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Boat tour or a bike tour? Copenhagen has you covered

Copenhagen is unique in many ways. Two ways the city is unique is

  1. it’s is located right by the ocean and a canal runs through the center of the city.

2. it’s super bike-friendly – everyone here bikes! 

So what are you waiting for? Grab the opportunity to explore Copenhagen like you never have before. On a bike or from the waterside!

Go on a boat – let the captain guide you

Experience Copenhagen while relaxing in cosy little boats with enough space for twelve people. These boat tours share routes that you can sail to make the most of your trip. This way you get to explore and dive into a completely different side of Copenhagen that you’ve never seen before. 

Bring together a group of friends or family and get ready to sail. You can choose between seeing the “landmarks” tour which goes through the old city center with many historical sites and the “hidden gems” tour where you are shown nice spots off the beaten tourist tracks. Regardless of which one you choose, a complimentary drink on board is included.

Hey Captain Copenhagen Canal tour – havnerundfart og kanalrundfart i københavn

Rent a boat – you’re the captain

Hop aboard and see the gorgeous, old canals with the beautiful buildings, sail towards Christianshavn or towards Sydhavn that lets you see modern, impressive architecture in this newer part of town.

You only have to be at least 18 years old and not intoxicated to drive a boat.

As a captain, you have freedom regarding which part of Copenhagen to sail around, which canals to see. It’s way funnier to sail together with friends or close ones so bring them along as each boat can fit up to eight people, no matter of age and size.

An easy way to enjoy these activities is to check out our services page, pick up the most convenient day and time slot for you and fill in the booking form. Our concierge will make sure you’ll be happy with the trip and get the best out of your sailing experience!

Do your bike tour

Copenhagen is one of the best cities to bike in. Every day, more than 50.000 bikers pass the central Dronning Louises Bro – it’s safe to say that biking in Copenhagen is the ultimate way to get around. 

Rent a bike (or an electric scooter if you dare). You can rent the white city bikes that are located all over the city, you can rent a bike at a local bike shop or book bikes for you and your friends in advance to save some time and enjoy Copenhagen like a local.

Once you’re on your bike – you’re ready to bike around the town and go on a bike adventure. Choose a neighborhood to explore – Refshaleøen as an example is fun to bike to!

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Book a bike tour

If you’re more into outsourcing the guide part of your bike tour – you have all the luck. There are plenty of ‘Copenhagen like a local’ bike tours to join in Copenhagen. This way, you’ll have a guide to do the hard work, while you just follow them on your bike and see the great parts of Copenhagen. What’s not to like? 

Guided tour or not, by boat or bike – it’s up to you – and you don’t even have to choose! Choosing one doesn’t have to exclude the other. It’s fun to do all of the above!

About the author:

Born and bred in Copenhagen, Caroline Sølver is the expert when it comes to everything Copenhagen, from the hippest spots to get your coffee fix, the nicest views, and the hidden gems. Caroline runs her own personal lifestyle blog Silver Stories and a podcast Silver Talks in which she shares her life, living between Copenhagen and NYC, where she runs a cafe with her partner and is currently working on two more guidebooks for NYC and Copenhagen. Follow along for her best tips to Copenhagen. 

@carolinesoelver/ www.silverstories.dk

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Hidden gems

5 secret places in Copenhagen you cannot find in the travel guides

While most people know the colorful houses of Nyhavn, Amalienborg, the Queen’s castle and Tivoli, Copenhagen has way more than the traditional sights to offer. They might not be as well-known and popular, but that doesn’t make them any less wonderful. 

In this post, you’re guided to five secret, different and magical places in Copenhagen that you definitely won’t find on the first page of the traditional travel guides. Have fun while exploring them!

Bibliotekshaven (The royal library garden)

Proviantpassagen 1

Located between the Christiansborg Palace where the Danish government resides and the Royal Library, this little garden is the perfect break from the busy city. The garden resembles an oasis as it is perfectly peaceful and quiet and very well-manicured by talented gardeners. 

The garden was established in 1920 and features a reservoir with a fountain and wonderful flowerbeds. The garden has a tiny cafe that lets you purchase coffee and snacks. It’s the perfect place to take a small break to relax from exploring Copenhagen.

Kahyt og kaffe

Skibbroen 2

South of the center of Copenhagen, in the neighborhood called Sydhavn (South Harbour), you’ll find this very untraditional cafe. It’s a cafe on the water located in a former tiny ferry! The cafe is located inside the former pilothouse. From here, the owners serve beer, coffee, flaky croissants, burgers, and sandwiches – everything tastes yummy – and the guests can enjoy their food on deck if the weather allows it or inside the cabins.

