Week 27: 4 things to do in Copenhagen this weekend

First of all - apologies for skipping last weekend’s tips! I was busy planning out spontaneous getaway to Sorø, so I simply didn’t find the time. Also, this weekend I only have four events for you, because it’s Roskilde time, and that’s basically THE main event happening in the wider Copenhagen area! But don’t worry, even if you’re not going to Roskilde, I’ve found some great stuff for you, so check out the list below! And the jazz festival is just starting, so there’s plenty, plenty of different concerts to attend. You won’t be bored, I’m sure - have a great weekend!


Copenhagen Jazz Festival

What - I’ve mentioned this in my big roundup of summer festivals in Copenhagen, and it’s kicking off this weekend! You can start with an open air concert, if the weather permits, or with Charenee Wade at the legendary Jazzhus Montmartre.

Why - It’s one of the most famous and popular jazz festivals in the world, with over 250,000 people in attendance of the various events. You should be number 250,001!

Where - multiple locations across Copenhagen

When - 4th - 13th July

How much - some concerts are free, some require tickets

More info - jazz.dk


All American Natnight at the National Museum

What - In celebration of American Independence Day, the National Museum is hosting an “American night” with music, special exhibitions and a concert by Nikolaj Hess, playing Bob Dylan’s greatest hits.

Why - If you’re American or interested in the American culture, this sounds like a fun way to spend the 4th of July! The café is open as well, and there’s some program for kids.

Where - National Museum, Ny Vestergade 10

When - 4th July, open from 16h

How much - entrance is free, but tickets are required for the concert

More info - natmus.dk


Salsa in the park

What - Feel like dancing the night away? No problem with the free Salsa lessons every Saturday at Fælledparken! Starting with a beginner’s lesson, the teachers will get you up to speed so you can dance until your feet hurt!

Why - Because dancing under the open sky is so much fun!

Where - Dansepladsen at Fælledparken

When - 5th July, 18:30-19h (intro lesson), 19-23h Salsa party

How much - free

More info - SalsaLibre


Paint your own cup at Royal Copenhagen

What - Royal Copenhagen is famous for their porcelain, the classic version is white with blue flowers. At their “painters’ school”, you’ll paint your own thermo cup - and take it home afterwards, of course!

Why - One of THE Copenhagen classics, you basically have to have some Royal Copenhagen stuff at home. And how much cooler is it if you can say you painted it yourself?!

Where - Royal Copenhagen Flagship Store

When - 6th July, 10:30h (registration required!)

How much - DKK 300

More info - Royal Copenhagen

Week 25: 5 things to do in Copenhagen this weekend

It’s Friday, and that means it’s weekend! Here’s my weekly roundup of things to do in Copenhagen this weekend - hope you have a great one!


Swedish Midsommar

What - This is slightly short-notice, I realize - sorry! - but if you have nothing planned for tonight, get on a train as fast as you can and head over to Malmö to experience one of the most important Swedish holidays: midsommar, the longest day of the year. It’s a whole-day celebration, but there will be parties going on all night!

Why - If you can’t make it, at least look at these beautiful pictures from It’s Raining Flamingos and Foxes to get an impression. And put it on the list for next year!

Where - Folkets Park, Malmö

When - 20th June, 10-20h

How much - free

More information - Homepage

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Week 23: 5 things to do in Copenhagen this weekend

Oh, so many great things to do in Copenhagen this weekend - thank God it’s a long one, with constitution day yesterday and Whit Monday, because there are plenty of things to choose from! I already know my weekend is going to be awesome, because my two lovely and hilarious sisters arrived last night to spend it with me! I hope yours will rock as well, and maybe one or two of these events can help make it so. I’ve selected my top five picks below.

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Week 22: 5 things to do in Copenhagen this weekend

Wow, these last couple of days have gone by fast, and a lot has happened!

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Top left: I went to an amazing rosé wine and chocolate tasting on Tuesday - longer review coming up!

Top right: Amazing dinner at LêLê Street Kitchen in Østerbro - elected Copenhagen’s best takeout in 2013

Bottom left: Wednesday’s soccer match between Denmark and Sweden - I wrote about it on Denmark.dk

Bottom right: Yesterday I ventured into Christiania for the first time ever and I had a blast with wine in the sun and a crazy concert at Loppen. Great burgers, too!


But now, the weekend is approaching fast, so here’s my list of things to do if you’re in Copenhagen!

