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
  • Jan - Mar - Ice-skating at Frederiksberg Gardens
Febuary
March
  • End Mar - Early Apr – See yellow Easter daffodils (Påskelinjer)
  • 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://en.natmus.dk/museums/frilandsmuseet)
  • Late Mar - The Food Workshop Festival (Madværkstedet) (21-22 March 2017)
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Things to do regardless of season although some best from May to September:

• A.C. Hotel Bella Sky -lift up to 23 story with great view over the city (nearest st.: Bella Center Metro St.)
• Amager Nature Centre (Naturcenter Amager)(http://naturstyrelsen.dk/naturoplevelser/undervisning/naturskoler/hovedstaden/naturcenter-amager)
• Bellevue Beach (Whisky belt of Denmark)
• Birkegården Gardens (www.birkegaardens-haver.dk)
• Blovsterød Kro
• Botanica Garden (www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/botanical-garden-gdk422317)
• Bouldering climbing gym at Blocs & Walls Copenhagen Climbing Center (Blocs & Walls - Københavns Klatrecenter)
• Bådfarten Lyngby (www.baadfarten.dk)
• Canoeing Lyngby Lake Havne-hytten havne-hytten.dkNyrbo Kano www.nybrokano.dk or Kanokajakcenter www.kanokajakcenter.dk/kanokajakcenter
• Christianhavn
• Christiania Freetown
• Christiansborg
• Copenhagen Central Library (Københavns Hovedbibliotek)
• Copenhagen City Museum
• Copenhagen Free Walking Tours
• Copenhagen harbour cruise (www.netto-baadene.dk)
• Copenhagen Market Place (Torvehallerne)
• Copenhagen Zoo in Frederiksberg
• Cruise to Olso (Norway) (www.dfds.dk) (www.dfdsseaways.dk/destination/norge/oslo)
• Den Blå Planet Aquarium - 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)
• Dragør
• Dyrehaven (a Danish deer park forest) (www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/the-deer-park-gdk414367) (www.naturstyrelsen.dk/Udgivelser/Vandretursfoldere/atilaa/Jaegersborg.htm) (www.bakken.dk/dyrehaven)
• FIBC Church (www.fibc.dk)
• Fish market
• Flea-market in LyngbyCharlottenlund or Holte
• Frederiksberg Garden (Frederiksberg Have) by boat with Svendsen's Boat Service (Svendsens Bådfart)
• Frederiksborg Castle (www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/frederiksborg-castle-gdk424103)
• Free guided nature walk, wild plants and herbs trip, wild-mushroom picking trips, etc. (http://udinaturen.dk/arrangementhttp://lyngby-taarbaek.dn.dk/arrangementer)
• Funen Village http://museum.odense.dk/en/museums/funen-village/living-history
• Geelskov Forest in Holte
• GoBoat (http://goboat.dk)
• Harbour water-bus (www.visitcopenhagen.dk/da/copenhagen/havnebussen-gdk447302)
• Helsingør city
• High-rope parks www.frederiksdalklatrebane.dk;
http://klatreskoven.dk/klatrebaner/www.gomonkey.dk/klatre-banerne;
https://www.sidesporet.dk/klatreparkwww.sjovforborn.dk/artikler/klatreskoven.asp;
• Himmelhøj Nature playground (Naturlegepladen Himmelhøj)
• Horse-back riding 195 kr. per hour (www.fortunensponycenter.dk) must be there 30 minutes in advance.
• Hotug - Hot Spa Boat around Copenhagen harbour (www.hottugole.dk)
• Huset KU.BE
• IKEA (www.ikea.dk)
• Islands Brygge Harbour Bath (www.aok.dk/byliv/havnebadet-islands-brygge)
• Kronborg Castle Helsingør (Denmark) – Helsingborg (Sweden 10 mins by ferry from Helsingør) http://kongeligeslotte.dk/en/palaces-and-gardens/kronborg-castle.html
• Kødbyen - Meat-packer district - GPS Road name: Fisketorvet
• Latin Quarter
• Lyngby shopping street
• Malmo in Sweden (45 mins by train)
• Marble Church (www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/the-marble-church-gdk414142)
• Mariehøj nature playground (Mariehøj Naturlegeplads) in Gl. Holte
• Mystery Escape (https://escaperoom.dk)
• Mushroom-picking from Hareskov St. once a month
(http://uglesiden.wikispaces.com/hareskoven+83)
• Nature walk with a local guide (free) (http://udinaturen.dk/#{"x":723995.3999999994,"y":6181697.08139631,"zoom":6,"categories":["1"]})
• New Bike Bridge www.fastcoexist.com/3053678/copenhagens-new-bike-bridge-will-be-the-craziest-bike-lane-ever-built
• Lalandia (www.lalandia.dk)
Land of the Legends - Sagnlandet www.sagnlandet.dk
• Legoland (www.legoland.dk)
• Lyngby Florist The Four Seasons (De fire Årstider)
• Old Danish steam train ride through the Danish country-side (Nordsjællands Veterantog)
Perch's Tea Room for high tea (www.perchstearoom.dk)
• Pick Edderflower at the Sorgenfri Park (Sorgenfriparken) and make Edderflower cordial
• Rosenborg Garden (see the Royal Jewel) (www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/kings-garden-gdk420899)
• Rungsted Harbour (www.rungsted-havn.dk)
• Science Centre Universe (http://universe.dk)
• Sommerland Sjælland Amusement Park (http://sommerlandsj.dk)
• Science Centre Experimentarium (www.experimentarium.dk)
• Skovsjov - Make forest weed soup on bonfire, play treasure hunt in the forest with a forest guide
• Strøget – the Copenhagen shopping street, Latin quarter, Church the Crown Prince got married (www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/stroget-0)
• Supermarco
• Taarbæk Havn (Fishing village) www.taarbaek-havn.dk
• The Amalienborg Royal Palace (see changing of guards) www.kongernessamling.dk/en/amalienborg
• The Copenhagen Cathedral (Vor Frue Kirke)
• The Danish Museum of Science & Technology (Danmarks Teknisk Museum) in Helsingør (http://tekniskmuseum.dk)
• The Fredensborg Palace Garden (Fredensborg Slot)
• The Frederiksberg Castle (Frederiksberg Slot)
• The Frederiksborg Castle (Frederiksborg Slot)
• The Flying Superkids
• The King's Garden (http://slks.dk/slotte-ejendomme-og-haver/ejendomme/slotshaver/kongens-have)
• The LEGO Store in Strøget - Free LEGO on Thursdays from 4-6 pm
• The Little Mermaid (www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/the-little-mermaid-gdk586951)
• The National Gallery of Denmark guided tour (Statens Museum for Kunst - SKM) (www.smk.dk)
• The National Museum guided tour (Nationalmuseet) (http://natmus.dk/museerne/nationalmuseet)
• The Nature Workshop (www.groen.kk.dk/da/alt-om-os/nyheder/aabent-hus-paa-naturvaerkstedet-2014)
The new LEGO House in Billund (https://www.legohouse.com/da-dk/explore/what-is-lego-house)
• The Open Air Museum (Frilandsmuseet) (http://natmus.dk/museerne/frilandsmuseet)
• The Planetarium (http://planetariet.dk)
• The Rosenborg Castle (Rosenborg Slot)
• The Royal Danish Theatre (Det Kongelige Teater) (https://kglteater.dk/en)
• The Traffic Playground in Fælledparken (www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/childrens-traffic-playground-gdk507562)
• The Victorian Home (Klunkehjemmet)
• The Water Playground in Fælledparken (www.minicph.com/water-playground-faelledparken)
• The Worker's Museum Arbejdermuseet (www.arbejdermuseet.dk)
• Tisvilde (www.visitnorthsealand.com/ln-int/north-sealand/tisvildeleje)
• Tivoli (www.tivoli.dk)
• Trelleborg Viking Fortress (http://en.natmus.dk/museums/trelleborg)
• Valby Park Nature Playground (Naturlegepladsen Valbyparken)
• Vedbæk Harbour (www.vedbaek-havn.dk)
• Vintage Train-ride (www.veterantoget.dk)
• West Market (www.westmarket.dk)
• Xjump Trampolin Park (https://xjump.dk)
• 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
• Ørestad Skating Hall (http://xn--restad%20skjtehal-z0bl)
• Ørstedsparken (www.visitcopenhagen.dk/da/copenhagen/oerstedsparken-gdk410790)
• Every Wednesday: Free entry for museums free

