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Holmens Kirke

Holmens Kanal, Copenhagen, Denmark
+45 33 13 61 78
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A Quiet Gem

Not far from the Christianborg Palace is this lovely little Church that is dedicated to the Danish... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Stroud, United Kingdom
One of the most unique churches we've toured

It started by seeking shelter in a freak rain squall and ended with a visit in one of the most... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
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“old church” (5 reviews)
“danish navy” (4 reviews)
Holmens Kanal, Copenhagen, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
+45 33 13 61 78
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Not far from the Christianborg Palace is this lovely little Church that is dedicated to the Danish navy. The Dutch Renaissance style whitewashed interior and the intricate woodwork are very pleasing as is the long attached chapel that runs alongside the canal. A peaceful spot...More

Thank DougF45
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

It started by seeking shelter in a freak rain squall and ended with a visit in one of the most unique churches we've toured in Copenhagen. All churches we toured in Finland had the ship hanging from the ceiling but this is the only one...More

Thank AdventureUnlimited01
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Fortunately I learned of this church from a YouTube video. We exited our canal cruise and the church was a very welcome refuge from the rain. The carved pulpit is spectacular. The ship hung from the ceiling lovely. We spent more than a very peaceful...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I shall be there for Easter 2017 this coming weekend. I return each time to this, the church my mother was baptised in, christened in, married in and ultimately, in dark and cold December of 2007, had her small funeral in. Though having lived in...More

Thank VikeSavoth
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The church was extremely quiet and peaceful. It was a shelter from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Inside I felt safe and calm, both spiritually and physically. With the peace and quiet came a moment of clear reflection on my travels in...More

Thank WynSomething
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We visited so many places with our Danish friends. Holmens Kirke was a beautiful old church worthy of a few quiet minutes, or even a serious prayer time if you choose. We were here in Sept 2015 (the "When did you travel?" selection does not...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We waited starting an hour-long cognitive tour with Netto-Baden boat through channels. We had a dozen minutes. We decided to explore the church of Holmen. We were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful interior details.

Thank Dalmik
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This church used to be part of the danish navy workshop where the black smith did his thing. Later converted into the designated church of the navy and also used by the royal family on some occasions. Actually not very church like but a very...More

Thank NilsRump
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This beautiful church is across the water (Slotsholms Canal) from the Borsen (stock exchange) and was very quiet in terms of tourists when I visited on a Saturday morning. It is quite plain looking from the outside, but inside it is wonderful in terms of...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

King Christian 4's old Church formed like a cross contains fine baroque furniture fra around 1680 besides a wing with memorials for various naval heroes such as Jens Juel and Tordenskjold

Thank Birte L
Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its
blend of charming old buildings and bold new
architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well
as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner
city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which
consists of three buildings, two of which are new and
situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and
venues of the inner city and its surrounding
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