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Store Magleby – The Dutch Village

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Store Magleby has a unique and different history. In the 1500s the village was colonized by Dutch farmers who for 300 years lived here with their special language, special rules of law, and customs and traditions that differed markedly from other Danish villages.

The cultural heritage of the Dutch farmers can still be seen in the church and at the Amager Museum situated in two old farmhouses in the village.

Store Magleby is also one of the best-preserved farming villages in greater Copenhagen. In contrast to most other Danish villages it is not surrounded by modern housing. With its village pond, old road structure and faming land almost all around it, it has preserved its original character.

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Amager Museum
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Amager Museum

Autumn Break: 17th. - 23rd. October: 12-16

Christmas Marked: 19th.- 20th., 26th.-27th. November: 12-16

Christmas exhibition: 19th. November - 18th. December: Wednesday - Sunday: 12-16


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Store Magleby Church
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Store Magleby Church

Store Magleby Church is built on Amager's highest site - 8 meters above sea level. The first church on the site is presumably built in the 13th century, but the Dutch peasants, who were invited by Chr...

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The Village
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The Village

The small village Store Magleby, unlike other Danish villages, does not have a peripheral building of detached houses, so today it is one of the best-preserved village environment in Copenhagen: It st...

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