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The Cisterns

Søndermarken, Roskildevej 28

Get ready to dive deep underground. Under Søndermarken, a park in Copenhagen, you’ll find the cisterns, a former water reservoir that was built in 1859. The purpose of the cisterns was to provide the citizens of Copenhagen with fresh, clean drinking water. 

Today, the cisterns have a different purpose. Come watch the underground cisterns and enjoy temporary art exhibitions.

Gasoline Grill

Vesterport Station

According to Bloomberg, Gasoline Grill serves one of the 27 best burgers in the world. And not only are the burgers next-level delicious, but Gasoline Grill also serves them from some funky locations. Their first burger spot is located within a former gas station – hence the name. 

Another one of their more secret locations is directly on the central train station Gasoline Grill. Another benefit of this location is that you might be lucky and beat the lines since this location isn’t the most crowded one of the Gasoline Grill locations.

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Brumleby & Olufsvej

In the middle of the 1800s, citizens of Copenhagen suffered from diseases as a result of bad living and housing conditions. A team of doctors planned out a new form of housing concept that would include more space, more light, and more nature. Brumleby, a tiny community in the Northern part of Copenhagen, is an example of that development. 

Take a walk around the little community of cute, yellow houses where citizens still live today and make sure to pass Olufsvej right next to Brumleby that features townhouses in the colors of the rainbow. A perfect photo opt location.

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Fingers crossed that these five secret spots will let you explore a different side of Copenhagen.

About the author:

Born and bred in Copenhagen, Caroline Sølver is the expert when it comes to everything Copenhagen, from the hippest spots to get your coffee fix, the nicest views, and the hidden gems. Caroline runs her own personal lifestyle blog Silver Stories and a podcast Silver Talks in which she shares her life, living between Copenhagen and NYC, where she runs a cafe with her partner and is currently working on two more guidebooks for NYC and Copenhagen. Follow along for her best tips to Copenhagen. 

@carolinesoelver/ www.silverstories.dk

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Hidden gems

5 amazing hidden bars in Copenhagen only locals know about

Although Copenhagen isn’t the biggest city in the world–with its almost 1 million inhabitants, it’s quite the contrary–it still has it all. Amazing restaurants (actually the second-best in the world!), sights for sore eyes, shopping–and most importantly, bars. Here, you can try unique drinks, have fun with friends and explore the Danish nightlife.    

Here are five amazing bars in Copenhagen that you won’t find on the first page of the traditional (and boring) guides.

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Balderdash – with a spritz of bacon

Valkendorfsgade 11

Originally from NYC, owner Geoffrey Canilao is the Noma chef of cocktails. Fancy a spritz of bacon on your drink? At Balderdash, it’s possible. It might sound weird, but trust us, whatever Geoffrey creates turns into magic served as a cocktail. A favorite is the infamous Balderdash grasshopper milkshake (beware! It tastes like a dream and it has absinthe – a dangerous combination).

The bar is located in a historic house that’s more than a hundred years old, and the crowd is a mix of young and old, Danes and expats looking for a cocktail masterpiece.

1656 – fancy speakeasy

Gasværksvej 33

While 1656 isn’t exactly a speakeasy, as you just enter the cocktail bar through the door, it’s hard to see that this place is a bar when looking from the outside. The facade is dark, there are no logos or signs and only a small window lets you see the bar inside. The location is perfect if you’re looking to drink incognito style.

The interior is dark and gorgeous, and the menu is innovative and changes with the seasons. Ask the expert bartender for what you should get.

Lidkøb – fun with friends

Vesterbrogade 72b

This is the spot for the hip crowd of Copenhagen. With colorful string lights, this bar is located in a back alley behind a big supermarket. If you don’t know it’s there, you don’t notice it. Lidkøb spreads over two floors, the second floor being the whiskey bar. If whiskey is your thing, go to the second floor. If not, stay downstairs and do yourself a favor and try the frozen banana walnut daiquiri.

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Vinhanen – wine on tap

Baggesensgade 13 & Enghavevej 24

The concept of this wine bar is quite interesting. For sustainability, quality and financial reasons, Vinhanen imports tanks of wine around the world. This way, no bottles are needed, and the bartender can serve wine fresh from the tap. This also keeps their prices low. Ultimately, wine-loving guests can enjoy great wine without breaking the bank. What’s not to like?

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Hviids Vinstue – 300 years old

Kongens Nytorv 19

This old school bar is an OG legendary spot – it’s been here for almost 300 years (since 1723). If you’re in Copenhagen during the Christmas holiday, this is the place to go for authentic Danish gløgg (mulled wine with almonds and raisins). If Christmas isn’t around, go for authentic Danish beer or anything of your preference. Hviids Vinstue is a place to remember. 

