Selection of Holiday rentals in Copenhagen
Rent a house in Copenhagen, Denmark
Compare apartments in Copenhagen and discover a city that has repeatedly been voted the "most liveable city in the world". The capital of Denmark is as diverse as it is unique. Take a look at our unique accommodation in the Scandinavian metropolis with its 600,000 inhabitants and experience the Danish lifestyle. The city, which is spread over several islands, has many sights. The name means "merchant port" and refers to the importance of Copenhagen as a place of transhipment of valuable goods in the Middle Ages. A holiday apartment is the ideal starting point to discover the historic old town with its canals and alleys. In addition, an apartment offers plenty of space, flexibility and freedom, while you can save money. Hundredrooms compares good accommodation from more than one hundred partners. So you can find all information with little effort and you’ll always have a cheap holiday. Copenhagen carefully balances tradition and modernity. You'll find the Amalienborg Palace, which is the official residence of the Danish Queen in the city centre, while hip quarters like Vesterbro, which are voted one of the top 10 coolest neighbourhoods in the world, are also nearby. Numerous sights such as the Little Mermaid - Copenhagen’s principle landmark, which was designed on the model of the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen - are just a stone's throw away from your Copenhagen apartment.
Places to stay in Copenhagen, Denmark
Many tourists do not have Copenhagen on their radar, and prefer destinations like Barcelona or Paris. However, as mentioned above, the Danish metropolis is a very diverse city, with features in each district that provide the best quality of life for different travellers. In order to fully enjoy your holiday in Copenhagen, we will introduce you to the different areas to give you a first overview, so you can book your accommodation in Copenhagen, Denmark exactly where you feel most comfortable.
- Indre By (Downtown): The central part of the city covers the historic centre of the city and is simply called "City" by locals. Here you will find most of the attractions, the Royal Palace and the medieval streets invite you to stroll them for hours. Despite many fires that have affected the old town in its long history, many of today's historic remains are well preserved and lovingly restored and maintained. The Stroget - a popular shopping mile, with a total length of around 1,100m - is the oldest pedestrian street in Denmark and the central point of the city. With cheap accommodation in Copenhagen, you can explore almost the whole city on foot and benefit from the rich gastronomic offer.
- Frederiksberg: A young and hip district that you can easily reach on foot to the main station. Frederiksberg offers old architecture, many opportunities for shopping, as well as cafes and restaurants galore. The heart of the district is the Frederiksberg Have, a huge park adjoining Frederiksberg Castle, which houses the city's zoo. The recreational area offers tranquility amidst a vibrant metropolis and is located in close proximity to the Carlsberg brewery. Families and middle-aged travellers feel particularly comfortable here, as the area is usually quieter in the evenings and there are not so many bars.
- Vesterbro: Formerly known as a red light district, with many erotic shops and relevant establishments, the area has changed significantly in recent years and has become a centre of nightlife within the Danish capital. Comparable with Kreuzberg in Berlin or Shoreditch in London, here in the Meatpacking District, within Vesterbros, meat shops were mostly located here for a long time. A few years ago, the first clubs, bars, restaurants and galleries moved into the old slaughterhouses and helped the neighbourhood establish itself. The Meatpacking District is also known for its selection of exclusive burger and vegan restaurants. Today there are mainly young people, on the streets you can see the latest fads and most people get around by bicycle. Incidentally, Copenhagen is the bicycle capital of Europe - over 40% of the population say they regularly commute to work by bicycle. Among the main attractions is next to the Tycho Brahe Planetarium the Copenhagen City Museum. In our opinion, a holiday apartment in Vesterbro is especially suitable for young travellers who want to explore the city from their trendy district. Vesterbro is less suitable for a family holiday.
- Nørrebro: Nørrebro used to be a working-class neighbourhood and has become a multicultural hub of the city. The most densely populated neighbourhood offers busy streets with fashionable boutiques and trendy pubs. The main street of the district is the Nørrebrogade, which is just under 2.5 kilometres long and leads across the district. Between Frederiksberg and the city centre live an above average number of students and young people who like to get lost in the antique and second-hand shops. In order to bring together the different cultural groups, a project was launched in 2012 that dedicated various public spaces to different nationalities. There are, among others, a Red Square, a Russian Pavilion, Japanese squid and a few more. The places should serve as a meeting place of cultures and promote an exchange with getting to know each other.
