An active life in Copenhagen
Get a great start in Greater Copenhagen
International House Copenhagen is your one point of entry to Greater Copenhagen. Here, public
and private organizations and companies are ready to help you make your settling in as easy as
possible. Get assistance with your paperwork and job search, or participate in our many informative
events and get useful information on schools and childcare, banking and investments, volunteering,
tax, accommodation and much more. Visit the International House on Facebook or
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– traditional and contemporary art
Greater Copenhagen has many different
museums with everything from cultural history,
art design and architecture to experience
centers and aquariums.
Sports and swimming pools
– get fit in Copenhagen
There is a wide range
of indoor and outdoor
sports facilities in Copenhagen.
taking a swim in one
of the harbor baths?
Many locals are
members of different sports clubs and associations,
and there are always new kinds of
sports to try out.
– lend a hand!
Volunteering has many benefits – new friendships,
new skills and work experience are just
a few of them. Making a difference in someone’s
life or within your community makes
volunteering a highly satisfactory and rewarding
experience for many people.
– try something different
Copenhagen is more
than H. C. Andersen
and the little mermaid.
Why not engage in
urban gardening, help
reduce surplus food or
go for a swim during the winter?
International House Copenhagen’s FB-page
and other social media networks will keep
Get involved in cultural and leisure activities
– let’s guide you to an active life
The city’s cultural and leisure activities are
created for, with and by Copenhageners. An
active environment brings the local citizens
together and contributes to making Copen-
hagen a wonderful place to live.
The International House offers free Leisure
Guidance & Networking.
– borrow books for free
The public libraries
provide free access
to all kinds of media,
including books, newspapers/
music, DVDs, audiobooks
and online resources – all for free.
It is possible to borrow materials in many
different languages, usually for one month at
In addition, they often organize different
activities, such as events for children.
– get involved in local culture
The cultural centers
in Copenhagen host a
long list of activities,
such as dance classes,
theater plays, playing
sessions for children,
concerts and open workshops. The cultural
centers also rent out facilities to various
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