Leisure in Copenhagen


Wondering what to do during your free time in Copenhagen? The city provides a range of leisure activities to expatriates. Find out more in this article.

Being the Danish capital city, Copenhagen is very welcoming towards expatriates. Modern and dynamic, it provides not only professional opportunities but also a wide range of leisure activities which you can enjoy during your free time. Whether you have moved alone or with your family, you are definitely not likely to get bored in Copenhagen.

Open air

You should know, above all, that biking is more than a popular activity in Denmark. It is almost a lifestyle. Indeed, bikes are the most common, economic and eco-friendly means of transport in Copenhagen. You will find several cycle paths across the capital city. So why not start by exploring it by cycling around its different neighborhoods and magnificent buildings?


You should have nothing to worry about if you are moving to Copenhagen with your children. By strolling around the city, you will definitely find some interesting activity to indulge in. For instance, your children will be delighted to watch the change of the Royal Guard which takes place every day at noon in front of the Amalienborg Palace. You can also visit the Tivoli Garden, the Round Tall Tower, the Bakken Deer Park and the Copenhagen Zoo, among others.

Water activities

Copenhagen's swimming pools remain open all year round despite quite cold temperatures in winter. You are also likely to find typically Scandinavian sauna swimming pools. Moreover, you will be delighted by some clear water pools where you can swim freely in summer. The Amager Strandpark, which is found near the Amager beach, stretches over 5 km and can be accessed by subway.

If you would prefer to remain in an urban setting, while not try the Islands Brygge, Copencabana, Svanemollen and Sluseholmen waterfronts?

Arts and culture

If you are keener about arts and culture, you will be glad to know that the capital city hosts many theaters, concerts, exhibitions, dance shows, festivals, cinema halls, etc. You will also find several art galleries and show halls which you can visit with your friends or family.

Moreover, by subscribing to the Copenhagen card, you can have unlimited access to 74 museums and other places of interest while traveling freely by public means of transport. You can choose among different packages: 48 hours, 72 hours or 120 hours. By producing your Copenhagen Card, you can also benefit from discounts in some restaurants.


Copenhagen also displays a vibrant nightlife, both on week days and during the weekend, thanks to several bars, popular nightclubs and lively pubs. You will also come across several sports bars where flags are displayed on match nights.

 Useful links: – Events in Copenhagen 
Visit Copenhagen – Official tourist guide
Visit Denmark – Copenhagen
Copenhagen Card

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