For many years, I have seen photos on instagram or elsewhere online of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. A short train ride from Copenhagen, in Humlebaek, the Louisiana was top of my list of things we absolutely had to see. The setting is stunning, right on the water looking across to Sweden.
Despite a bit of a drizzly day (one of the very few we encountered this whole trip, amazing for Scandinavia in April) the views were to die for, and our visit was, quite simply, perfect.
I definitely recommend hopping on the train to visit the Louisiana. Our kids (who aren’t big museum lovers) really enjoyed it too. We spent a bit of time in the children’s workshop area, which was very well equipped for kids to sit and make some art in an inspiring setting. There were some very engaging and fun temp exhibits on, as well as the incredible permanent collection.
The building itself is an incredible example of mid-century architecture, perfectly fit into the landscape to make the most of the views and natural surroundings. The grounds are wonderful to wander, dotted with sculptures and full of places to play, climb, and gaze at the ocean. The kids loved the little bamboo grove out back. There were trails all around the museum, with little nooks here and there to stop and enjoy the surroundings.
Here are some of the rest of my favourite pics. I’d go back in a heartbeat! I would definitely be a regular visitor if we lived in the area. What an inspiring place to spend the day.