Finnish design has long been known for its innovative, functional and
high quality edge – rightfully so. As with music, architecture and other arts,
a dialogue with nature is reflected in many Finnish design pieces. Legendary
international brands such as Iittala, Marimekko, Nokia and Artek have paved way
for new successes like Ivana Helsinki, Secto, Tonfisk, Rovio and Jolla. The
country breathes new ideas and invests heavily on research and development.
Helsinki’s host year as the World Design Capital in 2012 left the city
pulsating creative energy – there’s never been a better time to go visit!
For us at A Piece Of Finland, design means something original, interesting and
fun. We want to offer our customers quality goods, which reflect Finnish values
– whether they’d be those of the modern and vibrant Finland or those of the
more traditional, tranquil one.
Food is one of the most
essential parts of any culture
and usually the first thing an expatriate
misses from their original home country.
We’re no different.
The typical cuisine of Finland suddenly becomes
all the more desirable when it’s not available anymore.
But who says it cannot be available?
We believe in sharing. So please stop by, check out our collection
of ever-changing delicacies, have a taste and bring some home with you!
Behind all the beautiful design items and food shelves,
we operate a small coffee corner, full of Finnish treats!
Karelian pies, cinnamon buns and gravlax on rye bread are
always available, and we like to surpise you with other rotating yummies
such as ‘Finnish’ pastry, mincemeat pies, chocolate cakes and
mustard herring on traditional archipelago loaf.
In addition to refreshments such as Pommac and Jaffa,
we serve both tea and outstanding filter coffee from a Finnish roastery
We welcome you with a smile, every day!
TRAVEL DISCOUNT CODES NOW AVAILABLE
We consider ourselves proud representatives of Finland,
and want to support your travel plans, whichever they may be.
With a special focus on independent travel,
we now have several outstanding deals ready for you
to destinations all across Finland.
At our store, we sell a small selection of travel guides
and have several quick reference guides available – made by us, native Finns.
Any day of the week, you can pop in for a coffee and some advice
or just to pick up free leaflets & deal codes. Should you have questions,
we promise to share with you our honest ideas and best tips.
So here’s how it works:
We arrange unique discounts for you,
only available through A Piece Of Finland.
You’ll pick your desired destination and proceed to book the holiday
from the safety of your own couch. Make sure
to follow our booking instructions and
you’ll get your unique deal.
you keep the control of your holiday plans and can always contact
the destination yourself, in case of any changes or questions.
Our newest deals are always available only through a visit at our shop,
but we are placing most of our codes here, too.
So let’s get started…
HELSINKI HOTEL DEAL -22%
– brand new Boutique Hotel in the centre of Finland’s capital city –
See here for info & booking code: Indigo -deal
LAKELAND & THE GRAND LAKE SAIMAA
– pure hedonism in the middle of Finland’s vast lake district –
See here for info & booking code: Järvisydän_deal
CENTRAL FINLAND HOUSEBOATING
– glide through a network of beautiful lakes on your own luxury houseboat –
See here for info & booking code: Houseboat.fi_deal
NORTHERN STARS RUKA & KUUSAMO
– winter or summer, an outstanding location for outdoor activities & wild nature –
See here for info & booking code: Ruka_deal
LAPLAND ADVENTURES AT LEVI
– Finland’s most popular ski resort 180 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle –
See here for info & booking code: Levi_deal
…AND we have more destinations coming!
If you need help with your plans, don’t hesitate to contact us.
And if you’re looking for more inspiration,
why not start here: visitfinland.com/wild-and-free
We arrange many types of events
and workshops at our store!
From travel to music to food
and everything beyond –
we are full of ideas
and welcome your ideas too!
Please see the calendar below for upcoming events.
You can also follow our Events
It was a rainy Amsterdam afternoon when the two Finnish ladies first met. Anna had spent a few months prior developing a concept for a space in which Finnish culture meets food, design and travel. Ramona had in turn been nurturing a dream of a combined café & shop, for Finnish products. After a brief chat, the women decided to put their heads together and start a new, exciting journey of entrepreneurship together.