It’s Lagersalg season!

What - Shopping, shopping, shopping! Lots of brands have clearance sales going on right now - for example Samsøe & Samsøe, Acne or Dryberg/Kern

Why - Because you can definitely get a bargain!

Where - all around Copenhagen

When - different days for different brands

How much - strongly depends on what you take home with you!

More information - AOK’s big lagersalg roundup


Øresundsfestival in Malmö

What - A music festival, mostly featuring lesser-known artists from Denmark and Sweden, but also e.g. Nabiha and Mads Langer

Why - Because it’s a great reason to take a trip over the bridge to Malmö and listen to some cool tunes

Where - different venues across Malmö

When - 30.+31. May, 17h - open end

How much - 1 day ticket 290 DKK, 2 day ticket 500 DKK (includes train tickets and admission to clubs after the festival)

More information - oresundsfestival.com/


More music: All-day house festival “Free Your Mind”

Source: Festival page

What - An all-day event with house music of all sorts, on Refshaløen

Why - Go there, grab a drink and chill in the sun! The music will be more chill during the day and pick up the pace towards the night

Where - Halvandet on Refshaløen

When - 31. May, 12h - midnight

How much - free admission

More information - on the festival’s Facebook page


A different city walking tour - Lucifertour

What - An open city walking tour focusing on the spooky and occult, “following the devil’s footsteps”. The tour only takes place when there’s a full moon, or on other significant dates. Attention: the tours are in Danish unless otherwise stated, but English tours can be requested.

Why - Because it’s a different way of seeing the city - guaranteed!

Where - meeting point is at the Absalon statue on Højbroplads, tour ends at Vor Frue Kirke

When - 31. May, 20h

How much - 100 DKK, registration online

More information - weirdwalks.dk


More shopping - Flea market at Nørrebrohallen

What - A large flea market

Why - Because browsing is always fun, and you might find hidden treasures! Afterwards, take a stroll through sunny Nørrebro

Where - Nørrebrohallen

When - 1. June, 10-16h

How much - entrance fee is 30 DKK

More information - event’s Facebook page



5 things to do in Copenhagen this weekend

Do you live in Copenhagen, or are you planning on being here this weekend? Great! Here are five things you might want to do!


Fredagsrock with Burhan G

What - Open air concert with one of Denmark’s most popular pop singers, Burhan G

Why - If you’re planning a visit to Tivoli gardens anyway, you might want to stay for the concert (at no extra cost) on the big stage in the middle of the gardens

Where - Tivoli Gardens

When - Friday 23rd May, 22h

How much - normal admission to Tivoli Gardens (99 DKK)

More information - www.fredagsrock.dk


Design your own ice cream with Magnum

Source: AOK.dk

What - Magnum ice cream is turning 25 and opened its “Magnum Pleasure Store” where you can create your own ice cream

Why - Do I really have to explain why making your own ice cream is awesome?!

Where - Companys Original, Frederiksberggade 24

When - from 21st May to 10th June, 10-19h

How much - 30 DKK per ice cream

More information - here


14th Copenhagen Beer Festival

What - Beer. Lots of it!

Why - Denmark is famous for beer, and here you’ll get the opportunity to taste a variety of different brews, including specialty and rare brews from Denmark and abroad

Where - Tap1, old Carlsberg brewery, Ny Carlsbergvej 91

When - 23rd and 24th May, 13-23h

How much - tickets from 125 DKK (admission only, not including tasting tokens)

More information - www.beerfestival.dk


Norwegian frigate anchoring in Copenhagen

Source: norge.dk

What - On the occasion of the 200 year anniversary of the Norwegian constitution, the royal frigate “KNM Helge Ingstad” is anchoring in Copenhagen

Why - How often do you get the chance to go aboard a royal ship?! Exactly.

Where - Copenhagen Harbor, Langelinie

When - 23rd and 24th May, open for public from 11-14h

How much - free

More information - website of the Norwegian Embassy


“Mellemrum” festival in Sydhavn

What - An urban performance festival, moving around in Copenhagens quarters every other year

Why - Because you probably normally wouldn’t go to the Sydhavn area, and this might be a great way to get to know it!

Where - Sydhavn/ Kongens Enghave area

When - 15th May - 1st June, tickets available for 25th May (performances at 13h, 14h, 15:30h)

How much - 100 DKK

More information - www.mellemrum.info/en