Stockholm Culture Night

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On 25th of April Stockholm Culture Night rolls out the purple carpet and culturists throughout the city stand united offering a buffet of art, music and dance to celebrate Stockholm’s cultural diversity.

Lose yourself in a breathtaking ballet performance, dance your heart out to the fresh sounds of a up-and-coming DJ and see live music performances and exiting exhibitions. The event consists of over 400 events and countless participants.

You can find the program in English here.

Free admission.

Check out our guides to Stockholm

For years now, Stockholm has not only become a favorite destination of the tourist in search of the latest trends, culture, fashion, design, music, entertainment, good food and relaxing atmospheres, it has also become a favorite spot for gays and lesbians who want more than just a neighborhood with gay-friendly bars. Some people say that if there was ever a capital city designed by gay people for gay people to enjoy, Stockholm would be it!

Check out our Gay GuideLesbian Guide, and our Shopping Guide.

Ett Hem – a home away from home

Ett Hem, a beautiful private house and garden in the center of Stockholm that has been created for people looking for something more personal than the luxury hotel.

With twelve rooms, Ett Hem offers discerning guests comfortable interiors and bedrooms full of summery whiteness of light. Outdoors, the courtyard garden is a room as important as those inside. It’s a secret city wilderness that is the perfect place for summer breakfasts or winding down over a chilled bottle of wine. Staying at Ett Hem is like being a house guest in somebody’s private home. Guests are welcome to do as they please but will be taken care of down to every last detail. Ett Hem is there for you to use as if it were your own house.
www.etthem.se

Mälarpaviljongen – the hottest LGBT spot in Stockholm

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Finally! You know it’s spring in Stockholm when Mälarpaviljongen has opened.

Mälarpaviljongen is the place if you are looking for an atmospheric, cozy local restaurant and high-spirited bar with great music and people. It also happens to one of the hottest LGBT spots in town!

Overlooking Lake Mälaren this is a relaxed, green haven where you can chill out over a glass of wine, lovely lunch or just enjoy a coffee & cake after a pleasant walk along Norr Mälarstrand Promenade.

www.malarpaviljongen.se

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Where to stay in Stockholm?

When in Stockholm you have to stay in style close to chic shops, trendy bars and fabulous nightlife! These hotels are all members of the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network and located in the city center.

Lydmar Hotel

Lydmar Hotel
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, +46 8 22 31 60
www.lydmar.com

Calling itself a “second generation boutique hotel,” the marvelous Lydmar brings a friendly and informal approach to 5-star service. Rooms are stylish and spacious, and its location on Stockholm’s waterfront, just across from Gamla Stan and the Royal Palace, is simply sublime. The very popular terrace is opening in May.

Clarion Hotel Sign
Östra Järnvägsgatan 35, +46 8 676 98 00
www.clarionsign.com

Truly, one of Stockholm’s most modern and trendy hotels stands for it’s name – it is a significant landmark for the city combining the best of Scandinavian architecture and design and creating a source of inspiration for the guests.  Unique, timeless and stylish décor makes you live and breathe Scandinavia! Enjoy a drink in a Spa bar on the roof with a breathtaking view over Stockholm or sing along with ABBA already in a hotel lobby and start you journey celebrating Scandinavia! Perfect central location in the very heart of the city will make your journey smooth and easy.

Nordic Light Hotel
Vasaplan 4-7, +46 8 661 86 00
www.nordiclighthotel.se

Inspired by the unique magic of Scandinavian light, the Nordic Light Hotel serves up a multitude of light-themed perks, including Mood rooms with light beds than can be adjusted to fit your disposition (red for energy, blue for rest, or green for refreshing). If you still need more brightening, a light treatment will surely help, and can even be administered in-room.

How to spend half a day on Södermalm

This is a suggestion on how to spend half a day on Södermalm: Start by picking up some good ʺbreakfast to goʺ from Mellqvist Kaffebar on Hornsgatan. Enjoy it together with the magnificent view over the city from Monteliusvägen. From here it’s only a 15 minute walk to Fotografiska and the Herb Ritts photo exhibition. Go check it out, we loved it! Continue with some shopping in the area of SoFo. The blocks are packed with interesting, cool and creative shops specializing in clothing, design, jewelry, vintage, music and much more. Do not miss for example Grandpa, Tjallamalla and Dusty Deco. Finish up with something to eat at Nytorget Urban Deli. #visitstockholm #grandpa #dustydeco #tjallamalla #nytorget #mellqvist #montelius #fotografiska #herbritts

This is a suggestion on how to spend half a day on Södermalm

Start by picking up some good ʺbreakfast to goʺ from Mellqvist Kaffebar on Hornsgatan. Enjoy it together with the magnificent view over the city from Monteliusvägen. From here it’s only a 15 minute walk to Fotografiska, one of the world’s largest meeting places for contemporary photography.

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Continue with some shopping in the area of SoFo. The blocks are packed with interesting, cool and creative shops specializing in clothing, design, jewelry, vintage, music and much more. Do not miss for example Grandpa, Tjallamalla and Dusty Deco. Finish up with something to eat at Nytorget Urban Deli!

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The hotel ship Prince van Orangiën opens for the season April 1 2015

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Some Stockholm hotels offer a view of city’s waters. At the hotel ship Prince van Orangiën, guests can even hear the waves cluck outside the window.

The ship is moored by the Beckholmen bridge and belongs to restaurants Oaxen Krog & Slip. The ship has six double cabins sized 7.5 to 22 sqm with comforts that one does not always expect on a ship. Avaible for up to 12 people.

Prince Van Orangiën was conceived as the home and office for a shipowner. No expense was spared when the ship was built in Holland in 1935. The cabins are individually decorated with features from the period. Some of the rooms have access to a private deck and some have a bathroom with a tub.

Guests can also enjoy a comfortable lounge – where the continental breakfast is served – and lovely deck seats.

More info at oaxen.com/prince-van-orangien