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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