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Welcome to Gentofte Kommune

Are you new to Gentofte? We provide a wide range of services and opportunities for an active everyday life for children, young people and adults alike. Let us introduce you to our municipality.

Green and centrally located

Gentofte is a green municipality. Our parks, green areas and beaches along the coastline toward the Øresund Sound provide plenty of space for enjoying the great outdoors and exploring nature.

Gentofte Kommune is centrally located just 20 minutes from the heart of Copenhagen. That puts the pulsating life of Denmark’s capital city within easy reach at all times.

Find out about green spaces and recreational areas
See a list of playgrounds (in Danish)

Gentofte in figures

Some 75,000 people live in Gentofte Kommune, and the municipality covers an area of 25 km2.

Gentofte Kommune comprises seven 7 districts:

  • Gentofte
  • Vangede
  • Klampenborg-Skovshoved
  • Ordrup-Charlottenlund
  • Jægersborg
  • Hellerup
  • Dyssegård

Culture all year round

We have a rich cultural scene with six libraries, the art museums Øregaard Museum and Ordrupgaard, the Bellevue theatre, two cinemas and plenty of active clubs and societies. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re into art, lectures, children’s theatre or street parties!

All year round, the municipality works with citizens, clubs and societies, institutions, churches and museums to put on cultural events and festivals such as Cultural & Festival Days, the Golden Days Festival and GentofteNatten.

Read about:
Gentofte’s public libraries
Museums and cultural centres
Festivals and cultural events

Sport for everyone – indoors and outdoors

We have superb, flexible sports facilities, providing the best possible opportunities to pursue sports and enjoy active leisure – indoors and outdoors.

The main sports venues are Kildeskovshallen, Gentofte Sports Park and the club and lake sports facilities at the two ports of Skovshoved and Hellerup. You’ll find lots of leisure activities, clubs and societies here.

Read about sports and leisure

A great place for children and young people

Gentofte is also a municipality for children and young people. Our provision for the youngest members of society support a childhood with security, play and learning, and the municipal primary and lower secondary schools provide an active, challenging school and leisure environment. We also have everything from playgrounds and sports clubs to cultural offerings to give children and young people fun and enjoyable experiences in their leisure time.

Read about:
Activities for children and young people

International environment

More than 9,000 international citizens live here, from different backgrounds. We believe Danish and international citizens can learn from one another and together create an even better Gentofte. That’s why we’re working to create the best conditions for an international milieu in Gentofte.

See testimonials from our international citizens

Dignity for the elderly

All older people should be able to live a dignified life in Gentofte Kommune.
We are working to develop elderly care to ensure that, both now and in the future, the municipality provides what people need.

Among other things, we have state-of-the-art accommodation for older people, and good elderly care. Activities are offered each year through “Health for Senior Citizens” such as dancing, physical exercises, fitness, stays at a health resort, cooking, and a cultural club for all citizens over 60.

Moving to Gentofte from abroad

Are you moving to Gentofte from abroad? If so, there can be lots of details to keep track of. You can get help at Gentofte Kommune Borgerservice or at International House Copenhagen, where skilled employees are ready to guide you through everything from entry and registration of residence, to a CPR (civil registration) number and MitID.

Read more:
Moving to Gentofte from abroad
Borgerservice in Gentofte (citizen service center)
International House Copenhagen

Annual welcome get-together for new citizens

Each October, we put on a welcome get-together for new citizens. We call it Open House. Open House is like an expo, with exhibition stands representing different aspects of Gentofte Kommune. At the stands, you can hear about what’s happening in Gentofte Kommune and ask questions about municipal services.

You can also take a tour of the town hall to learn about the history of the building and see rooms that aren’t normally open to the public.

New citizens in Gentofte receive an invitation by post, but everyone is welcome.

If you want to participate, you need to sign up – either by phone or through our booking system. You can learn how to sign up from the invitation or on the website.