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Danish Architecture – Arne Jacobsen in Klampenborg

Experience Danish world-class architecture on this private guided tour along Strandvejen (the coastal road).

The Danish architect Arne Jacobsen massively put his fine fingerprints on a short distance of Strandvejen (the coastal road) in Klampenborg north of Copenhagen in the 1930s – 1960s.

It all started with Bellevue Beach Bath when young Jacobsen won an architecture competition. He created everything from changing rooms, ice cream stalls and tickets to the iconic lifeguard towers which are today still Bellevue Beach’s landmark. In the following years his designed the rest of The White City: The Bellevue Theater and Bellavista housing.

The White City was Jacobsen’s interpretation of functionalism and a new way of designing in Danish architecture.

Photos from the tour – click at the photos to view a bigger version

Arne Jacobsen continued the construction south of Bellavista with the townhouses Søholm which gave him his international breakthrough. With its yellow bricks and grey roofs that match the sandy beach on the other side of the coastal road Søholm is a fine example of Danish modernism: Functionalism combined with traditional architecture and a focus on good, solid materials.

Arne Jacobsen lived in Søholm for 20 years and he also had his design studio here. He is world-famous for the furniture and lifestyle products he designed. But most of all he himself appreciated his work as an architect.

All the buildings that we see at this guided tour are protected.


  • Bellevue Beach Park
  • Bellevue Theater
  • Bellavista housing
  • Atrium Houses
  • Søholm housing
  • Mattson’s indoor riding arena
  • The history about the Klampenborg area.

Important to know

See the possibility here below for a tour with more experiences (at Experience more)

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What’s included

  • Guiding and planning
  • My services as your personal tour guide
  • A bottle of mineral water
  • Recommendations for more experiences.

Do you want to experience the guided tour Danish Architecture – Arne Jacobsen in Klampenborg? Book the tour here

Experience more: Danish Architecture and UNESCO World Heritage

Combine the experiences of Danish architecture with a private guided hike through the par force hunting landscape in Jægersborg Deer Park which is UNESCO World Heritage.
There is a break for lunch or coffee (not included) between the 2 tours.
Book the combined tour here


Notice, we do not enter the houses we see. They are private homes.


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