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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 - 5:00 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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SMK has a great art playground where kids can paint, create their own small art pieces that grand parents love for Christmas

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

SMK has a great art playground where kids can paint, create their own small art pieces that grand parents love for Christmas

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum shows that new and old architecture can be combined in a nice way. The collection is impressive and the view over the park and lake is great. Good cafe with lunch buffet, and wonderful creative workshop for kids during weekends and school holidays.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This gallery doesn't have any big highlights, but it's a well-rounded collection that includes a lot of Scandinavian artists. It was a cold, windy day and the museum was a good place to stay warm. The selection was organized in a very interesting way, particularly the European wing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though quiet, the National Gallery is a must-see for all art lovers. There's a wide variety of paintings ranging from early 12th century to modern art installations. The Matisse collection, in particular, is exquisite.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had a growing interest in art, yet the National Gallery was a little disappointing. It was interesting to a point. It was quite obviously that the gallery was of particular interest to special groups and students. They also have an excellent storage/locker area in the basement while you tour through the gallery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I most of all really enjoyed the layout of the gallery. Many of the exhibits were wide, open spaces and walking from room to room felt very natural and even fun, with the different sets of stairs and bridges. While the collection of more classical art was not very extensive, it really did provide an excellent perspective into the history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As with all art galleries, we found things that were interesting and fascinating and well worth the visit and also some stuff that left us cold, particularly the modern stuff. We particularly liked the video/installation about achromatism, [not being able to see colours at all and light sensitivity, etc]. On the whole we reckon it was worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Being a fan of museums, I need at least a day to cover this place. Soak in Danish history, read everything and take minimal breaks and have a water bottle around. Too many things to see and not enough time!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

the national gallery offers an interesting collection of french, italan, north european and danish painting, starting from the 13th century, the special exhibitions are also worth it, I really enjoyed the experience!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Excellent art museum. There is a fantastic temporary exhibit of an artist (Rodin) who done fantastic sculptures in his time. Top tips: go to the cinema room and watch the film about him first before you go into the exhibit. This will help your understanding of his work. There are also great free lockers for you to store your belongings.... More 

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