Nearly two years ago I ventured off to the Danish capital of fashion, food and design with my friends. It was my first visit to Copenhagen and I was very excited. A hop, skip, 9 hour drive and extensive vocal cord exercise (yes, we did a pop music singalong) brought us to the heart of Copenhagen. We checked in, showered and were ready to explore Copenhagen nightlife. After some necessary cocktails (it’s Scandinavia and alcohol keeps you warm) we walked down the stairs and then it happened…I fell down, tore my calf muscle, spent the night popping painkillers and drove back to Amsterdam the next morning. Yes, 18 hours of driving and merely a glimpse of Copenhagen.
Needles to say Copenhagen has been on my mind ever since. As you all have embraced my travel articles the past year I decided to go on the road for some cool new content. This time I skipped the car ride and booked a ticket from Amsterdam to Copenhagen with Transavia. After a short hour and a half flight I arrived at Copenhagen airport. In case you haven’t been here yet: this airport is ridiculously well organized! You literally walk through customs, go up the stairs in front of you and take the metro to arrive downtown in 10 minutes. Around the corner of Nørreport metro station lies the charming Ibsens Hotel, where I’d spend the first part of this city trip.
Although the room at first seemed very sober, one has to understand the simplicity of contemporary Danish design to appreciate it. All necessary amenities are offered and if you pick a street-side room as well you’ll almost feel like a Copenhagen resident, looking over a street filled with stylish residential buildings. As for the area and offered services, well I have to mention my two favorite things, namely (1) the incredible (foodie-proof!) location and (2) their breakfast buffet. Why foodie-proof? It’s a block away from the Torvehallerne Food Market that you really need to visit if you’re craving typical Danish bites among others, market style. When the sun sets you simply walk to the other side of the hotel and there you can take a long stroll down the banks of the city lakes. As for their breakfast, Ibsens Hotel exclusively works with local suppliers to offer a wide range of organic products. Anything you’d wish for a great start of the day is offered. My personal favorite: the Danish pastry! 🙂
As the trip continued we changed hotels and were invited to one of the most popular restaurants in Copenhagen, MASH. The story continues in A Copenhagen Tale – Part Two!
For more information on Ibsens Hotel check out their website by clicking here!