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Vrejlev Monastery

Vrejlev Monastery dates back to year 1200

The northern part of the old monastery still has the original walls. Until the reformation, the monastery was inhabited by nuns and one prior. Usually the prior was one of the monks from Børglum Abbey. No one is sure of when the monastery was founded. Some sources would say 1154, based on the communication between Prémontré Abbey and Børglum Abbey, whether Børglum was permitted to enlist sisters. This accrued around 1150, and the monastery was functioned in 1154. After the reformation, the monastery became land and estate of the king ran by imperial vogt. As time passes the estate were sold and passed on to many various owners.  

From a monastery to agricultural

Svend Malthe Holst bought the estate in 1932 after a reconstruction and modernising of the west wing due to a fire back in 1914. S. M. Holst ran and owned the monastery till 1972, but it stayed in the Holst-family. Today it is the 3rd generation who is running the residence and the farming as well. Their near sum of 400 cows produce 25 tons of milk in a half of a week to the local dairy, Ingstrup Mejeri

Local goods from Vrejlev Monastery

The monastery co-owns the diary 'Ingstrup Mejeri' where all butter and cheeses are produced with the milk and ingredients from Vrejlev Monastery. An unique choice of cheese, could be the 'Kloster Osten' (monastery cheese) for instance. This cheese is matured in the monastery's own cellar. Buy it in the same occasion when you are visiting the dairy. Unlike Børglum Abbey, Vrejlev Manastery is not open for the public. But they do invite you their every daily life on social media and for their annual monastery fair. On this given day in June, the Holst-family open the gates to the wide courtyard, filled with booths and stands selling artificial crafts and delicious food made by local goods.    

Nb. The monastery is not open for the public. 

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Vrejlev Kloster 3
9760 Vrå


+45 98 98 85 33


+45 98 98 81 36


  • Access

    • Only visible from the outside



Longitude : 10.0031283
Latitude : 57.3617369