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Old Market Hall (Vanha Kauppahalli)

Etelaranta | along the South Harbor, Helsinki, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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Ranked #3 of 53 shopping in Helsinki
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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208 reviews 208 reviews
116 attraction reviews
358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This market is more for the locals, but there is plenty for visitors as well. Compared to the outdoor market, this was more permanent merchants looking to establish a business. It was nice and worth a quick visit.

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Almere, Nederland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were lucky as the old market hall just reopened when we where there. It's been completely redone, so I have no idea how it looked before, but when we were there it all looked very new and fresh. It's not cheap by any means and the market that is outside is considerably cheaper. Still the market hall is fun... More

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

On a big square just on the harbour front there are a lot of stalls every day selling food and typical Finnish handicrafts. The place worth a visit, and if you are hungry a small bite can be taken. The handicraft stalls are expensive, but there is some fine things to buy as well. We were there on a windy... More

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Houston, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had seafood lunch at the market, very tasty and interesting, watched boat departing right in front of us while we ate. Also bought some very fresh cherries and blue berries. There are many local souvenirs being sold there as well.

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Windsor, ON
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4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This place combines the best of indoor markets and outdoor atmospheres. Located in the heart of downtown, there are many vendors to please every appetite. Whether you want a smaller bite to eat, a full meal, or any kind of souvenir you can think of, this is the place to go. I went here multiple times during my week-long vacation... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is a fantastic place to visit - lots of knick-knacks and traditional things to buy - fresh food and delicious glogi. Well worth a visit to see this hustle and bustle!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The market was closed due to renovation It's been moved to another location 20 mins walk away. We didn't go as there were no maps and had no idea how to get there.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This place is a gem - a veritable Mecca for the foodie. We breezed through, although I did stop us for a kahvi kermalla ja sokeri (coffee w/cream and sugar), which was delish! They truly had the most gorgeous assortment of food - the sights and smells were artful! There is a lovely uppper level, where you can stop and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I've been to Helsinki 3 times and the third time I got the right market, this is not the tourist market on the waterfront. This is commercial (not touristic) and inside the hall the food is great, superb burgers and soups. Highly recommend to visit and enjoy the food (also cheap price for Finland standards)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Nice place to visit for a short walk. It is a bit commercialised, but still offers local goods and local food. We spent less then one hour there, but is looked as if local people are going there as well.

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