Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
One of the 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. A museum on a list of the most visited art museums around the world. A place for not only contemporary museum-goers, but everyone who wishes to get away from the bustle and hustle in Copenhagen. A place where you can easily spend your whole day even on a grey rainy day.
ADDRESS: Gl. Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk
EXPECTED PRICE: 150 DKK
EXPECTED DURATION: 4h
COVID-19 FRIENDLY: Yes
SUITABLE FOR GROUPS: Yes
ACCESS VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Yes (Humlebæk Station)
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is located at Humlebæk, which is a bit outskirt of Copenhagen, but easily accessible by train (S-tog). It is the most visited art museum in Denmark. It is definitely a must-go place if you are a fan of modern or contemporary art. The building itself may seem small from the outside, however, you will be amazed by how spacious it is after entering. They not only have Nordic and European exhibition, but also a wide selection of special exhibitions from time to time. When the sun is out, you can take a nice stroll around the museum with its outdoor exhibition. When it's rainy, you will experience Louisiana differently with a mysterious vibe.
Louisiana offers different kinds of memberships. However, if you are between the age of 18 -27, the MEMBERSHIP U27 which costs 145dkk provides you free entry to the museum for the next 12 months. (which is only 30dkk more than a single entry ticket for student) Also, the membership gives you the advantage of a series of special offers in the Louisiana Café and Louisiana Shop in addition to the 10% discount.
After exploring the indoor exhibition, you can either choose to sit down at the Louisiana Café and enjoy a nice cup of coffee, or to visit the Sculpture garden which also gives you a breathtaking view of the sea from the museum lawn. The Louisiana Café offers a wide range of beverages and food, either you are craving for a piece of chocolate cake or the traditional Danish open sandwich (smørrebrød) - you can surely find what you are looking for. Lunch is served around 12-16 and dinner 18-21, but coffee and cakes can be enjoyed all day. It has plenty of tables available both indoor and outdoor. The staff at the café is friendly and helpful and even kindly reminded us of the 10% discount from our membership when we checked the bill.
It is worth noting that, due to the current COVID-19 situation, you are required to book a (free) timeslot ticket online first before visiting the museum. It better helps the museum to distribute the crowd and thus provides better quality for visitors' experience. The timeslot ticket can be booked on the official website with the link below
After visiting Louisiana, you can also go to the beach which is within 10 minutes walk from the museum itself. You will definitely need a pair of shoes that are comfortable to walk in, and also an open mind ready to be amazed by Louisiana's beauty.