Back

Dinner with the Royal Family

The museum in Christian VIII’s Palace is presenting a small special exhibition about royal food culture over the last 150 years, which looks back at history and across the European continent.

Free access from the permanent exhibition.

Dinner with the Royal Family

The Royal Family have in many areas of life set the agenda for fashions which have filtered into society as a whole. The Royal Family themselves looked to courtly circles in other countries for inspiration. This is also the case with food fashions, which have changed over time — not only the food and drink, but also much else about the meal.

Through objects from the Royal House which have a relation to food, the exhibition also touches on themes such as local and global raw ingredients, food culture and menus in everyday life and at festivities, tradition and renewal, table settings, as well as the banquet as a manifestation of diplomatic hospitality and a status symbol of the highest order. At the same time you can gain an impression of the Royal Family’s more everyday meals and traditions such as ‘vandgrød’, a water-based gruel, and ‘øllebrød’, a porridge made of scraps of rye bread and non-alcoholic beer.

In the meeting with the objects and the story told in the exhibition, you may also be inspired to reflect on your own food culture. In an age in which the meal is gaining more and more importance for us than merely satiation, simultaneously reflecting trends, ideologies and status, it is fascinating to dip into the royal source of inspiration for various aspects of Danish food culture.

In the exhibition you can among other things see the several metres long silver centrepiece which adorned Christian IX and Queen Louise’s table settings, historical menus, and a place setting from the New Year Banquet.

Remember to take in the piano nobile after you have seen the special exhibition. Here you can see Christian VIII and Queen Caroline Amalie’s Golden Tableau. The gigantic tableau consists of Bertel Thorvaldsen’s impressive mythological figures and accompanying centrepieces in gilt bronze. It adorned the royal couple’s table settings when they held parties, and the magnificent objects were designed to display the hosts’s high cultural status as well as contribute to convivial conversation.

Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Slotsplads

  • March 2018

    • Monday 12 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 13 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 14 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 15 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 16 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 17 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 18 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 19 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 20 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 21 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 22 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 23 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 24 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 25 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 26 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 27 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 28 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 29 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 30 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 31 11:00 - 17:00
  • April 2018

    • Sunday 01 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 02 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 03 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 04 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 05 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 06 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 07 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 08 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 09 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 10 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 11 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 12 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 13 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 14 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 15 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 16 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 17 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 18 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 19 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 20 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 21 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 22 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 23 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 24 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 25 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 26 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 27 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 28 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 29 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 30 11:00 - 16:00
  • May 2018

    • Tuesday 01 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 02 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 03 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 04 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 05 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 06 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 07 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 08 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 09 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 10 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 11 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 12 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 13 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 14 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 15 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 16 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 17 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 18 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 19 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 20 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 21 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 22 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 23 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 24 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 25 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 26 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 27 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 28 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 29 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 30 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 31 11:00 - 16:00
  • June 2018

    • Friday 01 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 02 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 03 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 04 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 05 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 06 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 07 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 08 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 09 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 10 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 11 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 12 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 13 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 14 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 15 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 16 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 17 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 18 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 19 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 20 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 21 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 22 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 23 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 24 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 25 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 26 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 27 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 28 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 29 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 30 11:00 - 17:00
  • July 2018

    • Sunday 01 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 02 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 03 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 04 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 05 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 06 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 07 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 08 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 09 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 10 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 11 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 12 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 13 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 14 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 15 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 16 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 17 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 18 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 19 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 20 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 21 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 22 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 23 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 24 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 25 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 26 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 27 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 28 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 29 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 30 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 31 11:00 - 16:00
  • August 2018

    • Wednesday 01 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 02 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 03 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 04 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 05 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 06 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 07 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 08 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 09 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 10 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 11 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 12 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 13 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 14 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 15 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 16 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 17 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 18 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 19 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 20 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 21 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 22 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 23 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 24 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 25 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 26 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 27 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 28 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 29 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 30 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 31 11:00 - 17:30
  • September 2018

    • Saturday 01 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 02 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 03 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 04 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 05 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 06 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 07 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 08 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 09 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 10 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 11 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 12 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 13 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 14 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 15 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 16 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 17 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 18 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 19 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 20 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 21 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 22 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 23 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 24 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 25 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 26 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 27 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 28 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 29 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 30 11:00 - 16:00
  • October 2018

    • Monday 01 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 02 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 03 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 04 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 05 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 06 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 07 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 08 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 09 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 10 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 11 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 12 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 13 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 14 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 15 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 16 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 17 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 18 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 19 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 20 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 21 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 22 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 23 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 24 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 25 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 26 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 27 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 28 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 29 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 30 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 31 11:00 - 16:30
  • November 2018

    • Thursday 01 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 02 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 03 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 04 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 05 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 06 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 07 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 08 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 09 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 10 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 11 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 12 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 13 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 14 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 15 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 16 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 17 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 18 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 19 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 20 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 21 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 22 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 23 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 24 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 25 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 26 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 27 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 28 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 29 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 30 11:00 - 17:30
  • December 2018

    • Saturday 01 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 02 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 03 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 04 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 05 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 06 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 07 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 08 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 09 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 10 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 11 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 12 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 13 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 14 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 15 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 16 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 17 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 18 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 19 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 20 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 21 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 22 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 23 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 24 11:00 - 16:00
    • Tuesday 25 11:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday 26 11:00 - 16:30
    • Thursday 27 11:00 - 16:00
    • Friday 28 11:00 - 17:30
    • Saturday 29 11:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 30 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday 31 11:00 - 16:00