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Dine with the Danes? Hit or miss?

Has anyone tried "Dine with the Danes"? It sounds like a great experience, but it is pricey with 4 people (2 adults and 2 teenagers). Is this something that definitively shouldn't be missed or not worth $300+ for a family of four? Opinions?

Posted by
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I fly solo, so it wasnt that "expensive" for me, but i thought it was worth every penny.

I didnt bother to check for less expensive options, but again, i enjoyed our time together and when i go back will try to do it again.

also, you may want to verify the costs (USD or DKK). Mine was in DKK and even then, it wasnt that expensive, in my opinion.

happy trails.

Posted by
16852 posts

You could easily spend 200 - 300 kroner for a simple dinner at many of the restaurants that Rick lists, so 400 kroner for a more personal experience would be worthwhile.

Posted by
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We were in Denmark about three weeks ago and participated in the Dine with the Danes program. I would have to say it was the highlight of our trip.
They try to match the host family's age, and interests with yours.
It does not have to be in Copenhagen either. We met in Helsingor.

We paid with paypal before leaving the US.
We emailed the couple a few days ahead and they invited us over in the morning, and volunteered to take us around and show us their town. They made us a Danish lunch and we visited all day.
I can't believe how much I learned about Denmark and Sweden in that one day!

We have traveled to several European countries, we've seen the churches, museums, and historical sights, but this program gives you the chance to meet local residents, in their home, away from all the tourist areas,
Like the previous post, compared to restaurant meals which are very expensive, the money we paid for this program was absolutely worth it


Posted by
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I have not done this, but a friend of mine did with his partner and his father, and they highly enjoyed it. Particularly his father, who liked interacting with locals more than standard "sightseeing." They really do try to match interests, so you have plenty to talk about with your hosts.