Tuesday, 14 June 2011

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Things to Do in Denmark


Whenever we have friends or family expressing their wishes to visit us, I find myself not having a ready list to guide them on what to see in Denmark. I am, thus, compiling a list of things, which we find interesting to do in Denmark, which we enjoy doing ourselves.

Things to do in Denmark:

January
• Jan - Mar - Winter Snow Sledging (only when it snows a lot)
• Jan - Mar - Skiing in Sweden

Febuary
• Feb 1 - 17 - Copenhagen Winterjazz Festival http://jazz.dk
• Mid Feb - LEGO World, Bella Centre
• Feb - Snowdrop - Vintergække in bloom

March
• End Mar - Early April – See yellow Easter flowers (Påskeljne)
• Mar 27 – Oct 24 - Visit Frilandsmuseet (a Danish open air museum) 10am – 5pm (Close on Monday) (Open house windmill on Sundays and last Wed of every month) (http://natmus.dk/frilandsmuseet/)

April
• Apr - Thousands of tulips in Tivoli
• Apr - Tulips field (www.boegehave.dk)
• Mid Apr – Nature walk to admire white “Annemone” flowers all over Denmark (http://www.familyfecs.com/2015/04/j-summary-6y1m6d-seeing-annemone-in.html)
• Mid Apr – See cherry blossom at Bispebjerg kirkegård in Copenhagen (http://www.familyfecs.com/2015/04/cherry-blossom-in-denmark.html)
• Mid Apr – Sunday 21 April 2013 – Økodag (cows being let out after winter) 10am -2pm http://www.okodag.dk/, http://www.stensbolgaard.dk/
• 23 Apr - Science i Forum (www.scienceiforum.dk)
• End Apr – Early May: Flowers blooming, tulips
• April 25 - 28 - Thomas the train at Odense ride 9am - 4pm (www.jernbanemuseet.dk, http://www.veterantoget.dk/)

May
• Mid May - Rapeseed bloom
• May - September - Camping (http://www.vemmetofte.dk/camping)
• May - September - Canoeing at Lyngby lake (http://www.havnehytten.info/)
• May - September - Motorised boating at Copenhagen Fisketorvet (http://copenhagenboatrent.dk/, www.goboat.dk)
• May - September - Knuthenborg Safari Park (http://www.knuthenborg.dk/)
• May - September - Møns Klint (http://www.moensklint.dk/geocentermoensklintuk.aspx)
• May - September - Stevns Klint (http://www.stevnsklint.dk/)
• May 25 - 28 – Pinse Festival – Sambal Parade in the City
 May - Aug - Copenhagen Sand Festival (http://cphsand.com/eng/frontpage/)
 May 31 - Jun 2 2018 - Heartland Festival (http://bornibyen.dk/koebenhavn/articles/heartland-festival-tog-boernene-serioest)

June
• Jun 2 - 5 - Københavns Middelaldermarked (http://kmm.dk)
• Jun 1 - 2 - Liv i Lyngby Byfest City Celebration (http://www.lyngbyhandel.dk/?open=213)
• Jun 10 - 11 - Furesø Picnicfestival (http://picnicfestival.dk)
• Jun - Aug -  Havnebadet Islands Brygge - Free harbor swimming incl. a toddler paddling pool
• Jun - Aug - Bavnehøj Friluftsbad - Free open-air swimming pools
• Jun - Hillerød Slotssø Byfest (9-11 Jun 2017) (http://www.xn--slotssbyfest-0jb.dk/)
• Mid Jun – End July: Strawberries and rhubarb picking 10am - 7pm (5 - 8 weeks) (www.vejborggaard.dk) 12.50 kr. per kg) (http://www.plukselvfrugt.dk/, www.kraemmergaard7660.dk) http://www.ventegodtgaard.dk/find-vej.aspx
• Mid Jun – Mid Aug: Sweet peas (but only mid Jun – mid Aug available for self-picking)
• Mid Jun – Oct: Potatoes harvesting (but only mid Jun – mid Aug available for self-picking)
• Mid Jun - Pick mushrooms -18 June (http://uglesiden.wikispaces.com/hareskoven+83)
• Mid Jun - Rødovre Byfest with Amusement rides (15-18 Jun 2017) (http://roedovrebyfest.dk/)
• Jun 21 - 26 -  Science in the City (www.scienceinthecity.dk)
• Jun - Aug - Frederiksdal Fribad http://fribad.dk/; Furesøbad (https://furesoebad.dk)
• Jun 23 - Sankthansaften - Bon fire at the beaches
• Late Jun - Early Jul: Elderflower plucking to make elderflower cordial (21/6 - 7/7)
• Late Jun - Early August: Lavender fields in Provence France (between Riez and Quinson (20 June)
(http://www.provenceguide.co.uk/explore/lavender-38-1.html) (late Jul - Aug best time most beautiful for lavenders, also sunflowers)
• Late Jun - late July: Sunflower fields in Tuscany Italy
(http://justwanderlustblog.com/2013/10/where-to-find-sunflower-fields-in-tuscany/)

