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Copenhagen: Scandinavian Beauty and Stadiums Galore

Following your team to Copenhagen? There is plenty to do in the Danish capital, both in terms of football and related matters. SANTOS lists the coolest places for you.

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Parken

The Parken Stadium is of course the place to be for many Europa League competitors, the home of FC Copenhagen, the largest club in the country. A relatively modern stadium, built about 30 years ago on the site of the old Danish national stadium. Although it is not immediately inviting from the outside, it is quite nice inside, it feels very close and intimate. Avid fans (Sektion 12) of Copenhagen do the rest. Also worth a visit: the FCK Experience, the club's museum. You get there through the fan shop, and entrance is free.


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Coming with the car? Don't forget the rival

If you go to Copenhagen by car from the Netherlands or Germany, you will pass Brøndby, the arch-rival from the Copenhagen suburb of the same name. The Brøndby Stadium is a nice football stadium, looks somewhat German and is only a few minutes drive from the motorway. Ideal for a short stop on the way there or back.



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Countless other stadiums

It is bursting with clubs and stadiums in and around Copenhagen. Right next to Parken is the Osterbrø Stadium of B93 Copenhagen, nine times champion of Denmark in the distant past. The stadium's historic main building is truly beautiful. North of the city, AB plays in the Gladsaxe Stadium, in the suburb of the same name. A little further north you'll find Lyngby BK and FC Nordsjælland. In the south you will find BK Frem's Valby Idrætspark and Fremad Amager's Sundby Idrætspark.


Wide choice of bars

You don't have to look long for beer in Copenhagen. In the city centre, you can have a lot of fun between Rådhusplatsen and Kongens Nytorv, for example at The Dubliner, on the shopping street Strøget. Also famous is the Biergarten of Tivoli amusement park, right next to the city's main station. Around the corner, on Vesterbrogade, you will find plenty of good pubs not far from Rådhusplatsen. You can also take a tour of the Carlsberg Brewery, not far from the centre.


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Culture

Copenhagen is a beautiful Scandinavian city with plenty to see and experience. We already mentioned the Rådhusplatsen, the square where the Danish team was honoured in 1992 after winning the Euros. In the Nyhavn district (famous for its coloured houses) you can enjoy some food and drink by the water. And don't forget – Attention Bassie & Adriaan fans! – not the statue of The Little Mermaid. Also nice: the Christiania district, a neighbourhood of hippies, squatters and anarchists, which its residents regard as a real city of refuge.


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