unique - for kids and grown-ups alike. No matter where on Bornholm you find a holidy home, yiu will have access to lots of beautiful nature experiences and lots of interesting sights. From everything from sports events to politics to music festivals. Try e.g. the mountain run, BornFondo, in May, the political meeting in Allinge in June and the Wonderfestivall in August. Furthermore, you will also find the amusementpark Brændegårdshaven in Svenek and 3 scenic golf courses in Dueodde, Rø and Rønne.
The Pearl of the Baltic, the Sunshine Island and the Rock Island - Bornholm has a lot of flattering names. There is a reason to why Bornholm is called the Sunshine Island - there are 85 more hours of sunshine on Bornholm than in the rest of Denmark. And that is not the only national record, Bornholm holds. On Bornholm you will find the highest waterfall (Døndalen), the deepest cave (Sorte Gryde), Denmark's biggest round church (Østerlars Rundkirke), Denmark's biggest rock engravings (Madseløkke), Denmark's oldest post mill (Bechs Mølle), Denmark's longest cableway (at the Opal Lake) and Denmark's only mountain lake (Hammersø) just to name a few.
The nature of Bornholm is unique in Danish, and it offers lots of experiences and activities for both children and adults. Here you will find large forest areas, white sandy beaches, open landscapes, dramatic rock formations and not least plenty of sea view. A holiday home on Bornholm is therefore a perfect base if you are looking for unique and magnificent nature experiences. In the middle of the island you will find Denmark's fifth largest forest, Almindingen, where you can be lucky to see a real European bison. Almindingen also offers the great ravine Ekkodalen, the 162 meter high viewpoint Rytterknægten and the 35 tons heavy Rokkestenen. The latter is a walking block from the Ice Age and one among more than 175 walking blocks on Bornholm. In the eastern part of Almindingen you will find Paradibakkerne with a large network of hiking trails. The Paradisbakkerne are rich in flora and fauna and has a number of rare toads and reptile. In Gudhjem on the northern part of the island you will find the Døndalen, which - in addition to a beautiful nature, offers nothing less than Denmark's highest waterfall with a drop of about 20 metres!
Bornholm offers a large selection of beautiful white sandy beaches. Visit, for example, the spectacular Dueodde beach, or take a trip to Sandvig, Balka, Arnager or Sorthat. Not far from the coast of Hasle on the west side of the island you will find the lakes Smaragdsøen, Rubinsøen, Pyritsøen and Safirsøen, whose names refer to the color of the lakes' shiny surfaces. The lakes have arisen as a result of clay and coal mining, and they are today a favorite tourist destination, especially for anglers. Not all of Bornholm's shores are sandy beaches. On the coastline between Tejn and Gudhjem on the northeastern part of the island you will find the Helligdomsklipperne. The, up to 20 meters high granite columns, are named after a sacred source from ancient times originating here. Here you can also explore the Sorte Gryde; a narrow cave that stretches 60 metres into Bornholm subsurface. Remember your flashlight!
The townscape on Bornholm is characterised by idyllic fishing villages, coloured half-timbered houses with hollyhocks, narrow cosy streets and not least countless smokehouses where you can enjoy a tasty lunch. A true Bornholm specialty is "Sol over Gudhjem" - an open sandwich with smoked herring, egg yolk, chives and radishes - which you just have to taste before you leave your holiday home on Bornholm. Many craftsmen live on Bornholm - especially ceramics, but also sculptors, painters and glassblowers. If you visit Baltic Sea Glass in Gudhjem or Pernille Bülow Glass in Svaneke, you can experience the working glassworks. If you want a little taste of Bornholm, visit the hard candy makers Bolchekogeriet or Svaneke Bolcher on the town square in Svaneke and not so far from there, the brewery Svaneke Bryghus.
Bornholm's most well-known trade mark is medieval fortress Hammershus on the north tip of Bornholm, Northern Europe's largest castle ruin. Another known landmark is the characteristic and over 800 years old round churches. Østerlars Round Church is the largest and most famous of churches. In Nylars Round Church and Nyker Round Church you can see beautiful and well-preserved paintings.
There are numerous museums on Bornholm. Among the most known are NaturBornholm (in Åkirkeby), Bornholms Kunstmuseum (in Rø), Bornholms Medieval Center (in Gudhjem), Bornholm Technical Collection (in Allinge), Hjorths Keramikmuseum (i Rønne) and the Oluf Høst Museum (in Gudhjem).
Bornholm and the small islands called Ertholmene are the easternmost islands of Denmark. You will find Bornholm in the middle of the Baltic Sea, and this is the only part of Skåne (southern Sweden) left on Danish hands. Thanks to its location Bornholm is a very sunny island with a clear and special light that attracts many artists. You often hear that Bornholm and its nature reflects all of Denmark as it is hilly and green with rich plough-land and a huge forest. Bornholm is also the only place in Denmark where you will find dramatic cliffs, and on the southern coast there is a large, white sandy beach. The bedrock lies very close to ground surface, and especially in the northern part of the island there are dramatic groups of cliffs along the coast, like for instance Løvehovederne and Jons Kapel between Hammerknuden and Hasle and the tall Helligdomsklipper rising from the sea (up to 22 metres) between Tejn and Gudhjem.
