Picnic is open on the same days as the museum itself – from Tuesday to Sunday – and is located overlooking the lovely Winter Garden. We serve tasty light lunches, desserts, coffee, and other beverages.

Please note that if you want to visit Picnic, you will have to pay for a ticket to the museum.
Every Tuesday, however, entry to both is free.

Opening hours
From Tuesday-Sunday 10 am. – 16.30 pm.
Open on Thursday evening 17 pm. – 19.30 pm. (15 pm. – 17 pm.: only serving drinks, hot beverages and cake).

Picnic invites you to visit their pop-up café on the roof terrace.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm all summer.

Table reservation

We recommend all our guests to book a table for the lunch seating.
Lunch is served between 11.30 am and 3 pm.

Please note that Picnic does not take reservations on Tuesdays.

Please contact us at +45 33418128 or picnic@glyptoteket.dk if you wish to book a table for groups larger than 7 persons.

Please note that the telephone and mail are unmanned on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The telephone hours are Wednesday – Friday 10am-12pm.

Picnic on the roof terrace

Once again, Picnic invites you to visit their pop-up café on the roof terrace. Enjoy cold drinks, snacks, coffee and cake with a view of the beautiful Copenhagen rooftops.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm up to and including 28 August.

See the menu here.

Please note! Closed in case of bad weather. Access by either stairs or elevator.

Thursday on the Roof
We invite you to enjoy cool drinks and scrumptious food on the roof terrace every Thursday night this summer. Read more and purchase your tickets here.

The history

When Carl Jacobsen opened the Glyptotek in 1897, the idea was not solely to give the people of Copenhagen a new art museum. It was also to provide them with an oasis, the centre of which would be the lush greenery of the Winter Garden: a place to give each visitor the chance to unwind from the daily grind and make the visit a pleasure with no obligations. At Picnic – the museum café – we have recreated a new, modern version of Carl Jacobsen’s idea of an oasis. Here we invite you to our version of a “picnic”. 

At the Glyptotek you can have a “picnic” out in “the open air” all the year round – even if the weather is grey and inhospitable outside. The name of the café is likewise inspired by the Glyptotek’s strong connection with France: Carl Jacobsen’s extensive collection of French sculpture and his son Helge’s substantial one of French Impressionist paintings. It seems only logical, therefore, that the café’s name should be found in the French language (pique-nique in French, and later picnic in English).

Picnic is run by top chef Lasse Askov, who has more than 15 years of experience with events and guests. Previously, Lasse Askov influenced Copenhagen’s food scene and received a Michelin star in 2009 at restaurant Kokkeriet. At Picnic he serves modern food with high quality produce from local suppliers in menus that change with the seasons.

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Practical information

Accessibility for the Disabled
The Glyptotek is an old building and subject to a listed building which means that the museum is not optimally appointed for, for instance, wheelchair users, which means, among other things, that unfortunately there are stairs to the café. Naturally we do what we can to make the café as accessible as possible for all. Therefore, we ask all wheelchair users to book a table in the café prior to you visit no later than one day in advance
and state in the comment box ‘wheelchair user’ when booking.

Special arrangements, receptions, and conferences
For bookings regarding parties of more than 30 people or events outside of Glyptoteket’s opening hours, please contact us by mail: arrangement@glyptoteket.dk.
Read more about arrangements and conferences.

The Small Salon

Experience a small thematic exhibition about the French artist Paul Gauguin’s residence in Copenhagen.

Season Tickets

Admission for a whole year to The Glyptotek's fantastic collection, the many special exhibitions, events and the relaxing Winter Garden.


See the exciting activities and events, The Glyptotek has to offer. Please note, the events in Danish will not be presented here. Go to the Danish version of the homepage to see all events.