A-Kasser & Trade Unions

Why is it called A-Kasse? “A” is short for the Danish arbejdsløs = unemployed and “kasse” means box, or in this case anunemployment insurance fund. If you have started working in Denmark, you might have talked to some of your colleagues about being amember of an A-kasse and/or a trade union. Many Danish employees are … Continue reading A-Kasser & Trade Unions

Remember to check your “årsopgørelse”

It is soon time to look at your “årsopgørelse” = your annual tax assessment notice Every year in March, we receive our tax assessment notice, in Danish called “årsopgørelse”. From your “årsopgørelse", you can see a summary of your income, deductions and allowances and what you have paid in taxes – and most importantly if … Continue reading Remember to check your “årsopgørelse”

being creative in Copenhagen – join my courses in English

One of the first things I googled when I arrived in Copenhagen last March was where to find the nearest craft store. In my home country I knew exactly where I could buy which materials from. I had the chance to use a workshop in a school and I could borrow all kinds of tools … Continue reading being creative in Copenhagen – join my courses in English

Join a Club – the Highway into Danish Culture

Denmark is a country with thousands of clubs and associations that all citizens can join no matter where they come from. This is where Danes meet, sharing the same interests or hobbies and if you have common interests, then culture and language become less important. Everyone is welcome to join! Therefore, if you like to … Continue reading Join a Club – the Highway into Danish Culture

Hygge During Winter Months in Copenhagen

I could feel it creeping up. I’ve had this feeling since the start of October. I gravitate towards staying at home, make tea, and curl up with a good book. I sigh every time I look out the window, unsure of whether I should bring my umbrella or not. I caught only a fleeting glimpse … Continue reading Hygge During Winter Months in Copenhagen

Christmas in Denmark

The Countdown The countdown till Christmas already begins in mid-November. The streets are already getting lit, and the peak of "hygge-season" is approaching. At home, the countdown officially begins on 1 December. Typically families have a calendar candle (kalenderlys) which has the numbers from 1-24 written on it and the point is to keep the … Continue reading Christmas in Denmark

Kulturnatten: Culture Night

Join the Culture Night "KULTURNATTEN", 15 OCTOBER For more than 25 years, Culture Night has been one of Copenhagen's most well-attended cultural events. When the schools begin their autumn holiday the association Kulturnatten creates a festive evening, where the entire cultural life of the city works together to create joy and inspiration for all of … Continue reading Kulturnatten: Culture Night