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A weekend in Copenhagen with the kids β€οΈπŸ‡©πŸ‡°

July 5, 2017

For anyone who has seen the movie Danish Girl, you will know what I mean when I talk about the amazing scenery. 

The colourful high ceilinged buildings that line the beautiful canals, the costumes and the history. The Danish Girl was the true story of Lili Elbe, the world’s first receipients of sex change surgery. The movie was set and filmed in and around Copennhagen, amd ever since watching it I have wanted to visit this magical, theatrical city for myself.

Here are some amazing facts about Copenhagen –

– Copenhagen’s metropolitan area has a population of just over 2million people (comparitively London is estimated to be at 8.6million in 2017)

– The UN World Happiness Report has rated Danes as the happiest people on earth two years in a row.

– Danes have a special word “hygge” for that cozy feeling of togetherness. It means relaxing in great company.

– LEGO is Danish!

– 50% of Copenhageners commute to work every day on bicycle – come rain come shine.

– The Copenhagen harbour is clean enough to swim in!

– It is where the first ‘Joe & the Juice’ store opened up

Where we stayed –

As a family we love Radissons, so in Copenhagen it was the Radisson for us. We had a lovely pair of adjoining rooms at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia, which a short walk over a bridge from the main attractions.

What we saw –

  • The Tivoli Gardens – a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on 15 August 1843 and is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world. Its a wondeful place for adults to be kids again.

  • The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen – is Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history, comprising the histories of Danish and foreign cultures, alike. My boys spent a good 3hours exploring this fantastic space. Its very kid friendly & the coffee shop does these great huge sandwiches! Perfect for kids & lunch. It has exhibitions from the Stone Age, the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Modern Danish History. 

  • Boat trip – A definate must to see the whole city. You can catch the boat all along the waterway. Its also a fantastic way to get a glimse of the infamous Little Mermaid from the sea.
  • Nyhavn – is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly coloured buildings. We sat by the water in one of the many lovely restaurants and just watched the world go by.


Where we ate –


  • Wagamamas- I know! Go all the way to Copenhagen and go to Wagamamas! But with kids sometimes whatever makes them happy works.
  • Nyhavn 17 – A great place to enjoy Herrings on a bed of fresh bread. Its delicious! Washed down with a cold beer.
  • Cows & Cocks – A chain of burger restaurants in the city. Chargrilled burgers o& ribs with homemade sauces in a trendy venue with booths & brick walls. 
  • Bagt – another chain of fantastic bakeries. Fresh Danish pasteries & great cappucinos! Beats hotel breakfasts everytime.


Top tip-

  • Do not get a taxi from the airport! Save money & time by getting the metro straight to the city! My boys loved sitting at the front of the train, there are no drivers so they lived the adventure! Getting tickets is super easy from the machines near the trains, a short walk from the airport arrivals. There are even stewards on hand who speak perfect English to help!

Enjoy Copenhagen! We loved it!  xxx

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6 Comments
  1. Lesley permalink

    Sounds & looks wonderful! Thanks for all the info.

  2. aysin71 permalink

    VuHuu in time for our visit πŸ™‚ We will be driving to Legoland Billund and then to Copenhagen. But after seeing the metro photos, We just might use it just so that the kids have fun πŸ™‚
    And a question : Do you think 3 days is enough? Should we extend it to 3 days to enjoy more πŸ™‚

  3. Michael Wilson permalink

    Nice One πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

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