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.

Opening hours
From Tuesday-Sunday 10 am. – 4.30 pm.
Open on Thursday evening 5 pm. – 7.30 pm. (3 pm. – 5 pm.: only serving drinks, hot beverages and cake).

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.

Table booking is available for lunch Tuesday-Friday and Thursday evening.

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

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

Pop-up on The Roof

Visit Picnic’s pop-up café on the roof terrace from 1 June. We serve cold drinks, snacks, coffee, cake and light snacks.

Opening hours:

Thursday 16 pm – 20:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 16 pm

July and August:
Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 16 pm (Thursday 11 am – 20:30 pm)

It’s not possible to book a table or eat the Thursday Dinner on the roof terrace. Closed in case of rain.

Rooftop Thursdays

Rooftop Thursday is the Glyptoteket’s summer bar. It’s open every Thursday evening throughout the summer. In June and August Rooftop Thursdays feature special programs that require separate tickets.

In July, there is no program on the rooftop terrace on Thursdays, but the bar is open if the weather is good.

Have a look at the program and buy a ticket.

About Picnic

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.

Business Dinners & Receptions

Hold a lavish arrangement right up close to the art of millennia. The Glyptotek’s rooms can act as the setting for elegant gala dinners, award presentations and receptions of up to 500 guests.

Please note that it is not possible to hold private arrangements such as weddings in the Glyptotek.

After Nature

Experience a new reading of the Glyptotek’s paintings by the Danish writer Josefine Klougart,

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.