After Hours in Copenhagen

After hours in copenhagen
After hours in copenhagen

Here is our take on where to stay and what to do after hours in Copenhagen

Nørrebro Bryghus
Ryesgade 3, Nørrebro
Copenhagen 2200

Beer is the local specialty, but there’s much more to it than Carlsberg or Tuborg. Head to Nørrebro Bryghus, one of Copenhagen’s most popular brewpubs. It boasts Denmark’s first carbon-neutral beer, which you can of course sample while also touring the brewery to see how it’s made. 151013_Norrebro_brygghus_copenhagen

Hamlet Country
Kronborg Castle

Take in Hamlet country (he was Prince of Denmark, remember). First get the train (45 minutes) to Helsingor (Shakespeare’s Elsinore), then cross to Helsinborg (Sweden) by ferry (20 minutes) for fantastic views of Kronborg Castle—Hamlet’s home—across the sea. Denmark’s most imposing castle, Kronborg is a 10-minute walk from Helsinger. 151013_Kronborg_Castle_Helsingborg

Royal Library
Søren Kierkgaards Plads 1
Copenhagen 1016
+45 33 474 747,
Visit not for books, but for the superb modern architecture, secluded gardens and great restaurant (Søren K; See Where to Eat). You’ll see at once why this waterfront landmark is known as the Black Diamond—its façade is entirely covered in Zimbabwean granite. Take bus 1, 6 or 10. 151013_Royal-library-copenhagen

Where to Eat

Strandgade 93
Copenhagen 1401

If you can get a table, try Noma—voted the world’s best restaurant for two years running now. The food is new Nordic, featuring fine local ingredients and fresh, clean flavors. The location in Copenhagen harbor is superb, too. 151013_Noma-copenhagen

Sankt Gertruds Kloster
Hauser Plads 32
Copenhagen 1127

Once a medieval monastery, now a French restaurant that’s popular with a professional crowd. Good for a business lunch or dinner. 151013_sanktgertrudskloster-copenhagen

Søren K
Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1
Royal Danish Library
Copenhagen 1221

Modern and minimalist, with great harbor views and a contemporary Scandinavian menu, this eatery is a great reason to visit the Royal Library. 151013_soeren-k-restaurant-copenhagen


Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
Kalvebod Brygge 5, Centrum
Copenhagen 1560
Efficient but stylish business hotel near Copenhagen Central Station, with great canal and harbor views. Good conference and business facilities, wireless throughout. 151013_Copenhagen_Marriott_Hotel

Radisson Blu SAS Royal
Hammerichsgade 1
Copenhagen 1611

Designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1960, the SAS has been gracefully restored as a showcase of the great designer’s work. Close to the Tivoli Gardens. Good business facilities, close to metro, free broadband. 151013_radisson-blu-royal-hotel-copenhagen

Phoenix Hotel
Bredgade 37
Copenhagen 1260

Located in the financial district, this elegant 17th-century hotel is a beautiful location for a conference or business meeting—or just to stay in. While the D’Angleterre is closed for renovations (until 2012), this is possibly the city’s most gracious hotel. Wireless throughout, five minutes from the metro. 151013_Phoenix_Hotel_Copenhagen


Kastrup, Copenhagen’s airport, offers that rare thing—an enjoyable airport experience. Shops and facilities are excellent, and everything in the three-terminal complex benefits from the Danish design touch. There are plenty of quiet places to work, too (free wireless). The easiest way to get into town is with the metro (15 minutes). Ticket machines are everywhere but take only chip cards (not U.S. credit cards), or you can buy a ticket at the DSB sales counter in terminal 3. 151013_Copenhagen_Airport

Useful links

American Chamber of Commerce            
Global Denmark

Cultural consultancy Copenhagen Capacity