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Things to do in Stockholm in March 2018

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It’s the last month of Winter and Stockholm is bursting with things to do. Whether you are into Champagne or gardening, we got something for you. Check out our list of things to do in Stockholm in March 2018.

Stockholm Malt, Food & Distillate fair at Stockholmsmässan
At the biggest fair venue in Stockholm – Stockholmsmässan – a fair focusing on malt, food, and distillation will take place from Friday, March 16th – Saturday, 17th. Visit exhibitioners from restaurant owners to microbreweries and importers and have a taste. You purchase your ticket here, and on spot, you buy the tasting samples. The samples are for sales from SEK 10 and up.

Signature guitars – Pop up exhibition at ABBA The Museum
For music nerds, ABBA Museum’s next pop up exhibition will be one of a kind. They are exhibiting a collection of signature guitars. It’s the Swedish music profile Claes af Geijerstam who’s providing his extraordinary collection with guitars from artists like Sheryl Crowe, Eric Clapton and Slash from Guns n Roses. The exhibition is part of the ticket for ABBA the Museum.

The 90’s Party
If you’re spending your days missing the 90’s music and everything else the 90’s had to offer, the 90’s Party on March 9th will probably be the best night of your night (since the 90’s, that is). At Kungliga Tullhuset at Stadsgårdshamnen (Slussen), there will be DJ’s, a lounge area, light installations and naturally lots of people dressed after the 90’s. Read more about the evening and purchase yourself a ticket here.

Indulge in Champagne at Spritmuseum in Stockholm
Who doesn’t like to treat themselves with little bubbles every once in a while? At Spritmuseum, the liquor museum in Stockholm, you can truly indulge in Champagne when their exhibition Champagne! is on. It’s about the details of the production and its spot in trends and popular culture. On the 10th of March, you can also go to their tasting in Champagne. We can imagine worse days of our lives. Read more about it here.

Hobby- and professional gardeners gather at The Nordic Garden
Whether you have green fingers or just want to learn more about gardening, you’ll probably appreciate this fair. The Nordic Garden offers everything from seminars to tips and suggestions, greenhouses, barbecues, inspiration on balconies and garden space. The Nordic Garden fair takes place from March 22-25. Read more about the Nordic Garden here. 

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Where to buy alcohol in Stockholm?

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Perhaps you have heard about it before, that weird country where you have a special store for alcohol…? This is the case in Sweden. If you’re wondering where to buy alcohol in Stockholm, keep reading! 

That weird store is actually a monopoly of stores called Systembolaget, and is owned by the state. Why, you ask? Their purpose is, without having profit as a motive, to minimize alcohol-related problems. This by selling alcohol in a responsible way, without any campaigns or buy 2 for 1-kinda deals.

Systembolaget stores are available throughout the whole country (approx. 430 stores, Feb 2018). In, Stockholm around 80 stores. A full list of stores available in the capital can be found here, on Systembolaget’s website. Have in mind that all stores have limited opening hours. On Saturdays, all stores close at 15.00, and it’s completely closed on Sundays.

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Where to run in Stockholm?

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Do you like to go running on your vacation? Stockholm is an excellent city to go for a run in. Here’s where to go for a run in Stockholm. 

Combining workout and sightseeing is like music to our ears (or should we say muscles) – we love to go running in a new city. It’s a great way to get to know the nearest area (and perhaps find some things to check out later?). If you’re staying at a hotel in central Stockholm, you have a couple of options to choose between. Our favorite, since we love to look at stuff while we run, is the route around the bay Riddarfjärden in central Stockholm. Being approx. 7 kilometers / 4 miles long, the route around the area called Riddarfjärden offers a view of three city districts: Kungsholmen, Södermalm and Gamla stan (Old Town). Amazing, huh? Below is the approximate route. Expect to meet locals on their way to work, tourists by the City Hall and to see a big glimpse of what daily life looks like in Stockholm. What else could you want for your run in Stockholm?

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Cheese lovers – don’t miss this (cheesy) festival in Stockholm

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Photo by Peter Segemark, Nordiska museet.

Do the sounds of manchego, parmesan, mozzarella, brie, and feta make your stomach smile? From the 16th to 18th of February, you can indulge in cheese at Stockholm’s most cheesy festival, Ostfestivalen 2018. 

Centrally located at Münchenbryggeriet on Södermalm in Stockholm, cheese producers, press and cheese lovers will be able to meet for two days of cheese indulgence. There will be exhibitions, seminars, tastings and wine tastings. If you haven’t had enough cheese when its time to go home (just kidding – it can never be enough), you can buy some home. The entrance fee for the cheese festival costs from SEK 180 and tickets can be bought here.
Remember, sweet dreams are made of cheese!

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Three cafés in Stockholm to hide away from the snow in

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The early months of the year most often mean unpredictable weather in Stockholm. It can be snowing, raining or just bloody cold. To hide away from the cold, do as the Swedes do, go for a fika. Here are three cafés in Stockholm that’s perfect for that. 

Bageri Petrus, Swedenborgsgatan 4B
Located centrally by Mariatorget on Södermalm lies the bakery Petrus. Once you’ve started walking on Swedenborgsgatan, the smell might hit you – freshly baked! This little gem is hugely popular with the locals, which is totally well deserved. The coffee is by far some of the greatest you’ll find in the city and the pastries melt in your mouth. Drool over goodies on their Instagram before you go, it’s hard to decide what to get as it is… Might as well come prepared!

Mr Cake, Rådmansgatan 12
When Mr Cake opened in 2017 it was an instant success for the locals. One of the owners is a pastry chef famous from TV, Roy Fares, who with his tv-shows have made people crave bun after bun. Both owners have also been awarded “The Pastry Chef of the year”. Naturally, when they opened on Rådmansgatan (Vasastan), people were in a hurry to run there. They call their place a mix of American café culture meets Swedish fika with a twist. Check out Mr Cakes Instagram here.

Petite France, John Ericssonsgatan 6
For a taste of France in Stockholm, this is your go-to place. Petite France lies on an alleyway in Kungsholmen, with a big outdoor seating area during Summer. It’s just as cozy during Winter. Offering both breakfast, lunches, and dinner but also pastries, Petite France really has the French feeling all around it. For a fika, try one of their delicious macarons, mini-tartelettes or a classic crème brûlée. Scout what to eat on their Facebook-page.

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Where to eat on a budget in the city center of Stockholm

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If you’re feeling your tummy aching of hunger during your sightseeing in central Stockholm, do not panic! There are plenty of places where you can get a great meal without burning a hole in your wallet. Here’s where to eat on a budget in the city center in Stockholm. 

La Neta, Barnhusgatan 2
If you got a love for Mexican food, La Neta will be your piece of cake. La Neta serves delicious tacos and quesadillas, for the cost of a bargain. This tiny restaurant is located on Barnhusgatan, a crossroad to Drottninggatan. Don’t forget to try the guacamole with nachos – it’s amazing!

Soup du jour, Linnégatan 16
Soup du jour, located in the otherwise expensive district of Östermalm, offers a soup of the day for SEK 85. This little gem is open on weekdays between 11.00 – 15.00. If you’re thinking that soups are boring, it’s time to think again. When we have a quick look at Soup du jour, we among plenty others see a roasted truffle-fried cabbage soup with smoked side pork and a smooth vegetable soup with chicken and herb cream on the menu. Yum!

K25, Kungsgatan 25
K25 is a food court located on Kungsgatan, offering 11 restaurants with breakfast, lunch, dinner and take away. In here you’ll find exciting flavors and a nice atmosphere. Our favorite? Yoi, Asian fast food!

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