The decision made on a wintery afternoon has led to a successful partnership and the opening of A Piece Of Finland, in April 2014. We are the Finnish Design Shop & Coffee Corner in Amsterdam, providing a unique service and a living room for finnofans and anyone else looking to connect to Finnish goods, travel and culture.
Come meet us at Haarlemmerdijk 66, and we can have a chat!
PS: We also act as a platform for events – keep an eye out!
Anna is the initial creative force behind the project. She focuses on developing the store’s concept, planning and actualizing projects within, perfecting visual elements and refreshing social media and the website. A professional musician, freelance-journalist and previously also a music teacher, Anna is driven by a passion for authentic experiences, realizing dreams and generating new ideas. She exhibits a healthy love for her
native country and sincerely wants to share it with the world.
Anna was born and raised in Turku, the old capital city of Finland. Her family and many good friends still live there, and she visits as often as possible. In 2010, after falling in love with a Dutch man, Anna settled down in Amsterdam. She is expressive, ambitious, a little stubborn and loves a good laugh. In addition to working her butt off, Anna enjoys sunshine, good wine, taking photographs and emerging herself in travel, whenever possible.
Ramona has a natural gift with people and a wealth of experience in customer services, combined with a love of numbers and challenges. Ramona’s focus, besides the products, is also to develop the business with Anna. Working many years as a Hotel Manager in Amsterdam, she knows the tourist market well and has developed a large Finnish and local Dutch network.
Ramona was born in Helsinki and she still loves the beautiful capital of Finland. Due to her grandparents, Ramona spent a large portion of her childhood in the East of Finland, Karelia. A piece of her heart has remained in that lovely part of Finland!! After marrying a Dutchman, and having three wonderful half Dutch and half Finnish children, Ramona has become also more and more of a local, but still in her heart she will always be 100% Finnish!
Traveling with family and friends, having a glass of wine with the “borrel” or just relaxing with a good movie are things she enjoys most at the moment.
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The winner of our 2 year anniversary lottery has been picked, and the prize goes to… (hear the drum roll)… Riitta Koljonen! CONGRATULATIONS to the lucky winner and thank you to everyone who participated!
A Piece Of Finland’s 2 year anniversary weekend is fast approaching..! On 15.-17.4.16 we are celebrating our 2nd birthday with lots of cake, drinks, music and special discounts. Also, we’ll be giving one lucky customer a special prize worth 90€! Come raise a toast with us, check out the unique deals and sign up to win! 🙂
Spring foods have arrived! Mämmi, Mignon eggs, moose & reindeer meat, hapankorppu, tippaleipä, rye chips and much, much more!
Spring is fast-approaching and we’re busy planning our many forthcoming events! Have a look at our Events calendar for all the fun that’s awating 🙂 Spring collections are also starting to roll in – come & take a look!
We’re ending the season sale with a bang this weekend! A bench & a wall full of -50% items, plus more -30% goods.
Ps. In our Coffee Corner we’re serving Runeberg’s famous cake and Laskiaispulla (semla). Yummy!
It’s Christmas month – literally so in Finnish, ‘joulukuu’! The elves are lurking in the corners, making sure we’re all at our best behaviour for Santa. They know we’re excitingly waiting to decorate the tree and place presents under its branches for our friends and family. They know because they’re old and wise, and they’ve been watching us all year. Every day from now until Christmas, we’ll open one surprise from our Christmas calendar, given to us by the elves. Follow our public Facebook-page to find out, what is revealed each day 🙂
Tomorrow, Saturday 21st November, will be the 5th time we’re participating in the worldwide event Restaurant Day. Every three months, we turn our shop into a restaurant and serve you with delicious Finnish foods & drinks. This time around, the theme is ‘Flavours of Finnish Christmas’. Here’s a peak at our menus for tomorrow:
Our Travel Show launch event is fast-approaching! In honour of, we’re announcing a lucky draw for all our guests attending next Friday evening, 30th October: one person will win a cruise for 1-4 travellers & car on any Silja Line route in A-class cabin during 2016!
