In Aalborg, you will find an abundance of shopping venues, but don't worry, we have divided all the options into three main categories for your convenience.
Friis, Salling and Aalborg Storcenter - here you will find everything you need under one roof. Aalborg Storcenter is situated in City Syd, so add a trip to Ikea to your day of shopping. Friis is the newest shopping center in Aalborg, right in the city center. Here, you will find a number of trendy shops and wonderful cafés. Salling is the only department store in Aalborg, and here you can enjoy that special department store feeling, while exploring the many interesting bargains. Just outside the entrance in Algade, you can go underground to explore the history of Aalborg in the Franciscan Friary Museum.
Aalborg has two pedestrian streets with a variety of interesting shops: Algade and Bispensgade. Here, you will always be able to find something special, and the assistants are happy to help you. Visit Kronen Kaffe and choose from their large selection of quality coffee and tea, or stop by Summerbird Chokolade, which makes some of the finest chocolates in Aalborg. Take a walk down the beautiful cobblestone street, Hjelmerstald, or visit Glaspusteriet - Lene Højlund, a glashouse where you will find unique art pieces, or visit Athena Smykker where beautiful jewellery designed in the store is sold. In the center of Aalborg, there are hundreds of shops, cafés and restaurants, which make Aalborg the largest shopping venue in North Jutland by far – so remember to bring your walking shoes.
If you are interested in unique and exclusive items, you should definitely explore Aalborg’s many specialty shops. Ecco Shoes offers Danish design at its very best. When the shoe situation has been sorted, turn your attention to other necessities. Any wardrobe would benefit from a couple of additions from Hr og Fru B, a wonderful clothing shop where all shoppers are warmly welcomed. Pandora makes sure the jewelry situation is perfect, and at Kalejdoskop and Lene Højlund you will find fashionable items for home furnishing and unique glass art. When you simply cannot carry any more bags, complete the day with a visit to Aalborg Chokoladen.
Aalborg has its very own ”Latiner-kvarter” in the western part of the city center. Here you will find unique shops with clothes, art and accessories as well as quaint greengrocer shops filled with fresh produce, Læsehesten, which is the largest second hand book store in the city, a glass work shop, coffee shops and much more. Medinaen is full of variety and life – and the perfect place to begin exploring this part of Aalborg is at the colorful coffee shop, Café Ib Rene Cairo.
Aalborg offers an abundance of arts & crafts, but there are three places in particular you must visit: The beautiful Utzon Center on Aalborg’s new waterfront was designed by Jørn and Kim Utzon, and inside you will find a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. Furthermore, we recommend a visit at Kunsthal NORD in Nordkraft. The exhibitions at Kunsthal NORD show the diversity of modern art, and Nordkraft is an exciting venue in itself. Here, you can easily imagine the process of turning this old power station into a cultural venue, while maintaining the rough appearance of its industrial past. Last but not least, Musikkens Hus (the House of Music) at the waterfront really is the icing on the cake. Make sure to get a nice picture in front of this architectural gem, and when you get inside, walk up the stairs and have a look into the grand concert hall. And don't forget to experience the view of the Limfjord from the balcony.
If you are looking to be entertained, you will find plenty of options in Aalborg. You will find an abundance of live music venues, cinemas and theatres with traditional performances as well as experimental shows. In Aalborg you will always find something to do, when you go out at night. Find more inspiration for at night out on our . Kick off your evening with a meal at one of the many restaurants or cafés in Aalborg. Visit Café Vi2 located at C. W. Obels Plads, where you can enjoy a meal in the open, weather permitting. Or visit Behag Din Smag, one of the best coffee bars in Aalborg beautifully situated at Gabels Torv. At Pingvin - World Tapas you will find delicious tapas from all over the world and a wide selection of wines to choose from.
Jomfru Ane Gade is Aalborgs famous party street and the biggest of its kind in Scandinavia! Here, you can dance until the sun rises, visit the many bars and discos and meet people from all walks of life. If you are in the mood for cocktails, a visit to Helmuth or Café Vesterå is just right. If you prefer a quieter setting, Cafe Klostertorvet may be to your liking. Here, you can enjoy a tasty cocktail in trendy surroundings. You might also enjoy a visit at Søgaards Bryghus. In this popular micro brewery, you can follow the brewing process in the cellar below the café.
Penny Lane Vinhandel is a bakery, a specialty shop and café all in one. Penny Lane sells international delicacies, such as wine, cheese, coffee, cold meats, homemade breads and cakes.