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Culture and leisure

Culture and leisure activities for all: over 20 million experiences every year – art, events, courses, hobbies, facilities, outdoor areas and services for mobility, as well as support in the form of grants.

Lux Helsinki 2018. A winter’s night. Women taking a selfie over fluorescent art.
Kumpula outdoor swimming pool, photo from above at dusk.

Helsinki on the move

Discover Helsinki’s endless options for physical activity. Indoor and outdoor sports, outdoor recreation, supervised sports, islands, boating, fishing, clubs and associations and daily activity.

Sports facilities

Outdoor recreation and nature

Supervised sports

Reservations and grants

A woman and a man are dancing on a street

Wow, culture!

Participate in exhibitions, events, performances and concerts all over the city! The cultural services promote experiences and support communities and artists through grants.

Cultural centres




Two people descend the red spiral stairs to the hall of the Herttoniemi library.

A library is always near

The city’s 37 libraries and 2 mobile libraries offer stories, events, facilities and, if necessary, drilling machines. The libraries are a living room for the residents and part of the Helmet library network of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.

Helmet Library Services

Book a space