Business

Denmark,
Copenhagen

Introduction

The Danish capital likes to think of itself as the bridge between Scandinavia and continental Europe. It is a city rich in cultural opportunities that welcomes visitors with its great food. Best of all, it's ridiculously easy to enjoy all of its charms: Copenhagen is compact and everyone speaks impeccable English.

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Essentials

  1. The Danes are known as the easier going, more fun-loving natives of Scandinavia but behind that convivial façade they are also wily businesspeople.
  2. The Danes tend to say what they mean and cut to the chase. For example, if they want to know how much you earn they’ll most likely ask.
  3. Danes learn English from the age of eight and so are generally extremely fluent.
  4. Flying visit? Kastrup airport has excellent meeting facilities or take the metro and train links to the city from within the terminals.
  5. Danes aren’t big on formality. They much prefer 'hygge': the typically Danish spirit of social conviviality that eschews divisive conversation.

Two-hour tour

  • Statens Museum for Kunst

    Sølvgade 48-50

    +45 3374 8494

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  • Rosenborg Slot

    Øster Voldgade 4A

    +45 3315 3286

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  • The David Collection

    Kronprinsessegade 30

    +45 3373 4949

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Hotels

  • Independent and easy

    Hotel Guldsmeden — Four branches dotted around the city.

    +45 3331 3266

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  • Premium

    Nimb

    Bernstorffsgade 5

    +45 8870 0000

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  • Dependable chain

    First Hotel Skt Petri

    Krystalgade 22

    +45 3345 9100

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Dining

  • Fast breakfast

    Cafe Europa 1989

    Amagertorv 1

    +45 3314 2889

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  • Business breakfast

    The d'Angleterre

    Kongens Nytorv 34

    +45 3312 0095

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  • Lunch on your own

    Aamanns

    Øster Farimagsgade 10

    +45 3555 3344

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  • On the tiles

    Ruby

    Nybrogade 10

    +45 3393 1203

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  • Mid-morning coffee

    The Coffee Collective

    Israels Plads, Vendersgade 6D

    +45 6015 1525

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  • Working lunch with colleagues

    Schønnemann

    Hauser Plads 16

    +45 3312 0785

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  • Need-to-impress-clients lunch

    Noma (private room)

    Strandgade 93

    +45 3296 3297

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  • Afternoon tea/drink

    Perch’s Tea Room

    Kronprinsensgade 5

    +45 3315 3577

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  • Dinner with colleagues

    Radio

    Julius Thomsens Gade 12

    +45 2510 2733

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  • Dinner on your own

    Manfreds & Vin

    Jægersborggade 40

    +45 3696 6593

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  • Private dinner

    AOC

    Dronningens Tværgade 2

    +45 3311 1145

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  • Drinks after dinner

    Nimb Bar

    Bernstorffsgade 5

    +45 8870 0000

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  • Late drinks

    1105

    Kristen Bernikows Gade 4

    +45 3393 1105

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  • Late bite

    Paté Paté

    Slagterboderne 1

    +45 3969 5557

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  • Big dinner with partner/clients

    Geranium

    Per Henrik Lings Allé 4

    +45 6996 0020

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Reading

  • Bookshop

    Thiemers Magasin

    Tullinsgade 24

    +45 5059 5100

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Thank yous

  • Antiques/bric-a-brac — Rummage among the 30 or more shops on Ravnsborggade selling furniture, silver and glass.

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Shopping

  • Something you can't get anywhere else

    A hat from Susanne Juul

    Store Kongensgade 14

    +45 3332 2522

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  • Lost luggage - where to buy shirts

    Magasin du Nord

    Kongens Nytorv 13

    +45 3311 4433

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  • Something for the kids

    Lego flagship store

    Vimmelskaftet 37

    +45 5215 9157

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  • Something for someone you love

    Design from Hay

    Østergade 61

    +45 4282 0820

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  • Something for yourself

    Wardrobe 19

    Larsbjørnsstræde 19

    +45 3214 1312

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Transport

  • Buy a pass

    Copenhagen card — Unlimited use of train, bus and Metro and free entry to more than 65 museums.

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  • Rent a bike — Cykelbørsen

    Gothersgade 157

    +45 3314 0717

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Limousine/car

  • Copenhagen Limousine Service

    Vildrosevej 25

    +45 7026 0601

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Fitness

  • Good gym

    Fitness DK

    Adelgade 5-7

    +45 3343 2800

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  • Good running route — From the Skuespilhuset to the Little Mermaid and beyond along Langelinie, with stunning views of Copenhagen harbour.

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