east Amager and Refshaleøen


Copenhagen does not have a design quarter or design area so galleries, design stores, studios and workshops are spread over the city and out into the surrounding areas … in fact, with rising rents, few designers or makers can find a studio in the historic centre.

This means, of course, that for visitors, it takes quite a bit of work beforehand to plan a way to get to see as many people and places as possible. 

Public transport in the city is good and it’s always possible to hire a bike but, even so, some areas like the part of the city at the top of Amager - the area south of Christianshavn, around the green open space of Kløvermarken, and out to Refshaleøen - doesn’t look that accessible on maps although, ironically, everyone arriving in the city at the airport and taking the metro comes first to this area that starts just where the trains dive underground. 

But, starting out from the city centre, the harbour ferry and the 9A bus will get you out to the furthest parts. 

Over the last week or so all the posts here have been about buildings and galleries that are well worth visiting and places to eat or have a coffee in this area … scroll on down or use the links below the map.