Join a club

Clubs and associations play an essential role in Danish society, and many internationals are interested in participating in their activities as it is an exceptional setting for meeting the local Danes. These are not limited to sports alone but include hobbies such as reading, knitting, historical fencing, and console gaming. Believe us when we say there is a club for everyone! 

Most clubs and associations are volunteer-based organizations, which means the cost to join is relatively low. On top of that, it is usually possible to borrow all the needed equipment that may need to start participating in the club activities.

Interested in joining?

Fill out our matching form, and we’ll forward an e-mail with the contact information for clubs and associations that match your interest.

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

Let us know and we’ll find it for you. Our database contains more than 400 clubs and associations that are open to internationals – and this number is constantly growing. 

Join a Club

Tips and Tricks for Joining Clubs

Danes might seem reserved at first - take the initiative, introduce yourself and ask questions - you will find that they are outspoken and warm-hearted people once you get under their skin

Once you have a Danish friend, you have a friend for life - if you have a problem, they will come to your rescue and will be there for you in thick and thin

Bring cake on your birthday or beer for the team when celebrating a great match - Danes love all kinds of celebrations not to mention 'hygge', in essence, meaning creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life

Religion is rarely talked about - although nearly 80% of the Danish population are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, Danes only rarely participate in ceremonies - also Danes tend to be private about their religious views'

Remember to cancel by phone or e-mail whenever you are unable to participate in the activities or the club or association. Moreover, the Danes are known for their punctuality - so it is a good idea to show up on time!

Volunteer to help with practical tasks. Members of Danish clubs and associations commonly take turns driving for tournaments, baking or cooking for events, washing the team uniforms, staying to help tidy up, etc.

Seasons vary from activity to activity and club to club - for instance, the tennis season starts in May. Don't be frustrated if you cannot start right away. Moreover, there may be waiting lists for popular activities.

Ask questions about the traditions, customs, and unwritten rules of your new club or association - initiate conversation and get to know the community better

Danes are known for their liberal and embarrassment-free way of life - for instance, communal changing and bathing I custom in Denmark, though boys and girls/men and women change separately

Find someone who can translate for you. Alternatively, you might need to remind your fellow club or association members to speak English whenever you are around

Learning to speak Danish will be a great advantage - although the vast majority of Danes speak English fairly well, Danes prefer to speak Danish in mixed groups

Ask for help. For fear of invading private space, a Dane will rarely help you out spontaneously. However, if you ask for help, a Dane will never reject you