Where to shop Tax Free in Denmark
Tax Tree shopping in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the Danish capital and the country's largest city. The city is rich in history, both literary and architectural, but it’s also a shopping paradise, and especially good for those in search of designer stores, Danish fashion, antiques and vintage clothes.
- Strøget - Copenhagen's main shopping thoroughfare is in the city center, which is the longest pedestrian street in Europe. It offers a range of shopping options from international high street names to some of the world's most exclusive brands. Strøget runs from Rådhuspladsen to Kongens Nytorv and is actually made up of five continuous streets, which include Frederiksberggade, Nygade, Vimmelskaftet and Østergade. At the end closest to City Hall Square, you'll find stores for Skagen, Companys, Foot Locker and Hard Rock Café, while towards its eastern reach are outlets for high-end names such as Michael Kors and Emporio Armani.
- Latin Quarter - stretches from Nørre Voldgade to Teglgårdsstræde, you'll find some of the city's most vibrant streets, quirky shops and charming restaurants and cafés. In the Latin Quarter, just a short walk from Strøget, are the streets of Studiestræde and Larsbjørnsstræde, both are home to a wealth of thrift shops.
- Kongens Nytorv - the famous seven-storey Magasin du Nord. Founded in 1888 and housed in the impressive Hôtel du Nord building, Magasin du Nord is the country's leading department store chain, offering everything from fashion, home design and furnishings, beauty, books, toys to local produce and its acclaimed delicatessen. You can also enjoy a personal shopping service, which includes one hour of free guided shopping – and Tax Free shopping.
- Vesterbro district - behind the city's Central Station, it’s within easy walking distance of the city center. You'll find everything from hip fashion to Danish design on sale there, and not only is it a great place to shop Tax Free, but also for eating, drinking and partying.
- Frederiksberg - an upmarket enclave of Copenhagen with excellent shops that tend to be a lot more high-end than those of Nørrebro and Vesterbro. Its main shopping street is Gammel Kongevej, but you'll want to also visit Falkoner Allé Street for its modern shopping mall, the Frederiksberg Centre, with its 65 shops and a focus on fashion and interior design.
Tax Free shopping in other cities
- Aarhus - located on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark and is known as one of Denmark's best cities for shopping. The center has its own Strøget or pedestrianised shopping precinct. Those looking for big brands and high-end fashion labels should head for the Vestergade.
- Latin Quarter – there’s a wide range of stores in the 14th century cobbled streets ranging from small boutiques to famous designer brands. There is also Bruuns Galleri at M.P. Bruuns Gade, the country’s most visited city mall with around 100 shops.
- Odense - the country's third largest city, this is on the island of Funen in Southern Denmark and is more than 1,000 years old. For Tax Free shoppers, the city center, along the pedestianised streets of Kongensgade and Vestergade, are top places to visit where brands are vast. However, on the outskirts of the city there's a wonderful indoor shopping centre called Rosengårdcentret on Ørbækvej Street, with 145 stores under one roof and names like Gant and Tommy Hilfiger.
Most Danish cities have large pedestrian zones in the city centre, making them ideal for Tax Free shoppers.
Department stores and shopping centers tend to hold their sales ('udsalg') in January and again from June to July.