tipping in Denmark
If you are traveling to Denmark, then you will need to make yourself familiar with the currency and tipping etiquette in this country before you arrive.
Tipping etiquette in Denmark can be tricky because according to Danish law, any service charge (including gratuity) needs to be included in the restaurant’s price for menu items. However, there are still times where you should leave a gratuity; it all depends on the service and if the service charge is included or not. Make sure you check your bills meticulously to be sure if there is a service charge or not. If there is a service charge there is no need to leave a gratuity. This tipping guide for Denmark will tell you when to tip and how much to tip, so read on.
should you tip your tour guide?
In Denmark Don't Tip your tour guide
You are not obligated to tip your tour guides in Denmark. The cost of your tour includes the gratuity for your tour guides. However, if you feel that your tour guide has been extremely helpful and gone above and beyond to make your tour enjoyable feel free to tip him or her as much or as little as you like. Any amount you tip will be appreciated.
tipping in restaurants in Denmark
In Denmark Don't Tip your waiter
When you eat at a restaurant in Denmark, you will see that the service charge is not separated from the bill, but included. You will not be expected to leave an additional tip in most restaurants, however, for exceptional service or if you are dining at a very nice restaurant you can leave a tip. If you do decide to leave a tip then a tip of 10% is good etiquette. Any tip you do leave may be split among the waiting staff, so if you only want to leave a tip for your server, be sure to give it to him or her personally in cash.
tip etiquette at spas in Denmark
In Denmark Don't Tip at a Spa
If you go to the spa in Denmark, don’t feel as though you must tip your spa therapist. The cost of a gratuity is included in the price. However, if you are happy with your spa services, then tip your therapist as much or as little as you like. Never feel obligated to tip, but tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for truly outstanding service.
tips at hotels in Denmark
In Denmark Don't Tip at hotels
You are not obligated to tip the hotel staff at hotels in Denmark. Service charges are added into their incomes as well as the cost of your accommodation. If you still want to tip the bellman or the maid, the choice is yours. However, make sure services are exceptional before you do so and give it to the person personally. Just remember that wages in Denmark are high and the staff providing a service to you probably will not be reliant on tips.
should you tip your taxi driver?
In Denmark don't tip your taxi driver
Taxi drivers in Denmark do not expect tips. When you pay for the cost of the taxi’s transportation, the tip is already included. However, it is good tipping etiquette dictates that you should round up a bit to the nearest krone and let the taxi driver keep the change.
should you tip your hairdresser
In Denmark Don't tip your hairdresser
Your hairdresser in Denmark will probably not expect a tip since the gratuity is included in the service. However, whether you still want to tip your hairdresser in Denmark is entirely up to you. If you are happy with your hairdresser’s services, then feel free to tip him or her as much or as little as you like.