Stories about life in Denmark

Salam and Goddag: Muslims in Denmark

There’s a new mosque opening down the street from me this spring, a big one. It will be the first mosque with minarets in Denmark, although the minarets are legally prohibited from calling to prayer.

The people behind the mosque are doing everything they can to blend in with the local neighborhood – they even went to observe at a local church service a couple of Sundays ago. Given the Danes’ lack of interest in religion, they were probably the only ones there.

There are a lot of Muslims in Denmark, about 250,000 out of a population of five-and-a-half million, most of who have arrived here in the past 40 years.

And contrary to what the Danish right-wing parties might say, they’ve brought a lot of good things to Denmark, and not just Shwarma shops.

Milk on a Sunday
Just the fact that kiosks exist was a Muslim innovation in Denmark. When I first visited Denmark in 1984, all the shops closed at 5:30pm on weekdays and 2pm on Saturdays, and they were closed all day Sunday. If you ran out of milk on a Sunday, you had to borrow from a neighbor or just drink beer until Monday morning. The kiosks run by Muslim immigrants changed all that.

These days, Muslim women in particular have a lot to offer to Danish culture. If you go into any pharmacy in Denmark, you will probably find at least one female pharmacist wearing a headscarf.

I had a similar experience when I did a tour of the Rigshospitalitet, Denmark’s largest and most prestigious hospital, where all the royal babies are born. In the bloodwork division, almost all the workers were Muslim women wearing headscarves.

This is a way for devout Muslim women to join the medical field without having to touch men or see men unclothed. I thought that was great.

As a matter of fact, the statistics show that girls from second generation and third generation immigrant backgrounds in Denmark now attain higher educational credentials than ethnic Danes. Now, all those girls are not Muslims, but a lot of them are.

Hijab on a bicycle
Sure, there are still problems and tensions mixing Danish cultures with Muslim traditional cultures. Sometimes criminals who say they are enforcing sharia harass bar owners, but they’re perfectly happy to forget all about it if the bar owners pay them off. And there have recently been problems with Muslim-Danish gang members shooting each other in the streets of Copenhagen, a development that upsets ordinary Muslims as much as it does everyone else.

Women wearing hijab also face some challenges in Denmark. First of all, depending on the clothes they choose, it can be difficult to ride a bicycle. Some Muslim women feel modest enough in long loose pants, and that works fine, but others feel a long skirt is required, and that works less well. Riding a bicycle is the key to freedom in Denmark – it means you can get around cheaply and safely just about anywhere. If you don’t, you’re stuck waiting for the bus. Whenever I’m stuck waiting for the bus, I see a lot of women in long, dark skirts waiting with me.

At How To Live in Denmark.com, I get a fair amount of email from Muslims who have written to me, asking if Denmark is a good place for them to live.

It is a good place. All the things that are good about Denmark for other people – that it’s a peaceful country, a safe country, a country where you can earn a good living and still have time for your family – are also good for Muslims.

Danes must adapt, but Muslims must adapt too
I also tell the people who write to me that, in a multicultural world, it’s fair enough to ask the Danes to adapt to and accept different ways of living, but you have to adapt and accept, too.

People dress differently in Denmark. The women wear less clothing, particularly in summer, and that does not indicate that they’re available to any man who asks. That’s just what they’re comfortable in, just like women you know may be more comfortable with hijab or other traditional dress. You must accept this.

I also tell the people who write to me that if you live in Denmark, you have to be able to accept gay people. Gay people here get married, they have children, and those children are going to play with your children. They’re going to invite your children – and maybe you – to their homes. If that’s not something you can handle, your children are going to be lonely. They’re not going to fit in. And they’re less likely to be successful in school.

The roles of men and women are different than they are in Muslim countries. Most married women work outside the home in Denmark. The tax system is set up so it’s very difficult for one income to support a family. And very few people have servants in Denmark. That means that even educated, well-off people do most of their own housework. Men, too. Educated, wealthy men do cleaning and cooking and daily care of children. This is very unusual in most of Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In Denmark it’s expected.

I read in the newspaper about a small Danish company that hired an Iranian engineer. At this particular company, everyone would eat breakfast together on Friday morning. After the breakfast was finished, they would take turns cleaning up. Everyone took a turn, including the CEO. When it was the turn of the Iranian engineer to clean up, he quit. I’m an engineer, he said. I’m not a cleaning lady.

