Located on an island southeast of Copenhagen's city center, Amager Museum (Amagermuseet) offers visitors a glimpse into a way of life that’s long-since disappeared. Reconstructed rooms recreate the interiors of old Danish farmhouses, while embroidered traditional costumes and displays of hand-weaving provide insight into the fashions of a bygone era. The Basics
Amager Museum also has a petting farm, vegetable and flower gardens, daily costume parades, and riding displays. Plus, costumed volunteers organize family-friendly activities such as pancake baking, vegetable harvesting, animal feeding, and laundering on traditional washboards. You can combine the museum with a visit to the nearby town of Dragør—home to a fishing port that dates back to the 12th century—which attracts visitors with its boat-filled harbor, cobbled streets, gabled houses, and traditional restaurants.
Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- Amager Museum is a must-visit for those interested in rural Danish history.
- There is a cafe and a souvenir shop on site.
- The museum has its own app, which you can download for free to listen to an audio guide.
- Children under 18 get free admission.
- An abundance of cobblestones and uneven surfaces make exploring the museum difficult for wheelchair users and travelers with strollers.
Located in Store Magleby on the island of Amager, the museum is a 25-minute train journey from Kastrup International Airport. If you’re coming from Copenhagen Central railway station, you’ll need to change to the 350S bus at Tarnby. By car, it’s a 25-minute drive south along Route 221.
When to Get There
The museum is only open between May and September, from 12pm to 4pm. If you are traveling with children who want to take part in farm activities, the best time to visit is July when volunteers invite visitors to assist with traditional farm tasks.Kin’s Amager - Life and Clothes
The museum’s exhibition King's Amager: Life and Clothes
tells the story of Christian II's establishment of a Dutch colony in Store Magleby during the 16th century; exhibits focus on the life and culture of Dutch descendants, particularly on their textiles and suits. Store Magleby is also known as the Dutch Town thanks to the many Dutch immigrants who came to Amager in the 16th century.