Architecture Cruise in Copenhagen Harbor 2024-09-12



September 12, 2024


11.00 – 18.15


DKK 175.00
Adult (DAC Club)
DKK 150.00
Experience the transformation of Copenhagen Harbor from industrial port to recreational livable city with Danish Architecture Center on the Architecture Cruise.

The tour is offered Thursdays from 17 – 18.15 pm, and Sundays 11- 12.15 pm. The duration is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Copenhagen Harbor is the backbone in the latest architectural development in central Copenhagen. This cruise takes you past important cultural landmarks such as the Opera and Skuespilhuset (the Royal Playhouse), the upcoming Vandkulturhus (Waterfront Culture Center) designed by Japanese Architect Kengu Kuma, former industrial silos that have been transformed into first class luxury apartments, and the star-shaped UN Village situated right next to a very popular harbor bathing facility in Nordhavn, one of the city's exciting new districts.

Together, these buildings are part of the overall narrative of why Copenhagen has been praised so often as the most livable city in the world. Copenhagen Harbor is also about keeping the area open for all Copenhageners, and not just the wealthy few who can afford to live in this attractive maritime neighborhood.

The tour provides insight into the transformation of Copenhagen. Learn about the urban development of Copenhagen since the 19th century and explore how history and the Danish welfare society have influenced today’s architecture.

The price includes

  • A guided cruise around the harbor. Duration is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Free access to DAC on the day of the cruise.

Practical information

  • The cruise begins and ends at the quay by BLOXEATS on Bryghuspladsen. 
  • Arrive well ahead of time and check in at the ticket desk in Danish Architecture Center before departure to have your ticket scanned and get your DAC sticker.
  • The boat will depart exactly on the time indicated on your ticket. 
  • Your guide will be one of DAC’s experienced guides.
  • English speaking guide
  • If you arrive prior to the start of the tour, remember that all tour tickets include free admission to DAC on the day of the tour. 
  • This means that you can visit DAC’s exhibitions before or after your cruise. 
  • There is a discount for club members, and it is automatically deducted when you buy your ticket online. 
  • Check the weather forecast – bring an umbrella or sun hat. The tour will proceed regardless of the weather conditions.
  • This tour is available for private groups on any date of your choice. 
  • For more information, please reach out to:
  • The tour is on a rented canal boat. Unfortunately, the boat do not accommodate large wheelchairs, only foldable chairs.
  • Consequently, the tour is not suitable for guests, who cannot walk onto the boat on their own
  • The tour is 1 hour and 15 minutes

This tour can also be booked as a private group tour on a date which suits you. 

For more information about private group tours, please reach out at

The tour is also available 08/08, 25/08, 12/09 and 22/09.