Tisvildeleje - Historic seaside resort and young culture

Photo: Sarah in the Green

Tisvildeleje is the historic seaside resort where for generations Copenhagen’s bohemians have sought refuge from the limelight and hectic pace of urban life.

Here, by the sea, the forest and the meadows you can relax and become one with nature. The kilometre-long white sandy beach boasts plenty of room for everyone, and you can always find your own little spot in the dunes, or stroll in Tisvilde Hegn and enjoy the silence all by yourself.

But Tisvildeleje also features a vibrant social scene. The music festival Musik i Lejet is trendy, and the annual Kildemarked with crafts, entertainment, food and beverages attracts lots of visitors.

On Saturdays during the summer season, there is a flea market on Birkepladsen. Tisvilde Bio screens quality films and Bio Bistro offers entertainment and great food all year long. Experience a genuine seaside resort vibe in historical, restored bathing hotels where pampering and an inviting ambience are assured.




Hotels, bathing hotels and private accommodations

The original ambience of Tisvildeleje can perhaps best be experienced in one of the lovely old bathing hotels. The laid-back atmosphere and understated luxury. The family-friendly alternative is camping and hostels with cabins, large playgrounds and animals, or private accommodations.

Holiday house agencies

In North Sealand, there are several holiday rental agencies, that can help you find the right accommodation for a wonderful holiday. The holiday homes are located mainly along the beaches, but also inland and close to the cities.

Events and attractions

The beautiful white sandy beach and the sea are naturally the main attractions, but when you’re tired of sunbathing and bobbing in the waves, there are fascinating sights and wonderful experiences to be had in Tisvildeleje and the surrounding area. See what there is to do here.


Events in Tisvildeleje

The Musik i Lejet Festival is a new major summer event, and the traditional Kildemarked market draws visitors with its enticing array of arts and crafts. Find treasures every Saturday throughout the summer at the flea market on Birkepladsen.

Seværdigheder i Tisvildeleje


Troldeskoven i Tisvildeleje Troldeskoven - the Enchanted Forest is part of Tisvilde Hegn´s westeren flank which stretches from Tisvildeleje along th...

Helene Spring

Helene Spring is one of Denmark's most famous springs, and legend has it that anyone whose illness has not responded successfully to other forms of tr...

Lama Glas

Since 2002, Laura Madsen has run the glass blowing company, LaMa Glas. Simple forms and bright colours characterise her signature style. The shop is o...

N. P. Wieth-Knudsen Observatory

A On Margot Nyholmsvej 19 in Tisvilde Hegn you do not admire nature but the sky. Dr. N. P. Wieth-Knudsen Observatory is hidden among the trees and ...

Restaurants & Cafés

Sun, sea and wind create a healthy appetite. Do you feel like a good dinner served with a white tablecloth and long-stemmed glasses or a casual café meal? It’s up to you.


The Little Café

A small vegetarian cafe serving breakfast, vegetarian meals and fabulous coffee

Café Maya

The road to the genuine Italian food culture. Here you find  real Italian atmosphere and cuisine.

Den Røde Tomat

In summer 2008 "Den Røde Tomat" opened in Tisvildeleje. A luxury pizzeria offering Take-out service and shelves stocked with Italian delicacies. Today "Den Røde Tomat" is the place in North Zealand where locals and summer guests alike can take home a small piece og Italy or enjoy a Pizza a...

Restaurant Havgaarden

The heart of Havgaarden Badehotel is in our kitchen, where we serve European cuisine, with a weakness for Italien dishes - only using fresh carefully selected ingredients. All dishes  are made from scratch with proud professionalism and spiced up with a generous dose of love and passion.

Tisvilde Bistro

A drizzle Mallorca, a little Nordic coolness and lots of love ... Tisvilde Bistro serves delicious snacks in the barbecue buffet, as well as beautiful, fresh seafood dishes so you can taste more and more like each other! Organic and green is the focus - the green and honest kitchen emp...

Other lovely seaside resorts on the North Coast

Take a trip along the coast and visit other amazing beaches and seaside resorts on The Danish Riviera. Here are a few suggestions.

Vejby Strand - Tradition and fantastic sea views

Vejby Strand is a lovely old summerhouse area located between Rågeleje and Tisvildeleje.

Rågeleje -Seafront and striped beach houses

A classic boardwalk with iconic beach huts and views of the sparkling blue sea.

Outdoor activities

If you love an active holiday with plenty of physical activity, North Sealand has countless opportunities for cycling and hiking in the varied and beautiful scenery.

Tisvilde – Hillerød | Route 32

If you are into castles, nature experiences and a refreshing dip, you must try this cycle route. Here you get Frederiksborg Castle, the Badstueslottet...

Esrum-Tisvilde Pilgrimage Route

Look forward to a bouquet of varied experiences. On the Tisvilde Pilgrimage Route, you’ll encounter a part of North Sealand in all its immediate and n...

The North Coast Bicycle | Route 47

A signposted cycle route through small cosy coastal towns and seaside resorts between Elsinore, Gilleleje and Hundested along the coast of North Seala...

Find your way in Tisvilde forest

90 GPS-marked points in Tisvilde forest allows you to compose your own orientation route in the forest. 29 of the points, all numbered and marked w...

Practical information

Here you will find useful information for planning and use during your vacation.

Find opening hours at the tourist information, plan your holiday, see the map of the city, how to get around by public transport, read the large holiday magazine for North Sealand, find a blue flag beach and where to rent a bike? Get answers to this and more here.