Free books, newspapers and movies
- Be careful about ordering books online from abroad. The duty tax can be high. Use www.amazon.co.uk rather than www.amazon.com to avoid the duty. Check out www.bookdepository.co.uk – another good deal with free delivery.
- Learn to use Denmark’s excellent library system. Besides the websites for Copenhagen [www.bibliotek.kk.dk] and Frederiksberg [http://fkb.dk/forside], search the entire of Denmark and request books, movies, music, language courses, etc, to come to your local library [www.bibliotek.dk.]. You can get a library card even if you do not have a CPR number – ask at the main library.
- Join a book group. Borrow or exchange books with friends.
- Some booksellers carry used books.
- Buy books at the AWC Holiday Bazaar in November – great selection and deals.
- The Copenhagen Post is Denmark’s only English-language newspaper in print. Pick it up free on Thursdays and Fridays at tourist hotels or the Tourist Information Visitors’ Centre. You can also view it online [www.cphpost.dk/]. Politiken now has an online English version [http://politiken.dk/newsinenglish].
- An increasing number of newspapers can be read free online. For example, The New York Times [www.nytimes.com/]. Or news reports, such as BBC [http://news.bbc.co.uk/]
- If you can read Danish, there are many other free or low-cost newspapers in Copenhagen.
Movies & DVDs
- Borrow DVDs and videos from the library (can reserve them online).
- Purchase DVDs at video stores reduced to as low as 25-30 kroner.
- Visit the Danish Film Institute – free DVD and VHS viewing [www.dfi.dk].
- Be aware that DVDs from home might not be compatible on your Danish DVD player. You might be able to play them on your laptop that you brought from home.
- If you watch a lot of DVDs, check out www.lovefilm.dk (the Danish equivalent of the American Netflix) where, for a monthly flat fee, you watch unlimited number of DVDs.
- Check for reduced matinee prices.
TV and Radio
- Download free podcasts through your computer.
- TV schedule is provided in the free newspapers. Also, online [tvtid.tv2.dk/allekanaler]
The hints collected here and many more are covered in the "Worktrotter's Guide to Denmark".
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