I am visiting Amsterdam and Copenhagen in April - 3 days in each. Can anyone who's been to either, or both, recommend the 'must see' tourist attractions? We are not hugely interested in art so probably not galleries but open to anything else. Thank you in advance!
I have only been to Copenhagen. I'd recommend taking a canal boat tour. You'll see all the lovely sights, the royal palace and the little mermaid from the water. Also Tovoli gardens is a must. Go there in the evening. It's so pretty.
You are missing a real treat if you do not like Art and Museums. No-one should miss the Van Gogh Gallery in Amsterdam! It is fantastic. Not huge but very worthwhile. Also Rembrandt's House. Also the Rijksmuseum! Also the Amerstdam Historical Museum.
Obviously there are wonderful canals, coffee shops, Jordaan, Anne Frank House, Oude Kerk, Dam Square, but if you do not do a couple of art galleries/museums you are missing part of the treasures of Amsterdam.
Copenhagen has a wonderful Royal Palace in the Christiansborg Slot area, De Kongelige Repraesentationslokaler, the Tivoli Gardens, Rosenborg Slot castle, Nyhavn district, Nationalmuseet (a museum) , Davids Samling Museum are top choices.
Having just been to Copenhagen, I would say the palace was built by the kind of royal family who wanted the proletariat to know that they were the kind of royalty that liked chopping off heads. Christiana was an interesting district to visit but if you are not the kind of person who enjoys mooching around somewhere like Camden, then I wouldn't say it was for you.