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The David Collection

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Address: Kronprinsessegade 30/32, Copenhagen 1306, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 73 49 49
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fabulous collection

The museum houses one of the finest collection of Islamic art in Europe (collected by Jewish Suprême Court lawyer David) besides collections of European fine art and Danish 18th... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Birte L
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum houses one of the finest collection of Islamic art in Europe (collected by Jewish Suprême Court lawyer David) besides collections of European fine art and Danish 18th and 19th paintings in a fine old building from about 1800. And it is all for free.

1 Thank Birte L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It will keep you busy for at least 2-3 hours ! Nice documentation ! I recommend it. Besides, it's free so if you travel on a budget go for it !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed. Collection is stunning! Few pieces of knives with handles decorated with rubies are unbelievable. After top two floors containing Islamic art rest of exhibition somehow seams pale. For those who do not have studied art history good news are that exhibit is well covered with explanations, not only about pieces, but on historical background too. Take... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in town at 3:00 pm and was in that museum to meet a friend at 3:30. Stayed until closing at 5:00. A GEM that is not to be missed. Free entry. Human scale museum that can be done in couple of hours or many days depending on your thirst for knowledge. Beautiful collection, amazing colors, high quality pieces,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is said to be the largest collection of Islamic art in North Europe, and it is truly worth visiting! It contains two part: early Denmark art and Islamic art&culture. Before visiting I'm not familiar with any art about Islamic, but the David Sampling really shocked me with all the Islamic art it provided! Rich, grand, with a slight of... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a no-brainer, you just have to visit if you go to Copenhagen. The collection itself is both stunning and wonderful. I have no background or history in this field, but found it spellbinding and educational. Fantastically arranged, in an interesting building, with a free electronic table guide. Rather than me going on and on, just set aside half a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a real gem. The collection of Islamic art is pretty stunning, don't think I have ever seen such a great collection of this kind of art before. Really enjoyed it. There is other types of collections are good and also worth a visit. Would recommend

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in middle eastern art, this is a really good collection. And it's the only FREE museum in Copenhagen that we found despite being told the new government had made the museums in Copenhagen free by a taxi driver. It is adjacent to Rosenberg Castle so plan on seeing them together.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Easy to find and polite staff when you get there. Free tablets to translate everything for you into English completely free of charge. Obviously having an interest in Islamic Art would be a plus otherwise it may seem a bit long winded to read through so much and see so many displays. I had a fabulous time here and would... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

It is a really big and rich collection! One should visit it. A lot of objects and interesting - Muslim art and 18th century art. Amazing exibits.

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