With a distinctive design recognised the world over, the chance to visit the home of Royal Copenhagen shouldn’t be missed while in Denmark. Originally the Royal Porcelain factory, its rich history stretches back to 1775 when white and blue porcelain imported from China was in strong demand.
Although Royal Copenhagen products can be purchased in multiple stores, you have two main options when in Copenhagen. The flagship Royal Copenhagen store is on Strøget, with its main façade on Amagertorv. You can also eat in the Royal Café, which serves traditional Danish food in a contemporary style. Meanwhile, you may find lower prices in the factory outlet store in Frederiksberg (15 minutes from the city centre).
The stores give you a chance to see an extensive range of Royal Copenhagen products, from tableware to tea sets. All have the high quality design and manufacture you would expect. You can also browse products in Denmark and have them shipped to your home country. This can be extremely useful given the fragile nature of some of the products.
Royal Copenhagen Tips
The flagship store is worth a visit even if you don’t buy anything. It’s located in one of Copenhagen’s renaissance houses, built in 1616 and virtually unchanged. Even if the products are out of your price range, have a browse and visit the quaint café.
Watch out when buying from the factory outlet in Frederiksberg as many of the products are ‘2nds’, which means they have a slight fault. They are clearly marked, but beware that a set may not match completely!
There is a Royal Copenhagen store at Copenhagen airport so if you don’t manage to fit in a visit during your time in the city, you can always have a browse when waiting for your flight. The airport store is well-sized and often less busy than its inner city counterparts.