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The Public Library of Stockholm

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Stadsbiblioteket Stockholm

There are quite a few photogenic spots in Stockholm. In terms of buildings, in addition to the City Hall, I also think the city library is such a photogenic building. The architecture of Stadsbiblioteket is unique both inside and out. So definitely worth a visit. By the way, the City Library of Malmö is also a real gem.

Architect Gunnar Asplund

Stadsbiblioteket was designed by the Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund (who also designed Skogskyrkogården, among others). He opted for a modernist building in the Nordic Classicism style with a striking round tower on top. The building opened in 1928. Construction took no less than 4 years. On April 21, 2018 they celebrated their 90th anniversary.

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The round-reading-room

The most impressive thing is the round reading room, also called rotunda, which consists of no less than 3 floors. What a gigantic space! What a wonderful collection of books. I’m not much of a bookworm, but my love for the Swedish language and the unseen architecture really enchanted me.

On the side you will find small rooms, a special children’s section and a cafeteria. In the library you will find more than 2 million books and as many audio tapes. You can find works in about 100 different languages.

Stadsbiblioteket was one of the first libraries where you could just walk around and choose books to borrow. Previously, you always had to ask the librarian.

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Practical information

How do you reach Stadsbiblioteket Stockholm?

The Stockholm City Library is located in the Vasastan district. You will find the library on the corner of Sveavägen and Odengatan. The most impressive entrance can be found on Sveavägen.

It is a good 20 minute walk from Stockholm Central Station. The nearest metro stops are Rådmansgatan and Odenplan.

Address: Sveavägen 73, Stockholm

Opening hours

Stadsbiblioteket Stockholm is open on weekdays from 10 am to 9 pm. On Fridays, the library closes at 7 p.m. On weekends, the library is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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  • STHLM Brunch Club

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17 July 2021

Discover Swedish history at Nordiska Museet

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Nordiska Museet

One of Djurgården’s most impressive buildings is the Renaissance-style Nordiska Museet building. This museum houses several exhibition spaces where you can discover everything about Swedish culture from the Middle Ages to the present.

It was Artur Hazelius who was also the founder of the nearby Skansen, who took the initiative for Nordiska Museet. The current slogan of the museum ‘Känn dig själv‘ is also from the same Hazelius. The collection also contains more than 8,000 objects with a link to the history of the Sami. Furthermore, Nordiska Museet has a large collection of clothing, jewelry and design objects that illustrate Swedish culture over the years.

In addition to the exhibition spaces, Nordiska Museet also has a cozy cafeteria, an extensive library and a play area for children. During the Christmas season they put up a big Christmas tree in Nordiska. Definitely worth checking out!

Knutsdagen - Julgransplundring

The building

The main hall is, after Globen, the largest non-denominational space in Sweden. It is 126.5 meters long and 24 meters high. The project was originally supposed to be 4 times as large, but due to a lack of money they had to adjust this.

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Practical information

Nordiska Museet is open daily. On Tuesdays between October and May, admission is free between 1 pm and 5 pm. Otherwise, a ticket costs 140 kroner (about 14 euros) for adults. Up to the age of 18 there is free access.

Tips nearby

Tip: Nordiska also has a satellite, an hour’s drive from Stockholm: Julita Manor.

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17 July 2021

Rosendals Trädgård: a Stockholm favourite

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Rosendals Trädgård

Almost every time I’m in Stockholm, I want to take a walk around all the islands. Soaking up the city in the always too short time that I am there. On Djurgården I like to pop into Rosendals Trädgård. I then dream about how I would buy plants for my balcony if I lived in Stockholm.

Rosendals Trädgård

Unique place

Rosendals Trädgård is a unique place, in the middle of green Djurgården. It is a garden center, a catering business, bakery and so much more in one. The greenhouses and gardens are wonderful places to relax. You can go there for salads, sandwiches, soup, pastries and fika. They only use organic and organic ingredients. They try to serve as many things as possible from their own garden.

In the shop you can also find ecological groceries, homemade cakes and other treats. Another conservatory has been set up as a garden center where you can buy plants, accessories and seeds for your own garden.

Rosendals Trädgård is also recommended in winter. In the leading up to christmas they have their midwinter celebration with a big bonfire. It has to be one of the nicest winter events I’ve ever experienced.

Rosendals Trädgård

Rosendals Trädgård is pretty much Stockholm’s favorite spot. It can get quite busy, especially on sunny days. Are all seats occupied? No problem, you can also use the lawns. On less warm days it is wonderful to relax in one of the many greenhouses. The idea of ​​a large greenhouse as an outdoor room in the garden appeals to me. If I had a large garden, I would certainly have my own Rosendals Trädgård built! I can already see it: with lights at dusk to complete the atmosphere.

Rosendals Trädgård

Workshops & events

You can also rent the greenhouses at  Rosendals Trädgård for private parties. They have special formulas such as pizza or BBQ nights. Those who want to organize a julbord can also contact them. They even organize weddings! I can’t think of a better dream location.

They also regularly organize workshops. For example, you can go there for a ‘gardening on your balcony’ course. No superfluous luxury for the Stockholmers who often live in a small house.

Shop and bakery

Rosendals Trädgård winkel

In addition to the extensive range in the cafe, you can also take home something delicious in the shop next door. Everything is organic and with a heart for sustainability and the environment.

The bakery with wood oven provides fresh bread and pastries daily. They serve these in the cafe, but you can also buy them in the bakery.

Garden shop

Tuinwinkel Rosendals Trädgård

Garden lovers really enjoy themselves here. Green fingers can get inspired and make purchases to their heart’s content. From garden tools, accessories, books to seeds and plants…

Self-pick garden

Zelfpluk Rosendals Trädgård

In the summer months, a small part of the garden is provided with cut flowers that you can pick yourself. In the garden center you can borrow scissors, pick flowers to your heart’s content and pay for the cut/plucked flowers at the cash register.

Photo below: A mini version of a kräftskiva – the lobster feast, with delicious aioli mayonnaise. 



Rosendals Trädgård is free to enter. In the shops and the restaurant you can only pay by card.

Opening hours

From the beginning of April to the end of September Rosendals Trädgård is open every day from 11am to 5pm (closed during the midsummer weekend!). In February-March and October to December 21 Rosendals Trädgård is closed on Mondays, the other days open from 11am to 4pm.

Address: Rosendalsterassen 12, Stockholm of Rosendalsvägen 38, Stockholm

Rosendals Trädgård

How do you reach Rosendals Trädgård?

With tram line City line 7, from Kungsträdgården you can easily reach Djurgården. For Rosendal take stop “Bellmansro“. It is a five minute walk from there. Follow the arrows towards Rosendal, or towards Prins Bertils Boulehall.

Those arriving by car cross the Djurgårdsbron, drive past Skansen and Gröna Lund, towards Waldemarsudde. From here there are directions for parking at Rosendal. All parking spaces at Djurgården are paid.

More info: Rosendals Trädgård


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16 July 2021