June: Æbelholt Abby Medieval Fair

Visit Museum Nordsjælland’s annual medieval fair at Æbelholt Abby

Join us in the weekend 22. -23. June. A cosy medieval fair. Ideal for families with younger children. Food, music, artisans and history. Activities and entertainment for the whole family.

❁ Taste traditional Danish medieval food – beer, mead, cider, breed and meats.
❁ Listen to musicians play medieval song and music.
❁ See artisans in their workshops – and buy samples of their work.
❁ Guided tours of the ruins and garden.

Re-enactors entertain – archers, knights and their ladies.

The fair is run by the museum’s enthusiastic volunteers and staff.

Activities for children

Make your own shield and sword, try wood and stonework, go for a pony ride. Rent authentic medieval garb and join in the festivities.


Adults 80 kr. Children 30 kr. Tickets available at the entrance. All activities at the fair are free.


Æbelholt klosterruin, Æbelholt 4, 3400 Hillerød. Located in rural surroundings just outside Hillerød. For directions and further practical information visit the Æbelholt Abby page.

Æbelholt Abby Medieval Fair

In the middle ages, a two-week market was held at Æbelholt Abby each year to celebrate Saint Vilhelm, a previous abbot. Pilgrims came to the Abby – the sick to be healed, merchants and farmers to sell their goods. Today we still celebrate this tradition. Visitors can go back in time and experience Denmark in the middle ages.