Easter Flea Market
As you approach the huge modern building that is Copenhagen’s Forum you are not sure quite what to expect from the Easter Flea market inside. However, once you enter you feel like you have been transported back to a time when there were still horses on the roads and everything was “make do and mend”.
There are more than 500 stalls in the massive hall and each one has its own unique character and wares. Crockery, clocks and clothing plus loads more are carefully laid out for the buyer to see. Each item has its own history and if you are lucky the stall-holder will share a story with you.
The market is billed as Vintage and Antiques and you will find that almost everything is genuine – there are no knock offs here. The atmosphere is bustling and the hall can get a bit crowded during peak times, especially if the weather outside is not great, so it might be a good idea to turn up early or late and miss the hoards. The market opens at 10am and closes at 5pm and there is an entrance fee of 40DKK, which is not much for such a large market.
Getting to the Forum from central Copenhagen is very easy as it has its own Metro Stop or you could just walk as it will only take about 20 minutes from the Round Tower.
Once you have filled your shopping bags with amazing finds and unique gifts, head to Cafe Molka!, which is just around the corner. You can dump your bags and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or if you are feeling a bit peckish they do a pretty good brunch.
For something more substantial try Radio on Julius Thomsens Gade, not far away. Serving Danish style food, the Radio is noted for its brilliant ambience and simple but appetizing food and it won’t stretch your budget too far, either!