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Creative coastal colony

Skagen, on the northernmost tip of Denmark, is a coastal refuge for artists, peppered with countless galleries.

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For the last century and a half, the port of Skagen on the northern-most tip of the Jutland peninsular has been home to an artists' colony. It started life in the mid-19th Century when art student Michael Ankerset up shop there and was quickly followed by a swarm of painters. Skagen's museum houses more than 1,700 works by the "Skagen School's" most important representatives.