Undutchables in the city - Stockholm

Sweden is experiencing a growth in their international market and what better way to celebrate this international growth than by sharing the marvels of the city of Stockholm. This ‘Venice of the North’, spanned across a chain of islands, has plenty to offer. In this article we will reveal some of these locations and if you are lucky also some of this city’s hidden secrets.

A good place to start, to get the true essence of Sweden and its history, is by visiting Stockholm’s Gamla Stan or 'the Old Town', one of the largest medieval cities in Europe. This 13th century town will take you back in history with its medieval alleyways and archaic structures. By day you can go to the many cultural attractions such as the many beautiful churches and museums. One of the main tourist attractions, the Royal Palace, is the official residence of the Swedish royal family and one of the largest palaces in Europe. If, however, you are feeling a bit more adventurous, the Old Town also offers the Stockholm Ghost Walk where you get to relive ancient Stockholm by night.

A short boat trip away from the bustling city centre is Fjaderholmarna. Fjaderholmarna is the closest of the 30000 archipelago islands and about 25 minutes away from Stockholm. The rich culture of this small but quaint island can be experienced by just strolling down the seaside path. Along the roads there are some charming Swedish artisan shops where you can buy souvenirs, if you wish to do so . When it comes time to fuel up, we recommend going to either the Fjäderholmarnas krog restaurant or Rökeriet restaurant and café. To top this visit off, the brewery Fjäderholmarnas Brewery and BrewPub offers the possibility of tasting freshly brewed beer straight from the tanks.

A favorite among both tourists and Stockholmers is the Skansen open-air museum and zoo. Located on the island of Djurgården Skansen and known as the miniature Sweden, Skansen offers a charming view of the historical Sweden. Interested in some maritime history? The Vasa museum, a seven minute walk from Skansen, houses the only almost intact century Vasa warship. Definitely a great sight to see. When it comes time to eat the restaurant in the Vasamuseum offers a variety of top quality dishes.

On those somber, rainy days when you don’t feel like walking your commute you can always liven up your day by taking the Stockholm Metro. These underground lines are referred to as “the world’s longest art gallery”, offering commuters and tourist a breath taking story that extends over the 90 subway stations decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, engravings and so forth.

And for those promised secrets of the city we present to you Storkyrkobadet and Colours by numbers. Storkyrkobadet is a hidden bathhouse nestled in one of Stockholm’s busiest neighborhoods of Gamla Stan. This bathhouse is located in a vault, in the basement of an old building dating back to the 17th century. Another treat is the Colour by numbers lights in the tower at Telefonplan. The lights of this tower can be controlled by anyone with a phone.

The list of things to do in Stockholm does not extend to only these locations. There are always new places to be discovered in this beautiful and scenic city. Now it is up to you to find them!

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