I have spent several weeks in Copenhagen over the years, for both pleasure and business. So, these are the best tips for Copenhagen – according to me that is.
My best omakase experience in Copenhagen
The Japanese habit of omakase (お任せ) when you’re ordering at a restaurant pretty much means, “I’ll leave it up to you”, inviting the chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes. I try to do it in every city I visit, and apply the idea behind to everything between how I pick my runs, how I pick my food, how I plan activities with my kids, how I explore cities and how I travel in general. So, I tried this in Copenhagen as well.
My best omakase experience in Copenhagen still has to happen 🙂
The best hotel tips for Copenhagen – according to me
Copenhagen’s hotels are notoriously crazy expensive. Staying in Copenhagen, in general, is crazy expensive. What I try to do is either use my hotel loyalty points or to find a nice Airbnb place.
- Crown Plaza Copenhagen Towers is my points favorite. It is close to the airport for business purposes and only a 7-minute train away from the city center, which makes it a good base for your stays (mainly for business purposes though).
The best things to do in Copenhagen – according to me
- If you like design, Copenhagen obviously is the place to be. There are plenty of galleries as well as some impressive brand flagship stores. Be sure to check out the Hay house (by the brand with the same name). Illums Bolighus is a super nice collection of different Danish design.
- Tivoli Gardens is the amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark – good for the young and young of heart. The park opened on 15 August 1843 which makes it the third-oldest operating amusement park in the world.
- Amager Bakke / Copenhill is a new artificial ski slope and hiking area on top of a waste management center.
- The Danish Architectural Centre is surely worth a visit and has moved into BLOX, Rem Koolhaas’ cultural center.
- The creative Meatpacking District, or Kødbyen, is a revitalized industrial area known for its trendy dining scene and buzzing nightlife. Stylishly designed meat- and fish-centric restaurants are set in former factory buildings, alongside boisterous breweries and chic cocktail bars. Galleries include V1, with video installations and sculpture, and Fotografisk Center, showcasing young Danish photographers.
The best restaurants in Copenhagen – according to me
- Noma. No, I have never been. But if there’s one restaurant that is high on my list to visit it is Noma. After our amazing experience at The Jane in Antwerp, Noma probably is the only place I would trust to top this.
- Sporvejen is a burger joint in an old train carriage, which makes
- Torvehallerne is a nice food court / farmers market.
- Refshaleøen, a former industrial area with a food and craft market, Reffen, has a lot of amazing street food places.
The best (coffee) bars in Copenhagen – according to me
- Strøm is lovely cocktail bar in the city center.
- Ruby is a great cocktail bar.
- Stella is a bar you can either use as a home away from home to get some work done or as the start for a night out.
The best places to work in Copenhagen – according to me
- Soho & Noho in the old meatpacking district are great places to get some work done. With over 600 residents, there is usually one that will allow you to get some work done for the day.
The best places for a run in Copenhagen – according to me
- There’s a very nice run Nyhavn-Kastellet-Little Mermaid, through some of the city’s most significant and historic buildings. Start from the picturesque neighborhood of Nyhavn and see the city’s renowned old harbor, run across Toldbodgade and pass by the Amalienborg Palace. Soon after, enter the magnificent star fortress, Kastellet. For those who want to keep running can do so on the running paths along the perimeter, including the Little Mermaid that stands by the waterfront (best way to spot her is to look for the too many tourists).
So, what are your best tips for Copenhagen?