Flea markets thrive during Spring and Summer. And Denmark is not exception to this phenomenon. As a matter of facts, there are several places in Copenhagen where open air flea markets tempt you with cheap second hand goods, bric-a-brac, and even overlooked unique antiques.
Loppemarkedet, Remisen, Nørrebrogade, and Ravnsborggade are known to be slightly cheaper than the otherwise very popular Thorvaldsen Antique Market in the city center. While the Antiques Shops in in the cozy and vibrant streets of Ravnsborggade are another option if you’re not traveling on a budget.
But all in all, if you are looking for a good bargain, you should pay a visit to any of those flea markets that operate every weekend, or at least once a month. These venues are full of old jewelry, vintage Danish furniture, Mid Century Modern decor items, crockery, vintage Copenhagen porcelain sculptures, vinyl records, unique antiques and cheap clothes.
As usual with flea markets, it is generally advised to arrive early if you want to be sure to make a good deal, as flea markets are popular and often crowded. And Copenhagen is not exception!
Enjoy our listing of Copenhagen’s Best Flea Markets and Antiques Markets!
Ravnsborggade Flea Market
If the regular markets don’t sound exciting enough for you, it’s worth keeping an eye out for the Ravnsborggade market in Norrebro. Although this flea market is not held as frequently as the Nørrebrogade Fleamarket, the Remisen Market or the Loppemarkedet, the Ravnsborggade market nonetheless offers spectacular finds for those ready to put effort into some proper rummaging.
More importantly, however, the open air market, located on the streets of Ravnsborggade and Sankt Hans Gade, is much more than a simple flea market. Both streets host an exciting variety of antique shops, designer boutiques and galleries.
With the trading in full swing, all these venues bring their business to the streets and transform the market into a real community event. The atmosphere at Ravnsborggade markets is unique, well worthy of being high on your list of Copenhagen markets to visit.
Where: Ravnsborggade, Norrebro, Denmark
SPRING MARKET 2016: Sunday 13th March – Open 10 am – 4 pm
SUMMER MARKET 2016: Sunday 12th June – Open 10 am – 4 pm
AUTUMN MARKET 2016: Sunday 25th September – Open 10 am – 4 pm
CHRISMAS MARKET 2016: Sunday 20th November – Open 10 am – 4 pm
Loppemarkedet Flea Market
Held once a month at Tap 1 in the Carlsberg brewery district, Loppemarkedet is an awe inspiringly huge indoor market. The event is one of the newest additions to the Copenhagen flea market scene and thus has a certain energetic vibe that separates it from the crowd.
With more than 400 stalls and separate areas for clothes and furniture, this is one market that bargain hunters would be silly to miss. Being such a big event, the markets are held throughout the year, about two or three months apart. You will find everything from furniture, lamps, books and all sorts of trinkets and paraphernalia.
Those interested can find the dates for the upcoming second hand extravaganza on Loppemarkedet Facebook’s page. Early birds can already access the flea market premises on Friday at 3 pm and Saturday at 8 am (early bird ticket costs 125 DKK / US$ 18). Regular visitors can access the Loppemarkedet flea market on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (regular ticket costs 35 DKK / US$ 7).
Where: Loppemarkedet, TAP1, 91 Ny Carlsberg Vej, Copenhagen, Denmark
When: Once a month (Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm)
Remisen flea market
Many of Copenhagen’s flea markets are held outdoors, which is unfortunate when one is dependent on the weather. But if the weather fails you, don’t despair: the Remisen flea market is regularly held in the Østerbro neighborhood in Copenhagen.
The Remisen flea market takes place on most weekends and the entrance fee is as low as 10 DK (US$ 1.50), and gives you access to myriad of stalls selling clothes, shoes, toys, retro stuff, books and other knick-knacks.
The Remisen flea market is regularly organized by different people, which often leads to a varied selection of stalls or themes. For example, from times to times the market is entirely devoted to clothes and accessories and on other days to electronics and spare parts.
Where: Remisen Market, 132 Blegdamsvej, Copenhagen, Denmark
When: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00
Nørrebrogade Flea Market
The Nørrebro Flea Market is Denmark’s longest and narrowest. It stretches for 333 metres on one half of the sidewalk by the wall of the Assistens Kierkegaard Cemetry on Nørrebrogade. The flea market takes place every Saturday (9 am – 5 pm) from March to October.
Although narrow, the Nørrebrogade flea market offers nonetheless exceptional finds for those willing to put effort into rummaging and searching for that perfect deal. Vintage furniture, art, antiques, jewelry, old watches, vintage pictures, this peculiar flea market has pretty much anything for everyone.
The icing on the cake: the backdrop of the yellow cemetery walls gives the Nørrebrogade flea market quite a unique feel unrivaled in the region.
Where: Nørrebrogade 90, 2200 København, Danemark
When: Every Saturday (9 am – 5 pm) from March to October
Thorvaldsen Flea Market
For over 20 years, the Thorvaldsens Plads Antique Market (previously “Gammel Strand Antique Market”) has been Copenhagen’s favorite treasure hunt venue for antiques and collectibles. Even though it is not a big flea market, the Thorvaldsens Plads Antique Market attracts hundreds of visitors, partly because its beautiful surroundings. The market is located right in the heart of the old Copenhagen Quarter next to the Thorvaldsens museum and the Café Diamanten.
The Thorvaldsens Plads Antique Market operates every Friday and Saturday of the year from April 24th of April to October. The market features a wide selection of unique antiques, ranging from paintings, porcelain, silver and antiques curiosities, to modern danish design, toys, jewellery, vintage fashion and vintage industrial. It is a true eldorado for professionals as well as private collectors.
Where: Thorvaldsen Plads 2, 1213 Copenhagen, Denmark
When: Every Friday and Saturday of the year from April 24th of April to October
Antiques Shops in Ravnsborggade
Close to Copenhagen’s Lakes at the end of Nørrebrogade, you will find the cozy and vibrant street of Ravnsborggade. From being a street exclusively known for its antiques, it has become today a wonderful blend of all kinds of shops and one of the best shopping streets in Copenhagen. Antiques are of course still dominant in the streets and at the flea market, but the Ravnsborggade district has developed into a trendy mix of small designers shops, cafes and restaurants making it an attractive shopping destination.
The antique stores are still dominating the street and are full of interesting finds, to be explored and experienced. Visitors can find furniture from the last couple of centuries, paintings, Royal Danish Porcelain, silverware and glass as well as more modern design and interior decorating.
Visitors can also discover trendy fashion store, hidden like tiny gems between the antique stores, offering everything from high priced international brands to Scandinavian brands as well as custom made clothes.
Further down in Ryesgade, passerby will be able to spot the local brewery along side jewelry shops. Additional shopping can be made in the two small side streets of Ravnsborg Tværgade and Sankt Hans Gade.
Den Blå Hal Antiques Market
A little bit offset from Copenhagen’s city center, the Den Blå Hal Antiques Market is like a mall for antiques.
The Den Blå Hal Antiques Market is open every Saturday and Sunday (10 am – 4 pm) year round, and with new goods coming in every week, it is an absolute must do if you’re visiting Copenhagen and if you’re looking for some nice vintage souvenirs to bring back home.
This indoor market place showcases a broad variety of used and vintage items like second hand furniture classics, art, toys, vintage and second hand clothing, crockery, Copenhagen porcelain and more. The Den Blå Hal Antiques Market even has its own cafe!
Entry fee: 10 DKK (US$ 1.50)
Where: Den Blå Hal Ved Amagerbanen 9 2300 København S, Denmark
When: Every Saturday and Sunday (10 am – 4 pm) year round
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