Old coffee traditions and live statues during Helsinki Week
An old-style café serves customers at Sederholm House during Helsinki Week, offering a culinary trip to the turn of the 20th century accompanied by chamber music.
The historical café in the oldest building in the Helsinki city centre, an annual Helsinki Week tradition, is dedicated Anna Olsoni, the founder of home economics education in Finland. The treats served at Café Olsoni have been picked from her pioneering cookbooks, including cakes, buns and cookies. On offer are special raspberry cookies, “defeat cookies” (delicious despite their daunting name), First Lady’s and English gingerbread, and politically charged Fennoman cookies.
Students of Sibelius Academy and Helsinki Metropolia play chamber music from the 19th and 20th centuries at 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00.
Café Olsoni at Sederholm House (on map) is open daily from 11:00 to 18:00 through Helsinki Day, Sunday, June 12th.
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Six of the most familiar statues in the city centre come alive on Helsinki Day, leading people on guided walking tours to Helsinki’s history on and in the vicinity of Market Square.
The tours start from the monument on Market Square at 12:00, 14:30 and 17:30. The tours are free, and there is no registration. They are organized by the City of Helsinki Public Works Department.
Helsinki Week June 4-19