Have fun exploring some of the best, most fun and unique bars that Copenhagen has to offer and have an extra drink for us!

About the author:

Born and bred in Copenhagen, Caroline Sølver is the expert when it comes to everything Copenhagen, from the hippest spots to get your coffee fix, the nicest views, and the hidden gems. Caroline runs her own personal lifestyle blog Silver Stories and a podcast Silver Talks in which she shares her life, living between Copenhagen and NYC, where she runs a cafe with her partner and is currently working on two more guidebooks for NYC and Copenhagen. Follow along for her best tips to Copenhagen. 

@carolinesoelver/ www.silverstories.dk

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Where to spend free time if you are on a business trip to Copenhagen

Lucky you – you’re going to Copenhagen as part of a business trip. And you know what they say, work hard, play hard. A business trip to Copenhagen shouldn’t just be all business. Make time to enjoy yourself in the city, or even better, bring together business and pleasure. 

We hand you four ways that you can enjoy yourself and mix business and pleasure on your business trip to Copenhagen.

Work and meetings at Nomad

Blegdamsvej 6      

Nomad Workspace is a former courthouse of the neighborhood Nørrebro, now turned into a fancy, creative workspace. People can rent desks or office spaces here, or simply stop by for a coffee and a place to work for the day in Nomad’s shared office space and lounge with a cafe. 

The interior at Nomad is to die for. Plush, velvet furniture in beautiful colors and fresh field-style flowers make it more fun to work. The cafe offers coffee, flaky croissants as well as breakfast and lunch dishes. If you’re looking to host a meeting, Nomad also offers cool meeting rooms for you to rent for the day.

Coffee at Coffee Collective

Jægersborggade 56

When working hard, caffeine is a must. Get the best coffee in Copenhagen at one of the Coffee Collective locations. There are several spreads out around town, but this one is more spacious making it suitable for a coffee meeting with a client or an acquaintance. 

The coffee at Coffee Collective is brewed by skilled baristas and coffee connoisseurs – if you’re into coffee, this is the ultimate coffee spot that you must visit while in Copenhagen! 

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Afterwork drinks at Silo

Helsinkigade 29

Work hard, play hard. That’s exactly what Silo is all about. After a long day of hard work, treat yourself to a wonderful cocktail with a priceless view. Silo is located in the new Copenhagen district, Nordhavn, by the ocean. The bar and restaurant are located on the 17th floor above Copenhagen. If you look to the side, you’ll see the ocean stretch out all the way to Sweden. Look the other way, and you’ll see all of Copenhagen. 

Silo offers a large, exciting cocktail menu featuring classics such as a Negroni as well as more daring cocktails, such as the Black Sails with Malteco dark rum, licorice, lemon and, egg white.

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Dinner at Tramonto

Bryggernes Plads 7

In Carlsberg Byen, the former brewery of Carlsberg and now a hip area in development, Italian restaurant Tramonto creates cocktails, tapas, and Italian specialties while serving the ultimate view over the city. 

Tramonto opened in 2019 and has already marked itself as one of the restaurants to visit in the city due to the view, the food, the interior, and the wine list. This is the perfect spot to unwind with a glass of wine after a busy day of business and really enjoy Copenhagen.

Hopefully, your next business trip to Copenhagen will offer enough time to do a tiny bit of exploration and treating yourself to some of the many good spots in town.

About the author:

Born and bred in Copenhagen, Caroline Sølver is the expert when it comes to everything Copenhagen, from the hippest spots to get your coffee fix, the nicest views, and the hidden gems. Caroline runs her own personal lifestyle blog Silver Stories and a podcast Silver Talks in which she shares her life, living between Copenhagen and NYC, where she runs a cafe with her partner and is currently working on two more guidebooks for NYC and Copenhagen. Follow along for her best tips to Copenhagen. 

@carolinesoelver/ www.silverstories.dk

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The best places for you and your kids in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a very child-friendly city with tons of parks, playgrounds, museums and other experiences that cater to the little ones. Tired of being home with your kids that are either too loud and wild or glued to their screens watching movies or playing games? Take them out for a fun experience that they as well as you will enjoy. 

Here are some alternative and fun ideas and places for you and your kiddos to explore Copenhagen.

Creative Space – paint your pottery

Gammel Kongevej 154, Frederiksberg & Kastelsvej 1, Østerbro

At Creative Space, that is half a cafe half a creative space (pun intended!), you get to choose your favorite kind of pottery and paint it your way. There are tons of pottery to choose from – from vases to plates, mugs, and platters. Once you’ve picked your pottery, you’re ready to paint. Creative Space offers all colors of the rainbow, so let out your inner artist. 

