Hårlev, Zealand, Denmark

Wake up to the sound of roosters crowing, be lured out of bed by the smell of freshly baked rolls and fall into bed in the evening full of fresh country air and healthy food.Free range pigs, chickens, goats, ducks, cats and a dog, all in a family atmosphere in the middle of the countryside.

At the Dambaekgaard organic farm in the Danish Zealand, holidaymakers will find a perfect mix of rest, relaxation and inspiration for a sustainable lifestyle in harmony with nature. The host couple Kirstine and Jan live here with their three children and let guests and volunteers from all over the world participate in their farm life. Accommodation options include a holiday apartment, two guest rooms, a caravan and enough space for camper vans and tents. You are always welcome to join the daily feeding, pick berries, lit the fireplace, climb trees in the garden or just relax in the hammock and leave the stress of everyday life behind. There is a lot to discover here, especially for families with children, and plenty of space to run around and play.

The surrounding area is ideal for long walks and bike rides. The Baltic Sea is only 10 kilometers away and Denmark's enchanting capital Copenhagen, various Viking museums and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Stevns Klint can be reached within an hour. As historians, Jan and Kirstine are ideal contacts to learn more about Danish society, history and culture.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Camping sitefrom50 €
Double roomfrom130 €
Family roomfrom168 €
Apartmentfrom200 €


ArchitectureKirstine and Jan bought the farm, which dates back to 1805, in 2010 and have lovingly renovated it ever since. They used building materials that were as natural as possible, for example, limestone from the region for mortar and paint. Furthermore, insulation was made from paper and old Styrofoam remnants. They also used as much existing material as possible, such as the bricks from demolished houses. When fewer guests were able to visit due to Covid-19, they used the quieter time wisely to set up a rustic, cozy holiday apartment in the old stable above the barn. Recycling and upcycling are also a matter of importance for the creative hosts when it comes to the interior design. For example, an old ladder was converted into bookshelves and the tables and chairs were made from old floorboards and pallets. The caravan from the 1980s, which is also available for guests, was restored to a high standard in a resource-saving manner.

FoodAt Dambækgaard, good food with ingredients from their own farm is very important. Even those who hate breakfast will find it hard to resist the smell of the home-baked rolls, plus there are eggs from our own chickens, home-made jams and seasonal berries and fruit from the cottage garden. If you can also have lunch here, but you shouldn’t fill your stomach so much so that you don’t have space for the delicious two-course meal in the evening, which is served either in the rustic dining room or in the open-air garden. Even the drinks are homemade - for example elderflower or dandelion lemonade. The ingredients used are regional, seasonal and mostly organic. The meat comes from their own free-range pigs and goats.

The hosts came up with the idea of opening their farm to holidaymakers thanks to numerous volunteers from all over the world who have been coming to them since 2016 as part of WWOOF - World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Whilst they gave the young people an insight into the everyday life of their small, organic farm in their rural home, they kept hearing about how relaxing, beautiful and calming it was for them. They were told that there would certainly be many people that would like to spend their holidays there. Local craftsmen from the local area helped with the necessary conversions.

EnvironmentHolidaymakers in Dambækgaard can experience up close how free-range animal husbandry, organic farming and a sustainable lifestyle work in harmony with nature. The waste water is treated in the owners self constructed wetland before it is discharged into the nearby river. All buildings are supplied with energy from biogas and green electricity. All waste is strictly separated and fully recycled; food waste is fed to the pigs and chickens or ends up as rich compost in the garden. In order to keep water consumption low, animals and the garden are supplied with rainwater as much as possible.


  • Holidays on a sustainably managed farm in beautiful Zealand
  • Only an hour from Copenhagen
  • Surrounded by meadows, fields and tall trees
  • Get inspired for a more sustainable and climate-friendly lifestyle
  • Authentic, home-cooked food made from farm produce
  • Lots of free-roaming animals on site (pigs, chickens, goats, ducks, cats and a dog)
  • If you want, you can help on the farm: feed the animals, make a fire, and much more
  • In addition to guests, many volunteers come to Dambækgaard from all over the world to help out on the farm

Farmstay1 apartment, 2 rooms, 1 mobile home + campsiteHalf BoardChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • Accommodation in an apartment, in rooms, in a caravan or in your own tent/caravan
  • Half board (breakfast + dinner) included in the price
  • No own cooking facility, but there is a fridge
  • Rooms and apartments with private bathrooms
  • Each of the five camping units also have their own private bathroom
  • Large area with terraces, a fireplace, pizza oven, a petanque field and a parkour area
  • Sandpit, trampoline, toys and vehicles for children
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Camping sitefrom50 €
Double roomfrom130 €
Family roomfrom168 €
Apartmentfrom200 €

Location + Directions

By car

From Copenhagen it is just under an hour to Hårlev (63 km). It takes 4 hours (293 km) from Hamburg, 3 hours (290 km) from Flensburg, just under 4 hours (170 km) from Rostock (by ferry) and 6 hours (397 km) from Berlin (including the ferry). The exact address can be found on the website.

With public transport

The nearest train station is in Hårlev, 1.8 kilometers from Dambækgaard.