When the weather’s good, you can top up your tan at the Amager Strandpark beach, just 5km from the centre (bus #12 or take the metro to Øresund, Amager Strand or Femøren then a 5min walk). If Tivoli hasn’t exhausted your appetite, then make for the world’s oldest amusement park at Bakken (mid-March till Sept daily noon/2pm–10pm/11pm/midnight; April, rides closed some weekdays; multi-ride ticket 219kr/249kr), close to the
Klampenborg stop at the end of lines C and F+ on the S-train about 10km north of downtown. Besides slightly sinister clowns and vintage roller coasters it offers pleasant woods and nearby beaches to wander around.

There are two more excellent attractions on Zealand’s northeastern coast. In the affluent town of HILLERØD at the end of S-train line C is the spectacular multi-turreted Frederiksborg Slot (daily April–Oct 10am–5pm; Nov–March 11am–4pm; 75kr), a seventeenth-century castle built by Christian IV, surrounded by an ornamental lake and housing Denmark’s national portrait gallery. Further north in HUMLEBÆK, and a short walk from its train station, is Louisiana, an outstanding modern art gallery, at Gammel Strandvej 13 (Tues–Fri 11am–10pm, Sat & Sun 11am–6pm; 115kr). The gallery’s setting is worth the journey alone – a harmonious blend of art, architecture and the natural landscape.

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