Once you’ve finished your masterpiece of pottery, you leave your pottery at the cafe for them to glaze and burn. A week later, you’re ready to pick up your pottery. It’s an experience that’s fun and memorable for your kids as well as yourself.

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Remisen – indoor playground

Blegdamsvej 132, Østerbro

Are your kids all about the playgrounds but the weather is cold and rainy and doesn’t allow a date with an outdoor playground? Fear not – head to Remisen, a fun indoor playground. Remisen is located inside the former tram depot. The playground is for kids in the age of 0-12 years. It features a huge pirate ship, slides, pillows as well as toys and creative spaces for the kids to play and have fun.

Frilandsmuseet – live museum from the old days

Kongevejen 100, Lyngby

This outdoor live museum, Frilandsmuseet, built as an old city is one of the largest and oldest museums of its kind in the world. The museum displays the “old Denmark” with buildings, houses, and rooms that are furnished decorated as they used to be 100 years ago. The museum also features theater shows, volunteer actors that make the museum real as well as animals to pet.

The entrance is 70 dkk for a grown-up with a child. Children under 18 can visit free of charge.

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Tivoli – magical amusement park

Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen center

Visiting Tivoli is a must when in Copenhagen. The amusement park is located in the center of Copenhagen and is the second oldest of its kind in the world, with Bakken north of Copenhagen taking the first place. The park is open different times year-round with different themes such as Halloween, Christmas, and Easter as well as all summer long. 

Besides fun rides and rollercoasters, Tivoli features ballet and theater shows as well as great shops, cafes and restaurants.

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Rundetårn – climb the tower

Købmagergade 52a, Copenhagen center

41,5 meters tall and built-in 1642 by King Christian the IV, the Round Tower, the oldest functionary observatory tower in Europe, is a historical site as well as a fun experience for kids and grown-ups alike. What’s unique about the tower is that there are no stairs. The tower was built for horse carriages, so climbing to the top involves walking (or running!) up the spiral cobblestone slope. The view from the top is spectacular, and on a good day, you’re able to see all of Copenhagen.

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BonBon Ice – Fresh & Homemade ice cream

Andebakkesti 4, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen

This cosy place has a huge variety of ice cream flavours which would definitely be favoured by kids: from salty caramel and key lime cheesecake to mint stracciatella and Aperol spritz sorbet – all served with freshly baked cones. Bonbon ice cream is made of eco-friendly and organic ingredients and the owners do not compromise on quality there. They also host kids’ birthday parties with catering and workshops on how to make and paint waffles.

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Happy kids – happy parents. Fingers crossed that your little ones will love these alternative Copenhagen spots!

About the author:

Born and bred in Copenhagen, Caroline Sølver is the expert when it comes to everything Copenhagen, from the hippest spots to get your coffee fix, the nicest views, and the hidden gems. Caroline runs her own personal lifestyle blog Silver Stories and a podcast Silver Talks in which she shares her life, living between Copenhagen and NYC, where she runs a cafe with her partner and is currently working on two more guidebooks for NYC and Copenhagen. Follow along for her best tips to Copenhagen. 

@carolinesoelver/ www.silverstories.dk 

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5 Copenhagen spring events you CANNOT miss

There’s nothing like spring in Copenhagen. After a long, dark and cold winter, it’s finally getting brighter, lighter and warmer outside. In true herd instinct style, Danes rush outside to shed the feeling of winter and welcome and embrace the feeling of spring. 

What are you waiting for? Join the happy crowd, run outside and welcome spring by participating in one (or more!) of these popular spring events in Copenhagen.

Påskebryg in Nyhavn

Every year around Easter, Tuborg premieres their easter beer Påskebryg (Easter Brew) or ‘Kylle Kylle’, as it is popularly called. Danes love their beer, and Danes love when winter is over – they can finally shed the huge puffer jackets and run outside to enjoy the lighter, warmer weather after a long, dark winter. 

Join the celebration that spring is here by enjoying a Påskebryg at one of the bars with outdoor seating in Nyhavn. But don’t be fooled – just because Danes sit outside and enjoy their beer, doesn’t mean that it’s warm. Make sure to dress appropriately!

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Sakura Festival

Every year, spring is here when the Sakura Festival takes place in Copenhagen. This is where the pink cherry blossoms are celebrated as they are finally in full bloom. In 2020, the festival takes place in Langelinie on the 18th and 19th of April. The festival is two days of a full program with a small market, a kimono show and Haiku poetry – celebrating all things Japanese.

If you can’t get enough of the blooming cherry blossoms, make sure to visit Kirsebæralléen (The Cherry Blossom Boulevard) on Bispebjerg Kirkegård. Note that this spot is wildly popular and well-visited, so if you’re planning to enjoy the view for yourself, you might wanna do it early in the morning. If you make your way to Bispebjerg Kirkegård, you should visit Grundtvigskirken – a majestic, grand church in a distinct design.

