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National Gallery of Denmark

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Address: Soelvgade 48/50, Copenhagen 1307, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 74 84 94
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The National Gallery of Denmark is a living museum - located in Copenhagen...

The National Gallery of Denmark is a living museum - located in Copenhagen - with a unique collection of Danish and international art. It is the only museum in Denmark where you can enjoy a tour of 700 years of art history and also experience the nation's largest collection of Danish art from the eighteenth century to today's cutting-edge contemporary art. The museum provides guided tours, workshops for children, live performances, concerts and much more. When you purchase a one-day ticket, you get unlimited access to all permanent displays, special exhibitions, the Bookshop, the Café. Visiting the Children's Workshop will cost an additional fee of DKK 30. Adults: DKK 110 Under 30: DKK 85 Under 18: Free 1 adult + 1 child: DKK 90 Annual pass holders: Free Groups (10+): DKK 100 per person

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Huge collection of paintings from every era. Take your Time to visit (at least during two Hours and a half). It is so beautiful and well presented. A must for paintings lovers !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Huge collection of paintings from every era. Take your Time to visit (at least during two Hours and a half). It is so beautiful and well presented. A must for paintings lovers !

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having just returned to Copenhagen after a weekend of of paying to be jostled and bustled about by 900 other tourists all trying to catch a peak at the same painting, at practically every museum in Amsterdam, the National Gallery was a pleasant surprise. Special exhibits do require a fee, but the rest of the offerings can be viewed for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Also known as the Statens Museum for Kunst is as expected, a large buildng housing various periods and styles of art. Our preference was the historic (traditional) art up to the start of the 20th Centuary. Some brilliant items from Nordic painters as well as French and other nationalities are currently on display. The gallery was not busy when we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hit this in the middle of a big exhibition and it was very busy with visitors coming form all over the world. The system (getting in and around) was well set up and an overall enjoyable visit was had.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the best stuff was on loan so Denmark section sparse. Good for some French post-impressionists. Restaurant very pleasant.

Thank Packhorse
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a few Matisse paintings, some good paintings by Danish painters Kroyer and Anchor..but aside from that it is rather an uninspiring collection and its expensive too..the museum is no longer free its 110 Kroner..do not waste your money!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is some very interesting art in this collection but it is not as good as other national galleries. The staff were all very helpful, but there is a restriction on hand bags which seems rather over the top in a gallery. You can put them into the free lockers in the basement however and it seems a common requirement... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After my disappointment at Rosenborg Castle, this made up for it. It's a beautiful building, a real mix of classic and modern architecture inside. The collections are fascinating. I was concentrating on 17th century art, but ended up looking around the Danish collections too. It was spacious and a very original mix of well-known European artists with interesting subject matter.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Impressionist section is hobbled by the taste of the collector. I could not spot any works by women. More troubling it contains items that were "impounded" from a Jewish gallery owner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well organised art gallery, the main collection divided into three main sections: European Art from the 14th-18th centuries, Nordic Art from the 18th-19th centuries, and Modern Art from the 20th century. The historic building has a new section at the back to hold the modern art. It's not the biggest collection you'll see in Europe, but is... More 

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Inner Oesterbro
Home to the largest number of embassies in Copenhagen, Inner Oesterbro has Østerbrogade and Nordre Frihavnsgade streets where shopping for clothes and modern Danish design is a must, particularly if you're not on at budget. There exists a great array of cafés and restaurants, from the reasonably priced to pricier Michelin ones. Fælledparken, one of the largest recreational areas in Denmark, is a park home to the Copenhagen Carnival as well as one of the world’s largest relay runs, with thousands of teams competing over several days.