STAY in Copenhagen:
Another sign that Arne Jacobsen's has his fingers in many pies. The furnishings here are inspired by the famous Danish designer. Hotel Twentyseven is situated right in the centre of Copenhagen between Tivoli and the shopping street Stroget. The hotel is perfect for younger people who like to have plenty of life right outside their door, including all the tourists. But when the Hotel Twentyseven door closes behind you, you know you've found the ideal place to chill out after a long day in the city! One night in a double room is available from ?153.
This classic four star hotel is ideally suited to business travellers, with its superb location in the centre of the city and its conference rooms. In order to make work just that little bit less of a headache, design icon Børge Mogensen's ideas were put into practice. The majority of the furniture is his work. But honestly said, here, the classic style reigns above creativity. One night in a double room is available from approximately Euro 146,-.
The modern hotel Copenhagen Island is located directly by the harbour of Copenhagen. The well-lit hotel complex was designed by Kim Utzon Architects and opened in the year 2006. All in all the hotel has 325 air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi internet access. The hotel also offers special rooms for allergic guests that for example differ in terms of special bedding. The restaurant The Harbour offers a far view onto the harbour and the neighbourhood through its glass facade. Since there are numerous conference rooms the hotel is also suitable for seminars of various sizes. The hotel also pays attention to the environment - and that has already paid off. In 2008 the hotel was awarded the Green Key certificate. A double room starts from 200 euros per night.
EAT in Copenhagen:
Italian cuisine is more than just pizza and pasta. Anyone who doesn't realise this should go to Al Mercante and discover the truth. The cooking style here is Venetian and of the highest level. This popular place is restaurant, lounge and bar all rolled into one, and in the expensive city of Copenhagen is a real guarantee of value for money! The people of Copenhagen know this and love coming in their droves to feast like at a real Italian Mamma's! Just don't forget to have a schnapps afterwards; you can choose from a whole range of 30 different Grappas!
The Michelin Star doesn't lie: this is the place for fine gourmet cuisine. When Danish traditions are mixed with influences from around the world, some excellent creations are the result. This is certainly the focal point at Kokkeriet. The atmosphere fits perfectly to the food; modern, innovative and in a Scandanavian style. The prices are rather high, but you'll get used to that in Denmark, and the dent in your wallet will be compensated with each delicious mouthful.
If the hole in your wallet has grown too big after only a few days in Copenhagen, maybe it's time to go to Klai's Dinner. The advantage: you get to save money, without comprimising on the quality of food and service. How? Guests are allowed to bring their own wine, which means they can buy this cheaper in the supermarket beforehand. Which means you can sit back and enjoy your 1-3 course meal in this cosy little restaurant without any hindrances.
SIGHTS in Copenhagen:
Jumping in the water in Copenhagen is a challenge at almost any time of year and is just for the brave! Despite that, an excursion to the beach at Amager Strand though is an unforgettable experience at any time. The man-made beach isle of Amager was created in 2005, and today it is a beautiful, 2.5km long lagoon. Here, you can windsurf, canoe, bathe and play volleyball. And for those who forget their swimming trunks, you can simply catch some sun, drink some Øl (beer) and watch life go by. Wonderful!
Anything that's good to do with design will end up sooner or later in the Dansk Design Center.This Mecca of design is especially interesting for lovers of eccentric creations. Changing exhibitions show the designer scene from various perspectives. Dive straight into the Danish history of design! The trip through time starts in 1945 and continues right up until 2010. Not only the highlights are shown here. The development of private rooms, work places and public places are also given time.
It's not Disneyland Paris or Phantasialand near Cologne - it's not an amusing park at all. However, Superkilen stimulates smile and brain muscles. The walk-in art project by the Copenhagen architects BIG, German landscape architects Topotek 1, Danish artists group Superflex and the communication office Help encompasses a black marketplace, a green park and a huge playground in pink - adorned by street furniture from more than 50 countries: Brazilian telephone booths, Armenian picnic tables, neon ads from the U.S. and Japanese cherry trees. The multicultural design doesn't come by chance - more than 70 percent of Nørrebro's population comes from abroad. The design concept was developed by designers in hand with the residents. The result is a walk-in art work which has been under construction since 2012. The pink square is already finished.
SHOPPING in Copenhagen:
You'll soon realise with a visit to Illums Bolighus why the north of Europe is well known for its tasteful design. Of particular interest are the pieces designed by the Danish greats Georg Jensen, Arne Jacobsen and Louis Poulsen. In additon, there are also international creations to marvel at and purchase, for example from Vitra Design and Alessi. Whether you need furniture, lighting or kitchen utensils; everything here is provided in style and is beautifully gift-wrapped.
There's nothing in this shop that younger dudes wouldn't wear themselves or buy for their girlfriends. You could also say the salesmen and owners are dudes here, and they know that what they're wearing are the coolest things in town. They stock things like Adidas goods, Stussy trainers and Mark Newson hoodies. The whole range is trendy and has a whole mix of colours. And for good measure there are also skateboards, art books and painting accessories. For if you're not in your 20?s any more: after going shopping in Norse, people will easily mistake you for younger!
Viola Sky is the first address in Copnehagen when it comes to underwear. The lingerie here is made in pale, but not boring, colours and vintage elements, meaning both the lady wearing it and her partner will be very happy! This underwear makes the clothes you're wearing over the top seem irrelevant. Other than that, there are some fine accessories and beauty products. Who exactly would have come shopping here? None other than Rita Hayworth!