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Fredagsrock (Friday Rock) in Tivoli

Every year, Tivoli lines up a mighty great concert program with huge names that will do a concert every Friday in Tivoli from spring to fall. Going to these concerts is a great way to have fun and enjoy concerts without breaking the bank. The price of the concert and entrance to Tivoli is 175 dkk. If you want to see more than one concert, you can benefit from buying the Tivoli season ticket that lasts a year and grants you entrance to Tivoli every single day that the amusement park is open. The season ticket costs 350 dkk.

Tivoli hasn’t yet published the concert program for 2020, but it keeps updating the information on celebrities coming to Fredagsrock. In 2019 some of the concerts were by Lauryn Hill, Jason Derulo, Tom Jones, and Mø. No doubt that the 2020 Fredagsrock program will include lots of great shows by great stars. 

The opening of Reffen

After a long winter, Reffen, the outdoor street food market in Refshaleøen is finally opening again. That means you can get back to enjoying light, Scandinavian spring and summer nights while indulging in delicious street food from all over the world. Reffen opens in April – so grab your bike like a true Dane and take a trip out to Refshaleøen. 

Beer, Nyhavn, cherry blossoms, concerts and street food – what a great springtime this is going to be! While Copenhagen treats you with great activities that mark the celebration of spring, make sure you have a nice place to stay. You can find some of the coziest apartments in almost all areas of Copenhagen, right here at the Nordic Housing Location website.

About the author:

Born and bred in Copenhagen, Caroline Sølver is the expert when it comes to everything Copenhagen, from the hippest spots to get your coffee fix, the nicest views, and the hidden gems. Caroline runs her own personal lifestyle blog Silver Stories and a podcast Silver Talks in which she shares her life, living between Copenhagen and NYC, where she runs a cafe with her partner and is currently working on two more guidebooks for NYC and Copenhagen. Follow along for her best tips to Copenhagen. 

@carolinesoelver/ www.silverstories.dk

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Ultimate bakeries & coffee spots you must try in Copenhagen

You can’t say Denmark without saying bread and pastries. While Copenhagen has an old school bakery on almost every street corner, fancy, high-end bakeries by world-renowned chefs have popped up around the city in recent years. When in Copenhagen, visiting one of these for bread, pastries and coffee is a must.

Here are four ultimate bakeries and coffee spots you must try in Copenhagen

Hart Bageri – a baker from the second-best restaurant in the world

Gammel Kongevej 109

Originally from San Francisco, Richard Hart moved to Copenhagen to bake for Noma, the second-best restaurant in the world. Baking for Noma is a mark of quality and seal of approval – the moment Hart opened Hart Bageri, people went bonkers, willing to stand in long lines to get a bite of the baked goods at Hart Bageri. Grab a coffee with beans from Prolog and choose one out of five types of loaves of bread and pastries at Hart.

Juno the bakery – Swedish style bakery

Århusgade 48

With a similar story as Hart, Juno the Bakery is opened by another Noma-alum, who’s originally from Sweden. That characteristic is what made Juno the bakery unique and crazy popular. People will stand in long lines to try the Swedish style cardamom knots which are an absolute pastry dream. Juno also serves delicious sourdough buns with cheese. 
Around the corner, the owner has opened another cafe, At the Counter, which has more seating space as well as a more elaborate menu – a perfect brunch and breakfast spot that also serves delicious coffee.

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Mirabelle – by one of the world’s best chefs

Guldbergsgade 29

Some say that Mirabelle was the first mover bakery that fueled the trend of the hip, artisanal bakeries in Copenhagen. Mirabelle is owned by the world-renowned chef Christian Puglisi who’s also the master chef behind Bæst that serves some of the best pizza in Copenhagen as well as Relæ, a restaurant that can be found on the list of the world’s best restaurants. 

At Mirabelle, you can pop in for a quick coffee and croissant ordered through the ‘to go’-window. Or you can sit down and enjoy a plate of delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Lille Bakery – Hipster heaven in Refshaleøen

Refshalevej 213a

In a funky, hipster area of Copenhagen that’s currently seeing a lot of development, Lille Bakery opened up almost two years ago in a large industrial space. The artisanal bakery and cafe are opened by a team of three chefs that met each other while working for Noma’s younger sister, Restaurant 108. 

Lille Bakery has a small menu that includes their take on a donut, a Berliner, bread, breakfast places and the lunch of the day. Everything tastes like a bite of heaven. Lille Bakery likes it simple, so there is no espresso machine. The coffee served is strong, black filter coffee.

