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The Black Diamond - Royal Danish Library

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the moment (March 2019) there’s a good photo exhibition (Best Press Photos) so I’d recommend it. A curious-looking building from the outside; go if there’s something good on there.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the library on a raining day in Copenhagen. There isn’t much to do here as tourists but it’s worth a visit just to view the impressive building.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressive sight on the riverfront - a view inside is also very imprressive joining the old and the new of the royal Danish library. Nice to see the old reading room and students hard at work and looks like impressive facilities

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Phil R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we visited the cafe a Tuesday night before a concert. there were many people which probably meant that the staff did not have time to clear the tables and clean the tables. The stand with used service was also full. However, the food was really...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

We visited the cafe as recommended by the Copenhagen Lonely Planet Guide. They had run out of English breakfast tea but the sandwiches were terrible and made both of us feel ill for the rest of the day. They were ham cheese and tomato but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 February 2019

Loved browsing this library, it's incredibly modern and has so many areas to explore. The gift store and cafe were great. I loved my visit. Be sure to check out the connected older library behind, it's incredible, too. I loved the juxtaposition of old and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Unfortunately we didn't have time to go into this stunning building but just the external architecture is worth seeing!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 26 December 2018

You can easily spend many hours in here, even a day. Get your coffe, get your book, or your laptop and sit in a corner to njoy a peaceful break from your stressfull everyday monotony. Nicely designed and built building too!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eirinikak
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Copenhagen has many beautifully designed buildings and this is one of them. It joins a very old building and blends the two in a seamless way.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phyllis B
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We visited here over the weekend to have a look and it is a beautiful library which has free entrance and free wifi. The building is stunning too so well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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