Culture

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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CultureLiving Here

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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CultureShopping

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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Culture

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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CultureShopping

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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Culture

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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Culture

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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Culture

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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Culture

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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Culture

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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Culture

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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Culture

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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FoodLiving in Denmark

Nordic cooking could be an option for tonight’s dinner

Find inspiration in one of the nordic and scandinavian cooking books ” The Nordic Cook Book” by Magnus Nilsson. By Bente D. Knudsen Pictures: Courtesy …

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Living in Denmark

How to source vegetables other than Danish cabbage during the winter

If you are used to lovely fresh and tasty vegetables (and fruit) all year round shopping what you are used to may be a challenge …

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Christmas

Denmark closes down for Christmas

Other than a few open eateries, the Danish cities come to a standstill from December 24 to 26 and again on the 31 December and …

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Living HereLiving in Denmark

With all the wind – do you know how cold it is for your skin when you go outside?

Denmark is windy, the modern wind chill factor developed by DMI can help you evaluate just how cold the added wind is. The article continues …

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Christmas

An expat’s Danish Christmas experience: “Such an important family event”

Bettina Schmidbauer is German and married to a Dane. In this interview she shares her experiences with the Danish Christmas and her family’s Christmas traditions. …

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ChristmasThings to do

Out and About: Spending Christmas and New Year in Copenhagen and Denmark

Christmas Eve and the Christmas days are special in Denmark – everything (nearly) closes down and finding eateries that are open, and shops to buy …

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ChristmasThings to do

Going Christmas shopping? Don’t forget your BYTTEMÆRKE!

It’s that time of the year when homes, shops and streets are beautifully decorated; and many of you are planning your Christmas gift shopping. Don’t …

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ChristmasShopping

What to send home for Christmas?

This year you may be sending your gifts for family and friends. But what to buy ? You want something that travels easily, is lightweight, …

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ChristmasThings to do

Sunday 28 November is the first of four advent Sundays – is your wreath ready?

If you are new to this Christmas tradition find a few TIPS on how to make your own wreath. By Bente D. Knudsen An important …

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ChristmasThings to do

Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

Danish Christmas traditions are plentiful: the lighting of the Advent wreath or the burning of dated candles every day counting down to the 24th of …

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Christmas

To bake or to buy? Baking your own Æbleskiver

Maybe you are one for the ready to eat version of this delightful sweet afternoon treat. However, making your own is extremely gratifying as our …

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Christmas

Gløgg – take the shortcut or make your own from scratch

On a cold winter day, a glass of hot glögg  to warm you up is great. If you think Danes only make it from scratch …

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Christmas

Denmark closes down for Christmas

Other than a few open eateries, the Danish cities come to a standstill from December 24 to 26 and again on the 31 December and …

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Christmas

An expat’s Danish Christmas experience: “Such an important family event”

Bettina Schmidbauer is German and married to a Dane. In this interview she shares her experiences with the Danish Christmas and her family’s Christmas traditions. …

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ChristmasThings to do

Out and About: Spending Christmas and New Year in Copenhagen and Denmark

Christmas Eve and the Christmas days are special in Denmark – everything (nearly) closes down and finding eateries that are open, and shops to buy …

READ MORE →
ChristmasThings to do

Going Christmas shopping? Don’t forget your BYTTEMÆRKE!

It’s that time of the year when homes, shops and streets are beautifully decorated; and many of you are planning your Christmas gift shopping. Don’t …

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ChristmasShopping

What to send home for Christmas?

This year you may be sending your gifts for family and friends. But what to buy ? You want something that travels easily, is lightweight, …

READ MORE →
ChristmasThings to do

Sunday 28 November is the first of four advent Sundays – is your wreath ready?

If you are new to this Christmas tradition find a few TIPS on how to make your own wreath. By Bente D. Knudsen An important …

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ChristmasThings to do

Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

Danish Christmas traditions are plentiful: the lighting of the Advent wreath or the burning of dated candles every day counting down to the 24th of …

READ MORE →
Christmas

To bake or to buy? Baking your own Æbleskiver

Maybe you are one for the ready to eat version of this delightful sweet afternoon treat. However, making your own is extremely gratifying as our …

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Christmas

Gløgg – take the shortcut or make your own from scratch

On a cold winter day, a glass of hot glögg  to warm you up is great. If you think Danes only make it from scratch …

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Christmas

Looking for a few books to read over the Christmas break?

Even if it may not be the most obvious way to get to know a country, it is one of the best: through its writers …

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Christmas

A Danish Christmas Story

What is so special about the Danish Christmas you might ask – is Christmas in Denmark different from the rest of the Christian celebration? By …

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