ATMs are widely available. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$14.60kr
CanadaC$15.00kr
Euro zone€17.50kr
Japan¥1005.60kr
New ZealandNZ$14.20kr
UKUK£18.40kr
USAUS$16.40kr

For current exchange rates see www.xe.com.

Tipping

  • Hotel and restaurant bills and taxi fares include service charges in the quoted prices.
  • Further tipping is unnecessary, although rounding up the bill is not uncommon when service has been especially good.

ATMs

  • Most banks in Denmark have 24-hour ATMs that give cash advances on Visa and MasterCard credit cards as well as Cirrus and Plus bank cards.
  • Typically, you’ll get a good rate when withdrawing money directly from a Danish ATM, but keep in mind that your home bank may charge you a fee for international transactions or for using another bank’s ATM – check before you leave.
  • A few banks, especially in Copenhagen, have 24-hour cash machines that change major foreign currencies into Danish kroner.

Credit Cards

  • Credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in Denmark (American Express and Diners Club less so).
  • In many places (hotels, petrol stations, restaurants, shops) a surcharge may be imposed on foreign cards (up to 3.75%). If there is a surcharge, it must be advertised (eg on the menu, at reception).

Currency

  • Although Denmark is an EU member nation, Denmark’s citizens rejected adopting the euro in a referendum in 2000.
  • Denmark’s currency, the krone, is most often written with the symbol DKK in international money markets, and kr within Denmark.
  • One krone is divided into 100 øre. There are 50 øre, 1kr, 2kr, 5kr, 10kr and 20kr coins. Notes come in denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kroner.