Lyngby: DTU, campus and places for students

Lyngby: DTU, campus and places for students

Lyngby is a town placed 15km north of Copenhagen. It gathers around 55.000 residents and is known to be a lively place of both science and culture. Lyngby is also a home to the Technical University of Denmark, known as DTU. 

Lyngby may not be an obvious choice for people interested in living in Copenhagen, but it’s definitely worth considering. One of the reasons being many interesting places and activities available near the campus. Here are some examples: 

1# Jægerborg Dyrehave   

If you’re looking for a great day outside, you just found your spot. Jægerborg Dyrehave is a huge park, filled with greenery, food and chill spots near the water. If you allow yourself to explore, you can easily meet wild deer – there are around 2000 of them, living there freely since XVII century, when the king set the area as royal hunting grounds. You can bike, walk around, have a picnic or take a nap under the sky. If you like history, you can also visit the royal hunting house also knows as The Hermitage (Eremitageslottet). The park is supplied with restaurants at its heart and toilets and is free to enter.

2# Sophienholm

You want to spend a day with both art and nature? Sophienholm is the place to check out. It offers small but high-quality art exhibitions, a delicious bistro and a park to take a walk in and breathe some fresh air near the lake.

3# Dyrehavsbakken

Get ready to feel like a kid in an American 80s movie – cotton candy, rollercoasters and plush toys await. Dyrehavsbakken is one of the coolest and oldest amusement parks in Denmark.  Besides the usual rides, you can also go to a little cinema, see magic shows and take lots of interesting photos. The park has a unique vibe, on the edge of family fun and creepy carnival. 

4# Brede Works

More into museums? Brede Works is a perfect choice for you. It’s a great place to learn about the industrial side of Denmark. The area nearby is also worth exploring, with multiple mills, factories and local landmarks. 

5# Korsbaek paa Bakken

Looking for some nice food? That’s the one. You may feel familiar after entering, since Korsbaek paa Bakken is known from the TV show called Matador. Let yourself do a little time traveling and enjoy a traditional meal. 

6# Lyngby Aamose

Nature is definitely one of Denmark’s strong suits. Yet another great park which will give you plenty of wildlife, plants, picnic spots and colors. Big enough to make a whole day trip, Lyngby Aamose will provide both as a romantic date and a family spot. It’s also a great sports area, with canoeing and biking possibilities.  

The DTU’s campus itself also offers many interesting places and activities. 

DTU’s students will be able to use several canteens, street food stations, a library, a bookstore and unique facilities, such as DTU Skylab, labs or the Nanotek. Students will also have access to multiple exclusive digital tools and databases to help them learn and develop, including many e-books and millions of scientific articles.

Studying in Lyngby can be a great experience and a major time-saver if you play it right. One of the ways to do that is choosing the right place to live. There are a few accommodation options near DTU. You can pick rooms or studios. Basecamp offers both. You can choose the desired size of your new home and even decide if you’d like to have a private kitchen. WiFi and private bathrooms are included in all options. As a Basecamp resident you’ll also have access to a gym, a game room, a cinema and a roof with a view. All you have to do to start your Lyngby adventure is choose, rent and move in!