While most visitors visit Kastrup on their way to and from Copenhagen Airport, there are some unique experiences on offer in this laid-back district. Make a splash in the Kastrup Sea Bath and learn about farm life at an excellent living history museum. Kastrup is also a great base for sightseeing in Copenhagen.
Things to do in Kastrup
Escape the city and reconnect with nature in Naturcenter Amager. The protected nature reserve is laced with scenic trails that take you through fields and forests. Look out for sheep, cows and horses grazing in the meadows. Enjoy a picnic lunch or head to the family-friendly café. The park is easy to explore on foot or you can rent a bicycle.
While Neoclassical Copenhagen Cathedral and Baroque Church of Our Saviour are beautiful, Tårnby Kirke will steal your heart with its red-brick façade and whitewashed interior.
Step back in time and experience rural life at the Amager Museum. It occupies a farm founded by Dutch immigrants in the 16th century and is home to pigs, sheep, goats, hens and other friendly animals. Stroll around the herb garden and take part in workshops that teach you traditional farm skills like how to bake bread, plant crops and knit blankets.
In summer, join locals for a swim and sunbathing session at Kastrup Strandpark. Relax on the sandy beach and swim in the Kastrup Sea Bath designed by an award-winning local architecture firm. Built from wood, the ribbon-shaped structure features sunbathing decks and a five-metre-high diving platform. Nearby is Blue Planet, a world-class aquarium where you can get up close with hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, tropical fish and other sea creatures.
Getting around Kastrup
Kastrup is easy to get around on foot or by car. The district is a 15-minute drive from Copenhagen’s city centre. Copenhagen Airport is located within the Kastrup district.