At the NYHAVN (New Harbour), there are many coloured houses which give the area a bright touch. In fact, the character of the area was largely determined by Dutch people. NYHAVN was an important commercial port in the 17th and 18th century.
The EXCHANGE is a beautiful 17th century Renaissance building constructed to give new impetus to Danish Economic Life. King Christian IV, who commissioned the building, could literally keep an eye on the progress of the construction work from his palace. Notice also the pretty little brass turret, the spire of which is made up of four interlaced dragon tails and three royal crowns.