Visiting these bakeries in Copenhagen might result in an intake of a few extra calories from the delicious pastries and pieces of bread. But we promise you it’s totally worth it!

About the author:

Born and bred in Copenhagen, Caroline Sølver is the expert when it comes to everything Copenhagen, from the hippest spots to get your coffee fix, the nicest views, and the hidden gems. Caroline runs her own personal lifestyle blog Silver Stories and a podcast Silver Talks in which she shares her life, living between Copenhagen and NYC, where she runs a cafe with her partner and is currently working on two more guidebooks for NYC and Copenhagen. Follow along for her best tips to Copenhagen. 

@carolinesoelver/ www.silverstories.dk

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Top 6 Restaurants that Make Copenhagen Famous

For the past 10+ years, Copenhagen has made its way to the world map of places to visit, exclusively because of the city’s selection of great restaurants, the new Nordic food trend, and Scandinavian design. 

Some might even argue that the rise of Copenhagen as the desired destination is all thanks to Noma, the founding father of new Nordic food. Today, it’s not only about Noma any longer. Copenhagen has become the epicenter of great restaurants and great eats. People travel from all over the world to explore Copenhagen’s food scene. 

Here are six of the restaurants that all take a vital part in putting Copenhagen on the map of destinations to visit.

World’s best restaurant – Noma 

Refshalevej 96, 1432 Copenhagen

If you haven’t heard of Noma, you’ve lived under a rock. This restaurant has been the talk of the town ever since opening in 2003. One of the reasons is that Noma completely changed the perception of food – by going to the Danish forest and sourcing many of the ingredients from here – hence the name. Noma stands for nordisk mad (Nordic food) Another reason is that the restaurant has been nominated as the best restaurant in the world many years in a row. It currently holds the second place. 

To eat at Noma, you need reservations months in advance. You also need a big wallet, as the menu is around 2500 dkk. The wine pairing is 1350 dkk. If you’re willing to splurge, you’ll have a dining experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life. 

Pro tip: If Noma is fully booked or doesn’t exactly fit your budget, check out Noma’s younger sister, Restaurant 108 that’s also located in Christianshavn and serves impeccable food, however, something that’s a little more budget-friendly. 

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Urban rooftop farm and restaurant – Gro Spiseri

Æbeløgade 4, 2100 Copenhagen

As the first urban rooftop farm, Østergro is a unique spot. On top of an office building in a more residential part of Copenhagen, Østergro grows its own organic herbs, fruits, and vegetables that are served to the community of paying members of the urban farm as well as in the rooftop’s restaurant, Gro Spiseri. Inside an authentic and very cute-looking greenhouse with tons of string lights on the rooftop, guests are served fresh, organic, sustainable and delicious food sourced directly from the urban farm. 
Tables fill quickly so make sure to book a table.

Memorable dining experience at Geranium

Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, 8. 2100 Copenhagen

Noma isn’t the only Danish restaurant mentioned on the world’s best restaurant list. Geranium, another Copenhagen restaurant serving Nordic, forest-sourced food, is number five on the list. 

On top of the green park Fælledparken inside the building of the football arena, Geranium serves a dining experience to remember. It’s easier to get a table than at Noma, while the food and wine or juice pairing are impeccable. The menu costs 2600 dkk and a wine pairing ranges from 1600 dkk – 15.000 dkk.

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World’s best burger at Gasoline Grill

Landgreven 10, 1300 Copenhagen + more locations

Right after opening in 2016, this burger joint was found on the list of the 27 best burgers in the world. That didn’t go unknown and right after, there would be a long line in front of Gasoline Grill every single day. The joint would regularly sell out completely, causing them to close early. 

To the burger eaters luck, Gasoline Grill has since opened up more joints making it easier to get your hands on the burgers, that are, in fact, amazing! 

The original Gasoline Grill joint is located inside a former gas station. Hence the name. One of their cool, newer joints, is located on the train station Vesterport.

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Traditional smørrebrød at Aamanns 1921

Niels Hemmingsens Gade 19-21, 1153 Copenhagen

Before new Nordic food became a thing, there was the traditional Danish food such as fried pork, meatballs and smørrebrød, the infamous open-faced Danish sandwiches served on rye bread. 
Thanks to places like Aamanns 1921, this food tradition still lives on and locals, as well as visitors, go to Aamans 1921 to get some of the best smørrebrød in town. The restaurant is Michelin-recommended, has a gorgeous Danish design interior and features a menu with all the best of Danish traditional specialties.

Pizza at Bæst

Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København

While pizza may not be Danish, Danes sure do like pizza! One of the best places to get pizza in Copenhagen is at Bæst (which translates to beast). Bæst is owned by the renowned chef Christian Puglisi that also owns a list of other famous, great restaurants all located in the neighborhood of Nørrebro. 

