Every spring, when flea market season kicks in, Copenhagen‘s picturesque streets are filled with stalls packed with all kinds of goods. Outdoor flea and food markets can be spotted in every neighborhood and, even if temperatures sink below zero, there are always both indoor and outdoor markets to explore. Bargain-hunting at Copenhagen’s top markets is a year-round affair.
A stone’s-throw away from Nørreport Station stands Torvehallerne KBH, Copenhagen’s most popular food market. With more than 60 stands serving delicacies from all over the world, no wonder this glass market is usually packed with locals and tourists. Some food stalls sell products while others offer cooked meals, coffee and fresh beverages inspired by Danish and international cuisines. Prices are a bit steep but, even if you don’t buy something, it’s worth taking a stroll around the numerous stands.
One of the reasons locals look forward to seeing Kødbyens Mad og Marked stalls set up every spring is that it takes place in the Meatpacking District, among old butcheries that are now industrial-style restaurants and hip bars. The other reason is that they know they’ll find delicious, quality food at low prices. Plus, there is always music and Copenhagen’s hip crowd. That’s why everyone saves the dates Kødbyens Mad og Marked is open, and the long wooden tables under the colorful awnings are always packed.
Taking place in one of Copenhagen’s most beautiful spots, right next to Thorvaldsens Museum and by the waterfront, Thorvaldsens Plads Antique Market is the perfect choice for a relaxed Saturday morning walk. Stalls filled with knick-knacks, porcelain, antiques and jewelry are set up every Friday and Saturday from the end of April until the end of October.
Along Assistens Kierkegaard’s wall on Nørrebrogade, traders set up their stalls every Saturday from April until October. Nørrebro Loppemarked is known as Copenhagen’s longest and narrowest flea market, as it basically takes place on a pavement that spans 333 meters (1000 feet). The first stands were set up at this spot back in 1986, and some of the items you’ll find nowadays may as well date back to then.
This one is for every fashionista wanting to enrich their wardrobe with some Scandinavian design pieces without breaking the bank. Veras Market is a secondhand clothes flea market that takes place both indoors and outdoors at different places all over the city. With more than 50 stalls filled with clothes and accessories, no one leaves empty-handed. For the first time in spring 2018, Veras Market will take place in other cities around Denmark, so make sure you keep an eye on their official website.
Remisen Flea Market is one of the markets in Copenhagen that takes place indoors, meaning you can go bargain-hunting no matter what the time of year. Every Saturday and Sunday, the huge hall Remisen Loppemarked takes place in fills up with more than 100 stands, selling all kinds of stuff. The theme of the flea market changes depending on who is organizing it. If you’re looking for some vintage items and don’t want to suddenly find yourself surrounded by dozens of old electronic gadgets, make sure to check their Facebook page before heading to Østerbro in search of this huge flea market.
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On selected dates throughout the year one of the small streets close to Nørrebro Lakes, Ravnsborggade transforms into an outdoor flea market. This picturesque alley is known for being home to some of the city’s most famous secondhand stores, design shops and clothing boutiques, so no wonder when the flea market happens the neighborhood brims with life and is filled with people of all ages.
Student House (Studenterhuset) is run mostly by volunteers and is a hangout for students and millennials, not only due to its low prices (including beer) but also because several events often take place here. One of the most beloved events is the flea market, which happens on the first Sunday of every month. Both floors host stalls with all kinds of clothes, jewelry, shoes and accessories.
With interior design and decoration items, furniture, as well as secondhand clothes and shoes filling over 90 stalls, Loppetorv Frederiksberg, as locals call it, is one of the best flea markets in Copenhagen. Frederiksberg is the city’s most posh neighborhood, so chances are the items you’ll discover here were once bought from high-end boutiques. Check out the municipality’s official website for upcoming dates and grab the chance to discover one of Copenhagen’s most beautiful areas.
Another indoor flea market takes place every weekend in Den Blå Hall, a massive building spreading out across 2000 square meters (21,500 square feet) in the Amager neighborhood. Furniture, royal porcelain, vintage bric-a-brac and electronics are some of the items you’ll find here. Den Blå Hall is a bit further out of the city center and it takes around 40 minutes to get there by metro.