July
• Jul 1 - 10  – Copenhagen Jazz Festival (http://jazz.dk)
• Early Jul - Poppy flowers at Næsby
• Early Jul - Hundested Havnefest (5-8 Jul 2018) (http://www.hundestedhavnefest.dk)
• Mid Jul - Køge Havnfest with amusement rides (14-16 Jul 2017) (http://sn.dk/Koege/Havnefest-med-store-navne-paa-plakaten/artikel/667843)
• Jul 15 - 23 - Trelleborg Vikingeborgen Viking Festival (http://natmus.dk/museerne/trelleborg)
• Jul 17 - Donald Duck Bus at Dragør Havn (http://www.andeby.dk/artikler/anders-and-co-pa-sommertur)
• Jul 17 - 23 - Sagnlandet Stone-age Festival (www.sagnlandet.dk)
• Late Jul - Early Aug (10 days): Lavender bloom in Denmark LaVendelbo (www.lavendelbo.dk)
• Jul – Early Oct: Raspberries picking
• End Jul - Hornbæk Havnefest (28-30 Jul 2017) (www.hornbaekhavnefest.dk)

August
• Aug 13 - Vedbæk Havnedag (http://www.xn--vedbkhavnedag-6fb.dk)
• Aug 16 - 18 - Zulu Summer Open-Air Cinema Fælledparken
• Mid Aug – Mid Oct - Apples and pears picking (16 kr. per kg) (www.frydenlund-frugtplantage.dk)
• Late Aug - Early Sep - Økologisk Høstmarked (http://hostmarked.dk)
• Late Aug – Mid Sep - Plums picking
• Late Aug - Dragør Havnefest (18-20 Aug 2017) (http://dragoerhavnefest.dk)
• Late Aug - Rungsted Havnefest (23-27 2017) (www.rungstedhavnefest.dk)

September
• Sep 2-3 - Økologisk Høstmarked Dag (https://hostmarked.dk)
• Sep 2 - Liv i Lyngby Byfest
• Mid Sep - Edderberry-picking to make elderberry cordial
• Sep 3rd Sunday – Farm Open House - Åbent Landbrug (http://www.aabentlandbrug.dk) (17.9.2017)
• Sep 8 - 9 Sat - Sunday – Old Cozy "Thomas-the-Train" ride Veterantog for Børn (http://www.veterantoget.dk/) (http://www.veterantoget.dk/skildpaddeklubben/veterantog-for-boern.aspx)
• Sep 10 - Naturensdag (www.naturensdag.dk)
• Mid Sep – Early Oct: Mushroom picking Location: Frederiksdal, Nybrovej 520

October
• Early Oct: Chestnut picking - Dyrehaven - stretch between Fortunen and the drive-in entrance to Emitageslot. Edible ones near Virum Gymnasium at junction of Fuglsangvej 66, 2830 Virum and Hasselvej, Assistent kirkegård og Frederiksberg hospital
• Mid Oct: Cultural Night * (Friday11th Oct. 2013) http://www.kulturnatten.dk/en/culture-night/programme.aspx
• Late Oct: Pumpkin-carving
• Oct - Mar: National Museum - especially the Children's Museum within the National Museum http://www.nationalmuseet.dk/sw20379.asp http://en.natmus.dk/museums/the-national-museum-of-denmark/information-for-tourists/

November
• Find Elves at nissen på lysløjpen i Holte
(http://www.rudersdal.dk/Rudersdal_rundt/RudersdalRutens_Univers/Temaruter/Lysloejpen.aspx)
• Nov 11- Dec 23 - Rosendal Julemarked (https://rosendal-gaard.dk)