In Denmark, that’s not true. In Denmark, everybody’s a cleaning lady.

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    Reply Malika June 11, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I love all of your posts! I’ll be going to Denmark in February on a university exchange program and I have been trying to gather information about the culture and country so that I know what to expect. Your blog has been really helpful!

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    Reply Hazel September 15, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Hej, nice article you have here. Keep up the good work ;). I’m a Muslim from Malaysia been living in Copenhagen for almost 4 years now. I am wearing head scarf and am lucky enough to get a job which I’m happy with. What I would like to say to everyone is that there are many kinds of Muslims here that comes from many background and culture (even though they are born here!). Many are influence by their culture and their practices has nothing to do with Islam. It’s a shame that this often tarnish the Islamic image just because of lack of fundamental understanding. Not all but many of them really are just confuse. Like the Iranian engineer you mention, what a bad example he has given. To be honest our prophet (pbuh) wash his own dishes! And cook his own meal.

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      Reply Nurul Rohaizat April 30, 2015 at 6:59 am

      Salam. Are you still in Denmark? I’ll be flying to Copenhagen from Germany in mid June. Would love to meet up and talk if you have time? It’s interesting to find Muslims in a minority muslim community like in Denmark.
      I’m Malaysian too, currently studying here. =)

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        Reply Kay Xander Mellish April 30, 2015 at 7:43 am

        Hi Nurul! I’m not actually a Muslim – just another foreigner in Denmark! I’m sure you’ll find plenty of other Muslims here, however, although most are from Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Iran and Somalia.

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    Reply Nurul Rohaizat April 30, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Hello. I’m going to Denmark this June but I don’t know if it’ll be safe since I’m wearing a hijab (headscarf). But thank you for writing this. At least I’ve got some sense about how Danes and muslims go in Denmark.

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      Reply Kay Xander Mellish April 30, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Hi Nurul! Actually, we’re about to publish an Arabic version of ‘How to Live in Denmark’ that will have even more information about living as a Muslim in Denmark, based on interviews I’ve done with Muslim friends here. Perhaps you don’t speak Arabic, however – so maybe it would be smart for me to also publish this information in English!

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    Reply Isabel H May 18, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Hiya Kay! Found your blog online as I was trying to search for information about Muslims in Denmark. My friend and I are planning to visit Copenhagen this summer for our graduation trip, however my friend (a Muslim girl wearing a hijab) was concerned about her safety as a hijabi in Denmark. Do you reckon it is safe for her to visit Denmark? Is there a lot of hate crime against Muslims in Copenhagen? I would like to hear your opinion on this as I hate to see her worrying so much about it. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lovely blog, by the way. I can’t wait to visit Denmark x


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      Reply Kay Xander Mellish May 18, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Hi! I think your friend will be fine in Copenhagen. There are many hijabis here, particularly in the Nørrebro (literally “North Bridge”) neighborhood, which is also the best place for your friend to find Halal food if that’s what she’s looking for. Most young people in Copenhagen have grown up with hijabis in their school classes or in their circle of friends, so it’s no big deal for them. If your friend mostly hangs out in tourist areas during the day, she will be fine. (I recommend the flat-bottom boat trip through Copenhagen harbor; it’s fun, inexpensive and you’ll get the required shot of the Little Mermaid. Take your own refreshments along! Tivoli is another good place to visit: you’ll see lots of Muslim families there. If you like rides at all, it pays to buy an inclusive pass!) The only danger I would see for her is if she stays out late at night when Danes can get a little drunk and stupid. Even then, she’s probably only risking idiotic comments from drunk boys. While some Danes are opposed to Muslim immigration, I have never seen them take this out on individual Muslims, particularly girls. Danes are a little reserved with people they don’t know, any type of people, so your friend shouldn’t take this personally if that’s what she experiences. I hope you two have a great time in Copenhagen!

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    Reply Sandra Longmore October 20, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    I’m from Zambia, Africa and am planning to go to university in Denmark. I just wanted to ask if you think there is any prominent racism there. Especially when it comes to interracial couples because I am a mixed girl with a white father and a black mother and I would like to settle down in Denmark. And hopefully marry someone there.

