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Things to do in West Harbour, 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
Sauna / Steam Room
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“Löyly, an urban oasis occupying a stretch of beautiful Helsinki waterfront, offers a warm welcome and many delights for locals and visitors alike. On a beautiful summer’s day, our terrace is the place to be and our saunas are available daily. While Löyly offers exceptional architecture in a unique location, it is our commitment to sustainable business and green construction that truly sets us apart. The environment has been our number one consideration throughout the project, informing everything from our choice of FSC certified building materials to our menu. ”
  • 162 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
Church
“The Temppeliaukio Church, excavated in the rock, is located in the heart of Helsinki, at the end of Fredrikinkatu. Due to its unique architecture, the church, completed in 1969, is one of Helsinki's main attractions. The church hall is covered by a copper-clad dome, supported by rock beams on the rock walls. The inner walls are of rubble rock and quarry stone. In the morning sunlight spreads from a row of windows around the edge of the roof to the altar wall, which serves as an altar slab for a crack in the ice age.”
  • 65 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
Church
“Interesting Church in Helsinki Welcome to visit Temppeliaukio Church! We warmly welcome you for an actual visit during our opening hours and virtually when ever it´s convenient for you. To see more photos of the church, follow us on Instagram. Temppeliaukio Church, or ”the Rock Church", is the home of the Lutheran parish Töölön seurakunta, Töölö Parish. We have about 16 500 members in the area. Our opening hours offer you a possibility to visit the church and enjoy the busy daytime hours with visitors walking around, our many musical events, peaceful time to pray and meditate in the evenings or our main event of the week, the Sunday Service. ”
  • 60 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
Café
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“there are many restaurants with good food for breakfast and lunch or some are open even late in evenings with sauna and seawater swimming possibility or even music of little festivals.”
  • 43 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

Top restaurants

Café
“there are many restaurants with good food for breakfast and lunch or some are open even late in evenings with sauna and seawater swimming possibility or even music of little festivals.”
  • 43 locals recommend
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
Restaurant
“Birgitta Hernesaari is a café/bar located by the sea, next to the Eira Beach. It's only open during the summer months. They have a huge deck where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a drink. I would go there more for its location than the the food. ”
  • 33 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
Bistro
“Baskeri & Basso has found its inspiration in cosy Parisian bistros, casual San Francisco joints and small Italian osterias. Bistros ingredient driven cuisine is daring in its outrageous simplicity. It serves a variety of enjoyable natural wines from elegant and classic to new and experimental.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
“Sandro offers great value whether you go for a brunch, a lunch or a dinner. Delicious Mediterranean food in a nice atmosphere. There are two other Sandro's in Kampinkeskus and Kallio.”
  • 29 locals recommend

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