The former coal power plant that transformed into cultural centre.

Utzon Center

Located on Aalborg’s waterfront with a beautiful view of the Limfjord

Musikkens Hus

A musical gathering point for all of Northern Jutland


Museum of Modern Art

Social activities

BNAM 2022 has a special list of social activities that will let you experience the beauty and atmosphere of Aalborg. Here is a short list of them:

  • Nordkraft, the former coal-fired power station, located in the city centre. It joins culture, sports, and recreation by housing facilities, a cinema, theatres and restaurants – all in a fusion of contemporary architecture.
  • The Utzon Center, the last work of the Aalborg-raised architect Jørn Utzon, best known as the architect who designed the world famous Opera House in Sydney.
  • Musikkens Hus,  is the latest architectonic lighthouse of Aalborg, but it has quickly become a national and international gathering point for music.
  • Kunsten, Museum of Modern Art.

Good to know in Aalborg


May in Denmark is the 4th driest month of the year with an average of 45mm of rain spread across approximately 12 days. Overall, the climate in Aalborg in May can be described as mild and reasonably dry.


Danish currency is ‘kroner’ (DKK), EUR 1 equals DKK 7.44 and USD 1 equals DKK 6.23. Banks are open from Monday-Friday 10AM-4PM. International credit cards are accepted in most places.


Electrical appliances run at 220v/50Hz in Denmark. Electrical outlets use a two-prong plug typical for continental Europe. Most laptops will automatically work with 220-230 volts (check the back of your laptop for power input markings).

Public transport

Local busses run regularly throughout the city, as well as to other towns in the region. A ticket around Aalborg costs approximately 22 DKK per trip and can be bought directly from the bus driver. You can also book your tickets online on Please note that buses do not accept credit cards or foreign currency. It is possible to save money on tickets by buying a 24- or 72-hour Travel Pass online.


Aalborg’s pedestrian streets are like Eldorado for anyone who loves shopping. Do not miss out on the exciting little shops run by young designers and craftspeople – you never know what you will find. Friis Shopping Center has longer opening hours than regular shops; Monday-Friday 10AM-7PM, Saturday and Sunday 10AM-5PM.

Emergency & medical care

In case of emergency, please dial +45 112 to contact ambulance, police, or the fire department. Hotel staff can also direct you to hospitals or dental clinics. For non-emergency illness, the medical authorities recommend consulting a doctor instead of going to the hospital. Your hotel will be able to help you.

Aalborg is a multi-faceted city full of contrasts. It’s a city with a zest for life and all its pleasures, from fast-paced fun to peaceful oases, from a foaming draft beer to sublime gastronomy, from the Viking Era, through the Middle Ages, to modern art.

Aalborg is the small big city where all major attractions of big cities are easily reached, as everything is within walking distance. These factors provide the perfect conditions for an inspiring trip to Aalborg – the capital of North Denmark. Aalborg is also a city undergoing a rapid transformation – from an industrial town with smoking chimneys to a modern city. 

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