As I mentioned in one of my tips before shops in Denmark close early. They may be open longer in Copenhagen but it will vary in the countryside.
Business Hours for banks and public institutions are usually 9:30 am - 4 pm Monday to Friday and being closed at the weekends.
Stores are generally open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 5:30pm, Friday 9am to 7 or 8pm, and Saturday noon to 2pm, most are closed entirely on Sunday.
Bolcheriet is a sweet "factory" where you can buy yummy handmade treats. Factory? Well... there's the twist! It is a little shop where you can watch from up close how all the sweets are made. It's fun both for kids and adults and the bonus is that you get to try fresh candy for free. Of course it's a very good idea because once they give you some candy to try your mind is set on getting more! And maybe purchasing some as a cool souvenir for the unlucky ones who stayed back at home! I got some for my family and they loved it.
There are two Bolcheriets in Denmark so far.
One in Skagen: Bolcheriet, Havnevej 6, 9990 Skagen
One in Loken: Bolcheriet, Torvet 1, 9480 Løkken
What to buy: There are hundreds of candies in the store, all of different flavour, color and texture and you can just run around and pick the ones you fancy! Everything is labeled in Danish and English (possible German as well, I'm not sure) so no problems with figuring what you might like best. What I loved about the shop is that you get a plastic cone and you stuff the candy yourself - so you can be picky, choosy and take as much time as you need!
What to pay: I think it's around 30 krones for a bag, not that expensive considering Danish standards.
There are very good directors and films in Denmark. I discovered some of them and with help of my Danish friends now I know many more now. I may even advice some of them:
LARS VON TRIER films: “Dogville” is great for me. But it is very different stlye, many people didn’t like it. If you love it you will also like to “Manderlay”, it is like a second part of it. “The idiots” and “Europe” was not so good. “Breaking the waves” is another strange film, but it was very good for me. Many people loved to “Dancer in the dark” but I hated. “The element of crime” was awfull for me either.
LONE SCHERFIG films: “Italian for beginners” is very nice, romantic film. Her another film “Hjemve” was not so good for me but you may know that film because of the end.(Many naked people!:-)
G.FREDHOLM-At klappe men een hand.(Klapping with one hand) was another cute film.
PER FLY-“Drabet”-It was interesting film about a crime... It is a part of trilogy.
NILS MALMROS-“Barbara”-It is nice to see Faroe islands views and historical things but I didn’t like as a film.
SUSANNE BIER-“After the wedding”-It’s all right.
I am sure there are more but I don't know.
MATADOR serials: I saw some of them. It is like a documentary about Danish history but it is easy to watch because it is like a film. I wish we have serial about Turkey like them too.
This is one of the few places you can buy souvenirs in Grenen. They also sell ice cream but I don't know how anyone can eat them with all the sand blowing hehe.
What to buy: Magnets, amber jewels, souvenirs, postcards...
What to pay: What they charge. I don't think you can haggle here.
What to buy:
If you out in the countryside you will often fined signs at farms advertising that they sell there deferent agricultural products. The best to my opinion is the strawberries if you like strawberries look out for the JORDBÆR signs with the added SELVPLUK: pick your own. You can get a sweet deal here like 80 euro cent per half kilo basket (its like a ¼ of the price for picked ones in the shops) and on top of this you get to eat as many as you like while you are picking!
What to pay: 80 cent to 1,20 Euro then your not getting ripped.
The Strotget is one of the largest shopping districts in the world that can be enjoyed on foot. It comprises of a number of lanes and bylanes, with nice shops lined on both sides.
What to buy: Denmark is best known for its Amber. You will find fabulous Amber ornaments and is surely a must buy.
Well...not museums and restaurants but definately shopping. You will find that the odd corner shop is open, along with harbour supermarkets for Swedes and Norwegians in ferry towns, that's all. The grand department stores in Copenhagen and others are all closed. There is a proposal in parliament to change this soon but we have yet to see when...Therefore, plan your shopping days carefully.
What to buy: You'll be hard pressed to find something that isn't more expensive than in the rest of Europe, save for Norway and Sweden. Souvenirs are of course unique, but apart from that I really woulnd't recommend buying anything. Do your shopping at home - it's probably much cheaper!
This is the Danish version of dollar-butik. There is one very close to Copenhagen rail station / City hall and in central Aarhus near Magasin supermarket. You don get any food here though... except mini-pack of instant noodles, chocolates and some other snacks.. ITs handy for stationaries.. check it out if you find out something you may need. The product or set cost either Dkr 10 or 20!
This famous German discount chain has their its branches also in Denmark but they cannot make those aggressive cheap offer due to high Danish sales tax. The price level of Netto, ALDI and Fakta are all similar but Netto has better quality sometimes and a better environmnt.
STROGET is THE street to go shopping......
All kinds of shops, no cars or bikes: it is a pedestrian street and.....a lengthy one.
At the square with the fountain and the bronze storks you can have a nice hot chocolate or whatever you need to be able to go on SHOPPING!
In fact Kobnhavn is a real shopping paradise, but quite expensive !
Maybe my stay was too short to find some good bargains...
If you can effort it , just enjoy and take everything you get - the danish people really, really know which cloths to wear and how to combine accessories in a verrry stylish way !
You need special things? Then you have to go shopping at Bilka (www.bilka.dk). In Bilka you can get everything. You get a very wide range of food stuff, clothes, books, computers and electronics, music. toys and games, bath and beauty, home furnishing, flowers, hobbies, shoes and so on.
Culturally speaking, Denmark has been scurrying after other countries for a number of years. Now, however, it seems that a feeling of national pride has once more emerged among many Danish initiators. No longer are people looking over their shoulder at New York, Paris, London or Stockholm... not all that much, at any rate! Instead, the gaze has been turned inwards - and this searching for something which is nationally distinctive has caused originality to blossom once again. This applies to architecture, design and art craft, where Denmark already has a proud tradition. But also within such areas as clothes design, the visual arts and gastronomy Danes are making their mark on the international stage.
What to buy: I know it might be difficult to carry home but even if you dont wanna buy anything you should at least have a look at some of the shops for good design..
The best example is Bang & Olufsen which is known worldwide..
The cheapest Danish retail chain. Good for cheap fruits i.e. apples, oranges, bananas, pears etc. and fruit juice.... also good for small pack youghurt, mini-snacks / chocolates.
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