Credit cards

Credit cards

The most common credit card in Copenhagen is VISA, but you should have no problem finding ATMs/cash machines that accept Mastercard and American Express as well. Bring your PIN code.

In Copenhagen major credit cards are widely accepted at hotels, stores, cafes and restaurants. It is a good idea always to ask beforehand though. Some places might charge a fee when accepting foreign credit cards as payment. Be sure to bring your PIN code and a picture ID when using a credit card in Denmark.

For authorisation of payment with credit cards, call the Danish PBS/Nets customer service hotline on +45 4489 2180.

Lost or stolen cards

If your credit card gets lost or stolen while you are in Copenhagen, call the Danish PBS/Nets 24-hour hotline on tel.: +45 4489 2750 to block your card.

ATMs/cash machines

ATMs offer a convenient way of withdrawing Danish money on a credit or debit card. Most banks have ATMs outside that are open 24 hours. All major cards are accepted.

Banks and bureaux de change

Banks are open from 09:30 to 16:00 on weekdays with late hours until 18:00 on Thursdays (closed Saturdays and Sundays). There are numerous cash machines throughout the city and the plentiful bureaux de change are open during weekends, for example Forex at Nørreport Station and Copenhagen Central Station.


Personal cheques made out by foreign visitors are normally not accepted, but banks cash Euro cheques and recognised traveller's cheques at a fee.

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Shopping and opening hours in Copenhagen | Photo: Copenhagen Media Centre

Opening hours

Since the liberalisation of the socalled Danish closing hour law 1 October 2012, the shops in Copenhagen are allowed to stay open every Sunday and longer on Saturdays and weekdays.