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Things to do in Kamppi, Helsinki

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“A visit to Kiasma is worth every visit. If the exhibitions do not light up, the atmosphere and architecture of the building will always be enjoyable - and at least one or two interesting works or new acquaintances will usually be on display. Kiasma's small museum shop is a great place to discover, especially for those who "already have it". The Kiasma Café serves snacks and good coffee, drinks and a very good lunch.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Street Art
“Northern Europe’s largest department store Founded in 1862, you will find everything you need at Stockmann – the latest fashion, trendy cosmetics, world-famous Finnish design, souvenirs and much more. The Stockmann flagship store in the heart of Helsinki offers more than 50.000 square meters of shopping space across ten floors. There are 6 Stockmann department stores in Finland’s major cities and local department stores in the Estonian capital Tallinn, and the Latvian capital Riga – all famous for their excellent customer service and wide selection of products. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Kamppi's shopping center have's a whole 3th floor for the kids. There is big room for kids to play, slide and playhouse made of wood, many nursing chairs with curtains, toilets and babychairs. ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Next to Kamppi with walking distance in the center. Enjoy your time in the mall with the dining place on top and ground floors.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Helsinki Art Museum, HAM, looks after an art collection that belongs to the people of Helsinki, which includes over 9,000 works of art including the statues in Helsinki. HAM draws attention to modern art and contemporary art in its exhibitions at the Tennis Palace. Some of its galleries are also dedicated to an exhibition of Tove Jansson's (1914-2001) life and works. The works of the artist are amongst the most cherished pieces in the HAM collection. Some of the museum's exhibitions are always free to enter. At the Tennis Palace building you'll also find several cafés and restaurants, a museum shop as well as Helsinki's biggest cinema complex, Finnkino Tennispalatsi.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Plaza
“The cozy 115-year-old Hietalahti Market Hall now serves as a café and restaurant. International kitchens offer delicious flavor experiences around the world. The hall also offers versatile gifts for all occasions. Warmly welcome to enjoy the atmosphere of the hall! Opening hours – Monday – Tuesday 8 – 18 – Wednesday – Thursday 8 – 20 – Friday – Saturday 8 – 22 – Closed on Sundays”
  • 70 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Finnish Museum of Natural History is the place where you can find the largest zoological collection of the country. Both kids and adults love this place!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Small shopping center with big supermarket, pharmacy and "Alko" (wine & spirits store).”
  • 38 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Putte's Bar and Pizza, i.e. Putte, has become one of the city's classic pizza bars. Putte is also a family-friendly mix of a bar and restaurant, and the kitchen is open exceptionally late. The downstairs space, The Cellar, hosts evenings from club nights to concerts and other gatherings. Another great reason to check out Putte's is its art. The owner, Antto Melasniemi, has collected high-quality Finnish contemporary art over the years, which he hangs on the walls of his restaurant. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Built in 1928, Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall is the oldest public swimming hall in Finland. The architecture of the building is historically and artistically noteworthy, representing a fine example of Classicism. Over the decades it has retained its original appearance, and after the renovations which - began in 1997 - the fantastically restored hall was reopened in October 1999. There are separate swimming sessions for men and women, with bathers having the choice of whether to wear a swimming costume or not. The option to wear a swimming costume became available from September 2001. On the second floor you'll find a steam sauna as well as wood and electrically heated saunas. Between swimming and sauna on the 2nd floor you can relax in your own cabin and enjoy the menu of Café Yrjö.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Office
“Great selection of noodle, pasta, pizza dishes ...etc. Nice located in the old part of city center. Indochina feel and vibe.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
“Classic bakery, patisserie and café with good service and great coffee, one of our personal favourites to treat ourselves with a pastry or cake ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
“This lovely little cafe serves the best bagels in the neighbourhood of Punavuori. The cozy atmosphere keeps you warm even during the coldest winter mornings. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Tennispalatsi (Tennis Palace) is a cultural and recreational centre in Kamppi. The functionalist building was designed by Helge Lundström. Originally, Tennispalatsi was built for a car and car part dealer and as a service station in 1937. The vaulted halls with their tennis courts were added a year later and for many years, Tennispalatsi was Finland's main tennis venue. In the 1952 Summer Olympics the basketball preliminary games were held at Tennispalatsi. During the years the building was determined to be torn down several times as it originally was built for temporary use. Today the Tennispalatsi building houses eg.a Finnkino multiplex movie theatre and HAM-Helsinki City Art Museum.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
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“A little gem of a restaurant to experience Finnish cuisine! Affordable and tasty buffet style restaurant. Konstan Möljä is located in the city centre area. You will also find vegetarian options here. Just be sure to check the opening times beforehand and book a table, it can get busy in the weekends.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Tavastia is one of Europe's oldest still active rock clubs. The club, built in 1970, features live concerts with international artists as well as top Finnish artists. Tavastia is loved by fans and artists alike, and for good reason. And when the gig’s over, you can dance till four in the morning at the Saturday disco!”
  • 28 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Putte's Bar and Pizza, i.e. Putte, has become one of the city's classic pizza bars. Putte is also a family-friendly mix of a bar and restaurant, and the kitchen is open exceptionally late. The downstairs space, The Cellar, hosts evenings from club nights to concerts and other gatherings. Another great reason to check out Putte's is its art. The owner, Antto Melasniemi, has collected high-quality Finnish contemporary art over the years, which he hangs on the walls of his restaurant. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Office
“Great selection of noodle, pasta, pizza dishes ...etc. Nice located in the old part of city center. Indochina feel and vibe.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
“Classic bakery, patisserie and café with good service and great coffee, one of our personal favourites to treat ourselves with a pastry or cake ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“A little gem of a restaurant to experience Finnish cuisine! Affordable and tasty buffet style restaurant. Konstan Möljä is located in the city centre area. You will also find vegetarian options here. Just be sure to check the opening times beforehand and book a table, it can get busy in the weekends.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Office
“One of the most popular restaurants in Helsinki. They offer unique and genuine Southeast Asian flavors accompanied with an easygoing, professional service. Fresh organic ingredients and consistently respecting the authenticity of our flavors is what makes Farang a lingering experience”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant Muru is a small bistro style restaurant located in the heart of Helsinki. The food philosophy is simple: To try to find the best ingredients, cook them ala minute and serve them. Wine plays an important role, as well as professional and easygoing service.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rooftop terrace at the top of Torni-hotel tower (available for non-hotel-guests too) - great views over the city”
  • 24 locals recommend
Nightclub
“A Caribbean themed bar in Kamppi. Best cocktails in Helsinki, plus a small dancefloor!”
  • 22 locals recommend

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