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      Reply Kay Xander Mellish October 21, 2015 at 7:03 am

      Hi Sandra! While there are a few idiots in every society, I wouldn’t say that most Danes are explicitly racist. If you’re a person going to school or working and paying taxes, 99% of Danes will have no problem with you. What upsets them is people who come from outside Denmark and, in their view, unfairly take advantage of Denmark’s social welfare without “giving back.” That doesn’t sound like you at all! And no, interracial couples are not a problem in Denmark. I know several, and I’ve never heard anyone say anything negative. Good luck in Denmark!

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    Reply Danial Hidayat July 28, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Hello Kay. Since you’ve been living in Denmark for almost 16 years, is Denmark expensive? The next question, is it also possible to list places that has halal food? I might visit Denmark alone maybe this December. I am a Muslim and a student. I come from Singapore by the way.

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      Reply Kay Xander Mellish August 3, 2016 at 9:41 am

      Hi Daniel! Yes, Denmark is extremely expensive – along with Switzerland and Japan, it is one of the most expensive countries in the world. You pay 25% tax on everything you buy, and the high Danish wages are also reflected in everyday prices. In the past, the lack of competition kept prices even higher, but online commerce and the arrival of new supermarket chains from Norway and Germany has increase the level of competition a little bit. But it is uncommon to eat outside the home in Denmark on a regular basis – I don’t know Singapore, but I remember from my time in Hong Kong that eating in small restaurants and cafés several times a week was common. In Denmark, you should be prepared to cook your own food. And yes, halal food is available in Copenhagen, particularly in the Nørrebro and Nørdvest districts, where you will meet thousands of other Muslims. Most ‘Indian’ restaurants here are actually run by Pakistanis, so they are likely to be halal – just ask. Another approach might be to eat mostly fish for protein while you are here. Salmon, herring, and redfish are a big part of the Danish diet and they’re all halal (to my understanding) – just double-check that some idiot doesn’t put some sauce on them that includes bacon. Hope that’s helpful!

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    Reply Maria alj August 20, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Hi my name is Maria from Morocco I just came to Denmark I don t know any body except my familly I m muslim and I would to meet some more people

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      Reply Kay Xander Mellish August 21, 2016 at 10:58 am

      Hi Maria! I would recommend to you what I recommend to many newcomers in Denmark – Meetups.com to find people who have similar interests to yours. Volunteer organizations like Copenhagen Volunteers, which give you a chance to do unpaid work at everything from art festivals to sports events, are another great way to meet nice people. If you’re an athletic type, running clubs and football clubs are a great place to meet Danes. Your apartment building’s tenant board and/or your local neighborhood organization is also a great place to make friends. Other foreigners will probably be more open than Danes at the beginning, but once you make friends with the Danes, they are generally loyal and reliable. And it’s always a good tip to look for Danes who grew up outside the area where you now live – ie someone from Aarhus if you live in Copenhagen, or vice versa. These people are less likely to have extended social or family networks nearby, so they’re more open to new friendships.

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        Reply Maria Alj June 23, 2017 at 5:23 pm

        Thank you for you kind replay i really apreciat

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    Reply Ryan Fauzan March 1, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Hi, Kay! Your blog is great! I’m Ryan, a muslim from Indonesia. I’m planning to study in DTU this fall and was worried about living in Denmark since I’ll be a minority there. After reading this post, I’m quite relieved. Anyway, are there any mosques or prayer rooms in Copenhagen/Lyngby area? And do you know how Danes usually response when they see muslims pray in public places? I’m a bit worried about this because I’m currently living in Korea and I feel like I make quite a scene when praying in public places here. Thanks 🙂

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      Reply Kay Xander Mellish March 1, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Hi Ryan! There are plenty of mosques in Denmark and new ones being built all the time – I’m sure you can find one that reflects your particular branch of the Muslim faith. I also believe there are many Muslim students at DTU; whenever I go up there to give presentations, I see plenty of young women in hijab. I would imagine they’ll have the inside knowledge on prayer rooms. Actually, I see this matter being discussed in the Danish media at the moment, and the current consensus seems to be that prayer rooms are OK if a) people of all faiths – Jewish, Christian and Muslim – are welcome there and b) if the people using the prayer room cover its costs, ie the cost of not using the room for instruction, storage, etc. Space is generally expensive in Denmark, and the Danes are very practical people.