Unusual Places to sleep:

• www.visitdenmark.com/guide/10-unusual-places-stay-denmark
https://www.fiftydegreesnorth.com/news/2015/05/unusual-places-for-a-night-of-sleep-in-denmark
www.cphliving.com
• www.nytimes.com/2008/10/19/travel/19surfacing.html?_r=0
www.heuhotels.de
• www.heuhotelferien.de
www.legoland.dk

Hostel:

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

Camping:

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

Camping card:

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

Caravan rental in Denmark:

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

Campfire places in Lyngby Denmark

www.kanokajakcenter.dk/mini-ferie.html

Outdoor Playgrounds:

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

Indoor Playgrounds:

• www.capellaplay.dk
• www.funcitycopenhagen.dk
www.dinoslegeland.dk
https://www.leoslegeland.dk
• 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
• Adamsen's Fisk Deli & Sushibar at Gilleleje Havn (smørbrød)
• Tim Vladimir's Kitchen (Tim Vladimirs Køkken) in Valby cooking course
• Try the traditional Danish open sandwich at Adamsen's Fisk Deli & Sushibar at Gilleleje Havn (smørbrød)
• Take pizza-making workshop with Gorms Pizza or Eataly
• Make oven-roasted Danish food from Homemate
• Try Danish pizzas at Gorms PizzaRossopomodoro or Rosetta
• Have a Danish ice-cream at the Social Foodies
• Soak in the atmosphere at Copenhagen Street Food
• Try the Danish beef tartar stall at La Boca at the West Market

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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