Zealand’s northernmost town is rare in still having an active fishing harbour, operational since at least the 14th century. There is a mild charm to parts of the townscape in the harbour area from which, during WWII, Gilleleje's fishing boats were used to smuggle thousands of Jewish people to neutral Sweden. There are a couple of museums, plus, between Hornbæk and Gilleleje, a gallery with an excellent moorland sculpture park.