Visit Christiansborg on Culture Night

On 11 October, the Danish Parliament will open its doors to visitors as part of the annual Culture Night festival in Copenhagen. 

Culture Night (Kulturnatten) is an annual event, during which cultural institutions and other organizations in Copenhagen welcome visitors and offer many different kinds of activities.

This year, Culture Night is on Friday 11 October, and more than 250 cultural institutions will open their doors to the public, including the Danish Parliament. You will have the opportunity to walk around the parliament on your own and get to meet the Speaker and representatives from all the political parties. The Chamber is open to the public and so is the library and committee rooms. 

Speaker of the Folketing, Henrik Dam Kristensen, is looking forward to welcoming visitors on Culture Night. “Culture Night is a special night, with people of all ages coming to see the Folketing from the inside. It is great to witness so many people wishing to see the building and meet the political parties. It is important to our democracy that politicians and citizens have the opportunity to meet each other. I look forward to telling the visitors about our democracy and this fabulous building, which is home to our democracy”, he says. 

See the parliamentary art collection

The corridors and conference rooms are filled with masterly paintings and other works of art. On Culture Night, you get the opportunity to see the portraits of former Prime Ministers and Speakers of the Parliament and to get a sense of the cultural history of the Danish democracy.

Meet members and employees 

Members of the political parties and committees as well as employees of the administration will be on hand to tell you about their work in the Danish Parliament.


In order to enter you must present a Culture Pass. Culture Passes cost DKK 95 and are sold in 7-Eleven shops in Copenhagen as well as in libraries and cultural institutions around in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. They can also be bought at the entrance to the Parliament. Please note that on Culture Night you can only pay with cash and Mobilepay here. 


To gain access to the Danish Parliament enter via the main door at ground-floor level in the Parliament Square (Rigsdagsgården). You will have to go through a security check. As there are limits to the number of people allowed in the building at the same time, you may have to queue.

The Danish Parliament will be open from 18.00-24.00. Doors will close at 23.30.

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