Bornholm is a versatile holiday island with a wide selection of holiday homes. Find your dream holiday home among our many holiday homes here on this web page and book it online right away. Use the search function to find the houses that match your wishes for location and facilities. You can select houses with just whirlpool, pool and ocean views, and you can select the houses that permit pets. If you are looking for holiday homes in a specific town, you can select the town from our list. Just click on the picture of the house to see facilities, size, distance to ocean, photos of the house and a list of attractions near the house. Enjoy your stay on Bornholm!
DanCenter is one of the biggest operators of holiday homes and apartments on Bornholm. We have around 200 holiday homees at the moment and we are therefore sure, that our holiday home rentals on Bornholm can meet your wishes - wether you are looking for a small, cosy holiday home or a large luxury holiday home for the entire family.
You can find your holiday home in Denmark at DanCenter! Or you can book your holiday home in one of the 28 Danland holiday parks, most of which include a swimming complex and final cleaning service!
Take your pick from among thousands of holiday homes in all of Denmark's beautiful regions or go on a seaside holiday to one of our 28 holiday parks with subtropical swimming complexes and a view of the best beaches in Denmark.
DanCenter offers holiday homes and holiday parks all over Denmark. Choose your dream house and enjoy the fantastic Danish nature.
Stay in the midst of the sand dunes at the water's edge or relax in a holiday home in Denmark with its own pool. Our holiday homes in Denmark are located in the most beautiful parts of the country. Be it the Danish coast of the Baltic or North Sea, there is a huge range to choose from! The basic features of our holiday homes in Denmark often include a fireplace, whirlpool and a sauna.
7,000 kilometres of coast is already pretty impressive. And nowhere in the whole of Denmark is further than 55 kilometres away from the coast. Then with are another 400 islands, and it becomes record-breaking. Those who love the sea don't want to miss Denmark. The country's serenity is thanks to the interplay of sun and clouds, wind and waves. Enjoy it on the beach, absorb it as you wander through Denmark's small towns, which are orientated towards their inhabitants. You can see it in the aesthetic of every day things. You can experience it on holiday.
Discover the dramatic natural scenery of the cliffs on Bornholm, the wild waves of the North Sea, the beautiful little islands on the southern coast of Funen, the magical light of Skagen, the hilly moors or the historic merchant towns. Let your holiday in Denmark begin!
The majority of our holiday homes are just a stone's throw from the sea or even have a direct view of the water. Take a seaside holiday in Denmark and be impressed by this holiday destination.
The Danish North Sea coast is characterised by wide sandy beaches that stretch for miles with a great dune landscape and lots of perfectly located holiday homes. In many areas, you can even drive your car along the beach. Off Denmark's southern North Sea coast, you will find the islands of Rømø, Fanø and Mandø in the middle of the Danish Wadden Sea. Popular holiday locations such as Blåvand, Henne Beach and Vejers Beach can be found in this coastal region. Jammer Bay in the north is located north of the resorts of Løkken and Blokhus on a magnificent cliff, before you reach the tip of Denmark. Book your Denmark holiday at the North Sea.
The Danish Baltic sea offers a variety of small beaches and bays to discover. The sea is significantly calmer here, making it ideal for families with children. Long sandy beaches can also be found here and there along the Baltic coast. Of course, the varied archipelago beyond the mainland is especially interesting. There are hundreds of smaller islands surrounding the main islands of Zealand and Funen, some inhabited, some not. Due to the numerous islands, the region has also been called the Danish South Sea. Find your holiday home on the Danish Baltic coast here.
The activity homes are ideal for families and groups, equipped with table tennis, table football, Nintendo Wii and a pool table. The Danland holiday parks also promise a restful family holiday, with amenities such as a swimming complex, mini-golf and lots more. You can find more information at danland.de. It is possible to arrange short trips here of 2 nights or more. A holiday in Denmark with children will be unforgettable. The sea, the beach, the sand dunes – all of this makes for a great adventure playground for youngsters. In addition, there are numerous sights and attractions in Denmark that the whole family can enjoy. As a DanCenter guest, you will also receive a discount at several attractions. You can find more information here and in the service office.
You can take your dog with you on holiday to more than 3,000 holiday homes in Denmark. Up to 2 pets are welcome. If you are travelling with more than two animals, please get in touch with our reservation team.
Denmark is a great holiday destination for families with dogs. It's not just people who long for freedom, sea air and nature, our four-legged friends do as well! There are a few rules that you need to keep in mind in Denmark, however. You can find all the information you need about holidays in Denmark with a dog here!
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The new harbour area is particularly interesting, with special architectural features and the ARoS art gallery. The Ejer Bavnehøj is the one of the highest points in Denmark and always worth a visit.
As you can see, a holiday in Denmark is varied and exciting for the whole family.
