From Christiansborg, a bridge crosses to Christianshavn, built by Christian IV in the early sixteenth century and nicknamed “Little Amsterdam” thanks to its small canals, cute bridges and Dutch-style houses. Reaching skywards on the far side of Torvegade is one of the city’s most recognizable features, the copper and golden spire of Vor Frelsers Kirke (daily 11am–3.30pm; tower May–Sept Mon–Sat 9.30am–7pm, Sun 10.30am–7pm; free, tower 35kr). Also worth a look is the canalside Dansk Arkitektur Center (daily 10am–5pm, Wed till 9pm; 40kr, students 25kr or free for architecture students), at Strandgade 27B, with regular exhibitions on design and architecture plus an excellent café and bookshop.

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