The youngest toddler has personally tested and valuated the newly built and supervised but public playground in Gunløgsgade at Islands Brygge. It is built on top of an underground parking facility, a bonus for the automobile enthusiastic kids like The Little Guy. It has everything for younger kids. Swing, huge sandbox, bicycles, go carts, a basket/football area and much more. Open from 10. The result of the toddler test: 5 stars! Great place, it will be one of our new favourite hang out places, on our stay-home-from-nursery days. Plus they offer a neat and nice new restroom, with baby changing station. See you around, one of these days when the sun is out
Went to this interesting and very kids friendly museum, Orlogsmuseet, The Royal Danish Naval Museum at Overgaden Oven Vandet 58, at Christianshavn. Easy to find, walking distance from Strøget, a few minutes walk from the Metro at Chrisitanshavns Torv, or jump off the canal boats, close to Christiania (not fond of the place but have noticed that tourists are, I figure if they charged the tourist 20 Dkr to enter, they could soon finance some long needed remodelling, but I guess that’s not the deal there) in a cozy neighbourhood, plenty to look at. On a rainy day or if your toddlers need to run loose or you simply just find naval models extremely amusing and amazing, then this is definitely the place to go! Lots of floor space, few visitors, lots of amazing naval models, actually one of the world’s finest collection, a separate children’s museum designed for play, experience a submarine, and much more. Plenty of space to take the stroller through the museum and a lift to get up and down to the different exhibition floors. Great place. And if you visit on a Wednesday it’s even for free. Only minus, they didn’t have a changing mat for baby even if the sign on the restroom said so. Well, we are in a high spirited mood today, so the overall rating for kids- and other users- friendliness is 4 pirate skulls:
Orlogsmuseet’s website in English: www.orlogsmuseet.dk
Opening hours: Tuesday- Sunday 12pm- 4pm, Monday closed. Tickets: Adult 60,- Dkr, Children 0-17 years free, Wednesdays free, Copenhagen Card free, and if you have a same day ticket from Tøjhusmuseet- The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum.
A young pirate at the children’s museum
Couldn’t resist going to a flea market at Zentropa Studios in Hvidovre this weekend. Don Lasse and friend sold out of some of the props used in Lars Von Triers movie’s Dogville (starring Nicole Kidman if you should have missed it) and Manderlay, and even though it wasn’t the most interesting stuff on earth, it was still pretty cool, so I got away with an old wooden cheese box, 2 old glasses, 2 ceramic bowls (made in USA), an exit sign and a glass washboard. Great stuff, and they promised me it had all been used in the movies. Gotta see them both again and look out for my Lars Von Trier merchandise.
Great place he got, Mr. Aalbæk, love the hangars and the roughness of the whole area. A shame with the housings though, makes it a bit too ordinary.
The new marketplace in Copenhagen, near Nørreport station (S-train, buses, Metro, Regionaltog, Oresundstog), Torvehallerne at Israels Plads has just opened. You will find 74 shops and coffee shops inside and some outside, lots of specialities from Denmark, lunch restaurants, baker shops, butchers, fishmongers and a few shops with fresh farm products. Fancy and good looking shops, but has very little to do with a traditional farmers market with lots of fresh produce right from the country side, if you ask me. I know you didn’t, but I’ll tell you anyway. But it looks inviting, lots of interesting and delicious products, a neat place to see if you’re visiting from abroad. And they can offer nice and clean restrooms, with wheelchair accessibility, and hopefully an upcoming changing facility for babies., read more about Copenhagen restrooms at Need 2 Go Now Places
And as an extra treat, if you drop by a Saturday, you’ll find an antique flea market on the other side of Israels Plads, read more here
For the older kids, Israels Plads can even offer a neat and newly remodelled playground, at the far back side close to the Ørsted Park by the Car park, read more here.
Opening hours for the new Torvehallerne are: Monday Closed, Tuesday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
Came by the ALDI store and found genuine American Trader Joe popcorn and other stuff for the upcoming weekend. Mmm, love fridays….
Sunday, as usual, the little guy dragged me to several flea markets, totally against my will, in Holte and Lyngby where we spent most of the day hunting for good deals and cheap new toys to fill our already crowded living room space. And again, the little guy emptied his piggy bank and bought more than he could carry, that’s where I show up in the picture, but he made some really nice bargains. Everything was 5 or 10 Dkr a piece, even a new plush Tigger (he jumped away as I shot the photo) to his already growing Tigger collection. How old the little guy is? Only 16 month, but he is an extremely fast learner.
met this mutant thing today at Gråbrødre Torv. By Tea Mäkipää.
When objects with obvious ambiguity suddenly shows up in an public space, you know immediately that you are witnessing a piece of art. Most of the time that is. Especially if you find yourself asking the question: Is this art? Then it most definitely is. Kind of find Tea’s world rather interesting, however this is not the most complex statement. Or is it a question?
5 kr for this beauty at the local Din Baghave (Your Back Yard) dealer- think I’m gonna slice it up and make squash tempura.
Copenhagen right now; a view over Christianshavn.
Netto. Buy more glass containers. Stuff them. Bake a cake of the leftovers. Eat. Think of what to do with the giant yellow squash.
Bought a total of 21 big & medium sizes jars with plastic lid. The sudden need for Netto jars started 4 days ago. It ends today.The friendly and over-the-average-age-for-a-Netto worker greeted me with: Hallo again, didn’t you buy a lot of these yesterday too?
Well, I obviously need them. Here’s the result:
Some cake parts; and since this is not a food blog you’re free to invent your own out-of-the cupboard cake:
My favourite appliance and my favourite Big Boy mug:
Ready to take a yummi bite:
came up with the name to this blog today, as I was walking to the little one’s nursery, to pick him up. Don’t know if I’ll ever get it to work. But hey, if I don’t try you’ll never know. So here we go:
Cool, cozy, fun, interesting places in Copenhagen- and other cities I come across
Baby and family friendly places
No go places
Need 2 Go Now Places aka Restrooms- the ultimate toilet guide (yes, I’m sorry but we do call them toilets in Denmark)
Living in The Big City
And just stuff like that….
Been living here most of my life, in and around the Big City, and haven’t planned to leave any time soon.