Exploring Copenhagen

by - October 18, 2019

I booked a surprise city trip to Copenhagen for my boyfriend's birthday, and in the end he couldn't go because he got injured and I went by myself. I'm happy I did instead of canceling the whole thing. Even though I was prepared for 4 days of rain; it wasn't actually that bad and CPH surprised me with some sunshine and not so cold temperatures. I received a lot of requests to share my tips with followers so here they are.

I travelled from Eindhoven to Copenhagen (it was only a 1h22 flight) and took the M1 to Kongens Nyhvn and switched on to the M3. The M3 was only open for one week when I arrived there, it goes super super super fast and stops in all neighborhoods. I stayed at an Airbnb in Nørrebro (DM me for the link, happy to share).

Since the weather app showed Friday to be the sunniest day I decided I would go to the Botanical gardens, but first food. Heard a lot about Atelier September (and I did a-lot of research), so that's where Instagram took me. 

My very Instagrammable lunch; avocado on rye bread + egg + cappuccino ☕️🥑

Super closeby is the Stine Goya shop. Definitely worth a visit if you're into fashion.

Off to the Botanical gardens! The entrance fee is 60 DKK which comes down to +/- €8. With this ticket you get access to the Palm House and the Butterfly House.
Upfront I googled some vintage shops and got some tips from my followers as well. Here are some vintage shops that you should put on your to-do list:

There's also an Episode store, since it's more well-known than the others I didn't take a picture of it (somehow it's also more expensive imo).

On day two I started with exploring Østerbro. What a lovely area. It's definitely more 'posh' than Nørrebro, with a lot of premium clothing and interior shops. Had coffee and pastry at At the counter ☕️.

There's a super cute small street where all of the houses are painted in different colours.

Loved these deco shops on my way to the city center;

After I did some window shopping I had a late lunch at Hija de Sanchez close to Vesterbro (the Western part of the city). I ran out of battery so the people there were so kind to charge my phone for me. Took only some pictures of the exterior so added some of their own food pictures. it was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s.

The next day I had a very good breakfast at Wulff & Konstali . These type of breakfast/brunch places are always super busy. Make sure to come a bit earlier especially if you're 2+ people. Loved the interior! + how their menu was made up of this "side dish" style.  Took my almond croissant 'to go'.

After having this fulfilling breakfast I took off (did everything by foot btw) to the Danish Design Museum. This one was definitely on my checklist. It's not just about interior design but it includes graphic design and fashion too. The admission fee was 115DKK which is +/- €15.

As it was my last evening in Copenhagen I wanted to know, see and taste all the fuss about BÆSTThey make sourdough pizza's and are named 7th best pizza in the world. To me I wasn't really blown off my feet, we have good pizza places like this in Belgium. It's quite expensive for pizza as well, +/- €19.

Another good coffee place: Coffee Collective. They have several places around Copenhagen.

On my last day I couldn't really make any more things up to do - I had basically seen every part of Copenhagen by that time so I went on Facebook and checked if there where any events nearby. I was excited when seeing there was a vintage clothing market held closeby and went to have a look. Danish people are so fashionable. If I didn't have to take the weight of my hand luggage into consideration I would've gone loco. Here's their IG account.

What I found surprising in contrast to people from Belgium is that the Danish are really open, positive and not judging at all. I met a lovely young lady with two children at a coffee bar on Friday and went for coffee again with her on Sunday at Original coffee. They have a place right next to the lakes which is super idyllic. The girl I met told me they serve croissants from Ilbuco,  another top lunch spot.

Before I headed back to the airport I made a stop at Jagger close to my Airbnb in Nørrebro, they have good burgers and fries but the packaging is extra instagrammable.

Below I'll share the Google maps I created with all of the tips + extra's. Hope they're useful! Enjoy CPH.



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