After a long day of shopping at Strøget, you should go down to Gammel Strand – an old street located in beautiful surroundings at the Slotsholmen Canal across Christiansborg Palace. The street begins at Højbro Plads and ends in the square at Nybrogade where you find the great cocktail bar Ruby. Gammel Strand is Copenhagen's answer to a bar strip where many of the city's trendy bars are located. In the evening, it is a great place to go because of the lively and colourful atmosphere.
During the Middle Ages, the fishwives used Gammel Strand as market trade. In 1940, the granite statue, The Last Fisherman's Wife, was unveiled in the street in memory of them. Today the statue is stored because of the metro construction but it will return afterwards.
Some says that the sun shines longer at Gammel Strand, so you will find many locals sitting outside Café Diamanten or by the canal, enjoying a cup of coffee or a beer. Throughout the year, The Art Association Gl Strand has many great exhibitions and are you up for a burger, you should go to the popular burger restaurant Cock's & Cows.
At the time, there is metro construction at Gammel Strand, but that does not affect the relaxing and nice atmosphere, you meet when entering the street’s restaurants or bars.
We also recommend our street guides to Strædet, Larsbjørnsstræde and Strøget in central Copenhagen.