NileGuide Expert Says:
The best of the city's many street markets
Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2
1213 Copenhagen, Denmark
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Note that this is the same market that used to be held on Gammel Strand, but which moved in 2012 due to construction of the new metro line.
Street markets are a common sight on Saturdays in Copenhagen, particularly in the summer, but the one on Thorvaldsens Plads stands out as the most exclusive, not only because of its perfect location in front of the stately Thorvaldsens Museum
and overlooking the canals, but also because it offers the chance to pick up some real gems – like Royal Danish blue porcelain, a crystal vase or a genuine piece of Georg Jensen silver. Though quite small, this market, on one of Copenhagen's sunniest squares, is still pleasant just to wander around – before taking the weight off the feet at an outside table in one of the many cafes, enjoying the view across the canal to Gammel Strand and downtown Copenhagen.
Photo courtesy of lyng833