National Gallery of Denmark

National Gallery of Denmark

National Gallery of Denmark
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The National Gallery of Denmark is a living museum - located in Copenhagen - with a unique collection of Danish and international art. It is the only museum in Denmark where you can enjoy a tour of 700 years of art history and also experience the nation's largest collection of Danish art from the eighteenth century to today's cutting-edge contemporary art. The museum provides guided tours, workshops for children, live performances, concerts and much more. When you purchase a one-day ticket, you get unlimited access to all permanent displays, special exhibitions, the Bookshop, the Café. Visiting the Children's Workshop will cost an additional fee of DKK 30. Adults: DKK 110 Under 30: DKK 85 Under 18: Free 1 adult + 1 child: DKK 90 Annual pass holders: Free Groups (10+): DKK 100 per person
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Inner Oesterbro
Home to the largest number of embassies in Copenhagen, Inner Oesterbro has Østerbrogade and Nordre Frihavnsgade streets where shopping for clothes and modern Danish design is a must, particularly if you're not on at budget. There exists a great array of cafés and restaurants, from the reasonably priced to pricier Michelin ones. Fælledparken, one of the largest recreational areas in Denmark, is a park home to the Copenhagen Carnival as well as one of the world’s largest relay runs, with thousands of teams competing over several days.
How to get there
  • Nørreport • 9 min walk
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  • Thomas Liam
    Montreal, Canada382 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vast Collection of Nordic Artists
    One of my goals prior to coming to Scandinavia was to indulge in some of Northern Europe's great artists. I didn't know many, apart from Edvard Munch, and wondered about their impact, style, influences, and inspirations. The National Gallery of Denmark turned out to be a perfect place to learn about Nordic art. Their collection, while being rich in other artists like one my favourites; Henri Matisse, who has an entire room dedicated to him, is filled with Northern European masters with a particular focus on Danish artists, of course. The gallery is also massive, much more than I expected. I probably spent about 2-3 hours here, and I didn't even see everything. The 2nd floor, which to be fair is the main floor and contains the most art, took nearly that entire time. If you have a lot of time in Copenhagen, or are crazy about art, I'd recommend half a day here, easily, in order to see everything.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Connor M
    Glasgow, United Kingdom218 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Terrific Museum
    There's so much to really like here in this museum. So many great galleries and works of art with multitude of floors and varieties to observe and behold. I really enjoyed it and arguably a highlight of my trip to Copenhagen.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 September 2023
  • John S
    London, United Kingdom55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Art Collection
    A must-see for any visit to Copenhagen. An outstanding collection of paintings with a huge collection of Danish art. A magnificent new extension overlooking the park which is well worth a visit (despite the modern garbage within it).
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
  • WorldGlutton
    London, United Kingdom23,074 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting art gallery, worth the time spent !!!
    Statens Museum for Kunst is free for admission, covered in our CPH Card. At the entrance , we were welcomed by the cheerful Counter Staff who presented us the Visitor Sticker. There is a layout plan to show the individual room displays of various art exhibits. Beside is a Library and gift shop for visitors to browse through for their choices to purchase. Before we start the tour in this museum, we were given free locker to keep our jackets & stuff. In this Museum, as seen from our tour , it has collections of the Royal Paintings & Sculpture, Graphic Art & Plaster Casts. In each individual rooms are exhibits with detailed write up on on its Painters & Artists of 1) European Art from 1300-1800, 2) Danish & Nordic Art from 1750-1900 3) French Art from 1900-1930 as well as Danish & International after 1900 in the new building. Interestingly In one room ,an exhibition on Baroque – "Out of Darkness" is on until 5 November 2023 . It presented works by european artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens and Margareta Haverman in the 17th century. Plenty to see, we wish we would have more time , very interesting throughout. We drop by the Cafetaria to have a bite, but atlas it was fully book. All in all , a great time spent !!!!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 November 2023
  • one9eighty
    Tunstall, United Kingdom452 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Massive art gallery
    Massive art gallery not far from the centre of Copenhagen. There are loads and loads of paintings and sculptures, some ancient and some new. While we weren't blown away by all of the paintings, especially the religious ones, we could still appreciate the art itself, and I'm sure other people would enjoy it more - we just wanted to throw ourselves into some local culture while visiting the city. The building is massive and there are loads of pieces of art.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 February 2024
  • NemoTraveler
    Aarhus, Denmark694 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art museum
    SMK is the National Gallery of Denmark. It is located in the Museum district not far from the Norreport Station, making it convenient for public transport. The SMK is a large museum with extensive collections. The permanent exhibition includes several famous works by Danish artists and also an excellent European collection including some great works by Matisse, Picasso, and other famous artists. A nice selection of modern art is also on show, so you may want to spend some time at this fine museum.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 March 2024
  • BirdBrain99
    Greater London, United Kingdom232 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day out
    We spent a whole afternoon in the gallery. The display of Danish and Scandinavian art was very good. We also enjoyed the Western Europe collection an the French 20th century display too. The Giacometti special exhibition was outstanding. The cafe was good too.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 March 2024
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ElliTravelTaste
Athens, Greece455 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is the biggest gallery in Copenhagen. We were happy to see paints of Domenico Theotokopoulos (El Greco), Tiziano, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt Van Rijn and so many others. It is totally worth visiting.
Written 17 May 2024
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BirdBrain99
Greater London, UK232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We spent a whole afternoon in the gallery. The display of Danish and Scandinavian art was very good. We also enjoyed the Western Europe collection an the French 20th century display too. The Giacometti special exhibition was outstanding. The cafe was good too.
Written 29 March 2024
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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark694 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
SMK is the National Gallery of Denmark. It is located in the Museum district not far from the Norreport Station, making it convenient for public transport.

