Our Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm is within striking distance of some of the city's best attractions, including The Royal Palace and the historic Old Town. Sweden's picturesque capital is best explored on foot, so throw on some boots made for walking and set off to explore.
Waterfront Congress Centre and Arlanda Express
The Waterfront Congress Centre is a modern, energy-efficient space with flexible floor plans that allow for myriad meeting-room layouts. It can accommodate crowds numbering 3,000 attendees as easily as it can smaller-scale groups, for events including conferences, shows, sports competitions and exhibitions. The center sits next to the harbor and Stockholm Central Station, where you will find the Arlanda Express, a high-speed rail link connecting the city to Arlanda Airport.
Stockholm City Hall
The Royal Palace
Besides serving as home and workplace for the country's monarchs and royal court, the stunning Royal Palace contains three museums exhibiting items from the country's regal past. With more than 600 rooms over seven floors, this Baroque palace offers endless treasures for visitors to discover year-round. Don't miss the daily changing of the guards outside the palace. During summer, you'll also spot the military marching band with its horses as it parades through the city.
The Old Town, or Gamla Stan, is the original city center dating from the 13th century. Set aside a full day to wander the cobbled alleyways, admire the historic townhouses and squares, and acquaint yourself with the character of these ancient streets.
There are several thousand inhabitants in the thriving Old Town, which has a multitude of cafés, restaurants, galleries and shops as well as historic monuments and museums. Stortorget, the main square, isn't far from The Royal Chapel, which hosts free organ concerts every Friday at 1pm throughout the warmer months.
A multitude of museums
Among the many museums in the Old Town is the Nobel Museum, which opened in 2011 and is housed in a beautiful 18th century building. Visit to learn all about the history of Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel Prize, and the diverse stories of the Nobel laureates from the fields of peace, literature, physics, chemistry, medicine and economics.
The nearby Post Museum occupies the oldest building in the Swedish postal service. The museum has collections of rare stamps and letters, as well as more general exhibits devoted to the concept of communication. Hungry museum-goers can head over to Den Gyldene Freden for traditional Nordic cuisine at a historic restaurant, where the seasonal menus include delicacies like Swedish meatballs with cream sauce and poached turbot on the bone with smoked shrimps and horseradish.