      Religion is generally a very private thing in Denmark – in fact, the comparison I usually give is, “In Muslim countries, religion is something you discuss openly and sex is private. But in Denmark, sex is something you discuss openly and religion is private.” So I would find as private a place as possible to pray, as this is a private conversation between you and God.

      Most people in Denmark (not counting a few angry zealots who are usually troubled for other reasons) don’t care whether you are Muslim or not as long as you don’t give them lectures on how to dress, how to eat, etc. One of your big challenges will be that many social events involve alcohol. My advice is always to show up for the first 30-60 minutes or so and drink a non-alcoholic drink, chat a bit, and then quietly slip away. If you don’t show up at all, people will see it as you not being part of the “group”, and that won’t be good for your job-hunting prospects. So just show your face, smile and nod a lot, and then go home. You might want to hang out with the people who have to drive cars later – they can’t drink alcohol either.

      My final tip is that many things in Denmark contain pork without it being obvious – even some salads and baked goods, which can be made with bacon or pork fat. (Remember there are more pigs in Denmark than people, and pork products are one of Denmark’s top industries.) You might want to ask if there is “svinekød” or “svinefedt” in this type of product before buying them.

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        Reply Ryan March 19, 2017 at 9:31 am

        Wow thanks, Kay! What a thorough answer. Yes, regarding the social gatherings that involve drinking alcohol, I’ve thought about it too and I was afraid I won’t be able to have good social life, so thanks for the tips! But how Danes view people who don’t drink alcohol? I mean, do they find it weird? And thanks for your tip on pork-containing foods, too. I think I will stick to grocery stores that sell halal foods.

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          Reply Kay Xander Mellish March 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

          Danes understand that some Muslims don’t drink alcohol for religious reasons. But there are also some Muslims in Denmark who choose to, so it’s up to the individual here. I would simply say you don’t drink alcohol and then cheerfully change the subject to one of the things you have in common with the Dane you’re chatting with – love for technology, sports, movies, whatever.

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            Ryan March 20, 2017 at 12:09 am

            Ah, I see. Thanks again, Kay! Hope I will enjoy and make the most out of my stay in Denmark.

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    Reply Rudy May 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Hi, Kay. Thank you for a very informative and helpful article! You really put my mind at ease on many aspects. But I have more specific concerns: your whole blog is about the big City, Copenhagen. But what about smaller cities, like Branded? I have a prospect of an opportunity there, and I don’t know if I should even consider it… How do people view hijabis there? Will I be lonely? Will I be able to make friends? Is it too small, boring, rainy and gloomy? I’m from Egypt, so I’m used to the sun.

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      Reply Kay Xander Mellish May 17, 2017 at 4:11 am

      Hi Rudy! I’m glad the article was useful to you. I have never been to Brande, although I know there is a circle of internationals there, because they have booked me for a speech in September! There is also a school nearby called VIA with a lot of international students, some of whom may be hijabis. You might want to get in touch with the student organization (if you’re in that age group) or http://www.expat-in.dk/ and find out if there are any organizations or online groups where foreigners in Brande chat with each other. (Copenhagen has several expat facebook groups.) The goal is to help you reach people who will have the on-the-ground Brande experience I don’t have.

      At any rate, check out this map: It shows the 2015 Danish election results. The yellow is the Danske Folkeparti – they don’t want any foreigners in Denmark at all, including me. (They temporarily blocked my citizenship application, along with those of 2700 other foreigners). The blue area is Venstre, a business-oriented party that is perfectly happy with rich, educated foreigners but doesn’t like poor broke ones. The red one is more left-wing parties that are more sympathetic to outsiders. (Of course, within any region there are many people who voted for a different party.) Ikast is in a red-blue region.

      Danes can be difficult to make friends with; their roots go back centuries in the same place. But if there is a big international community in Brande, you’ll have an excellent chance to make friends there.

      But yeah, the weather can be a little gloomy.