- Østerbro: North of the old town you will find Østerbro with its wide boulevards, parks and shops. Here live many families who want to live centrally and green. Fælledparken, the largest park in Denmark, forms the centre of the district and offers a variety of recreational opportunities for athletes and families with children. Public playgrounds, dog fields and football fields are some of them. Here you will find some of the best cafes in a quiet environment with many monuments. Accommodation in Østerbro is our tip if you are planning a trip with your family or looking for a quiet environment in the centre.
- Christianshavn: Opposite the old town you will find Christianshavn with its canal system from the 17th century, which is intact until today. Walking through the canals you would almost think that you are in Amsterdam. One of the most iconic places is the Christian Church, a rococo-style church built in 1759, and Denmark's new national opera, completed in 2004. Those interested in maritime history will find the Orlogsmuseet, a naval and maritime museum. The "Freetown Christiana" is also here - a self-proclaimed hippie community founded in the 1970s, which we will introduce in detail later. Christianshavn is suitable for families as well as for young travellers, as you will find a balanced mix of restaurants, cafés and bars without leaving the centre.
How to get around Copenhagen
By plane you can reach Kastrup Airport several times a day from many cities. Once there, you can easily reach the centre via the metro system of the Danish capital. By the way, within the city, cycling is the most popular means of transport. At many stations you can rent cheap (electric) bikes and return them. As the bicycle capital of Europe and a pioneer in climate protection, Copenhagen is pursuing an ambitious goal - by 2025, the city wants to be the first in Europe to have a carbon-neutral carbon footprint. Copenhagen is a city that enchants all year round. Although the winters are cold and there are less hours of sunshine than in the UK, the city will captivate you even in the colder months. It is very relaxed and comfortable, the Danes have even invented a word for this condition: Hygge. With the onset of darkness it becomes especially hyggelig. Restaurants and bars fill up and you spend time with family and friends over a coffee or beer. Copenhagen in winter is an experience in itself and you also benefit from significantly lower prices compared to the annual average. How to find an apartment 20% cheaper than in summer. Temperatures over 20 degrees Celsius are reached during the summer months, and the sun-hungry locals are thronged with bars, parks and canals. If you feel too warm, you can cool off in one of the many channels at water temperatures of up to 17 degrees. Today, the water quality is excellent, clear and different fish have returned - this also speaks for the government's rigourous climate protection policy. In order to get the apartment you want in the summer, we strongly recommend that you inform yourself and book early to avoid disappointment.
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Amalienborg Palace and other points of interest
A city that has played such an important role in world affairs for centuries and so offers you a lot to discover. Especially in the 17th century, the heyday of the Danish kingdom, a number of impressive buildings were built that you can still admire today. In order to give you a brief overview of the sights, we would like to introduce you to a few that, in our opinion, you must not miss!
- Amalienborg Palace: The palace, completed in 1757, served as a royal residence under various rulers until 1972. Today it houses a museum on the history of the Danish royal family to modern times and serves as the residence of the heir to the throne Frederiks. You can easily reach the castle by bus and, depending on the season, you can visit it from 10 or 11 am to 4 pm for 65 Danish kroner.
- Old Stock Exchange: In the middle of the city centre you will find the Old Stock Exchange, Denmark's first listed building, in the immediate vicinity of Christiansborg Palace. Originated in the heyday of Copenhagen, the business of the Copenhagen Stock Exchange was completed here until 1974. Characteristic are the nearly 60 meter high roof riders, which are considered one of the landmarks of the city.
- Botanical Garden: In the middle of the centre you will find the University's Botanical Garden. Next to the Rosenborg Castle you will find about 10 hectares of open green areas where researchers from all over the world are trying to gain new insights into the plant world. Opened in 1874, you will find over 9000 species here - including rare palm species in a greenhouse.
- Christiansborg: One of the main attractions is the Christiansborg, which is used as the parliament building, the seat of the Supreme Court and the official residence of the head of government. Nevertheless, you can visit large parts daily for 70 crowns per person. The history of the building goes back to the 12th century, when the city was founded. The castle in its present form was created almost a hundred years ago.