December
• Every Dec Saturday and Sunday - Christmas Cozy Train Ride  http://www.veterantoget.dk/arrangementer.aspx
• Dec – Christmas market in Tivoli (www.tivoli.dk/)

Things to do regardless of season although some best from May to September:

• Strøget – the Copenhagen shopping street, Latin quarter, Church the Crown Prince got married (http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/culture/stroget)
• Christiansborg
• Rosenborg Garden (see the Royal Jewel) (http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/kings-garden-gdk420899)
• Botanica Garden (http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/botanical-garden-gdk422317)
• Marble Church (http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/the-marble-church-gdk414142)
• Amalienborg royal palace (see changing of guards) http://www.kongernessamling.dk/en/amalienborg/
• See the Little Mermaid (http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/the-little-mermaid-gdk586951)
• Copenhagen harbour cruise (www.netto-baadene.dk)
• Lyngby shopping street
• Lyngby Bådfarten (http://www.baadfarten.dk)
• Dyrehaven (a Danish deer park forest) (http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/the-deer-park-gdk414367) (www.naturstyrelsen.dk/Udgivelser/Vandretursfoldere/atilaa/Jaegersborg.htm) (www.bakken.dk/dyrehaven)
• Malmo (Sweden 45 mins by train)
• Cruise to Olso (Norway) (www.dfds.dk) (www.dfdsseaways.dk/destination/norge/oslo)
• Tivoli (www.tivoli.dk/)
• Dragør
• Hamlet Castle Helsingør (Denmark) – Helsingborg (Sweden 10 mins by ferry from Helsingør)
• Frederiksdal Fribad – BBQ (http://fribad.dk/)
• Frederiksborg Castle (http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/frederiksborg-castle-gdk424103)
• Christiania Freetown
• Christianhavn
• Fish market
• Kødbyen - Meat-packer district - GPS Road name: Fisketorvet
• West Market
• Supermarco
• Frederiksberg Zoo
• Frederiksberg Garden
• Furesøbad
• Bellevue Beach (Whisky belt of Denmark)
• Rungsted Harbour
• Taarbæk Havn (Fishing village)
• National Museum
• Copenhagen City Museum
• FIBC Church (www.fibc.dk)
• IKEA
• Horse-back riding 195 kr. per hour (www.fortunensponycenter.dk/) must be there 30 minutes in advance.
• Legoland (www.legoland.dk)
• Lalandia (www.lalandia.dk)
• Tisvilde
• Blovsterød Kro
• The new aquarium - Den Blå Planet Mon: 10 - 21hrs, Tue - Sun: 10 - 18 hrs Metro stop: Kastrup station, Adult: 400 DKK, Child (3-11) 250 DKK, Senior: 325 DKK (www.denblaaplanet.dk)
• The Nature Workshop (http://www.groen.kk.dk/da/alt-om-os/nyheder/aabent-hus-paa-naturvaerkstedet-2014)
• Amager Nature Centre (http://naturstyrelsen.dk/naturoplevelser/undervisning/naturskoler/hovedstaden/naturcenter-amager)
• Climbing courses http://www.frederiksdalklatrebane.dk/http://klatreskoven.dk/klatrebaner/; http://www.gomonkey.dk/klatre-banernehttps://www.sidesporet.dk/klatrepark/http://www.sjovforborn.dk/artikler/klatreskoven.asp;
• Sagnlandet Land of Legends
• Science Centre Universe (http://universe.dk/)
• Science Centre Experimentarium.
• The Planetarium http://planetariet.dk/
• Land of the Legends http://www.sagnlandet.dk/
• Funen Village http://museum.odense.dk/en/museums/funen-village/living-history
• Hotug - Hot Spa Boat around Copenhagen harbour (www.hottugole.dk)
• New Bike Bridge http://www.fastcoexist.com/3053678/copenhagens-new-bike-bridge-will-be-the-craziest-bike-lane-ever-built
• A.C. Hotel Bella Sky -lift up to 23 story with great view over the city (nearest st.: Bella Center Metro St.)
• Ørestad architecture: DR Byen MEtro St.: DR Koncerthuset, Tietgenkollegiet, Boligslangen, Bella Center Metro St.: VM Bjerget, Bella Sky, Vestamager Metro St.: Royal Arena og 8tallet
• Mushroom Trip from Hareskov St. once a month (http://uglesiden.wikispaces.com/hareskoven+83)
• Helsingør city
• Every Wednesday: Free entry for museums free

