What is a club in Denmark? 

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 activities are not limited to sports alone but include hobbies such as reading, knitting, historical fencing, and console gaming. 

Clubs and associations are almost always 100% volunteer-based, which means they're cheap to join, vast in numbers (more than 10.000 active clubs and associations across the country), and created by individuals who truly enjoy the activity they do.

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 Your Club

Not sure what to join or looking for inspiration?

Check out our Meet Your Club event to discover activities you may never have considered, or hear the stories of other internationals who have participated in the Danish clubs- and association life. Perhaps you're unsure about social expectations? Don't worry, just click on our 8 step-guide below! 

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Why join a club?

ForeningsMentor International

At ForeningsMentor International they help children from age 5 to 17 getting an active leisure time by enrolling in a Danish club or association. The clubs and associations offer a multitude of different activities such as sports, art, music, and scouting.

Engaging in associations not only enrich your child with an active lifestyle but is also a great way to form friendships. As an international family in Denmark, this is a popular way of taking part in Danish culture and society. Enrollment in Danish associations also serves as an opportunity for improving your child’s Danish language skills.

At ForeningsMentor International they help you with:

  • Finding the right activity and association
  • Setting up a free practice in order to see if your child likes it or not
  • Translation and other practicalities
  • If need be, finding a mentor that will assist your child

Sign up here and we will get in touch: Sign up form | Foreningsmentor