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VESPA Malmö: pizza with a sunset view

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V.E.S.P.A in Malmö - pizza met zicht op de zonsondergang

When I was in Malmö for the second time (the first time was during the winter), I saw many people with pizza boxes along the water. I soon realized that they got their pizza from V.E.S.P.A.. V.E.S.P.A stands for Vin, Espresso, Salami, Pizza and Anguria. With over 30 years of experience, the Italian Riccardo himself has developed different concepts: C.A.S.A, G.R.A.N.D.E and F.A.S.T.. A few years ago, his son Eduardo also joined the business.

Pizza van VESPA in Malmö, met zicht op de zonsondergang

In the establishments that received the Casa stamp, they serve Italian classics in a homely interior. The Grande concept stands for innovative gastronomy and Fast, as the name suggests, is for those who opt for take away. The V.E.S.P.A of Västra Hamnen in Malmö is a Grande. You eat delicious antipasta, pasta and pizzas on the spot. The employees are happy to help you choose a matching wine. You can also pick up pizzas.

On the VESPA menu

In addition to pasta and pizza, you can also eat antipasta, Italian fish and meat dishes, salads and desserts. The portions are quite large. The anti-paste costs between 60 and 180 kronor (roughly divide by 10 parts to find out the price in euros). For the main courses you pay between 140 and 250 SEK and for a dessert they charge about 85 kronor. The pizzas cost between SEK 135 and 185. The take-away pizzas are a bit cheaper. Water is always included in the price. In terms of beer and wines, they only serve Italian brands.

Vegetarian and gluten-free options

The pizzas can also be made with a wholemeal or gluten-free crust and there are also plenty of options for vegetarians.

Takeaway pizza and sunset

In Stockholm, I do it every time: pick up pizza and find somewhere to enjoy the sunset and the pizza. In Malmö you will certainly find a spot along the water with a view of the sunset. Add a pizza from VESPA and really enjoy it!

Pizza van VESPA in Malmö, met zicht op de zonsondergang

If it is for take-out, you can order at the bar. You pay and they let you know when you can come for the pizza. You can also order online and pick up your pizza box at the specified time.

Pizza is eaten with your hands, just like the real Italians, so you don’t need cutlery. (I always bring a set of reusable cutlery when traveling so that I don’t have to use disposable cutlery. It’s a small effort!) And of course you put the pizza box neatly in the trash afterwards so that it cannot blow into the sea!

Practical information

Good to know, the V.E.S.P.A branches are “kontantfritt“, which means that you cannot pay with cash but only by card. This is the case in more and more places in Sweden. You really don’t need cash in Sweden.

Where can you find VESPA Malmö?

There are several Vespa branches: in Lund, Bjärred, Höllviken and 3 in Malmö. The Vespa I visited is located in Västra Hamnen, Malmö’s newest district. They also have a branch in Limhamn and Kanalgatan.

Address: Sundspromenaden 7, Malmö
The addresses of the other locations can be found on the V.E.S.P.A. website.

Opening hours

V.E.S.P.A Västra Hamnen is open every day. During the week you can join as early as 11:30 am. During the weekend they open half an hour later and start at noon. No closing time is indicated and they are generally open until late at night.

In the neighborhood

More tasty pizza addresses in Sweden?

  • At Pizzeria Vezzo in Östersund you can taste the best pizza in Sweden. Literally because they serve an award winning pizza!
  • In this list you will find my favorite Italian restaurants in Stockholm.

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Pizza van VESPA in Malmö, met zicht op de zonsondergang

30 March 2021

A guide to Djurgården

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It’s a real tradition. When I’m in Stockholm I usually go for a walk on Djurgården on Sundays. I walk along Strandvägen to this island and enjoy the view of the water. On Djurgården I take a different route every time. Somehow I always end up at Rosendals Trädgården. Yes, this is what a perfect Sunday looks like to me!


Djurgården is the second largest of Stockholm’s 14 islands and it is certainly the greenest island. In addition to lots of nature, you can also go here for culture. You will find many museums, ranging from Vasamuseet to the ABBA-museum. Amusement park lovers will enjoy themselves in Gröna Lund and the youngest will have a great time in Junibacken – the Astrid Lindgren museum – and Skansen , the open-air museum with children’s zoo.

