According to extrareference, Denmark (Danish: Danmark) is a country in Scandinavia (Europe) bordering only Germany. Danish land area also includes Bornholm, the Faroe Islands (near Scotland), Greenland and part of the North Frisian Wadden Islands. Iceland also belonged to Denmark until independence in 1944. The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen. A number of large cities in Denmark are: Århus, Odense, Aalborg and Esbjerg.
Denmark is known for the image of the little mermaid, lighthouses, harbours, wind farms, many beaches and vast meadows. Many beaches are also excellent for diving. The main attraction of the country is Legoland. This is an amusement park where everything is built from Lego blocks. Many Dutch farmers have set up a farm in Denmark. This is often due to the ground. It is easier to set up a large farm in Denmark than in the Netherlands. See shoe-wiki for top 10 sights in Denmark.
Regions of Denmark:
Capital (Hovedstaden), Central Jutland (Midtjylland), North Jutland (Nordjylland), Zealand (Sjælland) and Southern Denmark (Syddanmark).
Where is Denmark?
Travel information of Denmark
Official name: Kingdom of Denmark
Area: 43,094 km²
Capital: Copenhagen (Copenhagen)
Country code: DK, DNK
Population: 5,869,410 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
Highest point: 171 m (Møllehøj)
Distance (Amsterdam – Copenhagen): 623 km
Flight time: approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Denmark that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs in Denmark, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Denmark. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Denmark?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Denmark at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Denmark has a temperate maritime climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 0 degrees and in the summer months around 20 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Denmark can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Denmark can be found at Climate info.
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Denmark. The temperatures are mild in these months and the chance of precipitation is low.
Danish is the official language in Denmark.
Would you like to translate from or into Danish for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Denmark: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch consulates in Denmark: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Danish Embassy in the Netherlands: netherlandse.um.dk.
Danish consulates in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Denmark.
Money and Currency
In Denmark, payments are made with the Danish krone (DKK).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Denmark can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Denmark are slightly higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +15% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (22% more expensive), food (15% more expensive), imported beer in catering (45% more expensive), cigarettes (6% cheaper) and public transport (6% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Denmark it is not customary to tip. In most hotels and restaurants, the tip is automatically calculated in the price.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Denmark is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Denmark can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Denmark you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Denmark.
There are toll roads in Denmark. An overview of all toll roads in Denmark can be found on ANWB.
Information about public transport in Denmark can be found at Rejseplanen.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Denmark.
Electricity In Denmark you may need a travel plug
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets in Denmark can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112
Tap water is safe to drink.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Denmark can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Denmark can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Denmark end in.dk.
Official websites of Denmark: denmark.dk and visitdenmark.com.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Denmark is 0045 or +45.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Denmark? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Phone numbers can be found in the Denmark Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Denmark.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Denmark.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Denmark.
Holidays and school holidays
Denmark’s national holiday falls on June 5 (Grundlovs Day).
An overview of all public holidays in Denmark can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Denmark in the Eurydice school guide.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Denmark, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Denmark?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Denmark. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Denmark can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Denmark can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Places of interest
A number of well-known and much-visited places of interest in Denmark are as follows:
– Quay of Nyhavn
– The Little Mermaid
– Legoland & Legohouse
– The medieval center of Ribe
– Giant statues at Esbjerg
– Park Tivoli
– Møn Island
– Viking Ship Museum
– Birthplace Hans Christian Andersen
– Givskud Zoo
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Denmark? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Denmark, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Denmark, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Studying and internship
Are you considering a study, internship or gap year in Denmark? You are by no means the only one and certainly not the first. To help you on your way, Nuffic (the Dutch organization for internationalization in education) has set up the WilWeg.nl website. On this website you will find all the information that can help you on your way, such as admission requirements, forms of education, accommodation, scholarships, internships, health insurance, study costs and of course experiences.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Denmark.
– Alcohol: In nightlife from 18 years, shops from 16 years.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Denmark has its own Wadden Islands?
…The Danish flag is the oldest flag in the world still in use (from 1219)?
…The brands Lego and Bang & Olufsen come from Denmark?
…Danes are the happiest people on earth?
… There are no dangerous animal species in Denmark?
…There are many Dutch farmers in Denmark?