A perfect Saturday in Vasastan

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Vasastan is a cozy neighborhood north of the main Norrmalm district in Stockholm. Home to fantastic restaurants, cute cafés, quirky museums and a gigantic park, you can spend a long Saturday here and be perfectly happy. Let us give you a schedule for the day.
Last updated: September 6, 2022
11 am

Ritorno

Ritorno in Vasastan
Breakfast or lunch at Ritorno – the perfect way to start your day in Vasastan
Start your day right with a nice breakfast or lunch (why not brunch?) at Ritorno, one of Vasastan’s – and Stockholm’s – most historic patisseries. You’ll find it on Odengatan, opposite Vasaparken, and here they’ve been serving coffee, pastries, and food with a lot of love since 1959. And you definitely notice the long history in the interior – when you step through the door, it’s like visiting a cafe from the 1950s or 60s. Personal, homely, and with a lovely mix of guests, many of them regulars.

The breakfast makes anyone happy all day long – here you can find, among other things, good freshly brewed coffee and fantastic pastries and bread baked in their own bakery. Are you hungry for lunch? No problem – Ritorno offers both soup, salads, pie, and an à la carte menu with classic Swedish dishes. This is simply the perfect start to your Saturday in Vasastan.

Odengatan 80-82
2 pm

Sven-Harry Art Museum

Sven-Harry art museum Stockholm
Sven-Harry art museum – Photo credit: © I99pema / Wikimedia

The Sven-Harry Art Museum is necessary for anyone who calls themselves a student or connoisseur of Nordic art. Surprisingly, the art museum is located on a roof of a lone building in Vasastan, and what’s more, it’s an exact replica of art collector Sven-Harry’s 18th-century farm estate. Inside the cozy interior you’ll find scores of famous works by Nordic artists from Ernst Josephson, August Strindberg, Helene Schjerfbeck and Carl Fredrik Hill. Buy your ticket at the entrance; the guided tour lasts about 40 minutes.

Eastmansvägen 10
4 pm

Stockholms Glasshus

Stockholms Glasshus
Among the almost 50 ice cream flavors at Stockholms Glasshus, you’ll find your favorite – guaranteed

Top off your afternoon with a visit to Stockholm’s Ice Cream House – yes, you read that right – featuring a delectable menu designed to knock your palette into seventh heaven. Ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt – whatever you fancy, the Stockholm Glasshus has got you covered. Flavors are all over the map, from orange to banana to chocolate cookie, apple pie, licorice, pepper cake, Swiss nut chocolate, toffee cola, rum raisin, Caribbean chocolate, Marrakech, Teheran (ok now we’re just naming places) — we give up; the point is, it’s delicious and everyone will love it so what are you waiting for?

Birkagatan 8
5 pm

Observatorielunden

Observatorielunden Stockholm

If you have time, scoot off to Observatorielunden, a verdant oasis smack-dab in bustling Vasastan, with origins that date all the way back to the 1700s. It makes for a quiet respite after a long day of museum touring. Atop the hill, you’ll find the 18th-century Stockholm Observatory (it used to be a museum, but it closed in 2014), and on the edges of the park are the beautiful archives of the Stockholm Public Library.

Drottninggatan 120A
6 pm

Swing by Golfbaren

Swing by Golfbaren in Vasastan
Enjoy one of Vasastan’s best burgers at Swing by Golfbaren

When the evening comes, it’s time for the next stop on your Vasastan tour: Swing by Golfbaren on Surbrunnsbrunnsgatan. Here you and your party are offered an unbeatable combination of mini-golf, food, and drink in a cozy art deco style room with a great vibe and top-class service. Start by challenging each other in mini-golf on high-class courses – a fun activity that will get everyone in a good mood.

When the round of mini-golf is over, and it’s time for dinner, you can enjoy US-inspired fine dining in the spacious dining room. Tuna taco, lobster roll, and pickled tofu are just a few examples on the delicious menu. For those who want some simpler food, there’s also a bar where you can enjoy excellent street food, including some of the city’s best burgers, in a relaxed atmosphere. To sum it up, Swing by Golfbaren gives you both a fun and culinary experience that’s perfect for a great evening in Vasastan.

Surbrunnsgatan 46
9 pm

Tiki Room

Tiki Room in Vasastan
End your day with Vasastan’s most exotic drinks

Wrap up your day in Vasastan with style at the Tiki Room, a Polynesian tiki-themed bar. It’s a creative orgy of fruity and exotic cocktails, highlighted by popping playlists from live DJs. As Stockholm’s only – authentic – tiki bar, jump at your chance for a trip back in time to a 1950’s tropical paradise.

Birkagatan 10
We wish you a fantastic Saturday in Stockholm’s Vasastan!
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Find the Vasastan spots on the map
Title Address Description
Ritorno
Odengatan 80, 113 22 Stockholm, SverigeOdengatan 80-82
Sven-Harry Art Museum
Eastmansvägen 10, 113 61 Stockholm, SverigeEastmansvägen 10
Stockholms Glasshus
Birkagatan 8, 113 36 Stockholm, SverigeBirkagatan 8
Observatorielunden
Observatorielunden, Drottninggatan, 113 60 Stockholm, SverigeDrottninggatan 120A
Swing by Golfbaren
Surbrunnsgatan 46, 113 48 Stockholm, SverigeSurbrunnsgatan 46
Tiki Room
Birkagatan 10, 113 36 Stockholm, SverigeBirkagatan 10
Title Address Description
Ritorno
Odengatan 80, 113 22 Stockholm, SverigeOdengatan 80-82
Sven-Harry Art Museum
Eastmansvägen 10, 113 61 Stockholm, SverigeEastmansvägen 10
Stockholms Glasshus
Birkagatan 8, 113 36 Stockholm, SverigeBirkagatan 8
Observatorielunden
Observatorielunden, Drottninggatan, 113 60 Stockholm, SverigeDrottninggatan 120A
Swing by Golfbaren
Surbrunnsgatan 46, 113 48 Stockholm, SverigeSurbrunnsgatan 46
Tiki Room
Birkagatan 10, 113 36 Stockholm, SverigeBirkagatan 10
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