Strøget is the main street for shopping in Copenhagen, running through the heart of the city. It is pedestrianized and stretches 1.1km from the City Hall to King’s New Square, next to Nyhavn. This makes it one of Europe’s longest, as well as oldest, shopping streets.
Strøget is home to luxury brands like Gucci, Prada and Luis Vuitton as well as international chain stores like H&M and Zara. It’s also where you’ll find Lego, Georg Jensen and Royal Copenhagen’s flagship stores. Not even bikes are allowed on the street, which makes it among the most relaxing locations for shopping in Copenhagen.
There are also plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes along the street. You can easily pass a day shopping in an unhurried environment, as well as visiting some of Copenhagen’s most famous attractions nearby. Don’t forget to stop for a coffee in an ancient square or a smørrebrød lunch in a traditional restaurant.
Otherwise you’ll find DØP, a luxury organic hot dog stand, next to the Church of the Holy Ghost mid-way along Strøget. A traditional Danish hot dog is a must-eat during a visit and a welcome snack whilst shopping in Copenhagen.
Shopping in Copenhagen Tips
Look down the side streets as this is where you’ll find some of the smaller, more traditional shops and restaurants
Free public toilets are in Amagertorv, halfway along Strøget (close to Christiansborg Palace), just in case you need them!
Weekends are busiest so if you can, try to do your shopping on a weekday. No one likes queuing for fitting rooms!