The SMK is a large museum with extensive collections. The permanent exhibition includes several famous works by Danish artists and also an excellent European collection including some great works by Matisse, Picasso, and other famous artists. A nice selection of modern art is also on show, so you may want to spend some time at this fine museum.
Written 15 March 2024
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one9eighty
Tunstall, UK452 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Massive art gallery not far from the centre of Copenhagen. There are loads and loads of paintings and sculptures, some ancient and some new. While we weren't blown away by all of the paintings, especially the religious ones, we could still appreciate the art itself, and I'm sure other people would enjoy it more - we just wanted to throw ourselves into some local culture while visiting the city. The building is massive and there are loads of pieces of art.
Written 28 February 2024
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Martin C
Southampton, UK343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Exceptional collection

The temporary Lorck exhibition was worth the entry fee alone - stunning

The galleries are beautifully paced / the lighting and space to enjoy the artworks is spot on

The cafeteria is good and the staff friendly and welcoming - try the buttermilk pancakes - delicious

The wide range (& quality) of the works on show make this a gallery to return to on my next trip
To Denmark
Written 19 December 2023
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drccds
Minneapolis, Mn.114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Very nice place focusing on Danish art, naturally. As with all museums in Copenhagen it is poorly laid out and one wing of it was closed. Getting in with the Copenhagen card certainly helped.
Written 8 December 2023
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WorldGlutton
London, UK23,074 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Statens Museum for Kunst is free for admission, covered in our CPH Card.
At the entrance , we were welcomed by the cheerful Counter Staff who presented us the Visitor Sticker. There is a layout plan to show the individual room displays of various art exhibits.
Beside is a Library and gift shop for visitors to browse through for their choices to purchase. Before we start the tour in this museum, we were given free locker to keep our jackets & stuff.
In this Museum, as seen from our tour , it has collections of the Royal Paintings & Sculpture, Graphic Art & Plaster Casts. In each individual rooms are exhibits with detailed write up on on its Painters & Artists of 1) European Art from 1300-1800, 2) Danish & Nordic Art from 1750-1900 3) French Art from 1900-1930 as well as Danish & International after 1900 in the new building.
Interestingly In one room ,an exhibition on Baroque – "Out of Darkness" is on until 5 November 2023 . It presented works by european artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens and Margareta Haverman in the 17th century.
Plenty to see, we wish we would have more time , very interesting throughout. We drop by the Cafetaria to have a bite, but atlas it was fully book. All in all , a great time spent !!!!
Written 7 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

John S
London, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A must-see for any visit to Copenhagen. An outstanding collection of paintings with a huge collection of Danish art. A magnificent new extension overlooking the park which is well worth a visit (despite the modern garbage within it).
Written 13 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Connor M
Glasgow, UK218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
There's so much to really like here in this museum. So many great galleries and works of art with multitude of floors and varieties to observe and behold. I really enjoyed it and arguably a highlight of my trip to Copenhagen.
Written 27 September 2023
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GBoseman
Orange, NJ105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Decided to visit after hearing about it on our Hop-on Hop- off bus tour; it was a good inclusion - replicas of some many masterpieces - Fine Art and Sculpture,, and collective pieces representing Danish and other artist - we were there so long that we had limited time in the National Museum - which was fine because I enjoyed this much more
Written 11 September 2023
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