After a bit of sightseeing, come and see the colourful houses on the harbour and relax with a coffee.

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A stroll around the harbour.

Whether you see it on foot or by sea on a boat tour, Nyhavn harbour is an unmissable Danish location. It's a good way to enjoy a quiet evening, and then you can enjoy a coffee on the area's many terraces and restaurants, or take a look at the exhibition-boats of the National Museum of Denmark. The vividly coloured façades on the water can be traced back to the 17th and 18th centuries, when King Christian V used Swedish prisoners of war to build the canal bordering Nyhavn. It was also home to author Hans Christian Andersen for almost 20 years. The houses are brick and wood-based, with coloured plaster, and it is believed that the oldest is number 9, which dates back to 1661.

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