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Service in an equal society – the Danish case

Are you finding it difficult to get good service in shops and restaurants in Denmark? And what is good service? Our expat writer looks at …

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The Danish Royals may seem rich but they actually don’t own much

The Danish royal family does not posses a huge fortune – even if they look rich with their castles, classy cars and amazing jewellery. The …

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What are your return rights for items bought during the January sales?

You might be one to look for a good deal during the massive sales in Denmark in January. But what to do, if you regret …

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Official flag flying days in 2022

Impossible to live in Denmark for long without noticing the Danes’ fascination with their flag, find all the official flag flying days this year and …

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The Danes and their bread

Have you ever entered a Danish bakery and felt a bit lost when faced with shelf after shelf of bread and cakes in all shapes, …

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The joy of the ice-cold dip ” Are you insane or just slightly masochistic?”

Why on Earth do Danes want to jump into the sea in the middle of the winter when it’s freezing cold outside? The article continues …

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None of the traditional New Year Levees will take place

If you had hoped to enjoy the sight of beautiful horses, carriages and magnificent old style uniforms, you will be sadly disappointed. As a consequence …

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Danish HYGGE – even Danes don’t realise that, surprisingly, it is not about the candles

Put candles on the table, in the windowsill, and a couple elsewhere in your room. Buy candy, snacks, wine or beer, invite some friends, and …

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Potato holiday coming up – are you going somewhere? What a lucky potato you are!

Did any Dane ever say this to you and you thought they had gone mad? Well, it’s one of those expressions you can’t translate. In …

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Remember when dealing with cultural clashes: It’s not personal

The words are those of Pernilla Rorso. With both Danish and Swedish roots, and also an American family, and a long career in international management …

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New to Danish Work Culture? Learn more about herding the Danes

“Managing Danes is like herding cats!” laughs Heidi Rottbøll Andersen. Not her own words, but those of an American manager who, baffled at the attitude …

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Koldskål with kammerjunkere – a summer delicacy

There is nothing more Danish than enjoying a bowl of koldskål with kammerjunkere in the summer. The article continues below. By Susanne Simmons Kee As …

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