Originally a church, Absalon is now a multipurpose community center. Visitors (both local residents and tourists) can gather for communal meals and participate in activities, which vary from games, concerts, movies, yoga classes, lectures, and other cultural events. The token fee of around $7 makes this an affordable experience. Enjoying a meal on communal tables with actual dinnerware and utensils encourages respect for the environment and each other, instilling a sense of dignity to all attendees.