Hello dear friends!
On Saturday my family came to visit me in Copenhagen. We had such a lovely day and the weather was perfect. I showed them around the city and took them to some of my favorite places here in Copenhagen. I thought I’d make you a little guide and talk about these places so you know what you have to do when in Copenhagen.
PapirØen (The Paper Island- Copenhagen street-food market)– Close to Nyhavn you´ll find this culinary heaven. It’s a large shed filled with local food stands that serve they’re own specialties. Here you’ll find everything from falafel, to burgers to, indian food, to danish smørrebrød. My favorites are the Indian butter chicken and the pulled duck. If you come here on a sunny weekend at lunchtime, be prepared to sharpen your elbows. It is so insanely crowded. Good thing is you can bring your food and go sit wherever you want. I alway sit at the end of the dock, in front of the opera house and enjoy the view. If you’re able to go here mid-week, I would suggest it because it’s way less crowded so you will get a chance too look around without wanting to punch people.
Trangravsvej 14, Warehouse 7/8, 1436 Copenhagen K
Nicecream– I am absolutely addicted to this place. It’s a vegan ice-creamplace (for those of you who frown your nose at the word vegan, fear not this stuff is honestly tastier than normal ice-cream) It’s made from coconut milk instead of dairy and their cookie ice-cream sandwiches are to die for. They also have healthy ice-cream bowls made from frozen bananas that taste too good to be healthy but they are(!)
There are 2 Nicecream-places in Copenhagen. Make sure to check their opening hours before to avoid major disappointment…
Enghave Pl. 10, 1670 København V
Elmegade 30, 2200 København N
Torvehallerne– This is a market with food, flowers etc. There are cafe’s and restaurants inside where you can find yummy stuff to eat or you can just stroll around and look at weirdly sized fruit like I did…
Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 København K
The Organic club– This is a vintage concept-store that I absolutely love. They have a fine selection of second-hand clothes, different price range but nothing too expensive. They also have some accessories, interior and organic cosmetic products. They have a membership which is optional that allows you to get points for the clothes you leave there. Then you can chose to pay with your points but anyone can shop here and pay as usual.
Istedgade 124, 1650 København V
Notre Dame– A supercute interior-store. They have a lot of stuff and I can walk around in here for hours. I’d advice you not to bring your boyfriend here, he’ll just follow you around like a lost puppy looking really scared and uncomfortable…
Nørregade 7, 1165 København K
Søstrarne Grene– When I was a kid my grandma would always buy stuff for me when she visited this store. They have everything. Interior, craft supplies, accessories, food etc. It’s like Flying Tiger but “nicer”. The prices vary but most of the stuff is really cheap. It’s also a nice atmosphere in here with classical music playing in the background.
There are a few stores in the city but the ones listed below are the most central ones.
Amagertorv 24, 1160 København K
Kultorvet 2, st. th. 1175 København
Nyhavn– Despite of how touristy this place is, it’s actually really beautiful. If you go here on the weekend you might just wanna take some pictures of the colorful houses and then get the heck out of there asap because it’s just too crowded. However, if you come here in the middle of the week when it’s less crowded, I suggest you stop for a brunch at one of the cozy restaurants along the canal. It’s quite pricey because of the location but most places have ok brunch or lunch deals.
Boat-tours– Touristy? Yes. But not to underestimate. This is such a nice activity on a sunny day. I’d recommend you do this mid-week because there are too many people on weekends. There are also smaller boats you can rent with a group of people if you wanna drive around yourself instead of going on a guided tour. Some of them have tables so you can eat on the boat. You find the boat-renting stalls and tour-boat stations along the canal in Nyhavn.
The round tower– Close to Nørreport metro station, on the way towards Strøget you’ll find this tower. You can walk all the way up to the top where you’ll find a beautiful view over the city. It takes a while to climb but you can stop along the way and read about history regarding the tower. There’s even a shop where you can buy souvenirs. Good thing is that it doesn’t have any stairs. It’s just like an upward spiral to the top which I loved because I hate climbing stairs. So even if it’s quite far it doesn’t feel as hard. (I’m not lazy I promise…)
I hope you enjoyed this guide. Please leave a comment and let me know what your favorite Copenhagen-places are.