I previously blogged about some amazing restaurants. Köd and Höst, and the Tivoli Gardens (in this post here).
Now, here is the rest of what I recommend you should do in Copenhagen! The number 1 rule: rent bikes and ride them to explore the city! …. But, much like not walking slowly and stopping to read a map in New York City, in Copenhagen ride respectfully, never stop in the middle of the bike path and be aware that people are commuting from A to B by bike around you.
All my recommendations follow below, but as a summary we explored the main Copenhagen area, we visited Frederiksberg a nearby area where we studied at the Copenhagen Business School back in 2010, we just generally explored the canals and made our way over to the Black Diamond.
A few cool things we ran out of time to do (but we had done them before from when we lived in Copenhagen) which were:
- Visit Christiania: a self-governed society which resides in a beautiful, art-filled borough which is contrastingly edgy and hippie.. and cannabis is widely available. It’s a very interesting place worth experiencing, and the thai food cart near one of the bars there (don’t remember the names) was incredible!
- Visit Amager Beach: a fake beach, easily accessible by the metro
- Take a canal tour by boat: I love boats and this is a great way to see the city and get your tourist fix without bothering to do touristy stuff!
- Visit Nørrebro: awesome area with great nightlife and restaurants (I remember Pussy Galore’s Flying Circus was an awesome restaurant back when I lived there… 5 years ago though…)
- Eat at Tight, which was an old regular haunt of ours
We made our way over to Frederiksberg to visit the Copenhagen Business School were Mike & I met 5 years ago
We then were venturing over to the Black Diamond (a beautiful water-front Danish library) and stumbled across this cool bar underneath a bridge with great DJs so we decided to stop in for a few polite vodka sodas
The Black Diamond
We stopped in at the Dome of Visions, an art gallery and cafe and just generally cool space
And on our way to the airport (via Nørreport station) we walked through Israel Plads and grabbed coffee from Coffee Collective at Torvehallerne – Louise