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Amagerbro, or just “Ama” like the Danes say (don’t try to understand why, it’d simply be a waste of time!)

You’ll hear Danes referring to it as Ama, and it may take some time before you understand they’re talking about the neighbourhood of Amagerbro, situated on Amager island. Well, the Danish island, which is part of Øresund archipelago, hosts in its northern region this modern neighbourhood linked to the city centre by two bridges. Originally it was Copenhagen’s industrial district, but it is now home for many students and young families who can find bigger apartments (on average compared to the old city centre) at fair prices in the new blocks of recent construction.

Amager Copenhagen

At the heart of the area there is Amagerbrogade, a vibrant and well furnished shopping avenue, full of bars and café. The neighbourhood becomes very popular during summer, as it is known for its beaches were Danish people use to spend all the sunny days from June to September. As soon as the weather gets hot this is the best place to go! CBS has one of its facilities here in front of the seaside. Although it may sounds pleasant, I must say that probably you’ll visit it only on exam dates, since it is where CBS’s biggest IT room is placed. The University of Copenhagen also has its largest campus for humanities in the area. Among the numerous student residences located here, the best is for sure Tietgenkollegiet, famous for its circular amazing architecture (and parties). Overall Amagerbro looks like a modern neighbourhood designed by avant-garde architects. If you are a CBS student this neighbourhood may be a little bit far from campus, especially by bike, since there’s a slope on the bridge leading to downtown which can make your way to uni hard to travel. However, the metro is comfortable, and you can go directly from Amagerbro station to one of the stops in the campus (either Fasanvej or Frederiksberg). Don’t worry, you won’t be alone, since many students live here it is very likely that you’ll find a friend with who you can share the journey! You will also be pretty close to Christiania and to the “Black Diamond”, an amazing library I advise you get familiar with during exam period. To wrap up: despite its distance to the city centre, Amagerbro overall is not a bad solution for students.

Practical information:

  • Amagerbro station is the most central metro station present on the island serving the M2 line, although is not the only one. There is also Lergravsparken station located in far zone 1, close to the namesake park.
  • Most of the parties are held in central Copenhagen, so please take into account how much you want to party because if you are an unceasing party-goer this may definitely be a good reason not to choose Amagerbro as the place to live.

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