We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek)

Soren Kierkegaards Pl. 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
+45 33 47 47 47
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
Nicknamed the "Black Diamond" for its architectural profile, Copenhagen's Royal Library also functions as Denmark's national library and stacks for the University of Copenhagen. The building houses a cafe and bookshop, and hosts exhibitions and concerts. Entry to the library is free; public tours are offered on Saturdays at 3 p.m. for a fee.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“black diamond” (49 reviews)
“black glass” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Soren Kierkegaards Pl. 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Indre By (Inner City)
CONTACT
Website
+45 33 47 47 47
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Copenhagen
from US$118.70
More Info
from US$30.30
More Info
Copenhagen Card
658 Reviews
from US$63.60
More Info
from US$135.50
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (308)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"black diamond"
in 49 reviews
"black glass"
in 3 reviews
"students studying"
in 2 reviews
"architectural gem"
in 2 reviews
"stunning architecture"
in 2 reviews
"great building"
in 2 reviews
"modern art"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"visit copenhagen"
in 3 reviews
"guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"rainy day"
in 2 reviews
"people watching"
in 2 reviews
"escalator"
in 8 reviews
"canal"
in 15 reviews
"libraries"
in 2 reviews
"readings"
in 2 reviews
"structure"
in 7 reviews
Filter

21 - 30 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 13 March 2017

What a privilege to be able to go inside the National Library. As Librarians, my husband and Iwere very interested to see this historic building as well as the beautiful addition. Truly an asset to Copenhagen... and all of Denmark. Location is close to Nuhavn,...More

Thank Susan S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived in Copenhagen on a rainy day. After booking into hotel we ventured out and as we had no particucar plans for the rest of the day, we decided to walk to the Library. From the distance alone the architecture is amazing to look at...More

Thank AnnaSus1866
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Worth a visit just to see the architecture of the building, but inside there are some exhibitions to look at too. You can also just chill out by the river too

Thank Jamie H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The Royal Library has an amazing collection of old books and papers. They were all displayed in large cabinets, with full descriptions and explanation sin English. Very interesting

Thank Michael B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We were taken there as part of a conference, but it would probably be interesting to visit without a guided tour if you are interested in architecture

Thank Chris V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The Royal Library is an amazing place! Black Diamond indeed. The library itself is stunning - a wonderful mixture of new and old with plenty of opportunities from rare books to delightful concerts! There is a wooden terrace in front of the new part of...More

Thank Daria T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I didnt visit the library, (it was undergoing renovation on the facarde when I was there), but the gardens are the best place for Pokemon catching. Lots of folks just walking around the central fountain catching Pokemon. Quite a sight in itself.

Thank BelsTrip
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I spent about 45 minutes wandering from floor to floor of the library and was just overwhelmed by how beautiful the architecture was. I highly recommend getting up to at least the second floor, where you can get a good view of the readings rooms,...More

Thank Rachel M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this amazing piece of architecture on a cold, wet rainy day. From the outside, the modernist structure looks like a black diamond. The interior is a stunning, light filled space. We sat in the cafe & drank coffee and hot chocolate whilst watching...More

Thank Caroline M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The library is located in an impressive new building called "The Black Diamant" located on the Harbourfront and linked to the old National Library. Behind it you will find a really nice and quiet garden which is the perfect place to rest on your way...More

Thank Nordboen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its
blend of charming old buildings and bold new
architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well
as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner
city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which
consists of three buildings, two of which are new and
situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and
venues of the inner city and its surrounding
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 118 hotels in Copenhagen
Europahuset
9 reviews
.44 km away
Hotel Dragor Kro
5 reviews
.51 km away
Chicken's Private Pension
3 reviews
.51 km away
Morten Fredricksen Guesthouse
2 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Goomi
220 reviews
.46 km away
Kadeau
268 reviews
.43 km away
KoD Copenhagen
856 reviews
.47 km away
Kanal Cafeen
455 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby Attractions
Thorvaldsens Museum
468 reviews
.45 km away
The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum
153 reviews
.18 km away
The Black Diamond - Royal Danish Library
134 reviews
.03 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;