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Our favorite pastime here is a canoe ride on the River Suså, with its calm waters, running through the west side of Næstved. It doesn't have rapids and its current is negligible, so maneuvering by canoe is fairly easy. On summer weekends, the river is crowded with others who like to go canoeing too. Boats can be rented at Suså Kanoudlejning, Næsbyholm Allé 6, near Glumsø (tel. 57-64-61-44), costing DKK100 ($17/£10) per hour or DKK370 ($63/£37) per day. The outlet for rentals lies at Slusehuset, at the southern end of Rådmanshavn.

As you stroll through the town, you'll come upon antique buildings, the most notable of which is Apostelhuset, a half-timbered house on Riddergade (just south of Skt. Mortens Kirke) that dates from the Middle Ages. "Apostle House" has carved figures of the apostles on the beams of its 16th-century facade; each carries an object that symbolizes his martyrdom. These are some of the oldest, and certainly the best-preserved, timber-frame carvings in the country. Nearby you'll see Løveapoteket, an old pharmacy in a restored half-timbered structure from 1853. The building is in the Dutch Renaissance style, and medicinal herbs and spices are still grown in a garden out back.

The central square of town is Axeltorv, and all of the major sights of town are within a short walk of this historic area.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.