A New Food Hall in Copenhagen

  Many Copenhageners are familiar with two food markets in the city, Torvehallerne right next to Nørreport Station and Papirøen on Christianshavn. However, they might not have heard of the new kid in town: WestMarket in Vesterbro. Nestled between Vesterbrogade and Matthæusgade, WestMarket is a food hall with plentiful and varied food stands. Last Friday … Continue reading A New Food Hall in Copenhagen


When is Fastelavn? Fastelavn is celebrated on the Sunday or Monday that falls 7 weeks before Easter. In 2017 the date for Fastelavn will be Sunday the 26th of February. It's celebrated the most at schools or kindergardens and it's typically an event that takes up the whole day. What is Fastelavn and why do … Continue reading Fastelavn

Christmas in Denmark

The Countdown The countdown till Christmas already begins in mid-November. D'Angleterre revealed their Christmas facade on 11 November and the streets of central Copenhagen are decorated and lit. 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 … Continue reading Christmas in Denmark

What To Do on a Rainy Day

Denmark has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. However, all of these seasons can include a lot of rain. The Danes have an expression that goes: “Der findes ikke dårligt vejr kun forkerte klæ'r”. Which translates to: "There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing". Whether it's rain or snow, a … Continue reading What To Do on a Rainy Day

Useful Links

Arriving in Denmark and Getting Settled The official website of Denmark ~ denmark.dk New to Denmark ~ nyidanmark.dk International House ~ ihcph.dk Spousecare ~ spousecare.dk International Citizen Service ~ icitizen.dk Danish Newspapers and Magazines in English Copenhagen Post ~ cphpost.dk The Local ~ thelocal.dk Free Time – What to Do, See, Eat and Drink Visit Copenhagen ~ visitcopenhagen.com  Handluggage only ~ Handluggageonly/ Copenhagen/ Denmark … Continue reading Useful Links