This is the time of year that many people begin to make their holiday plans for the coming year. Many businesses also begin to prepare budgets for sales calls, travel and company expansion. One country that is often on both lists is Denmark. One of the items on your planning checklist is no doubt learning about the currency in Denmark. The TransferGo Blog is here to help.
Currency in Copenhagen
The official currency of Denmark is the Danish kroner, DKK. The krone has an attractive exchange rate of 7.45 per euro. In Copenhagen and some of the other larger cities it is not unusual to see price in both euros and kroner.
Currency exchanges are plentiful. The best exchange rates can be had at banks and currency exchange kiosks. Many hotels offer currency exchange as well, although the rates are less favourable. Many visitors to Copenhagen rely on ATMs for cash instead of exchanging currency in shops.
Credit and debit cards are the preferred payment method for many Danes, however it should be noted that many grocery stores accept debit cards only.
Some fun facts about Denmark
- Copenhagen is home to the longest pedestrian street in Europe, “Strøget” which is a shopper’s paradise. The street is lined with unusual shops with Scandinavia’s largest department store, Magain du Nord, located at the end. After a day of shopping many tourists and locals make their way to the Meatpacking District for some of Copenhagen’s newest restaurants and trendy bars. A large number of clubs, bars and restaurants can be found along Vesterbrogade and Istedgade. The city has more Michelin starred restaurants than any other Scandinavian country.
- Walt Disney supposedly received his inspiration for Disney Land when he visited Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. The amusement park features an array of foods from around the world along with rides and games.
- LEGO was invented in Denmark and the company’s headquarters are still located there. Many of the game booths at Tivoli Gardens award Legos as prizes.
- One of the best purchases a visitor to Denmark can make is a Copenhagen Card. The card grants free admission to more than 70 museums and attractions, free bus, train and Metro transport along with other discounts. The card can be purchased to cover one to three days.
- It is easy to get around in Copenhagen and the rest of Denmark. The public transportation system is excellent and is available 24 hours a day in most cases. Copenhagen is a small city with most places within a 30-minute walk or 10 minute bike ride.
- Visitors should make a point of sampling some of Denmark’s favourite foods; pickled herring, salty liquorice and sausages.
- The UN World Happiness Report has given the top spot on the list to Danes on more than one occasion.
- Danes enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world.
The TransferGo Blog regularly publishes articles on currency usage throughout Europe including Portugal, Sweden and other countries. You can read the other articles in this series by clicking here.