Shopping In Copenhagen, Denmark – All The Best Shopping Streets maj 4, 2022 – Posted in: Denmark, Travel – Tags: City Breaks, Copenhagen, Denmark, Shopping, Souvenirs, Strøget, Weekend Breaks
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Shopping streets and shopping areas in Copenhagen
Are you going shopping in Copenhagen – then you’re in for a big treat! But where do you go to find Danish fashion, the Royal Copenhagen glassware and Nordic style interior-design items?
Copenhagen offers excellent shopping opportunities, where every neighborhood has its shopping street. The main shopping street, Strøget, offers lots of well-known high-end stores, and there is always life and atmosphere in the street – but there are many other small and fun shopping streets in Copenhagen, and we’ll show you the way!
Here’s your guide to the small hipster shops and large shopping centers in Copenhagen, where you can find exactly what your heart desires. Let’s go shopping in Copenhagen!
Where to shop in Copenhagen?
Your shopping trip in Copenhagen starts on Strøget, one of Europe’s longest pedestrian streets. Here you will find an impressive selection of the big high street stores, like H&M, Ecco and Vero Moda and also the big LEGO store, as well as the department stores Magasin and Illum. At the Storkespringvandet (the fountain with the storks) on Amagertorv, you can visit the large Royal Copenhagen store.
If you are looking for the smaller, trendy shops with unique clothing, you have to head for the side alleys. In Kompagnistræde you will find vintage shops, antique shops and cozy cafés. On the other side of Strøget is Copenhagen’s old Latin Quarter, where you can explore Larsbjørnsstræde and Studiestræde and the small trendy shops with shoes, dresses, vintage clothes and jewelery.
If you continue up Strøget, you can turn down Købmagergade, where you will also find larger high-end stores. From here you can turn right at Kronprinsensgade, where AC Perchs Thehandel, the classic tea shop, is located, and then on to Pilestræde. The area houses the more expensive design shops, and there are many wonderful restaurants as well as wine and coffee bars here.
Where to find the small and quirky shops?
Where Pilestræde ends, you are almost at Rundetårn, The Round Tower. Here you go straight on, across Nørreport Station and Dronning Louises Bro, until you find yourself on Nørrebrogade. Nørrebrogade is one big mish-mash of colorful dresses from countries around the world, antiques and fun bars and restaurants. The area is especially known for its exciting design shops, bars, cafes and for its role as the #1 hangout place for the young and trendy.
Start by turning right onto Ravnsborggade, the first street after the bridge. Ravnsborggade was for years known for housing many of the city’s antique shops, but in recent years restaurants and breweries have moved in. Elmegade, adjacent to Sankt Hans Torv, is a popular and vibrant side street.
If you continue north, you come across Jagtvej, where you can continue to Jægersborggade, one of Copenhagen’s most hip and trendy streets. Here, independent jewelery and clothing designers lie side by side with small galleries and porridge restaurants. Yes, you read that last bit right: a restaurant with porridge. It’s called GRØD and serves the popular Danish morning meal.
Vesterbro and Frederiksberg
From Jægersborggade you can take the metro from Nuuks Plads and all the way down to Enghave Plads in Vesterbro. Both Istergade and Vesterbrogade have many small shops and also sex shops. How’s that for a souvenir! Among other great shops, the pin up and vintage shops Mania Copenhagen and Rockahula are located here.
Walk across Vesterbrogade and continue the trip down Værnedamsvej. Here you will find delicious cafes and restaurants, artisan shops and clothing stores. At the end of Værnedamsvej is Gl. Kongevej, with some of all the more expensive shops that Frederiksberg has to offer. If you follow Gl. Kongevej, you’ll end up back at Rådhuspladsen.
Shopping centers and shopping malls in Copenhagen
Of course there are also all the shopping malls:
- As mentioned before the department stores Magasin and Illum are located on Strøget
- On Vesterbro, right at the waterfront, lies the large shopping mall Fisketorvet
- On Amager you’ll find Fields (big) and Amager Centret (smaller), while Nørrebro has the Nørrebro Bycenter. On Frederiksberg you can shop at Frederiksberg Centret
- Outside the city, in Høje Tåstrup (30 minutes by car) you can visit City2 and Copenhagen Designer Outlet
Find a great hotel in Copenhagen
Are you looking for a great hotel in Copenhagen, we have collected a list of lovely hotels for you, all of which can be booked through Booking.com. We have stayed at all of them and would like to give our best recommendations! See more hotels by doing your own search here:
Tivoli Hotel – how cool is that!
At the Tivoli Hotel, a 15-minute walk from the Tivoli Gardens, you can stay in the themed Tivoli rooms. The Tivoli Hotel is the closest thing you get to being in Tivoli without actually being there. The rooms are all inspired by the garden, and you can choose to stay in the Garder room, which is inspired by The Tivoli Youth Gard. Drums have been transformed into tables and trumpets into bedside lamps. The Columbine Room is every princess’ dream with motifs from the Pantomine Theater on the walls. Read more about the hotel here: Tivoli Hotel
Luxury hotel with an impressive view
Close to the airport, Fields Shoppingcenter and the highway to Sweden, AC Hotel by Marriott Bella Sky Copenhagen in Ørestaden is a good choice, if you want to explore the area by car. However, you can quickly get to the center of Copenhagen. Opposite Bella Sky is Bella Center Metro Station, which takes you to Rådhuspladsen and Nyhavn in under 10 minutes. Bella Sky is a modern design hotel for guests who would like just a little bit extra. The hotel is spread over 23 floors, and there is an impressive view of Copenhagen from the large panoramic windows.
Hip hostel with indoor pool
Steel House Copenhagen, a luxury New Yorker-style hostel, is located in Vesterbro, a five-minute walk from Rådhuspladsen and Tivoli Gardens. The hip hostel has a unique metropolitan vibe and is decorated with equal parts of cool factor and raw elegance. As we don’t usually sleep in dorms, we chose the slightly more expensive solution and booked a double room on the top floor with its own terrace.
It is quite clear that Steel House attracts both families and also young people who are going around the world on a tight budget. The communal kitchen was full from morning to evening, and people had fun getting to know each other in the large common areas. Read more here: Steel House Copenhagen
See more great hotels in Copenhagen here: Hotels in Copenhagen on Booking.com