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Meet the Happy People from the Cool North for EU Open House May 14

4.27.2016  15:42
Denmark excels in combining sustainable solutions with economic growth and a high quality of life. May 14th the Embassy of Denmark invites everyone to come explore and experience Denmark in the heart of Washington, D.C.



Bike with our friends from Cycling Without Age, get a refreshment from the hip Joe and the Juice, be creative with LEGO, see the sustainably transformed Dodge Charger, explore the prominent outdoor exhibition ‘Our Arctic Future’ depicting and outlining life in Greenland, and much more! We look forward to welcoming you to #DkinUSA


Danish Solutions

Denmark is a small country, yet the Danish economy and its private sector are geared toward markets abroad. A key focus is the U.S. which is Denmark's largest trading partner outside the European Union. Exports to the U.S. represent more than $14 billion, which are the foundation of investments, growth and job creation.

The economic potential between our two countries is promising. In multiple sectors, Denmark and Danish companies have the expertise, advanced products and solutions that are in high demand in the U.S. The goal is to unlock this market potential, helping the American people and businesses benefit from Danish exports and investments.

Meet some of the Danish companies working here in the US at this year’s EU Open House as they share their stories and showcase solutions.


Tour the Ambassador’s Residence

Across the world, Denmark is known for distinguished design. This year, our new Ambassador, Lars Lose, is looking forward to open the doors for a tour in the completely refurnished residence – the home of him and his family.

Visitors will get a rare behind-the-scenes look at Washington’s first modern embassy designed by legendary Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen and furnished by Danish designer Finn Juhl. Here you can enjoy elegant, timeless and modern Danish design while getting a firsthand sense of how the Ambassador of Denmark and his family live. Last tour of the Residence is at 3.30pm. Tickets (free of charge) are required for the Residence Tour and can be picked up upon arrival at the embassy at a first come first serve basis. The Residence is not wheel chair accessible (the rest of the embassy is).


About EU Open House
The Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the embassies of the 28 EU Member States in the United States will open their doors to the Washington public during the EU Embassies’ Open House Day. This annual event is a highlight of the Washington May calendar and is celebrated during Europe Week. Each embassy will open to the public, offering a rare look inside the buildings and providing a unique opportunity to experience the country’s cultural heritage and national traditions.


Additional Information
The Danish Embassy is located at:
3200 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Bus services from Dupont Circle will be available with a stop at the bottom of Whitehaven Street. Go to the EU Open House website here to see bus routes and plan your trip.


Press contact:
Pernille Florin Elbech, Senior Public Diplomacy & Press Attaché

Cell: +1 202 320 0098

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