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    Reply Noha September 10, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Hey Kay,
    Thanks a lot for your article 🙂 It is very informative as well as the comments.
    I am a prospective PhD student and will be moving to Viborg next month, I was looking for halal supermarkets (if they exist) as I would be staying for almost two years and I was wondering about trusted sites for international communities in Viborg, I found a plenty in Copenhagen. Another thing I was thinking about is the language, I heard it is hard. But would it be easy to get enrolled into a Danish language course. would it be hard to do shopping while you don’t speak the language.
    I read several blogs that actually made me concerned about how Danes would be interacting with international people.
    Another thing is about transportation means like the bus, is it expensive or can be still affordable.
    Thanks a lot
    Regards from a sunny city, Cairo 🙂

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      Reply Kay Xander Mellish September 11, 2017 at 5:17 am

      Hi Noha – regards from grey, rainy Denmark! Coming in October, you’ll be right in time for the Danish winter, so store up on sunshine!

      Having visited Egypt a couple of times myself, I know how in any country there are many people who are kind to internationals – and a few who are not. All you can do is be friendly and do your best to fit in while keeping the most important aspects of your own culture intact, such as eating halal. (I searched “halal slagter viborg” and found a shop right away. Slagter = butcher).

      The Danes in Viborg have lived in the area for hundreds of years and have deep roots among family and friends, so they may not be as open to friendship as the other people in your PhD program. I would suggest looking for friends (and romance, if that’s a goal) among other internationals in Denmark as well as Danes who come from other parts of the country and don’t have friends and family nearby.

      When it comes to transport, biking is inexpensive and the preferred mode of transport of everyone from students to business executives, even in the winter! If you don’t know how to bike, someone will be happy to teach you once you arrive. Good luck!

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        Reply Noha September 18, 2017 at 1:41 pm

        Hey Kay,

        Thanks so much for your warm words 😀
        I believe I will miss the sun and warm family. I don’t bike, so I was hoping to use more public transportation till I learn. Hopefully I would be a quick learner 😀
        I started looking for mosques and halal supermarkets, but I found they are some far around 50-1h:30 from my reserved accommodation in Ørum, Tjele which happen to be a small village in viborg; I am already thinking about living in a small village. I tried to look for international community in Tjele but was not much lucky. I am sure I will get used and find several activities that I will enjoy.

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    Reply Mohammed September 29, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Hey Kay,

    I would like first to thank you for your wonderful, kind and warm words that made me so excited about going to Denmark. I’m actually going to study in DTU (Technical University in Denmark) during spring semester, and i come from Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France. I’m so stressed about how am i going to build relationships with people if i’m only staying there for 5 months. What is really annoying me is the muslim community in the DTU, am i going to find one ? especially that Ramadan will be at May and i really need to find muslims to learn from their experience, and to pray together during Ramdan and also every Friday. For the food, i thnik you said a lot and i will manage 🙂 it’s not really my first concern. Do you think i’m going to be fine in Denmark ? Especially that i had the same experience here in France (I came to France from Morocco) but i find it a little bit easy because there’s a large muslim community in here. And of course, i want to have some danish friends, do you think they’ll accept me easily ?
    Regards, Mohammed

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      Reply Kay Xander Mellish September 30, 2017 at 6:08 am

      Hi Mohammed! There’s a substantial Muslim community at DTU, so you won’t have to worry about fasting alone. Just walking around campus you’ll see plenty of women in hijab, and I read in the newspaper recently that DTU also offers a silent room for prayer that can be used by all religions. (Interestingly, the study of engineering is more prestigious in the Muslim community in Denmark than it is in the ethnic Danish community). You’re correct in that five months in Denmark is a short time to make friends among ethnic Danes, who tend to see friendship as a lifelong affair. But DTU is a very international university. If you’re an outgoing, friendly person, I’m sure you’ll find some pleasant people to hang out with. Most course work at Danish universities is group work, which is a natural start. Good luck! – Kay

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        Reply Mohammed September 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

        Thanks a lot for your reply, you are really reassuring me. It’s also very nice of you to offer this kind of support to foreigners who have no idea about the way of life in Denmark, i’m really greatful to you. Thanks to you I can’t wait to go to Denmark and meet new people there ! Thank you so much 🙂 – Mohammed

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    Reply Mohammed September 30, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Thanks a lot for your reply, you are really reassuring me. It’s also very nice of you to offer this kind of support to foreigners who have no idea about the way of life in Denmark, i’m really greatful to you. Thanks to you I can’t wait to go to Denmark and meet new people there ! Thank you so much 🙂 – Mohammed

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    Reply Iera October 22, 2017 at 9:35 am


    I would like to travel to copenhagen nxt yr march
    Im a muslim wearing hijab.
    Would it be safe for muslim to be travellng there?