Besides pizza, the menu offers delicious appetizers and great drinks. While you can try your luck and walk-in, reserving a table is recommended. There are lots of pizza-craving guests at the restaurant every day and night!

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Whether you have a budget that allows for Noma or Geranium of if a good pizza or a burger is more your thing, we hope that one or two of these six amazing, different restaurants will please your taste buds.

About the author:

Born and bred in Copenhagen, Caroline Sølver is the expert when it comes to everything Copenhagen, from the hippest spots to get your coffee fix, the nicest views, and the hidden gems. Caroline runs her own personal lifestyle blog Silver Stories and a podcast Silver Talks in which she shares her life, living between Copenhagen and NYC, where she runs a cafe with her partner and is currently working on two more guidebooks for NYC and Copenhagen. Follow along for her best tips to Copenhagen. 

@carolinesoelver/ www.silverstories.dk 

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Local experience

How to spend a perfect day in Copenhagen like a Dane

When visiting a new place, what’s better than treating it like you’re a local, so you get the real Copenhagen experience? Follow along as we share the ultimate itinerary to spend a perfect day in Copenhagen. 

Breakfast of champions

To get ready to explore, you’ll need to fuel up on energy. Visit the renowned chef, Frederik Bille Brahe’s cafes, Atelier September (Gothersgade 30) or Apollo Bar (Nyhavn 2), to start the day off right. They are located close to each other, so the choice of which one of them to visit is all yours. Atelier September is the chef’s OG spot – the first one he opened and which made him famous for his immaculate avocado toast. It’s a sight for sore eyes!

At Apollo Bar, Atelier September’s younger sister, you can indulge in a bigger brunch menu that includes a blueberry and ricotta toast and banana bread with dulce de leche. 
The food is great, the coffee hits the right spot and one thing is certain – the food at Atelier September and Apollo Bar is hyper Insta-friendly.

Pay the Queen a visit

Although this day in Copenhagen is all about the local experience, there is no shame in doing a tiny bit of touristic stuff while getting the real Copenhagen experience. Right by both Atelier September and Apollo Bar, you’ll find the impressive home of the Queen of Denmark, Amalienborg Palace. 

Wander around the square in the center of the palace, nod to the Royal guards – and check if the Danish flag has been risen. If yes, the Queen is home!

Walk to the Amaliehaven, the park located in front of the palace. From here you can see the canals of Copenhagen as well as the huge opera that was built in 2001. The Danes have a love/hate relationship with it – in 2019, it’s been nominated as the ugliest building in Copenhagen.

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Hop on a bike to Refshaleøen

Walk back to where you had breakfast. A great coincidence is that the cafes are located right by Nyhavn, which is probably the most photographed spot in Copenhagen. Adore the old, colored and cute houses, the big wooden ships and take tons of photos. If you are eager for more, drop by Nordic Housing Location office located right here, in Nyhavn. There you may get a piece of personal advice on what to see and do and also book your tickets for some fun activities and tours.

Once you’ve had enough of Nyhavn, grab a rental bike. There are tons of options – electric scooters, Bycyklen or Donkey Republic. But make sure to drive carefully and stay to the right! The Danes get quite aggressive on the bike lane.

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Bike down Nyhavn and cross the new bike and walking bridge, Inderhavnsbroen, and you’ll find yourself in a different neighborhood, Christianshavn. Bike some more till you reach Refshaleøen, an empty area that’s currently being developed. This is where Noma, the second-best restaurant in the world, is situated.
Visit La Banchina or Lille Bakery for a cup of coffee after your bike workout. Both places are ultra hipster, and especially La Banchina is unique as it is located right on the water.

Explore the Freetown of Christiania

Bike back to Christianshavn and visit the Freetown of Christiania, a very unusual and extraordinary place. Walk down to the lake to witness some incredible and creative houses built by the inhabitants of Freetown.  Sit down for lunch at one of the many spots at Christiania such as Spiseloppen, Morgenstedet, Grønsagen or Månefiskeren.

Shopping in Little Paris in Frederiksberg

Jump back on the bike – it’s time to visit the Frederiksberg neighborhood, a more fancy and wealthy part of Copenhagen. Your destination is Værnedamsvej – which is also dubbed Little Paris. The shopping here is on point and you’ll for sure get your shopping craving cured – small, hip independent stores. Head out to Gammel Kongevej to explore even more great shops.

