North Zealand - The Danish Riviera
Halsnæs Bryghus – your brewery in North Sealand
Lovely food and really good beer! Let’s invite you to a lovely meal and a glass of good beer with a view of Hundested Harbour and life in the cozy quay alley. Halsnæs Brewery in North Sealand was born out of a vision of creating a tourist- and cultural attraction within the authentic environment of Hundested Harbour, and the former net workshop is the setting for a creative community owned by local citizens and summer guests from near and far. The brewery on the harbour lies between fjord and sea and right next to the town centre with its variety of shops.
Do you prefer sweet, bitter, light or dark?
The selection of beers is large and challenges you with varied taste experiences, and besides our standard bottled beer, you can choose to fill your glass with foaming good beer from the taps, also offering guest beer and the beer of the season. Enjoy a classic meal from the menu or get tempted by the day’s offer, for instance soups, salads, sandwiches, and warm dishes. The dishes from the kitchen reflect the seasons and the whims of the cook. The food is prepared with good produce, and we aim for plainness, tradition and harmony for the taste buds – also paying tribute to traditional dishes and giving them a twist.
Through the year the café and patio are filled with enchanting rhythms, absorption, dancing, and euphoria.
The calendar may offer blues, jazz, pop, well-known musicians, local stars, wine- and beer tasting, and lots more. By each event, you can read how to book an evening at the brewery.
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I Knit Hornbæk
Knittingshop with a wide and colourful selection of yarn in many different qualities; wool, mohair, silk, cotton etc. Handdyed yarns. Also courses in knitting and spinning.
Shopping and cafés
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Tuna fishing in the Oresund
Fishing has always played a special role in the history of the coastal towns in North Zealand.However, from the end of the 1930s and until around 1960, a very special catch was found in the waters of the Oresund. Sport anglers converged on Snekkersten and Helsingør during the summer to catch Atlantic bluefin tuna.Several of the specimen caught were more than 2 metres long and weighed up to 300 kg. A huge catch that calls for special equipment: a strong fishing boat and a so-called tuna chair attached on deck (shown in photo). Such a big fish can really fight – In fact, the fish is so strong that it can pull fishing boats along after it.The tuna has a very high commercial value, so in addition to being a challenge to catch, there were other benefits as well.At one point, Denmark had the best tuna fishing in Europe, but around 1960 the tuna disappeared from Danish waters – in fact, from the Oresund in general. The fish was not seen in Danish waters again until 2016, when big shoals of them were seen in the Skagerrak, the Kattegat and the Oresund. It is presumably the increasing population of fish to feed on in the Danish waters that has brought the tuna back.But if this story has given you vivid dreams of trying to catch one of the big and valuable bluefin tuna, we have to disappoint you. Fishing for tuna is prohibited, as tuna fishing is subject to quotas, and Denmark has no tuna quota. This means that anglers cannot catch them either – not even if they release them afterwards.So when two anglers caught a tuna of around 400 kg off Skagen in Northern Jutland in 2016, they released it and only told the story anonymously to the media. Perhaps in future, there will be a sustainable tuna fish industry in Denmark, but legislation is not yet in place to support that.Instead, you can try to catch other fish in the Oresund, such as the species bonit that is related to the tuna. Even though you are not allowed to catch tuna, you may be fortunate enough to experience their characteristic leaps out of the water – and dream of the day where you may be allowed to hook one!At the online documentary archive filmcentralen.dk (website in Danish) you can watch an impressive film on a tuna catch at Snekkersten in the competition ”Berlingske Tidendes Tuna Cup” in 1957, with more than 100 boats participating.Source: National news and TV station website dr.dk (website in Danish)Photo: Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet (The Fisheries and Maritime Museum) in Esbjerg. Danish film producer Carl Bauder, wearing a red knitted hat that he found floating in the Oresund in 1946-1947 and afterwards used as his mascot on his tuna fishing trips in the Oresund.Coordinates: Latitude: 55.992864
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