Esbjerg C - Strandby & Vesterby

Neighborhood with charm and culture

Historic Strandby included the current Strandby and Vesterby, which is located in the northern extension of the inner city.


The area’s borders run all the way down to the harbor, and due to its location – within walking distance of the city’s amenities as well as to Vognsbøl, which is home to Esbjerg Sports Park and the park Vognsbølparken – it is considered a popular place to live.


In Strandby, you can experience everything from the quiet villa streets to the culture at the Tovværksområde, an area where rope was manufactured, and today you will find the Esbjerg Swimming Stadium, movie cinemas and restaurants at Tovværket.


Strandby is an area that has an urban character with broad streets and high building facades. Here you can find many cooperative housing options, which reflect that the area’s powerhouse was the rope factory in the start of the 1900’s.


Vesterby is largely considered as a part of central Esbjerg, because many of the city’s specialty boutiques are located in this area, and Vesterby begins where the walking street terminates.

Population Approx. 7400 Location Northern part of Esbjerg C

In Vesterby, you can find many of Esbjerg’s first city houses, near Vesterhavsgade, while along Strandbygade near Strandby Plads and on Stormgade you will find apartment blocks constructed for the higher density, urban, inner city. Out towards Frodesgade there is a small villa district. The park Strandbyparken provides a green oasis for the area.


The community spirit

There are many cultural offers and shopping opportunities in Vesterby and Strandby. On Stranbygade and near Strandby Plads there are many specialty boutiques and restaurants, with Strandby Plads representing the neighborhood’s center. Near Tovværket you will find the movie cinemas as well as restaurants, the swimming stadium and the badminton hall.


The park Strandbyparken is a green oasis. 


School, SFO (after-school care programme) and youth clubs

Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven school districts. Vesterby and Strandby fall across two school districts, with associated after-school care (SFO) and leisure and youth clubs.  

Children in Strandby are part of Cosmosskolen school district with the main department located at Skolebakken in Jerne and a school each in Boldesager and in Spangsbjerg.

Children in Vesterby are part of Urbanskolen school district with the main department located at Søndervangen in the eastern part of the city, and a school on Danmarksgade in Esbjerg Inner City and a school in Rørkjær


In Spangsbjerg (southeast of Strandby) you will find:



In the inner city (southeast of Vesterby) you will find:



At this interactive map you can view all schools in the municipality. The search function located at the top right-hand corner allows you to search by address or school name. If you hit the icon "i" in the top menu, you can click the dots on the map to read more about the schools. 

If you wish to see a map that combines information about schools and childcare you can find it here

Read more about school, school districts and enrollment here.




Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven enrollment districts. Strandby and Vesterby fall under the Esbjerg Inner City district.


In Strandby and Vesterby you will find:



At this interactive map you can view all your childcare options. 

Read more about childcare here

Transportation time by car

7 min.
Next Step City
7 min.
Esbjerg Airport
10 min.
21 min.
27 min.
1 t. 22 min.
2 t. 5 min.
3 t. 5 min.