Cocktail time – It’s five o’clock somewhere… 

It’s time for another energy refuel. Head to the neighborhood of Vesterbro and find the cocktail bar 1656 (Gasværksvej 33) for a pre-dinner cocktail. Look closely because the bar is hard to find – some people even see it as a speakeasy. The cocktails served are masterpieces made by talented bartender masterminds.

Dinner at Kødbyen

It’s time for more food! Luckily, Copenhagen is brimming with great restaurants. They are especially concentrated in Kødbyen, the Meatpacking District of Copenhagen. You’ll find almost every cuisine here. 
From sourdough pizzas at Mother, which has just received an award as the best pizza in Copenhagen, to burgers at Cocks and Cow or Tommi’s Burger Joint. Are you looking for a more high-end restaurant, try Paté Paté that serves little plates great to share at the table. Craving tacos, Hija De Sanchez is a perfect choice. Do you dream of Danish fish and seafood? Then Kødbyens Fiskebar is the perfect spot for you. Want traditional Danish, meat-heavy food? Chicky Grill is the place to go to. You get the picture – Kødbyen offers a multitude of good restaurants!

You’re ready to explore Copenhagen like a true local. Enjoy your day!

About the author:

Born and bred in Copenhagen, Caroline Sølver is the expert when it comes to everything Copenhagen, from the hippest spots to get your coffee fix, the nicest views, and the hidden gems. Caroline runs her own personal lifestyle blog Silver Stories and a podcast Silver Talks in which she shares her life, living between Copenhagen and NYC, where she runs a cafe with her partner and is currently working on two more guidebooks for NYC and Copenhagen. Follow along for her best tips to Copenhagen. 

@carolinesoelver/ www.silverstories.dk 

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The best places to enjoy the nightlife in Copenhagen

While Copenhagen isn’t the craziest and biggest city full of bright lights and crazy parties–the Danes still know how to party (and drink!). Bonus info: Danes are notorious binge drinkers, and when in Rome, right? So, put on your party outfit, your friends and get ready for a night to remember. If you want to explore Copenhagen by night, this is where you should go.

Party in Kødbyen – the Meatpacking district of Copenhagen

Nightlife and Kødbyen go hand in hand. This is the epicenter of partying! Kødbyen is brimming with great restaurants where you can begin your night out, for example with sourdough pizzas at Mother. Once you’re fueled up on energy, let’s get the party started. Head to Bakken or Jolene Bar, which is where the magic happens. These bars/clubs are nothing fancy, but if you like cheap drinks, hipsters, club vibes and electronic music, you’re at the right place.

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Try crazy cocktails at Balderdash

The owner of Balderdash, who originates from NYC, is like the Noma chef of cocktails. This bar specializes in creative, different cocktails and adds something unique to the Copenhagen nightlife. The bar is located in a building that’s more than a hundred years old in the historical part of Copenhagen. The cocktail menu is interesting and different, spiced with infusions such as one that tastes like pizza. Go here for a cocktail you’ll remember!

Hit up an old school bar

In Danish, they are called bodegas and Copenhagen is full of them. A bodega is a murky, old school bar that has one or five loyal customers that come here every day, preferably an old jukebox, lots of beer and low lighting. A Copenhagen bodega experience is a must. Some of the good places to go are Cafe Sommersted, Fingerbøllet, and Understellet.

Watch stand up comedy at ICC the theatre

Ready to laugh out loud? To stand up comedy you go. Improv Comedy Copenhagen hosts for comedy shows a week, and you’re guaranteed to laugh your *ss off. For the comedy show program, click here. If you’re really into comedy, you can even attend classes on the fundamentals of comedy at different levels. Who knows, maybe you could become the next comedian to perform at ICC?

Indulge in craft beer

As Danes love to drink, and especially when it comes to beer, the selection of quality beer bars in Copenhagen is more than decent. The, now world-famous, Mikkeller brand owns several craft beer bars around town, such as the bar in the hip Copenhagen neighborhood Vesterbro. Check out the full list of Mikkeller Copenhagen locations here. But it doesn’t end with Mikkeller. If you’re into good beer, you should also check out Fermentoren, Brus and Nørrebro Bryghus.

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Beer, bar, bodega, club or comedy? The night is young and you’re good to go explore everything that the Copenhagen nightlife has to offer. Have fun and drink an extra beer for us!

About the author:

Born and bred in Copenhagen, Caroline Sølver is the expert when it comes to everything Copenhagen, from the hippest spots to get your coffee fix, the nicest views, and the hidden gems. Caroline runs her own personal lifestyle blog Silver Stories and a podcast Silver Talks in which she shares her life, living between Copenhagen and NYC, where she runs a cafe with her partner and is currently working on two more guidebooks for NYC and Copenhagen. Follow along for her best tips to Copenhagen. 

@carolinesoelver/ www.silverstories.dk