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Address: Etelaranta | along the South Harbor, Helsinki, Finland
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Wish there are more seatings!

I love this place. It's good for some souvenirs (fruit jams, honey, wines etc.) or a break from your walking trips. The market is incredibly clean. The layout is also pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I love this place. It's good for some souvenirs (fruit jams, honey, wines etc.) or a break from your walking trips. The market is incredibly clean. The layout is also pretty small, if you having a lunch there, 1 hour is suffice. There are a lot of food stalls inside - however, there isn't any free seating. I find myself... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Loved the place. Everything from the architecture, to the layout, to the vendors - wonderful. Plenty of tasty treats to try, and places to sit for a nice warm cup of coffee. The layout also makes it very easy to experience everything, without the place feeling too crowded. We took about 20 minutes to explore the place, and another 30... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Nice to spend a evening , a salmon soup is a must if u find it. Food in Finland are pretty exotic ,so eat something before you go if you are not a open mind for flavors .. People in this country are never so friendly just if you are american ,people in Finland love americans so if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Old Market Hall (Vanha Kauppahalli) is a unique and unforgettable feast for all the senses. Eat, buy or just browse. On a cold, windy, wet day in mid-March, we took refuge there, and were immediately open-eyed with wonder & delight at the vast range of irresistible produce. Fish being our prime focus, we sat down opposite the very long-established... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The appearance was traditional European style. It was historical but it was still beautiful. Inside the market, the corridor or even the stores were absolutely clean. It was totally from the markets in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. There were some restaurants selling soups, desserts or even Finnish dish. The price was not inexpensive compared with ordinary restaurants. You can... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It's certainly not like any market hall I have ever been in before! Elegantly designed with stalls selling high quality local products - even if you don't need to buy anything its well worth a visit. The food is displayed to show off the range of produce available and there is a great choice of snacks and take away food... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great find where Finnish food can be sampled along with a variety of local and international wines. Complete with views of the harbour.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Renovated and clean but spirit of a market is absent. Lost of overpriced food items no better than local supermarket. Crowded because of tourists. Big disappointment

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very nice market, at some places you smell the fish very strong, as they sell a lot of it. There are also cafes and little restaurants and a wine store in there. And of course many possibilities to buy your daily food like bread, milk etc.

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is one of the most crowded places in Finland in the winter. It is one of the few places to get local food but it is on the expensive side. I tried a vietnamese sandwich that was not authentic tasting but still good, although not worth the price. There is an even bigger more Finnish less touristy market hall... More 

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