Copenhagen

Everything you need for a kicking day or two in Copenhagen...

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1. Rent a Bike

Copenhagen’s bike path network offer a model demonstration of how urban life could be if we embraced bikes over cars…for the visitor bicycles offer a great way to combine sight-seeing with Copenhagen’s visionary urban design. Start the day by collecting a bike – from here the city is all your’s! …

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A. Baisikeli Bike Rental
Turesensgade 10
1368 Copenhagen, Denmark ‎
Tel: +45 26 700 229

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2. Breakfast in Copenhagen

For a cool breakfast in Copenhagen head to Nørrebro. Situated on the foodie/hipster strip of Jægersborggade, a couple of scheming youngsters have opened up Grøt, a cheap and cheerful joint devoted to traditional – and not so traditional – Nordic porridge. If you can set your anti-gruel prejuidices aside, you …

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B. Grøt
Jægersborggade 50
Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel:+45 50 58 55 79

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3. Coffee Collective

If you’re the sort of person who needs a second cup of coffee to get started, The Coffee Collective from Copenhagen has a reputation that expands way beyond the small nation of Denmark. As leaders of the Third Wave Coffee movement, they roast and distribute their excellent coffee to haughty …

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C. Coffee Collective
Godthåbsvej 34 B, 2000
Frederiksberg
Copenhagen
Tel: +45 60 15 15 25

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4. Statens Museum for Kunst

The National Gallery of Denmark offers the opportunity to delve into some wintery landscape painting while dabbling in Danish contemporary art, look out for contemporary Danish artists such as Danh Vo (see video) …

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D. National Gallery of Denmark
Statens Museum for Kunst
Sølvgade 48-50
DK-1307 Copenhagen

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5. Design Museum Danmark

Combing beauty, functionality and simplicity Danish design sets the bench mark to which we can all aspire. Design Museum Danmark showcases all aspects of design – furniture, lighting to textiles, with special displays dedicated the heavyweights of Danish design: Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Kaare Klint and Poul Henningsen. In addition there …

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E. Design Museum Danmark
Bredgade 68/1260 Copenhagen
Tel: +45 33 18 56 56

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6. Best Smørrebrød CPH

All hail the open sandwich. When it comes to Copenhagen’s best smørrebrød the beauty is in the detail: good rye bread, seafood (herring, salmon, lobster, crab), perfectly boiled eggs, and a Danish take on dill mayonaise …

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F. Slotskælderen hos Gitte Kik
Fortunstræde 4
1065 Copenhagen
Tel: +45 33 11 15 37

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7. Islands Brygge Havnebadet

Sometimes the simplest things are the most beautiful. The Copenhagen Harbour Baths, a design collaboration between local architects Plot and BIG, transformed a traditionally industrial harbour in the Islands Brygge district into the proverbial urban playground …

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G. Islands Brygge Havnebadet
Islands Brygge 7
2300 Copenhagen
Tel: +45 30 89 04 70

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8. A lovely dinner in Copenhagen

It’s hard to underestimate the effect that Noma has in transforming Copenhagen’s culinary scene. As a friendly recently quipped,  “Noma seems to be at the centre of a cottage industry of soil crumbles (on every dish) nettle garnish & dill ice creams!” This suggests that along with the good, there …

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H. Noma
Strandgade 93
DK-1401 Copenhagen

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9. Copenhagen Bar Crawl

How to drink like a Dane: our recommendations for the best bars in Copenhagen… Get started at Falernum, a cheerful and unpretentious wine bar where tapas style nibbles are on offer, the interior is pared back wood and candlelight, the atmosphere is relaxed and the staff are cheerful. During summer …

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I. Falernum
Værnedamsvej 16
1619 Copenhagen
+45 33 22 30 89