Money and Tax Refund
The Danish currency is the krone (DKK) which is divided into 100 øre.
In many shops/restaurants etc. the currency is abbreviated to ‘kr.’
Coins are circulated in the following denominations:
50 øre (copper)
1 krone, 2 kroner, 5 kroner (silver, each with a hole in the centre)
10 and 20 kroner (both brass)
Bank notes are issued in denominations of:
DKK 50, DKK 100, DKK 200, DKK 500 and DKK 1.000
There is no limit on the amount of foreign or Danish currency you can bring into Denmark.
The only legal tender in Denmark is the Danish Krone. Many shops etc. do accept foreign currency in cash – at an unfavourable exchange rate for you. It is advisable to pay with Danish kroner.
Banks, Currency Exchange
Banks are ubiquitous. Opening-hours 10am to 4pm. Thursdays until 5.30pm. Banks are closed during weekends.
All banks exchange foreign currency.
FOREX also exchanges currency. These exchange bureaux are located in the Central Station as well as near Nørreport Station. Forex offers longer opening hours than banks and stays open on Saturdays and Sundays/public holidays. Several newspaper surveys in Denmark have proven FOREX to offer better exchange rates compared to banks.
ATMs, found at practically all bank-branches, accept all major creditcards.
Travellers checks can be cashed at all banks as well as at FOREX. There is no American Express Office as such in Copenhagen. Danske Bank handles AMEX-banking matters in Denmark. Thomas Cook does not have a branch in Copenhagen.
Credit-Cards are widely accepted in restaurants, some cafés, most shops as well as in taxis. Some establishments charge extra if customers pay using a credit-card.
If you loose your credit-card call the following numbers:
Amex: 70 20 70 97
Diners: 36 73 73 73
Eurocard, MasterCard, Access, VISA, JCB: 44 89 25 00
VisaDankort: 44 89 29 29
For exact exchange rates, please consult a bank or FOREX. The krone is tied to the Euro so there is practically no fluctuation between these currencies. One euro equals approximately Kr. 7,4.
Money Transfer Service
Check with a bank, FOREX (MoneyGram) or any Post-Office (Western Union).
If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU and Scandinavia, you can claim a Value Added Tax (VAT) refund. VAT can be refunded at the airport upon presenting a completed VAT refund form. In order to achieve the VAT refund, a minimum purchase of DKK 300 per shop is required.
Buy Tax Free
Global Blue is the world leader in tax refunding, with more than 270.000 affiliated retailers across the world. In Denmark you can buy Tax Free in more than 4000 shops and get your tax refund when leaving Denmark or the EU. The refund is between 13-19% of your purchase.
The procedure is as follows:
Collect your refund when leaving Copenhagen or the EU. Just show your purchases, receipts and passport to customs officials and have your Tax Free Cheques stamped. At Copenhagen Airport this is done in the arrivals area at terminal 3.
Show your stamped receipts to the Global Blue staff located near customs in the arcade between terminals 2 and 3.
Global Blue refunds your money!
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