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Located in an old charming warehouse by Copenhagen's waterfront, The Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) is the perfect starting point to discover why Copenhagen enjoys worldwide praise as one of the most liveable cities. DAC develops and communicates knowledge about architecture and urban- and landscape development. We offer a wide range of professional and cultural activities, including exhibitions, guided tours in the city and many more. Enjoy our famous Bookshop with a wide range of books about danish architecture and buildings. You can also get your own city guide, poster or small danish design souvenir home with you.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Strandgade 27B, Copenhagen 1401, Denmark
+45 32 57 19 30

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was really very interesting to me. Discover why and what did the dansk urbanists to make Copenhagen what it is : one of the most nice place to live as a human. Also very interesting questionning on urbanism. I can recommand it even if you...More

Thank Mathieu B
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I generally skip museums, as I can't stand the packed tourist spots, standing in line for hours and paying extortionate entry fees. This is one of those things! For around $12 AUD, you get access into the centre and cafe (which is quite famous I...More

Thank WaywardTraveller4
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I know they will be moving soon, which is a shame because the building is a dream. Hopefully the new location will give the center more space to grow and inspire more architectural fans.

Thank mkereste
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Nice bookstore and cafe, but there is only a single exhibition so you will go through it in less than an hour. Still, if you like architecture it's worth a visit.

Thank Lars W
Reviewed 2 June 2017

On the first floor is a small cafe with four tables in a glass box overlooking the city. Food is good, view is awesome if you can get in the glass box.

Thank ReadingRoamer
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Beautifully located and a café with a lovely view over the canal. Very good book shop. But there is not much too see there. No permanent exhibition. When we visited there was an exhibition about a Japanese architect. Interesting yes, but we were hoping for...More

Thank Perjar
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I visited the Danish Architecture Centre to check out the Waste exhibition currently on offer. The centre is located in a wonderfully renovated warehouse on the harbour and on the island of Christianshavn. It offers a lovely cafe, restaurant, meeting rooms and a rotating exhibition...More

Thank shawnday
dac-dk, Digital project assistant at Dansk Arkitektur Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Dear Shawnday Thank you for the kind review of DAC. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the visit, and that you appreciate the different areas we offer our visitors, such as our café and book shop. We are glad you managed to find...More

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely evening here, with a fantastic exhibition on Danish Urban Design. The staff were incredibly pleasant, with a lovely (although pricey) giftstore. Well worth the price of admission, for 40kr student rate it's a bargain!

1  Thank PineapplePhantom
dac-dk, Chef  at Dansk Arkitektur Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Hi Paddy F Thank you for your kind review! We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit at DAC and found our staff helpful. We hope to see you again in the future :-) Best regards Elisabeth Topsøe Head of Exhibition

Reviewed 9 September 2016

Please don't waste your money here. In fact, you could wander through and see what we saw without paying any money, as there is a café on an upper floor. I asked for a refund, but it was refused.More

Thank SingaporeChris2014
dac-dk, Chef  at Dansk Arkitektur Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Hi SingaporeChris2014 We are sorry to hear that you found our exhibition space too small. We really want it to be bigger as well! So we are happy about finally moving location in May 2018 to the building BLOX in Copenhagen, which will provide us...More

Reviewed 31 July 2016

This place was a bit of a bust. The exhibits they had were well done, but there was so little there. I was surprised they charged to get in for what it was. The cafe overlooking the canal is lovely.More

Thank Marie400nl
dac-dk, Chef  at Dansk Arkitektur Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Hi Marie We are sorry to hear that you found our exhibition space too small, however we can gladly inform you that we are moving location in 2018 to BLOX, which will provide us with a bigger exhibition space. We hope to have you as...More

Just across one of the many bridges from Indre By,
you’ll find Christianshavn. An eclectic area with old
brick lanes, houses dating back to the 16th century,
and canals which are home to many boats and ships,
some of which has been turned into restaurants or even
serve as fully furnished homes. The best known
attraction in Chistianshavn is Christiania, a “free
town” of residents who squat on a former military
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