National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen

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Containing impressive displays of both foreign and Danish art across the centuries, National Gallery of Denmark will transport you through the major periods of Denmark's art history, ranging from Medieval to Renaissance to contemporary. The gallery is home to more than 9,000 paintings and sculptures, plus 300,000 works of art created on paper. Early exhibits includes works by Titian and Rembrandt. Modern exhibits include works by Picasso and Matisse. Entry is free for the permanent collections of Danish and Nordic art, European art, Danish and international art, and French art. Check the website for more information about the guided tours, workshops, performances, and concerts that also take place here. Lockers and strollers are available at no charge. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Copenhagen holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National Gallery of Denmark and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • OK, not a great exhibition experience, however, the elements you could rejoice over, particularly genuine Japanese ink-the elegance of the lunch was excellent, with a schnapps to while you can enjoy the beautiful views
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  • Very interesting gallery. Had quite a few contemporary pieces but a large range of historic artworks. It's right on the Bus 26 route which makes visiting easy.  more »
  • SMK is a fantastic museum! Both the permanent collections and seasonal exhibitions is incredibly exciting to experience. We will never be finished and have to come back again and again! Also a nice café!
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Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
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