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Top Choice Museum in Skagen

Skagens Museum

This wonderful gallery (undergoing major renovation and expansion from late 2014 into 2015) showcases the outstanding art that was produced in Skagen between 1870 and 1930.Artists discovered Skagen’s luminous light …
Top Choice Cafe in Skagen

Skagens Museum Cafe

For lunch or a cuppa in a magical setting, head to the Garden House cafe at Skagens Museum, serving lunchtime dishes plus a super spread of homebaked cakes and tarts. Note: you don’t need to pay the museum’s admissi…
Outdoors in Skagen


Appropriately enough for such a neat and ordered country, Denmark doesn’t end untidily at its most northerly point, but on a neat finger of sand just a few metres wide. You can actually paddle at its tip, where the …
Supermarket in Skagen


In-house bakery opens from 7.30am. The post office is inside.
International in Skagen

Jakobs Café & Bar

The terrace of this relaxed cafe-bar is primed for people-watching, and the comprehensive menu has favourites such as burgers, Caesar salad, moules-frites and steaks (the kitchen closes at 10pm). On summer nights th…
French in Skagen

Brøndums Hotel Restaurant

French cuisine is the main influence on otherwise classic Danish dishes here. Meals are served in the old-world ambience of the dining room – it has a special-occasion feel, but you can just as easily pop in for cla…
Seafood in Skagen


Seafood is the star at Pakhuset, from simple fishcakes with remoulade to swoon-inducing flambéed Norwegian lobster tails. It has long hours and superb ambience both outdoors (slap bang on the harbour) and indoors (t…
Nature Centre in Skagen

Skagen Odde Naturcenter

In a beautiful Utzon-designed building on the northern outskirts of town, this centre gives an insight into the natural elements that surround Skagen and make it unique. It's pricy, but worth a visit if you're into …
Seafood in Skagen

Skagen Fiskerestaurant

This dockside place has the same approach as nearby Pakhuset – casual cafe fare at lunch and dinner (fiskefrikadeller, or fresh-off-the-boat prawns you peel yourself), an in-demand outdoor terrace, and a smarter ups…
Butcher in Skagen

Slagter Munch

The queues out the door attest to this butcher’s reputation for award-winning skinke (ham) and sausages. There’s also a selection of picnic-worthy salads and deli produce for sale.