On the 29th August 2018, my boyfriend Tom and I flew from Amsterdam to Copenhagen for the final three days of our European mini-break. I had been thinking about travelling to Copenhagen ever since Grace went last year and since Tom had never been either, it seemed the perfect place to visit. We spent three days in Copenhagen, same as Amsterdam, which again was the perfect length of time to see all the main tourist attractions.
Where To Stay
Once again, we decided to stay in an Air BnB and it definitely did not disappoint – it was just as cute and Instagram-worth as the previous Air BnB. Our Air BnB for Copenhagen was in Kobenhavn which was only a short bus ride from most of the main tourist attractions. I would recommend buying a 3 day bus ticket at the station as we definitely used ours a lot – especially when it was pouring down with rain our first day.
Where To Eat
Café Bla is a café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner that boasts a full vegan menu. We decided to have breakfast here our first day because we both wanted a cooked breakfast to help combat the cold, wet weather we had arrived to in Copenhagen.
42Raw is a gluten-free, lactose-free and 100% plant-based café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be warned, due to the small dining area, this cafe can get full pretty quickly! The cafe also has a communal dining area which means that you will get to know your neighbours pretty quickly. I would recommend ordering one of their smoothies, I ordered the Barcelona one and it was delicious.
What To Do
Tivoli Gardens is a Theme Park situated in the centre of Copenhagen, open 12 hours from 11am to 11pm. It has a range of rides for all ages, from spinning teacups, rollarcoasters and sudden drop rides. You could easily spend all day there as there are over 30 places to eat, offering a range of cuisines from pizza to pasta to curry, and a light show in the evening. I would recommend buying the unlimited ride pass for the day as especially out of season, there are very short queues for the rides so you can easily ride each of them several times a day.
Canal Boat Tour
Forget Bus Tour, a Canal Tour is the best way to explore Copenhagen, starting from Nyhaven to the Little Mermaid and the Old City Centre. Tours range from 60-75 minutes with a range of languages available.
Places To Visit
Nyhaven, meaning New Harbor, is a port but is more commonly known for the colourful houses that line the Canal as well as Hans Christian Andersen’s House, most commonly known as being the author of The Little Mermaid. Whilst the colourful houses may be the main attraction, there are plenty of outdoor bars and food stalls lining the street so it is the perfect place to spend an afternoon.
The Little Mermaid Statue
Established in 1913, The Little Mermaid statue commemorates Danish author Han Christian Andersen’s best-selling novel. Some tourists have shown disappointment over the size of the statue and the fact that there is nothing more than a statue there, but it is worth seeing just to say you have regardless.
Have you ever visited Copenhagen? What was your favourite part?