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The PRC Stories: Extended weekend in Stockholm
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Extended weekend in Stockholm

Erik Rimmer is editor-in-chief of BO BEDRE in Denmark and Norway as well as Scandinavian Living in Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany.
He is listed by Euroman as one of Denmark's best-dressed men, and he always has a cashmere sweater with him wherever he travels – and whatever the season. Also in Southern Europe, where a late evening dinner becomes even cosier with a sweater over your shoulder.
He took the Jack Russell dogs Ruth and Knud in the car to Stockholm for an extended weekend. While travelling, he was wearing the Original Roundneck in Butter.

We asked Erik for a few recommendations for a weekend in Stockholm.

What is the best place to stay in Stockholm?

This time we stayed at Hotel At Six – it's well located, within walking distance of most things. It is located just behind the Opera and 5 minutes to NK, but expect sold-out rooms at weekends and as it is a large hotel it gets crowded quickly.

In the summer, the roof bar is very popular, so make sure you don't stay under it - unless you really want to party... 

Other favourites are Villa Dagmar, which is 5 stars and is located opposite Östermalm's Saluhall, and a cheaper alternative Mornington Hotel Group – here is value for money.

The PRC Stories: Extended weekend in Stockholm
The PRC Stories: Extended weekend in Stockholm

Where to eat in the city?

You generally eat well in Stockholm, but plan your visit, because places at the best restaurants are in high demand. The sooner, the easier. This applies, for example, to Brasserie Astoria, which is located in an old disused cinema and where Björn Frantzen, the city's only 3-star Michelin chef, prepares French and Italian bistro food. High quality - also for lunch, where you can sit outside - smart if you have dogs with you.

On an extended weekend, you can reach quite a few restaurants. There are a number of old classic places such as Restaurant Riche on Birger Jarlsgatan, which is sought after for lunch, and if it is impossible to get a seat, try the sister restaurant Riche Fenix on Söder, which is a little easier to get a table. The kitchen has many Swedish favorites such as köttbullar. In season, the oysters are really good.Chez Jolie is another favourite. High-quality French-inspired bistro cuisine.

On this trip, we got a table at Soho House in Majorsgatan, which is set up in an old church, and in the Italian restaurant, the company's 8 people of different ages and genders got terrific service and really excellent antipasti and other sharing dishes. Drinks afterwards in the church room with beautiful deep sofas, a skilled DJ and the special design mix that Soho House is famous for.

Where to get entertained in Stockholm?

Two museums in Stockholm rank as some of the best in Scandinavia. The rebuilt National Museum and the Moderna Museum, which are conveniently located within a 5-minute walk of each other.  

The collection at the National Museum is exciting, but architecturally the building is almost as interesting an experience. The work of the architects Wingårdh Arkitekter and Wikerstål Arkitekter to add something new to the old building is still here 5 years after the grandiose renovation superb. Remember to see the building behind the museum, which contains service functions. The braided pattern of the facade is very beautiful.

Moderna Museet's collection is quite fantastic – and the management at the museum manages to create really interesting new influences in art.

Another must is Fotografiska, which is a photo museum located in a beautiful old customs building by Stadsgårdskajen - the ambition is to be a gathering place for the world's best photography art.

Check for current exhibitions. And of course, if you have more time: ABBA The Museum. It’s really fun…