Unusual Places to sleep:

• http://www.visitdenmark.com/guide/10-unusual-places-stay-denmark
www.cphliving.com
• http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/19/travel/19surfacing.html?_r=0
http://www.heuhotels.de/
• http://www.heuhotelferien.de/

Hostel:

http://lyngbyhostel.dk/?page_id=8&lang=en

Camping:

• http://www.kanokajakcenter.dk/mini-ferie.html
• http://www.camping-naerum.dk/priser/
http://campingcopenhagen.dk/en/camping/#camping-prisliste
• http://www.visitdenmark.co.uk/en-gb/denmark/go-camping-denmark-perfect-pitch
http://www.hvidbjergstrand.com/accommodations/camping/

Camping card:

• http://www.danishcampsites.dk/Camping+information/camping_card.htm

Caravan rental in Denmark:

• http://www.hillerodcamping.dk/
http://www.camping-naerum.dk/priser/udlejningafcampingvogne.html
• http://www.danishcampsites.dk/Camping+information/caravan_rental.htm
http://www.danishcampsites.dk/campsite/dronningmoelle_strandcamping.htm

Campfire places in Lyngby Denmark

http://www.kanokajakcenter.dk/mini-ferie.html

Outdoor Playgrounds:

• Naturlegepladsen - Hillerød:
• http://www.sjovforborn.dk/detail.asp?I=1&OID=228&G=Eghjorten-Naturlegeplads
• https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naturlegepladsen-Hiller%C3%B8d/148469615219918?pnref=story
• http://www.naturlegepladser.dk/sjaelland/eghjorten-naturlegeplads/
http://www.minicph.com/category/playgrounds/

Indoor Playgrounds:

• http://www.capellaplay.dk/
• http://www.funcitycopenhagen.dk/
http://www.dinoslegeland.dk
https://www.leoslegeland.dk/
• http://www.minicph.com/category/indoor-play/

Amusement Parks for Kids:

• http://sommerlandsj.dk/
• https://www.facebook.com/sommerlandsj?pnref=story

Museums

http://natmus.dk/museerne/

Places to Eat:

We Do Food - Mix your Own Salat 59 DKK, Halmtorvet 21 Copenhagen V 1700, Tel: 3536 9336

Websites:
http://www.visitdenmark.com/
http://www.plukselvfrugt.dk/
http://www.amargront.dk/
http://www.andtiljul.dk/
http://www.lindvedfrugt.dk/
http://www.lindvedfrugt.dk/
http://www.lindvedfrugt.dk/
http://www.kraemmergaard7660.dk/
http://arla.dk/Born-og-Oplevelser/Foraldre/Fester/
http://www.welcome-to-my-copenhagen.com/about.html
http://www.expatindenmark.com/livingindenmark/pages/leisure-and--family-activities-.aspx
http://www.minicph.com/
http://www.cphcool.dk
https://www.rookiemoms.com/spend-a-week-in-copenhagen/
http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/sightseeing/fun-attractions-kids
http://www.minicph.com/what-to-do-with-kids-in-copenhagen-a-day-out-in-norreport/
http://international.kk.dk/artikel/are-there-free-cultural-options-kids
https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Indoor+Playground+Cafe&find_loc=K%C3%B8benhavn
https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=kids+indoor+play+area&find_loc=K%C3%B8benhavn
https://dejligedays.com/2016/07/25/things-to-do-with-children-under-three-in-copenhagen/
http://museumdiary.com/2015/04/16/meet-a-museum-family-1/
http://naturstyrelsen.dk/naturoplevelser/aktiviteter/naturlegepladser/#{"x":671157,"y":6240022,"zoom":2}

* Culture Night is the evening when the whole city bustles with life, entertainment, sense experiences and adventures for children, young people and grown-ups. In order to have access to events on Culture Night all you need to do is to buy a Culture Kit, which costs DKK 90 and can be bought in most S Train stations, libraries and cultural institutions in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. Culture Pass: The Culture Kit will contain a Culture Pass, which is a badge giving access to Culture Night events and free transport on regional trains, S trains, Metro and busses throughout the entire Copenhagen region between 5 pm and 5 am. Two children up to and including the age of  11 have free entrance to  events and free transport if together with a grown-up in possession of a Culture Pass.

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