- National Museum: Directly opposite the castle, you will find the Danish National Museum with the largest cultural-historical exhibition in Denmark, with works from the Renaissance to modern times. Part of the exhibition is the Freedom Museum, an exhibition that deals with the Danish resistance against the German occupying forces in World War II. Both exhibitions are free to visit and provide a child-friendly treatment of the information, so that a visit for the whole family is interesting.
- Church of the Redeemer: In the middle of the quarter Christianshavn stands the Church of the Redeemer, one of the most famous churches in the country. Particularly breathtaking is the view from the 90 meter spire, which can be climbed over 400 steps. However, you should be free of heights as the last 150 steps lead around the outside of the tower. You will be rewarded with a view over the whole of Copenhagen and can admire the two-meter-diameter golden globe on the top.
- The Little Mermaid: The bronze sculpture, only 125 centimetres wide, is the landmark of the city and was commissioned by the founder of the Carlsberg Brewery, modelled after the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Since 1913 she is standing in her present place and had to go through a lot in the over one hundred year history. She was painted several times, wrapped in Burkas and even beheaded. Lille Havfrue, as the sculpture is called in Danish, is a must-see and can be found in a branch of the waterfront.
- Tivoli: The legendary amusement park is known far beyond the borders of the city and country. Walt Disney was inspired here for his Disney park. Opened in 1843, Tivoli is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world and probably the only one located in the centre of a metropolis.
- St. Peter's Church: The oldest surviving building in Copenhagen was built in the 15th century, but the church was first mentioned in a document in 1304.
- Frederiks Kirke: The church, often referred to as the "marble church", is located near the Amalienborg Palace. It is one of the city's most grandiose monuments and dominates the cityscape with its large dome. Although construction began in 1749, the Frederiks Kirke was not to be completed until 1894, when it was long abandoned as a ruined building.
- Danish Jewish Museum: In 2004, the museum, designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, opened its doors. The topic is the more than 400-year-old Jewish history of Copenhagen, with a focus on rescuing the Danish Jews during the German occupation. Cisterns: The city's former cisterns, which hold up to 16 million litres of water, now house a museum of modern glass art under the streets of the city. A visit offers you a very special experience, as no daylight can penetrate the exhibition and the works can be staged as intended by the artists. The entrance costs just 6 euros.
- Freetown Christiania: Since 1971, Christianshavn has been home to the alternative housing development Christiania, which sees itself as a free city. A group of hippies and left-wing activists occupied a former military site in the city and created the commune, whose entrance is adorned with the words "you're leaving the EU". The Danish state allowed the residents long and looked over small offences and open sale of "soft" narcotics. Christiania developed over the years because of its alternative flair and a tourist attraction, but in recent years, however, repeatedly in the headlines. This led to several escalating conflicts among rival dealers, in which a tourist was killed. A visit to the municipality is definitely worth a visit, however, you should first of all deal with the rules and take the signs that prohibit the photographing of certain areas, absolutely serious. Policemen enter the municipality only in the course of large-scale raids. However, only a few of the original "Christianites" are now settled here, since the municipality has existed for over 47 years and many are simply too old. Nyhavn: The branch canal, built in 1673, is the home of the characteristic colourful houses that you will see on many postcards of the city. Here you can eat in one of the restaurants or sit down with a beer on the quay wall.
- Town Hall and Rådhuspladsen: In the middle of the city centre, at the end of the shopping street Strøget, you will find the square with the eponymous town hall, opened in 1905. The tower of the building offers a breathtaking view of the old town. The toll of the building, which was listed in 1983, is of high emotional value to locals and comparable to that of Big Ben for Londoners.
- Royal Opera: The building, inaugurated in 2004, is the home of the Danish National Opera and one of the most modern stages in the world. A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation, the founding father of the Maersk shipping line, donated the performance venue to the Danish state, which received the 2008 Outstanding Structure Award.
- Smørrebrød: The traditional Danish dish was probably on your list anyway. If not, write it down! There are no limits to the imagination when it comes to the variation of its filling. The basis is always a thinly sliced rye bread, which is filled as you please. The classics include sandwiches with smoked fish and onions.