Category Archives: Waterfront

Sluseholmen’s Green Kayak Making Waves

I’m sitting with Jørgen Green outside Yum Yoga & Café enjoying the view over the pristine harbor waters separating Sluseholmen and Teglholmen. After the warmest summer on record with the water temperatures rarely dipping under 23°, Copenhagen’s South Harbor has been transformed into a popular recreative playground for rowers, paddlers and swimmers. During the first […]
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Copenhagen’s Harbor Alive And Well

This summer, CNN voted Copenhagen the best city for swimming, again highlighting the clean harbor waters, beating iconic beaches such as, Bondi and Copacabana. An unforgettable summer in Copenhagen has seen locals and tourists flock to its sun-drenched wooden piers and beach-parks this summer. Stretching from Nordhavn to Sydhavn, the harbor has become one enormous beach […]
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Café Slusen, Probably The Coolest Place In Town

During a blissful summer in South Harbor, a small-scale construction perched next to the lock at Slusen, has intrigued passers-by and locals from the nearby Sluseholmen. All questions were answered when Café Slusen recently opened its shutters inviting a growing, curious customer-base to taste a selection of special beers and organic wines. Café Slusen maybe small […]
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Yum Yoga & Café, A Haven In Sydhavnen

Another cloudless sky and another glorious summers day sees Copenhagen’s Sydhavnen transformed into something that resembles a hip Mediterranean destination. By mid morning the first guests are finding their favourite spots on Teglholmen’s and Sluseholmen’s wooden piers ready to soak up the vibe and the sun. As June broke into its stride, Sydhavnen became one yoga […]
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Airbnb Experiences: Copenhagen

Exploring Sluseholmen. Planning a trip to Copenhagen this summer? Then let me show you around Sluseholmen and tell you its story that is capturing headlines around the globe. Whether you are an architect, an urban photographer or simply a curious traveller interested in how this fledgling neighborhood has blossomed into a vibrant part of Copenhagen’s […]
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The Bridge Street Kitchen

A steady stream of ice hockey fans, in Copenhagen for the World Championships, are making their way over the Inner Harbor Bridge, pointing at the original Copenhagen Street Food venue. Now a mountain of rubble, Paper Island is literally under construction. The success of Paper Island has seen initiatives blossoming in the capital’s neighborhoods. The latest to […]
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Copenhagen’s Paper Island, The Party Ends

Before Copenhagen goes into Christmas mode, scattering it’s inhabitants far and wide, the locals are gathering for one last party. Celebrating the end of a short, playful era, Paper Island and it’s main attraction, Copenhagen Street Food, is finally calling it a day. For almost 4 years, this street-food market has been parading it’s global fare […]
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The Krane, Re-defining Copenhagen’s Waterfront

The setting was befitting a dramatic scene from yet another nordic TV production and with a wind verging on gale-force accompanied with unrepentant rain, only added to the drama. The location, The Krane, stood majestic and very inviting against a sky so black emphasizing the theme of this innovative project. Secluded in an industrial landscape […]
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Sluseholmen In November

As I prepare for my daily ritual of resetting my mind, body and soul by dipping into Sluseholmen’s perfectly chilled harbor waters, I notice the Copenhagen’s skyline has been replaced by dense fog. Not the smog that is ravaging Delhi, Beijing and Paris, but good, old-fashioned November fog. A poem for November. For some reason, […]
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Sluseholmen Captured In A New Light

11 years ago, the first wave of expectant residents moved into Sluseholmen and I among them. There was a pioneer spirit back then that brought many neighbors together and formed friendships for life. And from a theoretical master plan designed in Amsterdam, a neighborhood and a community gradually developed that still attracts architects, urban planners […]
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