Best usages and practices in Denmark

Hello everyone,

Living in Denmark means learning new ways of doing things and incorporating to your daily life unique practices.

We invite you to share unique practices, tools or methods that could also make a difference in other countries.
Here are a few examples of the best practices found throughout the world. In France, a health chipcard makes medical procedures easier and faster. In Japan's train stations people queue patiently and orderly. In most parts of North America drivers can turn right at a cross road, even if the traffic light is red. And many countries manage their waste with sorting techniques and colored bins.

What about you? have you found innovative and useful practices or services that make daily life simpler in Denmark?

Thank you for your contribution.


Learn the language, one way or another.  Don't worry about making mistakes.

Danes are approachable, but they only rarely will approach you. The best way to learn Danish or get into a Danish social circle is through a Danish boyfriend/girlfriend/husband or wife. 

Keep, don't discard, the cultural characteristics of your native country you value the most.  Democracy has many meanings. 

Observe, don't criticize: it is helpful to try to understand and accept how ordinary Danish people think and behave. 

Make sure your papers are in order.  Keep any correspondence you get regarding your immigration/work/residence status. Don't communicate with the kommune or state offices unless you absolutely have to.  In most cases, the information you need will be on the NET. 

Don't ask public servants questions about "rules" to which you don't want to hear the answer.

Good luck.

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