Culture and association activities

Denmark offers rich cultural activities

Denmark offers rich cultural activities

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Going to the library is a popular cultural activity in Denmark, and the local library is a good entry to cultural events in Denmark. You can obtain a library card and use library facilities free of charge. The libraries lend out books in Danish and in other languages, magazines, audio books, CDs and films on DVD. You can also log on to the Internet via the library’s PCs free of charge, read newspapers and borrow books from other libraries.

Helping schoolchildren with their homework is another service offered by many libraries.

In most municipalities, the public libraries provide access to downloading music, film streaming, downloading e-books, downloading audio books and access to databases, either from home or from the library’s PCs.

The libraries’ many activities also include cultural events such as author’s nights, art exhibitions, concerts, lectures, book readings, children’s films and theatre performances.

There are a vast number of clubs and associations in Denmark that cater to different interests: from sports clubs and political or religious societies to hunting clubs and hobby societies.

Everyone living in Denmark can join a club or an association. About two thirds of Danes belong to one or more clubs or associations. As an active member of a club or association, you are able to meet new people, form friendships and expand your network.

One of the most common ways of doing so is by joining a sports club. Two thirds of all voluntary associations are sports clubs. Both outdoor and indoor sporting activities offer excellent opportunities for making friends and establishing networks – in addition to getting fit.

Your local library and the municipal cultural and leisure administration can provide you with a list of clubs and societies in your local area.

In Denmark, there are a great number of voluntary clubs, associations and events for expats living in Denmark. Expat families can meet there to network with others in the same situation and to get introduced to Danish working life and Danish culture through professional and social events. Some initiatives are run by municipalities or companies with foreign employees, others by cultural associations on the basis of the expat environments themselves.

Expat in Denmark

A number of initiatives are presented in the knowledge bank, Expat in Denmark, which is the responsibility of the Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment.

International Community Aarhus

International Community in Aarhus is an association with the goal to support international employees and their families during their stay in the Aarhus region. Their venture to create social and professional networks to the benefit of expats encompasses a wide range of events, seminars and online activities.

International House Copenhagen

If you are looking to expand your network, International House Copenhagen holds several events each year where you can network and meet other people living in the city.

International Community Odense

International Community Odense is an initiative aimed at welcoming international employees and their families to Odense, helping them settle, and introducing them to social networks and activities around the city. We offer a wide range of services, both pre- and post-arrival, and we organize different events for internationals and their accompanying families throughout the year.