Did you know that there are also about 800 people living on the island? A piece of cake compared to the 10 million visitors who come to the island every year. Many buildings, including the Djurgårdsbron, date from the Stockholm World’s Fair (1897).

The name Djurgården

Grasveld in Djurgården met zicht op de Kaknästörnet

In the past (1600) the royal hunting grounds were located here. This is how the island got its name Kungliga Djurgården.

The pronunciation of Djurgården often causes confusion among tourists. You pronounce it as ‘juurgoorden‘ but you hardly pronounce the ‘d’. So it almost sounds like ‘juurgoorn‘ to some people. Literally translated, this means ‘animal garden’.

Officially, the name of the island is Valdemarsön, but except for the derived Waldemarsudde, I had never heard of it before writing this article myself.

Some of the highlights of Djurgården

For me personally, the Vasa Museum and the ABBA Museum are 2 must visits. I have been to both museums several times and each time I was respectively impressed and came out in a good mood. I also visited Skansen several times. This open-air museum always has great events around Sankta Lucia, Christmas, midsummer,… Below I list all museums & attractions and restaurants/eating spots on Djurgården.

Museums & attractions on Djurgården

Wegwijzers op Djurgården

Other-sights-on Djurgården

  • Monument in memory of the victims of the Estonia disaster, a bit hidden behind the Vasa Museum.
  • Galärvarvskyrkogården, a cemetery where, among others, Stig Andersson (manager of ABBA) and Anders Franzén (who located the Vasa) are buried.
  • Villa Ekarne where Stig Andersson lived.
  • Daniel & Victoria’s Kärlekstigen, a walking path that the Crown Princess and her husband were given at their wedding in 2010.
  • Isbladskärret, the ideal place for bird watchers.
  • Walking (or hiking) around Djurgården – a tour of 10 km.
  • Canoeing at Sjöcaféet
Kanoën bij Sjöcaféet

Restaurants on Djurgården

Hotels on Djurgården

Already tested myself:

Other popular Djurgården hotels:

Djurgården practical

How to reach Djurgården?

I prefer to walk via Strandvägen, over Djurgårdsbron to Djurgården. You can also go to the island by bicycle or electric steps. If you prefer public transport, tram 7 is your best option. It is also nice to go by ferry from Slussen. You then also see Stockholm from the water. The transfer is included in the prices of public transport. Finally, the bus is also an option. The nearest metro stop is Karlaplan.

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18 January 2021

Having Nordic dinner in Malmö: Bord 13

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Fans of The Bridge and culinary enthusiasts better be on the edge of their seats because Bord 13 is a highly recommended place for a delicious dinner and I am going to tell you all about my diner experience there! Read till the end for the link with The Bridge!

When I recently spent a few days in Malmö, I went to dinner at Bord 13, after a local told me it was her favourite restaurant. This restaurant is located in Engelbrektsgatan, at walking distance from Lilla Torget. It is one of the better restaurants of Malmö. Sommelier Pontus Elofsson comes from the star restaurant Noma (Copenhagen) and in the kitchen we find chefs Robert Jacobsson and Besnik Gashi.

Bord 13 Malmö (2)

The restaurant  got a mention in the prestigious White Guide and the Michelin guide. The interior could easily feature in a Scandinavian design magazine. There is an open kitchen and you can also take a seat at the bar.

The menu of Bord 13

You can choose different small dishes or choose a menu but then the entire table has to choose a menu. We went for the four-course menu which they adapted without problems for the non-meat eater in the company (that will be me). The dishes on the menu provide surprising flavor combinations and they also serve lesser known products.

Bord 13 is known for fresh, local products with a lot of attention for organic origin. They combine a restaurant with wine bar. With the dishes you can always order suitable wines. For a menu you have to count on 50-60 euros per person, for the matching wines it is about the same amount. Not a cheap dinner but you definitely get value for money!

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The Bridge

In Belgium we have to wait a little longer for the fourth and last season of the popular Scandic noir-series Bron/Broen/The Bridge but Bord 13 was tipped to me as an (important) location in the new season! So soon I can add Bord 13 to this list.

28 December 2017