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The David Collection

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Address: Kronprinsessegade 30-32, Copenhagen 1306 København K, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 73 49 49
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My favorite collection of "Muslim art"

A nice surprise in Copenhagen. A private and free collection of the Asian / Muslim art that showcases a wide range of artifacts including tapestry, books, and applied art. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Portland, OR

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Portland, OR
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170 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice surprise in Copenhagen. A private and free collection of the Asian / Muslim art that showcases a wide range of artifacts including tapestry, books, and applied art. The curators did a wonderful job of presenting the exhibition with pertinent explanations, which is not "a green vase on your left dates..." but rather provides an in-depth and not boring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most impressive museums I have ever been to. The fact that it is run by a private foundation and charges nothing to view their collection is praise-worthy. It has a huge Islamic culture exhibit collection which starts from the very early days to the current period.

Thank Gurudutt N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

You will given an iPad for English translation of the artefacts. Very varied and some of them are extraordinary and ornate. Not a big place but well worth a visit.

Thank 5Charlie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Extremely interesting place to visit , a vast collection of eastern Far East and European pieces of art and antiques, it is located near a great garden that you can spend time there reflecting about the art you've seen in the museum, it's free of charge , well kept , well organised and kind and helpful receptionists

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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Don't leave Copenhagen before visit this museum. Amazing and beautiful collection of David Samling. We could see amazing Islamic collections. Most of all.... it is free of charge.

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cherry hill, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Wow. A truly amazing museum experience. One could spend years learning from and enjoying this collection. When you enter, they give you a tablet. When you want to learn more about something all you have to do is place the back of the tablet on a sign next to the case, and well-written and helpful information is displayed in both... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Absolutely a favourite spot for art-lovers. Their Arabic collections are superbly broad, deeply informative and so gorgeous they'll get stuck in your mind for days. This museum is a wee treasure in a calm area, just in front of a wonderful park which is ideal for a picnic in order to recharge your batteries after so much learning. Every room... More 

Thank Gadea F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This has to be one of the highlights of my trip to Copenhagen. It was suggested to me by a very friendly local shop owner. Absolutely mind blowing art from hundreds of years back. It houses the biggest Islamic art collection in Europe. And it's all free! There is also a little introductory video giving you some background of the... More 

Thank robynn860
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

For those interested in Islamic art this collection is a must. For those who share Michael Palin's fascination with the artist HAMMERSHOI this is a must too as the collection here better than in the State Gallery. After a morning gazing at beautiful objects rest in the King's garden afterwards. It's just across the road.

Thank M8957MEmartinp
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

No doubt one of the most wonderful museums I’ve ever visited! I loved the Islamic collection, especially the beautifully painted miniatures and calligraphies. The tablet device you get at the entrance gives you all the necessary information on any item you are interested in. When you leave, take home with you some of the posters depicting the miniatures – cost... More 

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