Copenhagen Has So Much To Offer | Must Do’s: Copenhagen

During summer I posted lots of travel diaries on here. I was so lucky to be able to travel to four different cities and in the travel diaries I explained all about what we did and saw every single day we were there. I already made a Must Do’s blog post for my trip to London and now I have also made one for Copenhagen. Here are the places, food places and shops you must visit when you are in Copenhagen!

➳ PLACES

Christianshavn | Copenhagen

First off, the places I recommend you visit in Copenhagen, starting with Christianshavn. This is a part of Copenhagen I hadn’t heard of until we were there. For some reason it reminded me a little of Amsterdam. There are lots of colored houses and canals here. Besides that you can also find some really unique stores and hotspots when you’re walking around. Christianshavn is a great place to go if you want to escape all of the crazy tourists in the centre of Copenhagen, nearby Nyhavn or Strøget.

Nørrebro | Copenhagen

You might have heard of Nørrebro before because it is a very popular part of Copenhagen. Nørrebro is a vibrant, trendy and young part of Copenhagen. Here you will mostly find lots of vintage stores, trendy food places and a lot of street art. The atmosphere of Nørrebro is very relaxed and I think it also feels like a cozy place. Nørrebro should definitely be on your list to visit while you’re in Copenhagen (even if you’re just walking through it).

Vesterbro | Copenhagen

Our hotel was located in Vesterbro. Most of the big sights you will find in Copenhagen are located in Vesterbro. Tivoli, the central station of Copenhagen and Det Ny Teater are a couple of examples of what you will find there. It is not my favorite neighborhood in Copenhagen (because the ones I just talked about are such fun places) but of course it is worth visiting Vesterbro and exploring this part of Copenhagen for yourself.

➳ FOOD

Sweet Treat | Sankt Annæ Gade 1B, Copenhagen

My mom did a lot of research before we went to Copenhagen and Sweet Treat is one of the food places that got recommended. While we were walking through Christianshavn (like I mentioned above), we went to look for a place to relax at for a little and that’s when we saw Sweet Treat. It’s a really small and cute place where you can have a coffee, a home made piece of cake or just a traditional Danish sandwich. And if the weather is nice, you can sit in front of Sweet Treat and enjoy the scenery of Copenhagen at the same time.

The Laundromat Cafe | Elmegade 15, Copenhagen

I think this next food spot is actually my favorite one we discovered while we were in Copenhagen. This was also one my mom had read about but it was actually a coincidence that we found The Laundromat Cafe. One night we were looking for a place to eat in Nørrebro and ended up at The Laundromat Cafe. This hotspot looks really cool on the inside and of course you can do your laundry here as well. I got the buttermilk pancakes, which were so good. If I was able, I would go there every single day haha.

ShaBaz | Sværtegade 6, Copenhagen

Besides finding recommend places to eat or sit down at, we also discover nice spots with just exploring and walking around the city. ShaBaz is an example of that. My dad an brother sat down here while my mom and I went to some of the stores around there. When we were done, we also went to ShaBaz. This is a typical coffee bar, which I really like (even though I don’t drink coffee). The atmosphere was really relaxed and of course it was also a very photogenic coffee bar. Perfect for the ultimate coffee Instagram photo, right?

➳ SHOPPING

Norr | Pilestræde 36, Copenhagen

Everyone knows Strøget in Copenhagen and goes there. But what not everyone knows is that in the streets around Strøget have so many more good stores in them. One of those is Norr. When I looked into the store through the window, I already liked the interior so I went in. Norr is a kind of concept store because they sell lots of different items from different brands. I think I walked around the store for about 15 minutes because there was so much to look at. They have interior items, shoes, clothes, jewelry, books and more. In the end I only bought a triangle earring and a minimalistic bracelet (which you can see here).

Marimekko | Købmagergade 13, Copenhagen

When I think of a typical Scandinavian brand, Marimekko comes to mind. In Strøget they have a store and of course we had to go in. You can recognize items from Marimekko by their pattern and colors. They sell everything with their awesome patterns on it, from notebooks to mugs and dresses. In the photos above you can see what I am talking about and why you should definitely visit their store in Copenhagen.

These are all the must do’s for Copenhagen! I hope you liked to read about the places, food spots and stores I recommend. I really enjoy making posts like these so maybe I will do one again pretty soon. Do you think I should do more of these posts? Have you ever been to Copenhagen?

Love,

Neeltje

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46 responses to “Copenhagen Has So Much To Offer | Must Do’s: Copenhagen

  1. Looking SO good! I’ve never been in Denmark, but I would love to go. In my opinion Danish sound similar to Dutch! :)

  2. Interesting post! I hitchhiked to Copenhagen last year (and still haven’t come to writing a post about it yet), anyway, I think it is interesting how you mainly describe different areas in the city and some bars and cafes, whereas I would focus on the things to do, such as the Carlsberg brewery, Tivoli, free walking tour or Christiania. These areas you mention I have most likely seen, but not actually remembered. I really like your post for that. It is well written, but also ephasises how different people focus on different things in a city. That is why reading different blogs before setting off is such a good idea. Love it!

  3. Ah, geweldig mooie stad! Alleen jammer dat wij in de winter gingen en het dus écht koud en allesbehalve zonnig was. Ik denk dat de haven bijvoorbeeld echt veel beter tot zijn recht komt in de zon. Christianshavn deed mij inderdaad ook aan Amsterdam denken, haha!

    Freetown Christiana vond ik ook heel leuk om te doen :-)

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