Copenhagen with a Baby: Your Complete Guide

copenhagen with a baby

We traveled to Copenhagen with our 8-month-old son. If you are looking for information about what to see in Copenhagen with a baby, we invite you to read further.

It was the 8th flight for our 8-month-old son. Four months earlier we visited Rome together, month later we went to Malta and two months before traveling to Denmark we visited Barcelona.

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How many days in Copenhagen with a baby?

If you are wondering how long to spend in Copenhagen with a baby, use our tip. We spent 2 days in Copenhagen, but we’ve found that it would be good to have one more day available, as there are so many cool things to do in Copenhagen with toddlers!

Best time to visit Copenhagen with a baby

In our opinion, the best time to visit Copenhagen with a baby is from mid spring till early autumn. This is when the weather is the warmest in year.

When the weather is not too cold, you can afford longer walks, outdoor feeding, or even you can change of diaper in a stroller instead of looking for a changing table. We’ve been to Copenhagen in July, and the weather was perfect!

The most comfortable way to get to Copenhagen from the airport

The most comfortable way to get to the city center (Kongens Nytorv or Nørreport) from the airport is to use the metro or train. They are spacious and not too crowded and the journey takes less than 20 minutes.

There is also a bus 5C which goes directly to the Copenhagen Central Station and the journey takes around 30 minutes, but we haven’t tried it.

Moving around Copenhagen with a baby

copenhagen with a baby
F. with grandma in Tivoli Gardens

Pavements

We love walking, and certainly, it is the best way to see Copenhagen with a baby. All the pedestrian areas are paved, so it is very comfortable walking with a baby stroller. Only from time to time, we had to lift the stroller and move it over the curb or stairs. There are also convenient descents at the pedestrian crossings.

Changing tables

We found changing tables in some restaurants and close to the most popular tourist attractions.

Metro

We rarely use public transport while traveling with a baby, but this time we were looking for some time-savers. Depending on the metro station, sometimes there were no lifts to the lower floors.

Hop-On Hop-Off boat

Choose this option if you want to visit the city from a different perspective, but also you want to make sure that you don’t miss the best tourist attractions in Copenhagen. You can buy either 1 or 2-day tickets. Click here to check the prices.

Best places to visit in Copenhagen with a baby

There are so many places to visit in Copenhagen for families, and luckily, many of them are available for babies. Let’s see what to do in Copenhagen, and what are the best things to do in Copenhagen with a baby:

Botanical Garden

botanical garden in copenhagen

The Botanical garden is an excellent place for a long and quiet stroll with a baby. We spent a great morning walking between the green alleys, resting in the shade of the trees, and watching the ducks playing around, different species of birds, as well as little turtles and fish in the ponds. Although the entrance to the garden itself is free of charge, you may want to visit the glasshouse and Butterfly House (available in the summer only). In this case, you will need to purchase the ticket (60 DKK). At the main gate, there is a small shop with cute, flower-inspired souvenirs.

King’s Garden and Rosenborg Castle

copenhagen with a baby

King’s Garden is a beautiful park full of flowers, fountains, sculptures, and singing birds. You on the bench or lay down on the grass under the shade trees. At the end of a long tree-lined path, there is a statue of Hans Christian Andersen.
The summer residence of the king Christian IV is a real pearl of the King’s Garden. We haven’t entered the Rosenborg Castle with a stroller, as we decided to enjoy the view from the flower garden. The garden is situated on the right side of the castle.

Nyhavn district and the harbor

copenhagen with a toddler

The harbor is more crowded than the previous two attractions, but it’s still worth visiting this picturesque place full of colorful townhouses and ship masts. The harbor area is bustling, so it is an excellent place to people watch. You can enjoy some Danish cuisine at the restaurants along the canal, however, keep in mind higher prices.

Kastellet

Walk on the grassy ramparts of this star-shaped fortress surrounded by a moat. There is an excellent viewpoint next to the historic windmill. Not far from the windmill there is a free public toilet with a changing table.
If you are heading to the Little Mermaid, don’t miss a monumental Gefion Fountain on the other side of the fort. You can toss a coin and make a wish!

Little Mermaid

little mermaid

We have added to our list Little Mermaid, a Copenhagen “must-see”. Honestly, we don’t really understand all the excitement around this sculpture. It was definitely the most crowded place we visited in Copenhagen! This small statue perched on rocks on the seashore was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale and gifted to the city of Copenhagen by Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen.

Tivoli Gardens

tivoli gardens

Although our F. lost his favorite toy in the Tivoli Garden, we have great memories from this fairy tale place. In our opinion, it is a place that you MUST visit while in Copenhagen. Even if you are not a big fan of amusement parks, you will fall in love with this magical garden.

Although it is the most famous of the world’s tallest carousel and best roller coasters, don’t miss the live performances and try to attend free music concerts. There are many decent restaurants and cafés in the garden as well as some gift shops. We recommend going to the Tivoli Gardens in the evening to observe the enchanting illumination.

Torvehallerne Food Market

Torvehallerne Food Market

You can easily walk with a stroll in this spacious food market. Walk among the stands and buy some snacks for later or grab a coffee and delicious smørrebrød sandwich and have it there. You can find here a wide range of the best food in Copenhagen, for example, fresh bread and french baguettes, chocolate and ice creams, exotic spices and fruits, smoothie bowls and porridge.

Where to stay in Copenhagen with kids

When choosing a place to stay with a baby, we always look for family-friendly hotels, and make sure that our room meets the following conditions:

  • above all, the presence of children must be accepted, great if the stay is free for a baby
  • center location, close to tourist attractions, or subway station, so that you can quickly return to the room for changing or feeding
  • access to the elevator
  • baby cot available
  • private bathroom

During our trip we booked our stay via Airbnb. We traveled a larger group (4 adults and a baby of course) so we were looking for an apartment close to the city center. We were happy with our stay, so we can recommend the Bohemian Nordic noir. The apartment is very stylish and comfortable with fantastic local amenities. If you travel with a baby, don’t forget to ask for a baby cob in advance. The stay of your little one is completely free of charge.

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