Things to see and do - Stockholm
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The “Venice of the North” is a misleading nickname for Stockholm because the two cities have very different urban structures. Here, the overriding impression is not so much of a city criss-crossed by water as of a city that has developed by colonising the 14 islands dotted around it in the water. From Stadsholmen, the original centre, Sweden’s capital city has spread, over the centuries, to the neighbouring islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic, and become a large metropolis.
Tourist attractions Stockholm : Things to see and do
The old town comprises Stadsholmenl, the original site of Stockholm, Riddarholmen with its palaces and public buildings, Helgeandsholmen where the parliament is situated, and Strömsborg (uninhabitated as late as the 18C). A pedestrian paradise, Gamla..
Founded in 1891 by Artur Hazelius (1833-1901), this is the world's oldest open-air museum and is often described as "Sweden in a nutshell". The different areas are located around the site in accordance with their actual geographic situation. The cult..
10th Aug. 1628: Gustav II Adolph, the "Lion of the North", launches his fleet ship the Wasa, to conquer the Baltic right up to the Polish coast. Twenty minutes later, the ship sinks, and all is lost. Did it sink because it was overloaded with cannons..
Bryggargatan 12 S - 11121 Stockholm
Just 3 minutes’ walk from Stockholm Central Station, this stylish hotel’s popular Belgobaren offers up to 300 Belgian beers. Leisure options include a sauna and solarium. All rooms at Freys Hotel feature bright décor and cable TV. Some include bathr..
Vasagatan/Klara Vattugrand 4 S - 101 22 Stockholm
Re-opening in April 2016, Scandic Continental is located across the street from Stockholm Central Station. Sergels Torg Square is 300 metres away. The hotel features a restaurant, The Market, as well as 2 bars. One of the bars is on the roof-top ter..
Västra Trädgårdsgatan 11B S - 111 53 Stockholm
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Opened in January 2015, Hotel Kungsträdgården is housed in a fully-renovated 18th century building in central Stockholm. Situated next to the King’s garden, the financial and shopping districts are also within walking distance. The Stockholm Central..
Leisure activities Stockholm
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With limited time to spare, see Stockholm in a nutshell on this detailed 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. You'll get a comprehensive overview of the entire city first from the comfort of a coach and then via boat travel, making for a well-rounded introduct..
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Explore the islands of Stockholm on two wheels, and discover the hidden gems that can't be reached by bus or boat! Your must-do 2.5-hour bike tour round this cycle-friendly city is led by an expert guide who will update you on the historical sights a..
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When Stockholm's museums have locked their ancient doors, when the stores are all closed and people have retreated to the safety of their homes, this is when the empty streets of Stockholm's Old Town are handed over to the spirits, vampires and to us..
Osterlanggatan 51 S - 103 17 Stockholm
Dating back to 1722 and reputedly the city's oldest restaurant. The Swedish Academy - who award the Nobel Prize for literature - meet here weekly. Two rustic, café style, candle-filled dining rooms. Good choice of refined Swedish dishes with modern i..
Storgatan 12 S - 114 44 Stockholm
Sweet little two-roomed restaurant with comfy chairs, period floor tiles and a homely feel. The open-plan kitchen fills the room with pleasant aromas. The blackboard lists tasty, well-balanced dishes crafted from fresh ingredients. Menus are French-i..
Beckholmsvägen 26 S - 115 21 Djurgården
A bright, bustling Swedish-style bistro next to the old slipway, overlooking the water. Light floods the room and boats hang from the girders as a nod to the local ship building industry. The food is wholesome and heartening and features plenty of se..
Tegnérgatan 41 S - 111 61 Stockholm
Popular, buzzy restaurant in a lively commercial district, run by a passionate chef-owner. The contemporary interior was designed by famous Swedish artists. Sit at the counter to watch the chefs in action. Dishes include homely Swedish classics and b..
Rosendalsvagen 8 S - 115 21 Stockholm
Set in a charming park location on the Island of Djurgården and originally built as a steam bakery for the 1897 Stockholm World Fair. Choose between several knick-knack filled rooms and a spacious terrace. The traditional Swedish menu features plenty..
Jakobsbergsgatan 15 S - 111 44 Stockholm
Pass the EAT 'Market' fast food outlet in this upmarket shopping mall and head for the slick Oriental 'Bistro' with its rich, moody colour scheme and central cocktail bar. The name stands for 'European Asian Taste' and the Chinese dishes are flavours..