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Holmsbu is a small village located on the west side of the peninsula of Hurumlandet on Drammensfjord. Old wooden buildings along the waterfront are largely preserved. The village has attracted both artists and tourists. Holmsbu Bad is a hotel dating back to 1880. The hotel is situated overlooking Holmsbu harbor and Drammensfjorden.

Holmsbu Art Gallery (Holmsbu Billedgalleri) was designed and constructed during the period 1963 to 1973. The art gallery focuses on the art work of Holmsbu Painters Oluf Wold-Torne (1867-1919), Thorvald Erichsen (1868-1939) and Henrik Sørensen. Holmsbu Art Gallery, which received the Architectural Award Houens fonds diplom, was designed by Norwegian architect Bjart Mohr and was opened in 1973.

Holmsbu Church (Holmsbu Kirke) is constructed of wood and was built in 1887. The church has long plan and 300 seats. Holmsbu chapel (Holmsbu kapell) was inaugurated on March 23, 1887. The chapel is located in the hilly landscape on the outskirts of the village of Holmsbu ca. 500 meters east of Drammensfjorden and ca. 7 km south of the main church.

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