The Best of Stockholm

 

Have you ever been to Stockholm? No? Let me show you why you should.

My time in Stockholm is almost coming to an end. I’ve lived there for nearly 5 months and had an amazing time.

There are many reasons why I loved it and one of them was the beautiful city and all it had to offer. Let’s dive in!

 

What I love most about Stockholm is all the beautiful buildings. My favorite is Stadshuset, but there are many many more pretty ones. Almost every building in the inner city, even those where people live, have some embellishment or detail that gives the building it’s own character.

 

The area of Gamla Stan also has nice buildings. This is the old part of the city, which has the royal palace and many small streets to wander.

 

Another thing I really enjoyed is the Tunnelbana (Stockholms subway). Like this it may look nothing special…

 

But once you get inside you will be pleasantly surprised. Each station has it’s own art. Some are more pretty than others, but each one has a unique style.

 

What was also fun about the Tunnelbana was observing people and figuring out the unwritten social rules that apply to it. For example, it’s kind of rude to look at or talk to people. So yes, I’ve been very rude all the time by watching others. 🙂

 

A very Swedish thing: Kanelbullar (cinnamon buns). And boy are they nice. Me and cinnamon are best buddies, for sure.

 

Stockholm is also very hilly. It’s not like it’s built on a mountain, but my Dutch legs needed some time getting used to it… But now it’s become normal to me and I see it as one of the charms of the city.

 

And a big plus of those hills, is that it gives some nice spots with pretty views over the city.

 

Pretty views in the summer and pretty views in the winter. The change of seasons is really nice in Stockholm. The city is glorious in each jacket that it puts on. I’ve seen it change from bright in the Summer, change it’s leaves during Autumn, to being covered in a pure layer of white snow in the Winter. Every bit was lovely. I’m a little sad I don’t get to see the city burst into life this Spring.

 

Espresso House is my favorite café to have a nice drink, chill with friends or read a book. And big plus: student discounts 🙂

 

Stockholm is also filled with museums. The Vasamuseet is my favorite so far, because it has an almost fully original Swedish war ship of more than 300 years old. Very very impressive. And in pretty much every museum you are allowed to take pictures, so nice!

 

And even though you are in a capital city with many apartment buildings, that doesn’t mean there’s no nature around. Stockholm has quite a few parks and in about 30 minutes you can set foot in the beautiful Tyresta National Park.

 

Stockholm has a nice balance between activities to do and nature to relax. It’s has the excitement of a capital city and can offer you the joy of a village.

A long story short: you should visit Stockholm. Put it on your list to visit it for 3-5 days and you’ll have time to see everything you’d want and stroll around to embrace it all.

About Jacolien

Celebrating life with creativity and a positive attitude and you can do that too! Smile booster, craft lover, notebook addict, mysterious bookworm, secret scientist and loves to hug Mexy the ferret.

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