I love old taverns, and in Copenhagen they are out of numbers. At Kultorvet, or the coal market you find one that has be open for business over 200 years. 1807 was a turbulent year. Napoleon I attacked Russia, slavery was abolished by law in the British empire, and the first steam boat service was launched on the Hudson River by Henry Fulton. One day in this year the first proprietor of Hvide Lam opened the doors for business.
The sandwiches at Hvide Lam is not prepared at the bar. If you would like to enjoy one of these treats in an authentic tavern, I would recommend Skindbuksen, where they prepare the real thing from scratch.
But a visit to Hvide Lam is worth while, to experience the Danish kneipe, one of the trade marks of this genuinely relaxed country.
Kultorvet 5, DK-1175 København K
Phone: +45 3312 6502