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The Black Diamond - Royal Danish Library

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Copenhagen has many beautifully designed buildings and this is one of them. It joins a very old building and blends the two in a seamless way.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phyllis B
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We visited here over the weekend to have a look and it is a beautiful library which has free entrance and free wifi. The building is stunning too so well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Molly S
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

This was our first stop during our trip. We loved the architecture!! It is an awesome building, even the older part with the most beautiful library and reading place I’ve ever seen. Also, compared to other places, pretty cheap snacky are served here

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Simona B
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We saw the Black Diamond from our canal cruise and also from our hotel, CPH Living. You can just go in and absorb the fabulous architecture and design. There is a coffee shop with chairs right out on the water and a small shop with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Samantha S
Reviewed September 4, 2018

The black diamond building which is an extension of the library is situated along the water front. The black granite and facets mirror the water . It is a quite impressive building even in the day light , it is supposed to look more beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

I really loved that place. So peacefull! If I was living in Copenhaguen I would go every day to study or work there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Adrian F
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Amazing building and impressive inside but difficult to see many books without being a member of the library. Accesible without paying and it is lovely and quiet in study and reading rooms.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Fabulous architecture with black glass in a distinctive shape with a water view. Inside you will be impressed with the view from the "bridge" on the top floor. Gift shop and restaurant complete this lovely library.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank smithemptynest
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Amazing architecture; Great for photography and artsy stuff people; Visited the old and new building; We didn’t pay a ticket to enter; I like the old library much better

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nikola I
Reviewed December 28, 2017

Architectural gem. The Black Diamond is actually a modern extension grafted onto the Royal Danish Library. Great view over the river with a good cafe.

Date of experience: November 2017
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