Things to do during your first weekend in Copenhagen

Are you looking for the best things to do in Copenhagen? Here is some inspiration for what to do during your first few days in town!

Editorial Team

By Editorial Team

people riding bikes in copenhagen

Denmark’s capital has come into its own! The city’s high livability factor and amazing culinary scene have attracted tourists and digital nomads from around the world. In fact, there are so many great things to do in Copenhagen that you may find yourself wanting to stay longer than you had planned.

Whether you plan to explore the city by bicycle, hit up its impressive museums, or explore the burgeoning design scene, there is plenty to do in scenic Copenhagen.

If you want to move to Copenhagen, it may be simpler to rent a furnished apartment. Blueground’s flexible-term rentals are a wonderful alternative to a traditional year-long lease. That way you won’t have to spend your own money and time shopping for furnishings. Best of all, a short-term lease lets you live on your own terms.

the copenhagen harbor

All of Blueground’s move-in-ready homes around the world come with equipped kitchens, luxury linens, and fast Wi-Fi. You’ll also get our signature Welcome Kit, which has enough eco-friendly products – including coffee! – to last your first few days in town.

Here are just a few of our favorite things to do in Copenhagen.

Friday: Dinner and a movie

Welcome to Copenhagen! Since you have your very own apartment with a kitchen, you may want to cook yourself a simple dinner at home to celebrate your arrival.

But what if you don’t feel like cooking? No problem. Just download the Wolt or JustEat app and order delivery from some of the top cafes and restaurants in Copenhagen.

Once you have dinner squared away, get to know your new home base on the small screen. Fire up your Smart TV and stream The Danish Girl, a stunning drama starring Amber Heard, Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander. The movie is inspired by the real lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener.

Many of the film’s scenes are set in Copenhagen. You will spot both Copenhagen City Hall and the Royal Danish Theatre.

Saturday: Cultural digest

Make yourself some coffee or pick up some caffeine on your way to the amazing Designmuseum Danmark. One of the city’s cultural highlights, the museum is located in Copenhagen’s ritzy Indre By district.

Once a hospital, this outstanding museum has an amazing collection. You can geek out over Danish textiles and intricate designs from Arne Jacobsen, Poul Henningsen and Kaare Klint. The museum’s gift shop is also worth a visit!

After you’ve explored the museum, head to nearby Kastellet. This amazing fortress is ripe for exploration and is the perfect backdrop for your first Instagram post from Copenhagen.

parked bikes in copenhagen

Sunday: A Day in the park

Take advantage of the gorgeous summer weather with a picnic in Kongens Have Park. This historic greenspace is located in Nørreport and dates back to the early 17th century.

Wander the meandering paths in the park and be sure to leave time to visit the rose garden.

There is a marionette theatre with free performances in July and August on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons, so if you have moved to Copenhagen with kids in tow this is the perfect family-friendly activity.

Whether you’re staying in the city for a month or a year or longer, we hope we’ve given you more than enough ideas to make the most of your first weekend in Copenhagen.

If you’re still renting the old-fashioned way, you need to find out more about the Blueground experience.

Editorial Team

Editorial Team

The Blueground editorial team covers the best things to see, do, and experience in our cities around the world.