Currency and credit cards

The most common credit card in Copenhagen is Visa, but you should have no problem finding ATMs/cash machines that accept Mastercard or American Express as well. Major credit cards are widely accepted at hotels, stores, cafes and restaurants. Some places might charge a fee when accepting foreign credit cards as payment. Be sure to have your PIN code and a picture ID when using a credit card in Denmark.

ATMs/cash machines

ATMs offer a convenient way of withdrawing Danish money on a credit or debit card. Most banks have ATMs outside that are open 24 hours. All major cards are accepted.

For other credit cards call the 24 hour Danish PBS Hotline, tel.: +45 4489 2929.

Banks and bureaux de change

Banks are open from 09:30 to 16:00 on weekdays with late hours until 18:00 on Thursdays (closed Saturdays and Sundays). There are numerous cash machines throughout the city and the plentiful bureaux de change are open during weekends.


Personal cheques made out by foreign visitors are normally not accepted, but banks cash Euro cheques and recognised traveller’s cheques at a fee. Most shops accept Euro cheques drawn in Danish Kroner as well as traveller’s cheques and international credit cards.

Danish currency

Danish currency is Danish Kroner (DKK) which is the equivalent to 18 cents USD or CAD (5 1/2 Kroner to the Dollar). One krone is divided into 100 øre.

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.

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