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Things to do in Copenhagen

Indre By is the inner-city area of Copenhagen and is a prime location offering a wealth of world-class attractions, cultural activities and a wide selection of entertainment and shopping opportunities. Among the attractions are the National Gallery of Denmark and the official residence of the queen, Amalienborg Palace, where you can experience the changing of the guard. The city centre also offers a square mile of pedestrian-friendly shopping with boutiques, department stores, restaurants and attractions.

Moreover, you will be well located for quick and convenient access to public transport, offering complete flexibility as an ideal base for both leisure and business. Stay at Q Apartment Indre By – First Partner Collection when visiting Copenhagen and enjoy close proximity to most attractions and sights in the Danish capital.

National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen. Image.

The National Gallery of Denmark

The National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst) highlights collections of Danish and international art from the past seven centuries. No other museum in Denmark offers such a rich and varied selection of art – from the European classics of the Renaissance to the overwhelming diversity of modern and contemporary art.

The museum is a place to enjoy the grand classical masters alongside cutting-edge contemporary art by such leading names as Mantegna, Nolde, Anna Ancher, Derain, Rubens, Matisse, Hammershøi, Munch, Abramovic, Danh Vo and Elmgreen & Dragset.

Photo: Daniel Rasmussen

Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen. Image.

Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace is the official residence of the Queen of Denmark. Located in the heart of Copenhagen, you can visit the collections of one of the world’s oldest monarchies at the palace and at Rosenborg Castle.

At 12:00 noon, you can watch the changing of the guards at Amalienborg, and on special anniversaries you may also witness a balcony appearance by the royals.

The Lifeguard at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen. Image.

The changing of the guard

Amalienborg Palace is famous for the changing of the guards at noon. Every day you can watch the guards as they march from their barracks by Rosenborg Castle through the streets of Copenhagen to Amalienborg Palace, often accompanied by band music.

Photo: Marc Skafte-Vaabengaard



Central Copenhagen offers a square mile of pedestrian-friendly shopping. The main shopping street is Strøget, a 1.1 km stretch offering a wealth of shopping from high-street chain stores to luxury boutiques and department stores.

Running parallel to Strøget you find Strædet, which offers a tranquil setting of independent design stores, cafés, restaurants and one-off interior boutiques.