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Find your new club

Danish club life is vibrant, and in Esbjerg Municipality we offer something for every taste. In our association catalogue, you can get an overview and search for specific clubs. 

All types of clubs

In Esbjerg Municipality almost 1000 associations are registered within categories that vary from sports to hobbies and crafts and different types of networks. Many of the clubs are established as associations, which receive funding because they support general enlightenment. These clubs are cheaper to join than the entirely commercial clubs primarily because they often function as non-profit organizations run by volunteers. 

You will find the Danes in the clubs

There is a strong association culture in Denmark, where club life is just as much about socializing as it is about indulging in your spare time interests. It is relatively easy to establish your own club and therefore there is a wide selection of clubs available to join. 

The Danes make new friends and socialize in the clubs, and very often they make friends for life through their childhood spare time activity. Most clubs offer additional activities where members meet up for socializing events such as dining together, travelling or meeting up for seasonal activities like summer parties or events at Easter or Christmas. 

You will find clubs where socializing is the main purpose, and you will find clubs where training for a specific sport or learning a specific art craft is the main purpose. However, most clubs invite you to do both, and it is a good opportunity to meet like-minded people.

Volunteering in a club

Volunteering is a great way into the Danish club life. Many people help out at their children's club. Some volunteer as a trainer while others carry out administrative tasks.

More information about volunteering

Need help getting started?

Many clubs offer a Newcomer Buddy, who will help all new members. You are welcome to reach out to them if you have any questions.

Read more about the Newcomer Buddy system

Start your own club

In Esbjerg Municipality you stand a good chance of initiating your own club. You can read more about it at the website of Esbjerg Municipality (in Danish).

Read more about organizing a new club

If you don't speak Danish

Many club websites are unfortunately only in Danish, but our Newcomer Service have a list of alle clubs that are suitable for English speakers. Do not hesitate to contact them if you need more information. 

Find Newcomer Service here

Seasons for outdoor and indoor club life

At the Danish clubs you sign up for the entire season, which is usually the entire year or either the summer or the winter season. It is preferable to sign up from the beginning, but many clubs will let you join throughout the year if they still have room for new members. 

Many indoor club activities start their yearly season around August or September, and many outdoor club activities start their yearly season around April or May.

Trial training

Most clubs offer 1- 4 training sessions for free before asking you to decide on a membership, and most club teams meet up once or twice a week during scheduled hours.

Changing facilities

In Denmark you will most often find shared men’s changing rooms and shared women’s changing rooms. The changing rooms often include shower facilities, and most Danes use these facilities for changing, showering and to informally conclude the day’s activities. It is, however, perfectly acceptable to change and shower at home if you prefer to. The exception is swimming for hygienic reasons.