Sparing some quiet moments in Lack of Color, Danish Jewish Museum
Having since relocated into their new premises, this understated 2 Michelin stars restaurant continues to inspire with its innovation and creativity. Using only the freshest local produce from the region, each course is exquisitely crafted to be both visually and gastronomically stimulating. The charming and highly attentive service makes your dining experience even more memorable. Set courses start at 1,700 DKK and online bookings are scheduled quarterly. Closed on Mondays and Sundays.
A bright and airy industrial dining room serving modern Danish dishes made from produce sourced directly from their open air kitchen garden overlooking the old docks. Opened by former Chef at Noma, this urban restaurant is really your next best alternative. Courses are simpler but edgy with a strong focus on the authenticity of ingredients. Dinner is served daily from 6pm and Lunch on Friday – Saturday between 12pm – 3:30pm. Reservation is compulsory and can be done online.
1 – 24 Hours
Peel yourself off the bed and ready yourself for your first morning in sunny Copenhagen. Venture into historical heart of the city, Indre By. Start your day at the iconic HAY House along the main pedestrian street, Strøget. This 2-floors design wonderland overflows with their minimalist furniture, homeware and stationary products. Touch and feel in its experiential atmosphere. A sweet treat to all design fans and a must-visit when in the Danish Capital. Closed on Sundays.
Just right around the corner, is the bustling Cafe Norden housed in a neoclassical building overlooking the Amager Torv. Perfect for a hot cuppa and lunch, enjoy full-sized hearty meals in its relaxing ambiance. Help yourself to any available tables – we highly recommend the ones right by the window on the second floor for the best views – and order straight-up at the cashier.
Cafe Norden, Copenhagen
Late-Afternoon ~ Evening
Grab a cuppa at Kaffesalonen and unwind at their alfresco lakeside deck. Swan pedal boats are available for rent starting at 75 DKK for ½ hour.
End off the night with dinner at Höst, a lively neighbourhood bistro that serves up excellent course meals starting at 295 DKK. Indulge in its cosy ambience and allow the friendly staff to take you through your meals with good attitude and excellent service. Reservations are highly recommended – request for the Garden Room while you are at it. Dinner is served from 5:30pm daily.
Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen
25 – 48 Hours
Morning ~ Afternoon
Make your way to the bustling The Union Kitchen for a hearty breakfast in the company of the locals. Opened daily, they start serving from 7:30am on weekdays and 8am on weekends. Just a short walk away is the iconic Nyhavn canal lined with colorful 17th-century townhouses and historical ships. This is probably one of the most visited sights in Copenhagen and definitely worth waking up early for.
Break at the pretty Atelier September, popular for their natural food & artisan coffee. Check out the space behind the cafe where they showcase their own products and curations. Drop by neighbouring stores like Stine Goya, STORM and Beau Marché while you are at it.
Take in the view of Copenhagen from The Tower of Christiansborg Palace. Offering a magnificent view as the highest tower in Copenhagen, access is free and a restaurant is available in the tower for dining.
Walk into the history of the Danish Jews with historical artifacts and art at the Danish Jewish Museum. Don’t forget to take in the unique slanting planes of its interior corridor, conceptualized by Daniel Libeskind.
When you have the time, do visit the Designmusuem Danmark for one of the best curated collection of 20th century craft and industrial design. Explore the different perspectives of design through the works of iconic artists and artisans with a purposeful trip. Closed on Mondays.
Make your way into Christianshavn in the glow of the evening. Talk a stroll along the its peaceful canals and visit Freetown Christiania, the colorful and vibrant independent artistic community that exists as a self-proclaimed autonomous state in old military barracks just minutes away from the heart of Copenhagen. They are famous for their cafes, green light district, creative expressions and cannabis trade.
Amass Fried Chicken, Amass Restaurant
Every Summer from 6pm (except Mondays and Sundays), enjoy a box of Amass Fried Chicken in the freedom of their open space garden overlooking the waterfront while enjoying your quick fix. Each box comes with two pieces of fried chicken, cold slaw and biscuit at 195 DKK. Wine pairing is available at an extra cost. Dinner by reservation is also highly recommended and heard to be gastronomically and visually inspiring.
Palm House, Botanisk Haven
48 – 72 Hours
Start your day in Norrebro and enjoy a bowl of grub at Grød. Choose from the various sweet and savory toppings available at different times of the day. The shop is small and easily crowded. Enjoy your bowl under the sun at one of their outdoor sharing tables. Pop by The Coffee Collective in the same stretch for a cuppa when you are done.
Take a magical walk through the tree-lined paths of Assistens Cemetery – final resting place of famous children’s book author, Hans Christian Anderson. Also, one of the best places for dog watching.
Take a bus up to the colorful landscape of Superkilen Park, designed by arts group, Superflex. Enjoy a slow walk or ride your bicycle along its iconic red paths that are both bicycle and pedestrian friendly.
Afternoon ~ Late-Afternoon
Venture beyond Norrebro and visit the beautiful Grundtvigs Church. Appreciate its unusual expressionist architecture, merging modern geometric forms and traditional techniques. Enter into its main chapel hall and be wowed by its imposing facade, strong verticality and perfect alignment.
Grundtvigs Church, Copenhagen
Late-Afternoon ~ Evening
Take the bus back into the city and pop by Aamanns Deli & Takeaway at Øster Farimagsgade for a taste of their well-known smørrebrød (Danish open sandwich). Dine in at their spacious contemporary store or take out a box of their crazy delicious and original smørrebrød. We highly recommend the beef and salmon ones!
A short walk away is the Copenhagen’s Botanisk Haven. The garden contains the largest collection of living plants and the only genebank for wild plants. Take your time to explore the open spaces and pop into the beautiful and picturesque Palm House. Each greenhouses is home to different plant species that live and breathe in different climates and temperature.