Week 28: 5 things to do in Copenhagen this weekend

It’s weekend time again! And could the weather be any better? I don’t think it could! So grab your sunscreen, sunglasses and straw hat, and head out there! Here are five things to do in Copenhagen this weekend. Enjoy!


Free guided tour through Emil Nolde exhibition

What - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art currently has an exhibition of Emil Nolde’s paintings. A classic modernist, Nolde’s paintings are colorful and very expressive.

Why - Louisiana is a great destination for a day-trip away from the city, and with the free guided tour, you’ll be able to take away much more from the exhibition!

Where - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk

When - 11th July, 13h

How much - entrance to the museum (DKK 110), no additional charge

More information - Louisiana’s website


Passenger at Tivoli

What - Tivoli’s weekly concert, Fredagsrock, features popular artist Passenger (known from his famous song “Let her go”) on Friday

Why - The weather invites for a Tivoli visit - stay a bit longer and enjoy some music on the big stage!

Where - Tivoli Gardens, big stage

When - 11th July, 22h

How much - entrance to Tivoli (DKK 99), no additional charge

More information - fredagsrock.dk


Jazz and street food on Papirøen

What - Copenhagen Street Food is located on Papirøen, right in the Copenhagen harbor. During the jazz festival, they have outdoors concerts there, too!

Why - Grab a bite and sit in the sun to enjoy some jazzy tunes by the water - summer doesn’t get much better!

Where - Papirøen

When - 11th-13th July, 14h

How much - free

More information - Copenhagen Street Food - Jazz Festival: concerts on Papirøen


Grab an ice cream at Østerberg

What - There’s a new ice cream place in town! Østerberg Ice Cream has just opened up shop in Østerbro, and invites you to taste their homemade ice cream and waffles.

Why - During this heat, who doesn’t crave ice cream? Combine it with a stroll along Østerbrogade and enjoy the sun!

Where - Rosenvængets Allé 7C, Østerbro

When - all days, 13-21h (Friday & Saturday until 22h)

How much - DKK 24 per scoop

More information - oesterberg-ice.dk


Watch the World Cup final!

What - The 2014 World Cup is coming to an end with only two more games left to play. One of them is the grand final, where Germany will definitely beat Argentina to win the trophy and all the glory. Obivously! If you don’t want to watch alone on your couch at home, you should head out to either Islands Brygge, or, if you’re a German or a Germany fan, to Heidi’s Bier Bar near Rådhuspladsen.

Why - Because it’s so much more fun to watch with others!

Where - Islands Brygge, or Heidi’s Bier Bar

When - 13th July, 21h

How much - free

More information - Islands Brygge - Heidi’s Bier Bar

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