Denmark is the perfect destination for beach holidaymakers – along its more than 7,000 kilometres of coastline, you'll find some of the widest sandy beaches in Europe alternating with Unesco World Heritage cliffs. You can find out which beach suits you best here!
Islands have always been especially attractive to people. Fans of the big city and lovers of quiet solitude alike can find happiness on Denmark's fascinating island archipelago. Learn more about Denmark's most beautiful islands!
There's a holiday home for every budget in Denmark. From the classic Scandinavian holiday home to a large luxury manor, we have everything. Here are a few tips for keeping your holiday in Denmark affordable:
Holiday home breaks in Denmark are a classic way to get some rest – and each generation is rediscovering just how relaxing it can be to take some time off by the Baltic or North Sea coast. It doesn't matter what time of year it is!
If the typical Danish holiday home didn't exist, you would have to invent it: a house at the seaside – by more than 7,000 kilometres of coastline on the Baltic and North Sea. Denmark has been living the holiday (home) dream for generations – and it is always being reinvented. It all began very modestly – or elegantly, depending on your perspective. The first Danish summer visitors were nobles. They were first able to afford country houses in North Zealand in the 18th century, spending the summer months there. Around 1900, an increasing number of artists moved to authentic fishing towns such as Skagen in North Jutland and Hornbæk on Zealand. To this day, the works of the Skagen Painters and the Funen Painters attract thousands of art enthusiasts to Denmark's museums.
From the beginning of the last century, well-off Danes began building their own real holiday homes. The real success story of the Danish holiday home began in the 1950s, however. As prosperity increased among all classes, construction of the Danish "summer house" (sommerhus) as leisure accommodation soared – while there were approx. 40,000 by around 1950, today there are more than 220,000 holiday homes across the country.
However, it's not just the number of holiday homes that has changed. The character and lifestyle in these Danish holiday escapes are now more comparable with the holiday atmosphere of the 1970s, for example. At that time, the houses became progressively larger, more comfortable and more insulated. What had previously just been a summer holiday home could now become a home at any time of year. Today, these luxury houses of 100 or 120 square metres offer all imaginable amenities, such as washing machines and dishwashers, satellite TV, DVD players, Wi-Fi, whirlpool, sauna and more.
Despite increasing requirements, the "essence" of the Danish holiday home survived regardless of luxury and furnishing: making the dream of living in the middle of nature come true. On your own piece of land in a house that is arranged in a simple and pleasant way, with a clearly Nordic design. With a terrace for bright, endless summer evenings. Or a fire for a cosy atmosphere in autumn and winter. A fully-equipped kitchen where the family can meet and cook together - unlike in hectic day-to-day life at home. The dream brings couples together, brings several generations of families together, as well as friends who want to enjoy the countryside instead of the hustle and bustle of the city.
The choice of holiday homes these days ranges from wellness houses to houses with swimming pools, from houses for pet owners to houses for fishing, from energy saving houses to child-friendly activity houses with a pool table, table football and gaming consoles. The house with a sea view complements the holiday home near the city. You also have the choice of when you travel: Depending on the time of year, a Danish holiday home can be rented for several days or just a long weekend, with arrival on the day of your choice.
It is well-known that the Danes have long been among the happiest people in the world. At least, that is what regular surveys suggest, such as the European Social Survey, which tracks the self-assessment of nations each year. There are many reasons why our Nordic neighbours find themselves in this permanent positive state. In other countries, it has been attributed to the Danish hygge phenomenon that the world has feverishly embraced. Even many Danes don't realise that the word "Hygge" has Norwegian origins...
Shortly after booking holiday accommodation through DanCenter you will receive your booking confirmation. This confirmation constitutes your rental agreement containing all necessary information. On the first page you will find information about the addresses of your holiday home and the key pick up place, as well as a directions on how to find the house. On the following pages you will find the invoice for the stay you have booked complete with transfer order/inpayment form, stating the due dates.
On arrival at the key pick up point, you will be asked to present your rental agreement whereupon you will be handed your key as well as an electricity-envelope on which the meter readings of all consumption dependant expenses (electricity, heating, water, etc.) are to be noted upon arrival as well as departure.
Arrival can take place from 4 p.m. on the day the rental period commences.
If you can not reach your destination until eg. late evening, our local offices will be closed. Therefore please contact us in time to make arrangements with regards to the key and the deposit. The contact information of the local office can be found on your rental agreement or under the menu Kontakt on dancenter.dk
All holiday homes are equipped with all kitchen utensils, duvets and pillows necessary for the maximum amount of persons, which the house can room. Bed linen, dish cloths, table cloths etc. can be rented at the local office or online, if you prefer not to bring these items yourselves.
When you book a baby cot, please note that we can not guarantee space for the cot in the master bedroom. If the house description say there is a cot in the house and you only need one, booking is unnecessary.
You can also book delivery of the extras you rent. This way you do not need to drive several times between the holiday home and local office.
Please note that in high season, extras might be sold out. Therefore we recommend you to always book extras and final cleaning when booking your holiday home.
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