It is perfectly fine to grab a drink and sit by the side of the canal as you soak in this neighbourhood clean-up success story! Look out for the red house where author Hans Christien Anderson used to live! Possibly one of the most instagrammable places because the colours make the scenery so photogenic all year round!
Especially during summer Nyhavn is the perfect place to end a long day. Have dinner at one of the cosy restaurants or do like the locals and buy a beer from a nearby store and rest your feet at the quayside.Nyhavn was originally a busy commercial port where ships from all over the world would dock. The area was packed with sailors, ladies of pleasure, pubs and alehouses.Today the beautiful old houses have been renovated and classy restaurants dominate the old port. Nyhavn is filled with people enjoying the relaxed atmosphere by the canal, jazz music and great food. No. 9, Nyhavn, is the oldest house in the area dating back to 1681. The design of the house has not been altered since that time.Many of the houses lining the quays of Nyhavn have been the homes of prominent artists.We especially recommend the restaurant "Havfruen" for a danish/french bistro oriented meal
Nyhavn is one of my favorite areas of Copenhagen, particular on an afternoon or early evening of leisure, when there's still light enough to get the feel of harborfront. The place has a the feel of an old world port with sailors from afar docking right up to shopfronts and nautical restaurants. In reality, the waterfront street is home to numerous cozy pubs and inviting pub-like seafood restaurants. I was there near Christmas, when everything was adorned with the lights and evergreen trappings of the season. Escaping the brisk December air for a steaming hot glass of "glog" is an exercise in extreme pleasure for the senses. I was in Copenhagen on business, so didn't get to spend quite as much time around here as I would have liked, but it's an area I'd be most likely to beeline too on my next visit!
When tourists think of Copenhagen, the two things that probably come to mind are The Little Mermaid and the postcard-looking Nyhavn. But despite being full of amateur photographers and overpriced restaurants, it is not as, well, touristy as you may think. On a lovely spring Saturday, Nyhavn was filled with Danish enjoying the sun or having a beer at the docks. Some restaurants are actually quite good for Danish specialities and the general atmosphere is cheerful and relaxed.Oh, and don't be afraid to do as tourists: take some pics. It's a lovely sight.
Nyhavn is exactly what I pictured when I thought about Copenhagen. It is incredibly picturesque and beautiful. The houses are cheery and colorful and there's a lovely boardwalk to stroll along. Be sure to pick up an ice cream waffle and sit by the water. Also, this where you can catch the cheap canal ride. It was only like $8 for the ride, when the other companies charge like triple that. I definitely think this is a must see sight in Copenhagen and don't forget to snap some photos. This area is perfect for photographers.
Ever since I built a jigsaw of Nyhavn about 20 years ago I have always wanted to walk passed the brightly coloured buildings. Now I have I am not disappointed. Nyhavn is such a wonderful place to be. If you go during the daytime you get to see the splendour of the bright colours and at night everywhere is lit up so beautifully. Even in the winter months there are people sitting outside to eat at the many restaurants.
Nyhavn (Danish pronunciation: [ˈnyhɑʊ̯n]) is a 17th century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. Serving as a "heritage harbour", the canal has many historical wooden ships.
An impressively colourful street off the equally interesting Kong's Nytorv, this is the historic harbour of Copenhagen and the plethora of boats and seafood restaurants all around pay testament to that. There is always something going on here, with street performers or music and the places to eat along the harbour are second to none. Gets exceptionally busy when the sun comes out so be prepared.