Denmark //

Culture and etiquette

Denmark is a liberal and tolerant country. The defining aspect of culture here, in fact is “Hygge”: spending quality time with friends or loved ones over good food. Remember that the Danish language doesn’t have a specific word for “please” so don’t be upset if Danes leave it out when talking to you in English (which most Danes speak very well). When wandering about make sure you don’t stray into the cycle lanes alongside most roads and note that locals will wait for the green “walk” light at pedestrian crossings even when there isn’t a car in sight.

Tipping is not expected as service charges are included in hotel, restaurant and bar bills; however, if you think you’ve had particularly good service it’s not unheard of to leave a few kroner. Smoking is banned in most restaurants, cafés and bars.

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