Swirling architecture

The National Aquarium Denmark – Den Blå Planet on Amager is Denmark’s new architectural landmark.

The building’s architecture was inspired by a whirlpool. From the entrance, guests step into the vortex of the whirlpool – the curved lobby – and from here are drawn out to the 53 aquariums and installations.

Award-winning architecture
Awarded Best Building in the prestigious World Architecture Festival
Recipient of the RIBA EU Award
Recipient of the Tårnby Municipality Preservation Society’s Architecture Award

Situated right on the Øresund and surrounded by a reflection pool, the National Aquarium Denmark is encompassed by water on all sides.

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The National Aquarium Denmark – Den Blå Planet, Northern Europe’s largest and most state-of-the-art aquarium, is conveniently situated near the Metro, railway connections, motorway and Copenhagen Airport.

Whether you arrive by land, sea or air, you can’t miss the National Aquarium Denmark.

Architect and turnkey consultants: 3XN A/S


The National Aquarium Denmark – Den Blå Planet has taken the place of Denmark’s Aquarium in Charlottenlund. The original aquarium closed in November 2012 after 73 years.