EXPERIENCE AMAGER'S HIDDEN TREASURES: A COMPLETE GUIDE

Amager is one of Copenhagen's most popular districts, which, with its unique mix of culture, nature, and gastronomy, attracts visitors from near and far. Amager is known for its incredible diversity, allowing visitors to experience everything from the idyllic beaches along the Øresund to a bustling cultural scene with theaters, galleries, and local markets. Additionally, on Amager, you can also enjoy a variety of different food experiences – both at the local fish spots along the coast and at the trendy cafes and restaurants in the city center.

This guide will take you on a journey through Amager's treasure trove. Here you can learn why this has become a favorite destination for visitors in Copenhagen, as well as what you should see, taste, and experience when you visit:

Breakfast and Brunch in Amager

Any morning – and especially a morning on Amager – naturally starts with a strong cup of coffee and delicious breakfast. Now that you're on a city break, you could, of course, also make something extra out of it and kill two birds with one stone by enjoying a delicious brunch. There are plenty of great places to eat and drink while you're staying on Amager, and we've collected a few of the best:

 

1. Wulff & Konstali

Wulff & Konstali is located right next to Go Hotel City, and they are known throughout Amager for their fantastic brunch. Here you create your own combination of 5-7 dishes with the best from the classic brunch table, homemade pastries, and the kitchen's personal favorites.

Price: Brunch 149 DKK for 5 / 179 DKK for 7 dishes.

AdressLergravsvej 57, 2300 København

See their menu here

 

2. Mad og Kaffe

Right in the heart of Amager, you'll find Mad & Kaffe, a delightful place that has quickly become a local favorite for their authentic and tasty brunch options. Here you can put together your own brunch with three, five, or seven different small dishes, ranging from delicious pancakes to crispy bacon and organic eggs. Their coffee is carefully selected and brewed to perfection, making it the ideal place to start your day. With a cozy atmosphere and friendly staff, Mad & Kaffe is where you can truly feel the soul of Amager.

Price: Brunch fra 89 DKK for 3 / 129 DKK for 5 / 169 DKK for 7 small dishes.

Adress: Amagerbrogade 48, 2300 København

See their menu here

 

3. Ingolfs Kaffebar

If you're the type who seeks out local spots where quality and coziness are guaranteed, then Ingolfs Coffee Bar on Amager is the right place for you. They serve delicious brunch, but it's also possible to stop by just for a good cup of coffee and perhaps some fresh pastries.

Adress: Ingolfs Allé 3, 2300 København

See their menu here

 

Restaurants in Amager

After you've wandered around the beautiful district, and it's time for a solid meal again, there are several obvious options for both couples, friends, and families. If you're a little unsure of what the day should bring – apart from good food experiences, of course – then scroll further down this page: There you will find a list of sights and cultural experiences on Amager that you absolutely must not miss. But first and foremost – the restaurants!

 

1. ALCHEMIST

On Amager, one finds Alchemist, a true pioneer in gastronomy with its two Michelin stars. Here, visitors are invited into a world where the art of cooking transcends the traditional and is transformed into a scenario of taste and aesthetics. Guests can expect over 50 servings that take them on an unparalleled journey of taste. In addition to the exceptional food, the restaurant's atmosphere is captivating, and the service encountered is top-notch.

Adress: Refshalevej 173C, 1432 København

 

2. Brasseriet 8-tallet

If you're looking for a truly unique experience, the food at Brasserie 8-tallet is highly recommended. The restaurant/café is located right by the architectural residential building 8-tallet in Ørestad, and from their outdoor area, you can look out over the water, indulge in meal delights, and experience Bjarne Ingels Group's elegant construction.

Adress: Richard Mortensens Vej 81, 2300 København

See their menu here

 

3. Kadeau

If you're looking for an extraordinary food experience, the two-star Michelin restaurant Kadeau is one of the finest places on Amager. Kadeau is a little piece of Bornholm in the middle of Copenhagen, where the menu offers dishes inspired by Bornholm specialties and Danish ingredients that change depending on the season.

Adress: Wildersgade 10B, 1408 København

Price: Tasting menu from 3200 DKK

See their menu here

 

Bars in Amager

As evening begins to turn into night, it's time to explore the pulsating city life of Amager. Here you'll find everything from seedy brown pubs to world-class cocktail bars, so in this guide, we naturally present you with bars that can do both.

 

1. GENSYN BAR

Amager's charming corners conceal the Gensyn Bara place where both decor and atmosphere nod to the past with a modern twist. This is the place where the good old days meet today's cocktail culture. With a menu that offers both classic cocktails and new creative contributions, Gensyn Bar is a perfect place for those seeking a relaxed evening with quality drinks. It's not just a bar, but also a cozy living room, where stories are shared and reunions celebrated.

Adress: Amagerbrogade 72, 2300 København S

 

2. AMAGER BRYGHUS - TAPROOM ISLANDS BRYGGE

Right by the water at Islands Brygge, you'll find the Amager Bryghus’ Brewery's Taproom, a true gem for beer enthusiasts. This is the place where the brewing art of Amager really comes into its own. With a wide range of hand-brewed specialty beers, from fruity IPAs to deep stouts, the Taproom invites you on a beer experience beyond the usual. With a view of the water and a relaxed atmosphere, Amager Bryghus – Taproom Islands Brygge is the place where you can really dive into Amager's brewing culture.

Adress: Egilsgade 20, 2300 København

See their beer menu here

 

3. DET ARGENTINSKE VINHUS (THE ARGENTINIAN WINE HOUSE)

In the middle of the city lies the Argentine Wine House, a tribute to South America's rich wine traditions. Here you can experience the essence of Argentina through the taste of their finest wines, from the robust Malbec to the elegant Torrontés. With a combination of old-world charm and modern wine production, the Wine House offers a unique tasting journey that is sure to impress any wine enthusiast. In this atmosphere of authenticity and passion, the Argentine Wine House is the place where you can truly feel and taste the heart of South America.

Adresse: Amagerbrogade 18, 2300 København

Read more about the wine bar here

 

Entertainment in Amager

Between lovely meals, terrific coffee, and a special night out, you should of course visit some of the city's trademarks. There's no shortage of activities on Amager, but we've gathered some of the island's absolutely best offerings, which you can pick and choose from – or try to reach them all:

 

1. Havnebadet Islands Brygge

Islands Brygge is located in the northern part of Amager and is a go-to spot when the sun shines over the little island. The harbor bath includes a range of swimming pools, children's pools, and diving pools, so it is visited by families with children, exercise swimmers, and beach bums from near and far. If the weather permits, you should definitely take a dip in the Harbor Bath.

Adress: Islands Brygge 14, 2300 København S

Read more here

Price: free

 

2. Den Blå Planet (THE BLUE PLANET)

The Blue Planet is Northern Europe's largest aquarium. It is a magical place for both children and adults, ready to embark on a world voyage under the sea, where you can meet everything from piranhas to sea otters and crocodiles. There is room both to be amazed, learn, and play, and therefore it is also one of the favorite destinations for visitors on Amager.

Adress: Jacob Fortlingsvej 1, 2770 Kastrup,

Price for admission: Adult: 97 til 195kr / Child: 97 til 105kr

Buy your ticket here

 

3. Christiania

The Free Town of Christiania is often a big draw for tourists and visitors. Here one can experience the quirky and specially made buildings that are so characteristic of Christiania, various art exhibitions, and not least a fantastic atmosphere – especially in the summer months.

Adress: Bådsmandsstræde 43, 1407 København K.

Read more here

Price: free