A couple of years ago, on my way to work, I used to take a short detour through these paths, just to get a brief moment of inspiration before entering the streets of fancy hotels and big corporate buildings.
It was a strange little sanctuary of house boats in between rough unused areas, unfinished constructions, a small trailerpark and an unpolished community.
The area has been on the rise for some time now, but in the last couple of years, progress has been made big-time.
Fancy and expensive panorama apartments have been rising all around and alongside the canal, going towards the latest construction boom of Copenhagen, “Sluseholmen” and “Sydhavn”.
So if you would like to see the latest construction designs, this is the place to visit…
And if you want to feel the contrast to “what used to be”, you have to grab a cup of coffee at this spot!
You see, the houseboats have fought a good fight and still remain in the area, and the good part about development is that it provides opportunities for something else to rise.
The owners of this Swedish houseboat have created a floating coffee/tea salon. They will serve you delicious coffee, tea, homemade buns with cheese or salami, cookies etc. They also do cocktails and beers.
If the weather is nice, you can sit out on the deck. If not, don’t hesitate to visit anyway. The double saloon inside is absolutely charming: old-school boat decorations and a very welcoming feeling.