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Bornholm, Denmark Travel Information

According to shoe-wiki, Bornholm (Bornholms: Borringholm) is an island in the Baltic Sea (Europe), located between Sweden, Germany and Poland. Bornholm is part of Denmark. The capital of Bornholm is Rønne. A number of large cities on Bornholm are: Neksø, Aakirkeby, Allinge, Gudhjem and Svaneke.

Bornholm is a hilly island that can be reached by several ferry connections. In addition, the island has an airport near the capital Rønne. The landscape is mostly characterized by rock formations and extensive deciduous and coniferous forests. The coastline consists largely of rocky cliffs, interspersed with a number of sandy beaches. Tourists often come for the nature and the quiet beaches. In addition, there are many historical buildings such as churches, ruins and castles. The island’s economy is largely based on agriculture and tourism. See healthinclude for Denmark destinations.

Where is Bornholm located?

Travel information of Bornholm

Official name: Bornholm
Continent: Europe
Area: 588.5 km²
Capital: Rønne
Country code: DK, DNK
Population: 39,756 inhabitants (2016)
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
Highest point: 162 m (Rytterknægten)
Distance (Amsterdam – Rønne): 713 km
Flight time: about 2 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Denmark that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs in Denmark, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can put together your ideal trip.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Bornholm?

Weather and climate
Bornholm has a temperate maritime climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 0 to 5 degrees and in the summer months around 15 to 20 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Bornholm can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Bornholm can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Bornholm. In these months you have the best chance of good weather.

Danish (Dialect: Bornholms) is the official language on Bornholm.
Would you like to translate from or into Danish for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Denmark:
Dutch consulates in Denmark:
Danish Embassy in the Netherlands:
Danish consulates in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Bornholm.

Money and Currency matters
Bornholm is paid with the Danish crown (DKK).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Bornholm can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices on Bornholm are slightly higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +15% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (22% more expensive), food (15% more expensive), imported beer in catering (45% more expensive), cigarettes (6% cheaper) and public transport (6% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

It is not customary to tip on Bornholm. In most hotels and restaurants, the tip is automatically calculated in the price.

Time difference
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time on Bornholm is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Bornholm can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Bornholm you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Bornholm.
Information about public transport on Bornholm can be found at Rejseplanen.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Bornholm.

Electricity On Bornholm you may need a travel plug
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets on Bornholm can be found on our electricity page (see Denmark).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Bornholm can be found on Google news.
Online newspapers from Bornholm:
Bornholms Tidende and DR Bornholm.

Websites from Bornholm end
Bornholm’s official website:

The country code (international access code) to call someone on Bornholm is 0045 or +45.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Bornholm? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Bornholm Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Bornholm Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Bornholm.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Bornholm.

Public holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Bornholm can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Bornholm, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Bornholm?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Bornholm. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Bornholm can be found on Protected Planet.
Bornholm is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Bornholm? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines, money and perfume. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business on or with Bornholm, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Bornholm, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Bornholm.
– Alcohol: In nightlife from 18 years, shops from 16 years.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Bornholm has been known as Borgundarholm since the fifth century?
…Bornholm is popularly known as the island of sunshine?
…There is also a disease called ‘Bornholm disease’?
…About 60% of the island consists of granite?

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