Copenhagen & Stockholm

Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a city where I immediately would move to, without any doubt. Although its citizens are not the most sparkling people, Copenhagen is undoubtedly my favorite European city.

The best way to discover the city is by bike.

Nyhavn

Nyhavn

Our hotel was located in the center, in the charming, historic heart of the city. Admire the beautiful, authentic, colorful houses in Nyhavn, take a walk through Orstedsparken and drink a coffee in The Coffee Collective.

Stimulate your taste buds in Torvehallerne, In these market halls you will find all kinds of food of tremendous quality.

In the Meetpacking district you can find the best lunch spots. At Noho you drink the tastiest cocktails, while at Fleisch you can go for a good piece of meat. Do you rather prefer Italian? Then try out the restaurant Mother!

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Christianshavn is on the other side of the water. A mix of rich and poor, young and old lives here.

 In the 1970s, squatters occupied a number of empty buildings. The government saw it as a social experiment and let them go their own way. Meanwhile, the squatters have their own free state: Christiana. A world in itself that you should certainly visit.

The worldknown restaurant Noma is located close to Christiana. One advise: book well in advance.

Norrebro is a super nice neighborhood, with small shops and cozy eating places. At Oysters & Grill you can go for fish and shellfish. In Karamelleriet you can buy the best handmade caramel.

 
 

Stockholm

We deciced to celebrate the new year in Stockholm. It was freezing cold, but very cozy. Around 3pm the sun is down, so we jumped out of bed each monrning to make the most out of our days. Nudged in thermal underwear, scarves and hats, we prepared ourselves to explore this sparkling city.

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Stockholm is a small city, where everything can be done by foot. Stroll through the historic Gamla district. Go drink a coffee in the most photographed houses of the city Kafekoppen or Chokladkoppen. Enter Krabat, a store with durable, traditional toys. Taste the old-fashioned Swedish white-red sweets with peppermint flavors at Polkagrisar.

Östermalm is the chic neighborhood where you can shop to your heart's content. At Albert & Jack's you can have a delicious lunch. For coffee, stop at Chokladfabriken.

Södermalm is the largest island in Stockholm. On the hiking trail Monteliusvägen you have a great view over the city. Near the Mariatorget park is 8T8, here you can go for ecological delicacies, there is also a noodle bar, for a hot lunch. Looking for new sneakers? Then walk in at Sneaksnstuff.

If you have time, be sure to visit the greenest island in Stockholm: Djurgarden. The first national park in the world that lies in the middle of a city. Enjoy a walk in this nature reserve or visit one of the many museums.

 

Stephanie Beyens