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Best things to do in Helsinki

Island
“Nice day walk especially in the summer months. In the winter time you can walk there through ice ie. on top of the sea.”
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Nightclub
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“Where young hipsters go to party. A varied and well thought program with internationally well known DJs and live acts every weekend. Gets crowded after midnight.”
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Art Museum
“An ambitious contemporary art museum well worth checking out. The unfortunate abbreviation makes many think of sandwich topping made of pork's booty, but the only hunger you'll satisfy here is that for aesthetic revelation. Also admire the architecture of the so-called Tennis Palace housing the museum, as well a gigantic multiplex movie theatre. There was, however, never any tennis played here. Instead it was used as a basketball court in the 1952 Olympic Games. But that's another story. ”
50local recommendations
Museum
“Design Museum Helsinki is a specialist museum in Finland that is holding exhibitions on design history and contemporary design.”
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Sauna / Steam Room
“A Helsinki classic, Kotiharjun sauna offers the smoothest wood warmed sauna in a very traditional setting.”
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Beach
“If there is 20 degrees and sun shine this is the place where you can find Helsinki´s sun worshipers.”
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Doner Restaurant
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“Hate kebab? Me too! But not this place. Their kebab comes with amazing ciabatta-ish bread from a local bakery, a delightfully creative selection of herbs (no lettuce-YASS!) and the ever so delicious apple vinegar sauce. If you've never tried kebab with wine - here's the place to. Ask for their recommendations. ”
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Metro Station
“This shopping center offers most shops you will need or want. Everything from everyday shopping to a wide fashion offering. ”
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Music Venue
“Rap and RnB, Indie Rock, Techno and so on. DJ's and artist's seen on the webpage.”
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Theme Park
“Linnanmäki is Finland’s oldest and most popular amusement park, located in the Alppila quarter of Helsinki. The amusement park, which is owned by the Children’s Day Foundation, was opened for the public in 1950. Linnanmäki has over 40 rides, many different games, as well as restaurants and cafés.”
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Church
“Excavated out of solid granite, Temppeliaukio Rock Church is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Helsinki thanks to its stunning architecture and acoustics. ”
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Park
“A Must for all tourists and people enjoying life in Helsinki’s center, galleries, boutiques, lounges, restaurants etc”
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Bay
“The park around the Töölö Bay (Töölönlahti) begins in the heart of Helsinki and there's a popular walking path circling the bay. The Winter Garden, boasting hundreds of plants, is located at the north end of the bay. Wooden villas along the shores are a reminder of Helsinki's history. ”
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Sauna / Steam Room
“An aesthetic, low-key public sauna established in 2013. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 4 pm to 9 pm. Separate departments for men and women. This sauna doesn't allow swimsuits or towels in the sauna. They don't accept groups bigger than 3 people since this is a small sauna. Remember also to bring your own towel.”
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Cafe
“Siltanen is a popular bar/club at nights with wide selection of clubs (check what's on from their site). It gets packed for weekend nights and the crowd is usually international. During the days and early nights there's a peruvian restaurant called Onda that just moved there. Hands down the best lunch and brunch in town! There's also a nice and big sun terrace during summer months. Go.”
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History Museum
“This museum is full of artifacts relating to our heritage through the ages ”
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