Indoor and outdoor swimming

There are plenty of options when you want to go swimming. 

Learn more about where to swim in Copenhagen here.

Fitness

Many Danes use fitness centres. Different companies have centre all over the city.

You can for instance see fitnessworld.dk og fitnessdk.dk.

Dancing

Many local culture houses, e.g. Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Kulturhuset Indre By and Kvarterhuset, have free lessons in tango and swing dancing. Learn more about your local culture house here.

You can take dancing lessons in different institutions. For instance DansehallerneElstudio, and Atelier Flamenco.

You can also dance at Dansekapellet (freely translated ‘The Dance Chapel’) is located in a beautifully renovated old chapel and opened in 2012. They offer dance lessons for you and your children and also arrange yoga classes, theatre performances and concerts.

Many local culture houses, e.g. Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Kulturhuset Indre By and Kvarterhuset, have free lessons in tango and swing dancing.  

Running

Many Danes run frequently in the parks of Copenhagen, around the lakes or simply on the pavements. There are lit up running routes at Fælledparken and Søndermarken.

You can also join running clubs to run with other people. For example:

Yoga

Yoga is popular in Copenhagen, and there is Yoga centres in every part of city

Some of the local culture houses offer free yoga. Learn about these offers at the libraries’ website or at your local culture house.

Skating

More and more skating parks are popping up in Copenhagen.

Here you can get an overview over the different skating parks the page is in Danish, but if you press the blue button on the right it will show the parks close to you. 

Copenhagen Skatepark

At Copenhagen Skatepark you can attend skate boarding lessons or you can practice your own in the indoor skatepark.

Sportlanes and leisure centers

There are sportlanes in all the districts of the city. Most of the facilities are open to everyone, so you can go there alone or with your family/friends/colleagues.

However, some other facilities require that you join one of their clubs. 

Here is a list of centers and sportlanes in Copenhagen.

Sundby Idrætspark (Sundby Leisure Center)

At Sundby Leisure Center you can play football, handball, volleyball, basketball, badminton, soft tennis and regular tennis. Get more information about Sundby Leisure Center here (the page is in Danish).

Kløvermarkens idrætsanlæg (Kløvermarken Leisure Center)

At Kløvermarken Leisure Center you can play outdoor football and cricket. You need to be part of one of their clubs to use the facilities. 

Prismen

Prismen is a sports and multi facilitated center on Holmbladsgade at Amager. Prismen contains a sports area, a culture hall, and an organic café.

You are welcome to play badminton and volleyball, to climb on artificial climbing walls, dance or participate in the various cultural events.

Sundbyøster Idrætsanlæg

At Sundbyøster sports centre you can find indoor facilities where you can play handball, football, basketball, badminton, volleyball and floorball.

You can use the facilities as a private person, but you need to reserve a space in advance.

Emdrupparkens Idrætsanlæg

At Emdrupparkens Leisure Center you can play outdoor and indoor tennis or football. Is is not necessary to be member of a club to use the facilities.

Bellahøj Hallerne

At Bellahøj Leisure Center you can play badminton, indoor football, futsal, basketball, volleyball, etc. You need to become member of one of their clubs to use the facilities.

Tingbjerg Idrætspark

At Tingbjerg Leisure Center you can play football, basebal, softball and rugby. It is not necessary to be member of a club to use the facilities.

Hillerødgade Bad og Hal

At Hillerødgade Leisure Center you can enjoy a swimming pool and sauna or you can play football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, table tennis etc.

Korsgadehallen

At Korsgade Leisure Center you can play football or practice martial arts, dancing or gymnastics.

Nørrebrohallen

Nørrebro Leisure Center is both a leisure center and culture center. Here you can play football, squash, or badminton and more.

Valby Idrætspark

Valby Leisure Park has a lot to offer both indoors and outdoors. Here you can play football, American football, handball, tennis, badminton, hockey and floorball.

Grøndal Multicenter

The Grøndal Multi Center hosts both sports facilities, cultural events, café, fitness center and bowling center. Here you can play indoor football, basketball, handball, badminton, pool, table tennis, mini golf, squash, etc.

You can also practice yoga, dancing, spinning, archery, fencing, boxing, gymnastics and many other activities. You need to be part of one of the clubs to join the activities.

Vanløse Idrætspark

Vanløse Leisure Center contains both indoor and outdoor facilities. Here you can play football and practice several indoor sports and fitness. You need to be part of a club to use the facilities.

Bavnehøj Idrætsanlæg

At Bavnehøj Leisure Center you can play handball, badminton, volleyball, indoor and outdoor football, or practice kick boxing. You need to be part of one of their clubs to use the facilities.

Ryparkens Idrætsanlæg

At Ryparken Leisure Center you can play football, badminton, handball, tennis, (indoor and outdoor), volley and fencing.

Svanemøllehallen

At Svanemøllen Leisure Center you can play badminton, futsal, squash, tennis, football, handball, basketball and volleyball.

Østerbro Stadion og Idrætshus

Østerbro Stadium is a combined football and athletics stadium and it hosts several clubs. In the leisure center you can play indoor football, handball and volleyball, but it is necessary to be member of a club to use the facilities.

Østerbrohuset

Østerbrohuset hosts a wide range of leisure and cultural activities. Here you can play badminton, futsal, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, floorball, and you can practice dancing, gymnastics or play music in a practice room.

It is necessary to be member of a club to use the facilities.

Motor lanes

Motorbanen

At the Motor lanes you can practice motocross, supercross, supercross BMX and junior motocross, but you have to be member of one of the clubs.

Ice skating

Read about the City of Copenhagen's options when it comes to ice skating at Where can I ice skate in the winter time?

Østre Skøjtehal

Østre Ice Skating Rink is open for the public in the winter season, and you can rent ice skates as well. Here you can practice ice hockey and ice skating.