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A Guide to Finding the Perfect Neighborhood in Copenhagen

Moving to Copenhagen? Good quality of life, sustainable living options, and rich culture are just a few of the reasons why the capital city of Denmark is so appealing to many people.

By AMRYTT MEDIAPublished about a year ago 4 min read
Perfect Neighborhood in Copenhagen

Moving to Copenhagen? Good quality of life, sustainable living options, and rich culture are just a few of the reasons why the capital city of Denmark is so appealing to many people. The good news is that there are plenty of neighborhoods around Copenhagen and they each have unique characteristics, amenities, and price ranges. You can definitely find apartments in the city that are best suited to your lifestyle, budget, and preferences.

To help you get started on your search, here’s a quick look at three of the most popular neighborhoods in the city, followed by some tips to acing your apartment-hunting:


This is a family-friendly neighborhood with plenty of great schools, childcare facilities, green spaces, and access to the waterfront. It is a relatively quiet and peaceful place with a strong community, and offers good transport links to the city center.

Since it is mostly a family community, it offers limited nightlife and entertainment options. In addition, Østerbro is known for being a little pricier than most neighborhoods in the city.


Nørrebro is a vibrant and multicultural neighborhood with an interesting mix of cultures, shops, and restaurants. If you are a nature-lover, it has plenty of parks you can stroll around and relax in. Like Østerbro, it is also well-connected to the city center.

The closer you are to the center of the neighborhood, the louder and more crowded things get. If you don’t feel like living in a bustling neighborhood, consider finding a place to stay on the outskirts instead.


This is the place to be if you want to be somewhere trendy and fashionable, with plenty of bars, restaurants, and cafes to consider. There are lots of nightlife options and cultural events happening in the area. It’s the best neighborhood if you are single, young, and constantly craving for action.

Begin Online Housing Search

Websites like Blueground are incredibly helpful for getting an idea of what to expect in every neighborhood. They are also popular and easily accessible, which is a strong advantage if you are not based in the area to check the places for yourself. You can start your search by filtering out results based on your best location, price, and size of apartment.

Beware of Rental Scams

Tragically, scammers are waiting to pounce on unwary travelers—especially those looking for a place to stay in Copenhagen. Make sure to do your background research on the websites you choose to look for listings on, as well as the landlords you want to transact with, before you make any commitments. Be wary, in particular, for agents or other people who need your money upfront before you have even seen the apartment, or of deals that seem too good to be true.

Try House Sharing

If you are on a budget, renting an apartment with other people can be a great way to cut down on costs while getting started on Copenhagen alongside a group of individuals who you can travel the city with. You can try searching on social media to find people who you believe you are compatible with.

Attend Viewings

Open house viewings are the best way to get a feel of a certain location. However, if you won’t be in the area to do so yourself, you may be able to schedule an online viewing instead. These are usually held on weekends and the details of these events are listed on housing platforms or online groups.

Monitor Rental Market

Copenhagen’s rental market, like others, can become competitive and vary widely according to the time of year you begin searching. Be proactive in your search for a place to stay. The moment you come across a place that calls out to you, double-check its availability on housing platforms and contact landlords so that you can secure a spot for viewing.

Plan Your Commute

Copenhagen is famous for being a bike-friendly city. There are plenty of bike lanes built for cyclists around the area and locations to rent bikes from, such as city bike stations and bike rental shops. However, it is best that you consider the use of public transportation as well, just in case you need to commute to work or school. The city has a well-developed system of buses, trains, the metro, and waterbuses. It is also considered to be reliable, affordable, and easy to use.

Get Close to Green Spaces

The impact of a little proximity to nature is incredibly understated. Imagine being able to walk, bike, and relax somewhere with a nice view and crisp air. Copenhagen is known for having plenty of parks and nature reserves, so consider getting one that is close to these amenities. They may be a little pricier, but the view and the atmosphere will definitely be worth the extra cost.

Check Nearby Amenities

Are you a partygoer or a foodie? If so, then it makes sense to find a place that is located near a variety of bars and restaurants. This way, you won’t need to travel as far just to unwind.

Beyond leisure amenities, you may also want a space that is close to supermarkets, cafes, and fitness centers so that you can indulge in your personal interests and keep stocked on important items with minimal effort.


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