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Five things your graduate won’t tell you about their cap (Studenterhue) and a bit of cap history

It’s that time of the year again – streets full of trucks or horse-drawn carriages full of students and loud music, parading through the streets …

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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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Culture

Adjusting to Danish early education – a challenging experience says an American Mom

An American mom sends her two little sons off to school in Denmark and discovers that there are plenty of lessons to be learned from …

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CultureThings to do

It is really simple to make your own SMØRREBRØD

A really easy to make lunch (or even dinner) – you might be tempted to invite guests for a traditional Danish meal?  Find here our …

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Culture

Are you ready for the Great Prayer Day?

The first of a range of long weekends after Easter, Danes love their Great Prayer Day, Store Bededag. This bank holiday is unique to Denmark …

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The King of bread – Rugbrød

To foreigners perhaps the strangest Danish bread is the rugbrød – rye bread. The dark, compact, whole grain brick that takes some time to chew …

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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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Culture

So what is Easter in Denmark?

You might think, due to all the extended Easter bank holidays, that Danes are very religious and spend their free days going to special Easter …

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Gaekkebreve – a Danish Easter tradition

A lovely activity to enjoy with your children during lockdown, gaekkebreve are beautiful handmade cards, traditionally sent at this time of year. The article continues …

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CultureWine & Dine

Visit the holy pub of Sankt Peder

One of the most original Danish lunch places in the Copenhagen area, here you can enjoy great food surrounded by locals. The article continues below. …

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The Fastelavnsbolle – a must have winter treat

Now is the time to have a great big heavy bun of Danish pastry filled with cream or whipped cream and chocolate icing on top. …

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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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Living in DenmarkThings to do

Afternoon tea in the most lovely of rose gardens – a different summer experience

Explore the lovely park and castle of Bernstorff Slot, go back in time in the small and cosy rose garden of Danish Queen Louise, and …

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Living in Denmark

What’s in a name? Apparently a lot if your baby is born in Denmark.

If you are new to Denmark, you may be surprised to learn that all babies born in Denmark must be given a name from a …

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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

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 …

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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

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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