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10 cool things to do in Copenhagen with kids

See hammerhead sharks at The Blue Planet aquarium, enjoy wild rides and rollercoasters, or explore the world's best cycling city by bike. Here are some top family-friendly activities in Copenhagen you may not have heard about.

  • Strawberry has compiled a useful guide on the must-see activities in Copenhagen. Here, you'll find a playground frequented by locals, a free museum, and a public swimming pool with spectacular architecture.

  • Enjoy – regardless of age!

  • 1. Louisiana Art Museum

    Address: Gl Strandvej 13

  • Take a train approximately 50 minutes outside of the city centre to the Louisiana Art Museum. We guarantee that it's worth the trip.

  • The museum is a unique blend of contemporary art, architecture, and nature. Here, you can experience Danish modernism, as well as art from big names like Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol.

  • For families, there's a special children's house where there are always fun workshops and activities. The best part? The museum is free children and young people under 18.

  • Photo: Kim Hansen, Visit Copenhagen

2. Tivoli


Address: Vesterbrogade 3


The iconic Tivoli amusement park is located in the heart of Copenhagen and has been a popular attraction ever since it first opened in 1843. With the slogan "Tivoli is never finished", it's always evolving. Here, you'll find plenty of rides and rollercoasters, dodgems, an aquarium, and restaurants. Suitable for the entire family and all ages.


3. Bakken


Address: Dyrehavevej 62


Dyrehavsbakken, or Bakken for short, is located in Dyrehaven, north of Copenhagen. What a historical and delightful place it is! It's the world's oldest amusement park and offers everything from classic wooden rollercoasters to newer and more thrilling attractions. Entry and entertainment at Bakken are free, and you only pay for the rides.

Mum and her child on an attracktion at Bakken

4. Cycling Tour


Address: All over Copenhagen


Nobody does cycling culture and cycle lanes better than the Danes. The city has several bike rental spots, both with and without trailers for children. Check with your hotel to see if they offer bike rentals, for instance, guests at Villa Copenhagen can rent a cute little Villa Bike for 150 DKK a day. Get a bike and cruise around all day sightseeing. Simple and fantastic.


5. The Blue Planet


Address: Jacob Fortlingsvej 1


Assuming now that you've rented bikes for the whole family, it's only a half-hour bike ride from the central station to The Blue Planet. This is Northern Europe's largest aquarium, where you can see everything from otters, rays, arapaima (one of the world's largest freshwater fish), to the most exciting: hammerhead sharks.


6. Changing of the Guard at Amalienborg


Address: Amalienborg Slotsplads 5


Amalienborg is the main residence of the Danish monarch. At 11:30 each day, the march of the Danish royal guards begins, culminating in a changing of the guard in front of Amalienborg Palace at 12:00. If the queen herself is at Amalienborg, you might also catch the palace music.


7. Faraos Cigarer


Address: Various locations in the city centre


If you have slightly older children, it's worth visiting Faraos Cigarer, which you can find at various locations in central Copenhagen. The store is overflowing with comic books, posters, costumes, games, and books. Fancy securing that Tintin rocket you've always wanted? Or letting your child add a Marvel Funko POP figure to their collection? A nostalgic trip for the adults, and a sure bet for the kids and teens.


Photo: Visit Copenhagen

Children around a table at Experimentarium in Copenhagen.

8. Kastrup Sea Bath:


Address: Amager Strandvej 301


A public bath with inspiring architecture, known as "The Snail." Kastrup Sea Bath is designed with a pier extending from the shore to a circular enclosure that gradually rises - ending in a five-metre-long diving platform. Kastrup Sea Bath is completely free, with changing rooms and showers available.


9. Experimentarium


Address: Tuborg Havnevej 7


A science museum that's exciting for all ages. Here you can test and learn about technology, nature, and physics, such as the sensory tunnel, where you experience a newborn's first visual impressions up to an elderly person's limited hearing. Or you can embark on a journey through the body, learn about wind and water, and finally maybe gain insight into the properties of light in the light maze?


10. Danish Pastries


Address: Copenhagen Central Post Building


The Danes are masters of open sandwiches, oysters, and sausages like no others. But they're also extraordinarily good at baking, a meal that children never say no to. Villa Copenhagen has its own bakery, Rug Bakery, and here you should try the house sourdough bread, Berliner doughnut, and the classic pain au chocolat.


Good day and enjoy your sugar rush!

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