Oodi Library

Helsinki’s new central library Oodi opened on December 5, the eve of Finland’s 101st Independence Day, a fitting celebration for one of the most literate nations in the world. Located at Kansalaistori Square in the heart of the city, Oodi is a transformative and multi-functional space, defying any notion of the library as a dated public institution. Viewed from […]

Lapinlahti Mental Hospital and Park – Hidden History in Helsinki

The Lapinlahti former psychiatric hospital stands poised on the edge of Lapinlahti Bay, a naturally beautiful site noted for its richness in biodiversity.  Much like the rare butterfly (Depressaria Chaerophylli) that can be found in the area, its future is uncertain, but its history certainly deserves preservation. The Lapinlahti estate is comprised of several structures, […]

10 Must-See Museums in Helsinki

Here are 10 must-see museums for you to visit in Helsinki that offer a wide variety of collections for every taste: AMOS REX The re-invented Amos Rex museum is a meeting place for art and urban culture, located in the centre of Helsinki. Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 Helsinki Tel. +358 (0)9 684 4460 E-mail: museum@amosrex.fi Open: Mon 11 […]

Linnanmäki Amusement Park

Linnanmäki amusement park offers visitors to Helsinki a family-oriented fun-filled day out.  Located in the Alppila quarter of Helsinki, the park was built in 1950 and is popular with locals and tourists alike.    Parking space is limited at the park, so it is best to use public transportation to get there. Both trams and buses […]

35 Art Galleries and Museums in Helsinki

Helsinki has a diverse range of museums, galleries and private art collections and here we present 35 for you to choose from. Pick your favourite for a day out, or even just for an afternoon excursion. Or work your way through our list and decide afterwards which one is your favourite! Either way, you will […]

Moomin Café

“Welcome home, Moomin, safe and sound, and welcome, friends! Come gather around!”  Moominmamma, from ‘The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My’ by Tove Jansson. In 1945 Finnish writer and artist Tove Jansson gave life to the Moomin family, Finland’s most beloved storybook characters. Their adventures in Moominvalley and beyond the Lonely Mountains have enriched people’s […]

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