Danhostel Gjerrild: A Gem on Djursland with Secret White Sand Beaches and Organic Silver Label Cuisine

02. Jun. 2015
Liv Thøger/Translated

Are you up for white sand, healthy salads and organic breakfast? In the town between the forest and the beach - with Sostrup Monastery (Kloster) from the 1300’s, plus one of Denmark’s cleanest and most beautiful beaches - you will find a gem. Visit Danhostel Gjerrild in North Djursland in East Jutland and do something exciting. Build caves in the forest, fish in the sea, make bread in the evening or go hiking in the middle of the fantastic countryside.

Railway History and Organic Silver Label

Danhostel Gjerrild has a unique history.  It was an old railway depot used in the old days to store unused locomotives, buses and trams.  Gjerrild railway dates back to 1911 when the line opened with three trains daily in each direction.  The town is known as a family friendly area with organic cuisine.  In fact, Danhostel Gjerrild is the only place of accommodation in Jutland with an organic silver label.  This was awarded in 2014.  Dorthe runs the kitchen with a loving hand, and she and her husband, Torben, are the hostel's hosts.  Together they create a cosy atmosphere, not least, a creative and tasty cuisine, which is primarily organic.  Meals are provided for meat lovers, vegetarians, adults and children, as well as for those with special dietary needs.  If you put emphasis on food history and wholesome products, then Danhostel Gjerrild is a great place for you.

Plenty of Activities for Children Inside and Out

Danhostel Gjerrild provides child friendly surroundings both inside and out with a playground, table tennis, campfire, and in the high season, a large playroom.  With 24 rooms, there is enough space for singles, friends, and families of all sizes.

Nature and Tourist Experiences - Away from the Busy Schedule

Danhostel Gjerrild is close to exciting attractions such as Djurs Summerland, Kattegat Centre in Grenå, and Scandinavia Wildlife Park.  There are plenty of activities and experiences for several days.  If you would like to see the beautiful scenery in North Djursland, rent bicycles or drive down to one of Denmark’s best beaches or out to the cliffs where fishing and exciting geological exploration are possible.  Take the opportunity to be with the children and forget about time and your busy schedule.  Danhostel Gjerrild is a place where history, nature, culture, and experiences, are nicely packaged in a safe and healthy environment, along with white sand beaches, and organic food experiences.  

Gjerrild is a tiny ‘secret gem’ in Djursland in Jutland.  Come alone or with your family and discover its charm firsthand.

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