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      Reply Kay Xander Mellish October 22, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Hi Iera! There are many hijabis in Copenhagen, and as long as you are walking around in the central city in the daytime, you should be fine.

      If you want halal food, you can even make your way up to the very vibrant Nørrebro district, which has a large Muslim population and a lot of restaurants.

      Your only trouble might be drunk guys in the city at night – by which time I assume you would already be safely back in your hotel room.

      If you feel uncertain during the daytime, go into any pharmacy (“apotek” in Danish.) Pharmacy is a very popular career among Danish Muslims, and it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a pharmacy without at least one Danish Muslim employee.

      Scandinavians are not particularly outgoing, and service standards also aren’t as high as they are in some other countries, so don’t take this personally – it applies to all. Don’t expect café staff, shopkeepers, etc. to come to you – you must go to them. It’s the Danish way.

      So, in summary, my advice is “Come to Copenhagen and Have a Good Time!” Consider renting a bike if the weather is good – the Danes ride them all year around. Boat tours of the harbor are also beautiful.

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    Reply Iera November 2, 2017 at 4:40 am


    thanks for your reply and assurance.
    Definitely planning a trip there!

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    Reply Salim December 2, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Hi! First of all thank you so much for this wonderful article, I’ve a question about how much is expensive to rent and how much is difficult to find the rent in Copenhagen

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      Reply Kay Xander Mellish December 3, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Hi Salim! Unfortunately, Copenhagen is quite expensive and it is difficult to find a place, even a room. I suggest looking on the outskirts of town near an S-train stop, as the trains are efficient and reliable. Expect to pay a minimum of DK4000 a month for a room.

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    Reply Azreen Syazril Adnan May 20, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Hi Kay, Am Azreen from Malaysia, I will be travelling to Copenhagen on 22nd May for about a week stay, am just wondering how is the sentiment towards muslim now in Denmark?, i mean is it safe for muslim to travel to Denmark now?.. Thanks

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      Reply Kay Xander Mellish May 20, 2018 at 6:49 pm

      You should be fine, although given that it is Ramadan you may have trouble locating your fellow Muslims during daylight hours. Days are very long here and people who are fasting tend to try to sleep as much as they can while the sun is up. Your only “safety” worry in Denmark should be the pickpockets and bag thieves that have infested the tourist areas, most of whom are not Danish. The thieves are professionals and work very fast. Be very careful with your phone and computer, as these are popular targets. Otherwise, you should be fine.

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    Reply Azreen Syazril Adnan June 3, 2018 at 6:02 am

    Thanks Kay, I just returned back to my country Malaysia last few days. I am very impressed and happy during the 1 week stay. Copenhagen was a very nice city, me and wife truly enjoyed our stay. And its very true as you mentioned the fasting period very long, it was truly challenging, near 18 hrs of fasting..

    We managed to do come shopping, i believe the drawback was the price of the goods, things were quite expensive. Anyway, we truly love the sceneries, the riverboat sightseeing was also vary fascinating. I took taxi quite frequently and also the Metro. Have to be frank, EuroTaxi app is very useful and the service is super efficient. People are very friendly and very4x considerate, everybody follow rules and I like the environment. Throughout my conference I have met few of my foreign colleagues (from other countries), they too share the same thoughts. We had our conference in Bella Centre. Had the opportunity to take a trip via train to Malmo (Sweden), it was also a fantastic trip, despite a short trip, we enjoyed the sightseeing.

    Denish are very friendly and they can accept multireligion without any issue, this is based on my personal observation. My wife had no problem with her muslimah dress, and i saw muslim women walking without any problems with their kids or even alone. This is a clear manifestation of a matured and highly educated society.

    Thanks a lot for your advice, myself and wife really look forward visiting Denmark in future. It was a great experience. We truly love the way their culture of being very considerate, disciplined and helpful.

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      Reply Kay Xander Mellish June 3, 2018 at 6:12 am

      I’m so glad to hear you had an enjoyable trip! Thanks for letting me know that it turned out well.

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