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The quiet holiday area Amstrup by the inlet Horsens Fjord is an ideal holiday destination for families with children.


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The village Amstrup is situated on the north side of the inlet Horsens Fjord, right opposite the island Alrø, which is connected with the mainland, 10 km from Odder and 24 km from Horsens. Amstrup is centrally located in proportion to sights, larger towns as well as lovely forests and nature areas. In Amstrup you will find peace, quiet and scenic surroundings. It is possible to buy groceries in the area, but if you wish to choose from a larger selection, you can visit Odder or Horsens.



You can swim in the inlet by Amstrup. Furthermore, this place is suitable for windsurfers. If you wish to swim in the Kattegat, you can visit the beaches of Saksild or Rude, about 17 km from Amstrup. Here you will find some of the best bathing beaches of the Jutland eastern coast. The wide and sandy beaches area suitable for children, offers a bathing jetty and invites walks as well as beach activities.


The preserved area 'Sondrup Bakker', close to Amstrup, is a nature area with alternating open areas and thick forest. Here you will find a network of marked walking paths. The island Alrø is connected with the mainland through a 1 km long dam. The island has a quite unique bird life, which can be observed from a gazebo. The forest 'Marselisborgskovene' is situated in the southern outskirts of Århus - a very scenic area with many bicycle and walking paths. Here you can also get close to i.a. roe deer and wild boar within an enclosed area.


A number of good golf courses are available in eastern Jutland. The closest one is the course of 'Odder Golfklub', but the scenic courses in Århus and Skanderborg are within reach as well. Anglers will find good fishing opportunities along the inlet as well as by 'Egehoved' - the southernmost point on the island Alrø. The many walking paths in the nature areas and the forests by Amstrup enable you to enjoy the scenic nature at close range.

Worth a visit

The district is rich in historic sights, and you can i.a. experience churches and ruins of churches, a long house with stone cists, monuments and ruins from the viking age. The old mill 'Gylling Mølle' today appears fully restored and functional, and flour is being milled here (5 km). 'Den Økologiske Have' (the ecological garden) by Odder is the largest ecological garden in Scandinavia. Get inspired in the large garden with theme gardens, animals, grain and flower fields (10 km). The history of the district can be seen at the regional museum 'Odder Egnsmuseum'. Here you can experience the preserved water and steam mill 'Odder Vand- og Dampmølle', a farmhouse room from the 18th. century and more interesting exhibitions (10 km).

Excursion spots

From Hov, 11 km north of Alken, the ferry sails daily to the islands Tunø and Samsø. Tunø has a scenic and varying nature, a mild climate and a cosy, evocative village. Samsø offers a unique nature, peace, quiet, idyll and many leisure activities. Visit Horsens, which was nominated 'town of the year' in 2002. Horsens is with it's scenic location, the many cultural offers, the widest pedestrian street in northern Europe, the inlet, the industrial museum 'Danmarks Industrimuseum', 'Horsens Museum' and the cosy atmosphere always worth a visit (24 km). Moesgård Museum has been established on the manor house Moesgård and contains archaeological collections from both Denmark and the Persian Gulf (27 km). Visit Århus, the 'capital' of Jutland, with i.a. the open-air museum 'Den Gamle By', the music house, the museums, the small and intimate alleys of the Latin Quarter and the lively atmosphere by the stream 'Vadestedet' (33 km).



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