Better value than the DFDS Canal Tours, Netto-Bådene covers the same route. Embarkation points are at Holmens Kirke and Nyhavn. From...
Another striking Renaissance building is Børsen, the city’s stock exchange, at the eastern corner of Slotsholmen. Constructed in the...
A walk through the crypt-like bowels of Slotsholmen, known as Ruinerne under Christiansborg, offers a unique perspective on Copenhagen’s...
This laid-back lounge–cocktail bar is tucked away behind Amagertorv. The ‘K’ stands for Kirsten, who mixes a mean mojito to a youngish,...
Slotskælderen Hos Gitte Kik
This lunchtime smørrebrød restaurant is full of atmosphere and traditional Danish charm. Just point to the sandwich you want, and Gitte...
Holmens Kanal 9 · interesting places nearby
Holmens Kirke information
Just across the canal to the northeast of Slotsholmen is Holmens Kirke. This historic brick structure, with a nave that was originally built in 1562 to be used as an anchor forge, was converted into a church for the Royal Navy in 1619. Most of the present structure, which is predominantly in Dutch Renaissance style, dates from 1641. The church’s burial chapel contains the remains of some important naval figures, including Admiral Niels Juel, who beat back the Swedes in the crucial 1677 Battle of Køge Bay.
It was at Holmens Kirke that Queen Margrethe II took her marriage vows in 1967. The interior of the church has an intricately carved 17th-century oak altarpiece and pulpit.