The director recommends: favourite Copenhagen haunts

Mikkel Bogh reveals seven of his favourite haunts in Copenhagen. Be inspired by his recommendations as you explore the city yourself.

You will find more than art on Mikkel Bogh’s list of particular personal favourites when he recommends places to explore in Copenhagen. If you seek out his favourite haunts you will find tasty treats, nature, spaces for quiet contemplation, challenging urban mazes – and of course a very special art experience.


The reading room at the Danish National Art Library

This stunning reading room is entered trough the yard of Kunsthal Charlottenborg. I have spent days and months reading, writing and pondering here (photo: Jacob Boserup).


The artists group Superflex has collaborated with the locals on creating this elongated urban space in the culturally diverse neighbourhood of Nørrebro.


This is a uniwue attraction, but for me it is first and foremost a marvellous city park, offering a spendid view of the Copenhagen harbour  (photo: Niels Elgaard Larsen).

Assistens Cemetery

A peaceful haven with its labyrinthine pathways, and one of the very best places to spend a summer's afternoon.

Coffee Collective

This coffee shop, located inside Torvehallerne, makes the best cup of coffee in town.


One of my favorite places to grab lunch is Aamanns. Located just behind SMK they serve some of the most tasty modern versions of the typical Danish open sandwiches  (photo: Madeleine Schlawitz).

The lakes

I live right on the edge of the Copenhagen lakes, but I never tire of gazing out upon these still waters as they mirror the city

Getting here


There are cloakroom lockers at the Museum in the basement below the Front Hall and The Information.

SMK's publications

SMK Shop

Browse for an inspiring selection of Danish and international art books and design objects.


Concerts, guided tours and SMK Fridays.