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Neighbourhood guide

Area guide: Family-friendly Østerbro

This elegant part of town is a treasure trove when it comes to great experiences for young and adults alike. And as the greenest neighbourhood in Copenhagen, Østerbro’s parks, water front and shopping streets are perfect for a bike ride or a stroll. Regardless what make you tick, this guide shares the best tips to Østerbro.

Best shopping in Østerbro

As one of the city's more affluent neighbourhoods, Østerbro boasts a nice selection of premium shopping options with fashion, interior and Danish design . Here are some shops and boutiques not to miss in Østerbro .

Sweet treats in Østerbro

This mini-guide is for anyone with a sweet tooth. Stop by the family-friendly neighbourhood of Østerbro and treat yourself for some seriously good cakes, desserts or ice cream or simply just a fresh cup of coffee to go.

Where to eat in Østerbro

It doesn't matter if you're looking for a local gem, healthy breakfast or a more upscale dining experience, family-friendly Østerbro has something for you.

A family-friendly haven between the city and sea

Photo: Astrid Maria Rasmussen

Guide: Top things to do in Østerbro

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A couple of Østerbro classics

Østerbro is popular among Copenhagen families for a reason. Actually many. These a some of the igredients that adds a special family-friendly flavour to Østerbro.


The Copenhagen 'Common' neighbouring the National Stadium is popular for all kinds of óutdoor activities. Fælledparken is the largest park in Copenhagen and very popular. There are play grounds for the children, outdoor chess tables for chess players, sportsgrounds, a dance pavillon, ...


At Olufs is (Oluf’s ice cream) in Copenhagen you find delicious homemade Italian popsicles. There is nothing like a good ice cream in the summer heat and sometimes a popsicle is just easier to eat since it doesn’t melt before you have finished it. At Olufs is there is a tempting select...

Svanemølle Beach

In June 2010 Østerbro got the new beach Svanemøllestranden. Svanemølle beach is a 4,000 sqm. new sandy beach with a 130 meter long pier into the water. The beach itself is located in the angle between the existing promenade and pier. The beach is staffed by lifeguards during the summe...