Davids Samling

Address: Kronprinsessegade 30, Copenhagen, 1306, Denmark
Telephone: 3373 4949

- Free


An eclectic and unexpected museum treasure.

While Copenhagen isn't short on cultural riches, Davids Samling is a particular surprise. Known in English as The David Collection, it's a wonderfully quirky collection of bits and pieces including 19th-century French furniture and some dazzling Islamic and Middle Eastern art. Some of the rooms are a bit like walking into Aladdin's cave - there are ruby encrusted daggers and an amazing ancient Egyptian rock crystal jug.

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Not just interesting, it's also free.

Expert tips

The 18th and 19th-century French and English furniture collections offer an interesting counterpoint to the chic, modern lines of more recent Scandinavian furniture.

The excellent fourth-floor Islamic and Middle Eastern art collections are a must.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Education
  • Art
  • History
  • Design and architecture