“Danes dress to match the Danish landscape. That means grey. And brown and green, and some blue. Maybe some beige for the adventurous. Wear purple or orange and you will stand out in Denmark. Bright colors are worn only by children, or by middle-age ladies trying to make a statement.”
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“Rugbrød is a big deal in Denmark. It is not just a bread: it is a moral imperative. Packed with healthy fiber and vitamins and almost no sugar or fat, it is considered a form of perfect food. Many Danes believe the world would be a better place if they could go around handing out slices of rugbrød.”
“For Danes, bicycle lanes are the Vikings’ last stand. Armed with a bike, these gentle blond people turn vicious and brutal. They will shout at you, lecture you, or nearly run you over. They will ring their bell aggressively if they think you are holding up their all-important trip to the supermarket.”
Buy the paperback book in shops
- National Museum of DenmarkNy Vestergade 10, 1471 København K, Denmark
Stop by the shop at Danmarks Nationalmuseet and pick up a copy of “How to Live in Denmark” – and don’t forget to enjoy the Viking artifacts or the great kids’ section.
- Politikens BoghalRådhuspladsen 37, 1550 København
Buy the book at this famous bookshop on Copenhagen’s City Hall Square, right across from Starbucks. It has a great selection of English-language books.
- Polyteknisk BoghandelAnker Englunds Vej 1, 2800 Kongens Lyngby
If you’re visiting DTU’s Lyngby Campus, you can pick up the book along with cool DTU-themed gear and school supplies at this shop near the library and cafeteria.
- Kronborg Castle Gift Shop (Hamlet’s castle)Kronborg 2 C, 3000 Helsingør, Denmark
Visit the castle and Holger Danske, who lives in the basement, and pick up a copy of the book in the gift shop.
- Bog og Idé LyngbyLyngby Hovedgade 23, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Stop by this shop in downtown Lyngby near Magasin for a copy of the book.
- Arnold Busck StrøgetKøbmagergade 49, 1150 København K
Take a break from your shopping trip at this two-story bookshop on Strøget, right across from the Round Tower and Studenterhuset. You can also order the book from any other branch of Arnold Busck.
- Danish National GallerySølvgade 48-50, 1307 København
The shop at the Danish National Gallery offers a great selection of art books as well as “How to Live in Denmark.” Buy a book and enjoy it in the museum’s sunny café, with free wireless.
- Christiansborg Palace Gift Shop (Danish Parliament)Prins Jørgens Gård 1, 1218 København, Denmark
Visit the Danish Parliament and pick up a copy of the book in the gift shop.
- Bog og Idé Frederiksberg CentretFalkoner Alle 21, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
You can pick up a copy of the book as you shop for food, furniture or gifts in Fredriksberg’s largest mall.
- Stakbogladen AarhusFredrik Nielsens Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C
This large bookshop near the Aarhus University campus is a great place to buy both textbooks and a copy of “How to Live in Denmark.”
The book can also be ordered at any bookstore in Denmark.
What Reviewers Say
“Kay has a mission: to help other foreigners fit in and get comfortable among us Danes.”
“En humoristisk guide til udlændinge om at bo i Danmark.”
“When I got to Denmark I already understood a lot thanks to this book. I absolutely recommend it to anybody who goes to Denmark.”
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Kay Xander Mellish
Kay Xander Mellish has lived in Denmark since 2000. She runs a consultancy that helps Danish companies communicate in English. Kay is also the voice behind the How to Live in Denmark podcast. She posts regular updates on the How to Live in Denmark blog, and stages events to help newcomers feel more comfortable in Denmark.