*peak season 25.6.-10.8. excluded
Travel show mainos
This coming Sunday, August 16h, we’re launching the 5th edition of our famous Restaurant Day! From 17.00 until 21.30, we’ll be serving you a delicious menu full of summerish meals. Come alone or in a group and sample a dish or 2 – or enjoy full 3 courses. The choice is yours. See menu below:
Tomorrow, on Tuesday 4th August we’re opening 1 hour later than usual, at 11.30. This is due to an important appointment. We hope this doesn’t cause you any inconveniences.
Good news: we’ve started a summer sale on selected items in our store at Haarlemmerdijk and in our webshop shop.apieceoffinland.nl . Sale products include both design goods and foods. Come have a look!
We’ve got some BIG news: our WEBSHOP is up and running! To access, please select above the category ‘SHOP’ or go to shop.apieceoffinland.nl. Happy shopping! 🙂
Midsummer’s Day is just around the corner and we’re making preparations for something great – including a delicious buffet! Starting at 11:30am till 18:00 this coming Saturday.
Today, we’re exactly 1 week away from the lightest day of the year, Midsummer’s Day! To celebrate Juhannus, as we call it in Finnish, we’re preparing a very special occasion of midsummer food, licourice ice cream, frosty drinks, live music and more. Join us on Saturday 20th June – the event is running all day!
The good luck fairy stopped by at our shop today and draw the winning names for our Big Game competition. The correct answer was Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. The lucky winners have been notified – congratulations, and a big thank you to all participants!
With King’s Day safely behind us, it’s time to raise a glass for Vappu, on May 1st (tomorrow)!
Known as May Day, Valborgsmässoafton or Labour Day in other countries, ‘Vappu’ is a great day of celebration for all working people and students in Finland. Traditional picnic, sima & tippaleipä and uncontrollable singing, it’s all here at A Piece Of Finland on Vappu Day! Show up wearing your graduation hat -or any hat you redeem most appropriate- and get a special deal for sima+tippaleipä, most famous treats of the day.
In addition, we’re preparing special themed set of ‘Vappu Brunch’ menus for you, for a set price of 10€!
King’s Day is just around the corner so it’s almost time to cover yourself in orange and celebrate! To help smoothen things along, A Piece Of Finland is offering a special King’s weekend deal for our new ORANGE HAI BOOTS, only 69€ from Friday till Sunday (norm. 75€)!
On Monday 27.4. we are closed but you may catch Ramona in front of the shop and who knows, she might even let you in… 😉
Today, April 12th, is the 1st ever birthday of A Piece Of Finland! The past 12 months have been full of amazing experiences, wonderful friends and customers, loads of learning curves, some surprises and plenty of hard work. It’s been a year of ups and downs, and particularly thanks to all the ‘ups’, we’re still here.
This is also an exciting time as we have lots of plans in motion. Before summer, we wish to launch some special deals for independent travellers headed towards Finland. Before long, we also wish to launch a whole new channel of commerce: our very own webshop. Many more events are also being scheduled.
With warm gratitude, we want to thank every single one of our customers, supporters and friends who’ve all contributed to the fact that we’re here today. Now, let’s get this ship to its 2nd birthday..! Kippis! 🙂
Anna & Ramona
This weekend is a very special one for us: we’re celebrating our 1st ANNIVERSARY! From Friday morning till Sunday evening, we’re releasing new items & unique birthday packages, only sold throughout this weekend. And on Sunday 13.00-18.00 we wish to thank you, our faithful supporter, by offering you a glass full of blueberry bubbles & delicious chocolate cake! Welcome 🙂
WANT TO VISIT US?
We’d love to welcome you! We’re open every day at Haarlemmerdijk 66 in Amsterdam.
WANT TO CALL US?
We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us at: +31 (0)20 221 69 34
WANT TO WRITE US INSTEAD?
We’re just a quick email away: INFO (at) APIECEOFFINLAND.NL
For an individual e-mail to one of us, just replace ‘info’ with ‘Anna’ or ‘Ramona’.