Shopping in Copenhagen

By | July 2, 2019

Shopping miles

The most famous international chains and designer boutiques are located around the Strøget, with cafés and restaurants in between.

Magasin, the largest department store in Scandinavia, is located on Kongens Nytorv.

Interesting second-hand shops and antique shops can be found in the Sankt Hans Torv area.

In the popular Nansensgade near the Norreport train station, you can stroll relaxed from one designer boutique to another and stop off in one of the numerous cafes or trendy bars. Everything from shoes to chocolate to sushi is available here.

The newly renovated, famous main shop for Royal Copenhagen porcelain with an integrated museum is located in the shopping street Amagertorv.

Contemporary design can be found at Illums Bolighus, Amagertorv 10, Paustian, Kalkerbrænderilobskaj 2, and in the Interstudio Shop, Dampfærgevej 10.

The classic plastic toys Lego and Duplo are Danish inventions and delight children of all ages.


Flea markets take place every Saturday at Israel Plads and Gammel Strand.

Opening hours

Shops are i. General Open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The legal opening times have been extended in Denmark, so that retail stores can now remain open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., these times also apply at weekends to smaller shops.

The large shops in Copenhagen are also open on Sundays. Bakeries, florists and candy stores are also open most of the time.

The supermarket in the main train station is open until late, all day on Sundays.

The sale of alcohol is prohibited after 8 p.m.


The typical souvenirs include Royal Copenhagen porcelain, Scandinavian crystal glass and amber jewelry, and silver jewelry from designers like Georg Jensen is also a good gift.

Tax information

A 25% VAT (MOMS) is added to most goods, including hotel and restaurant bills.

Foreigners who are neither from the European Union nor from Scandinavia can get the sales tax refunded at the airport, provided that the goods cost more than DKK 300 each and come from shops with the Global Blue emblem .

Goods must be declared and stamped at customs when leaving the EU.