Top things to do in Aarhus

Top Choice Museum in Aarhus

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Inside the cubist, red-brick walls of Aarhus’ showpiece art museum are nine floors of sweeping curves, soaring spaces and white walls showcasing a wonderful selection of Golden Age works, Danish modernism and an abu…
Top Choice Museum in Aarhus

Den Gamle By

The Danes’ seemingly limitless enthusiasm for dressing up and re-creating history reaches its zenith at Den Gamle By. It’s an engaging, picturesque open-air museum of over 70 half-timbered houses brought here from a…
Top Choice Museum in Aarhus

Moesgaard Museum

Don't miss the reinvented Moesgaard Museum, 10km south of the city, housed in a spectacularly designed, award-winning modern space. The star attraction is the 2000-year-old Grauballe Man, whose astonishingly well-pr…
Top Choice Food Hall in Aarhus

Aarhus Street Food

A former garage at the back of the bus station now houses a buzzing street-food venue serving everything from pizza slices to bumper burgers, by way of Thai curries, Chinese dumplings and Vietnamese baguettes. The p…
Top Choice Danish in Aarhus

Frederikshøj

Bookings are essential to experience this Michelin-starred restaurant's forested setting just south of the centre, and to savour the gastronomic wizardry of Beirut-born owner-chef Wassim Hallal. A variety of menus a…
Top Choice Sweets in Aarhus

Social Foodies

Social Foodies should be applauded for its ethos (it's involved in a number of socially minded programs in Africa), but it also receives loud local plaudits for its beloved ice cream and chocolates, including the mo…
Top Choice Danish in Aarhus

Kähler Spisesalon

This elegant 'salon' charms with plants, lamps, vintage photos and covetable ceramics (made by Kähler, a 175-year-old ceramic company with its flagship store down the road, at No 41). It’s a great choice at any time…
Top Choice Danish in Aarhus

Langhoff & Juul

Ticking all the right boxes, Langhoff & Juul is a rustic, informal space in the Latin Quarter, where the casual setting belies the accomplished food coming out of the kitchen, especially of an evening. There's a…
Top Choice International in Aarhus

OliNico

You may need to fight for one of the sought-after tables at OliNico, a small, understatedly cool deli-restaurant with a menu of classic dishes at excellent prices. The daily-changing, three-course dinner menu (for a…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Aarhus

Dokk1

Opened in 2015 as part of Aarhus' large-scale waterfront regeneration, Dokk1 is the kind of public space Danes excel at, and houses Scandinavia's largest library. It's a great building, home to countless reading noo…