Hot spots: Copenhagen, where land meets sea


Destination: Denmark and, specifically, Copenhagen with its colourful houses and endless list of must-visit spots. Let’s take a closer look.

A hotel: Manon Les Suites

Photo: @simonrintalaferreira

 Not only is it comfortably nestled in the centre of town, just steps away from the canal, this hotel also has great amenities: a pool, a rooftop and even a gym, all in a modern and minimalist setting. The 87 rooms and suites strike the same tone. Another advantage? Parties are organised under the immense glass rooftop on Friday evenings, so bring your dancing shoes!

Gydenløvesgade 19, 1600 København V.

A café: Café Auto

Photo: @cafeauto

Don’t let the name fool you: you won’t be eating on old cars in a musty garage. The space is actually filled with large banquettes and wooden tables. During the day, you can order open-faced sandwiches and all kinds of salads. In the evening, opt for a cocktail and a platter of cold cuts.

Griffenfeldsgade 22, 2200 København N.

An atelier: Tortus

Photo: @tortus

This place is one of a kind. The wide wooden doors open to reveal a ceramics studio, filled with pottery in soft pastel colours made by founder and Instagram star Eric Landon. Just remember that you must make an appointment on the website beforehand if you want to discover this unique space.

Kompagnistraede 23, 1208 København K.

A restaurant: Paté Paté

Photo: @fathomwaytogo

Calling everyone who wasn’t able to book a table at Noma – voted best restaurant in the world several times – as Copenhagen has more than its fair share of excellent restaurants. Head to Paté Paté, where you can decide between seafood, traditional fare or delicious Italian dishes. All of this in an authentic setting.

Slagterboderne 1, 1716 København V.

A must-visit site: Nyhavn

Photo: @hannahhopstheglobe

It would be hard to visit Copenhagen without a stop at this canal in the centre of town. Spotted in many films (notably The Danish Girl), this colourful place delights Instagrammers and photography buffs alike. To head slightly off the beaten path, go to Møllestien, a cute cobblestone street with vibrant colours.

Also visit: one of the two American Vintage shops, both located in the Gammelholm neighbourhood.

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Cover photo: Café Auto