This canal area is one of the best known and most frequented by tourists and locals alike. It is a law that only boats made of wood may dock here. It gives the area a more rustic look.
A tip from a Dane: When you visit Nyhavn do not be a tourist. Do not order your drink and sit at a table among other tourists. Order your drink and sit on the wood planks by the boats. There you will be among Danes and get the full flavor of the Nyhavn experience. Danes enjoy chatting with “newcomers”. Try It!