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We’d love to welcome you! We’re open every day at
Haarlemmerdijk 66, 1013JE Amsterdam.

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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’.





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Design

 FINNISH DESIGN

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.

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Brands Portfolio II

Food

FOOD

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!

COFFEE CORNER

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
Cafetoria.

We welcome you with a smile, every day!

Travel

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
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 independently.
Follow our booking instructions and get your unique deal!
Note: You keep the control of your holiday plans and can always
contact the destination yourself, in case of any changes or enquiries.

Our newest deals are always available only through a visit at our shop,
but you’ll find 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

Helsinki Indigo hotel -22% off

LAKELAND & THE GRAND LAKE SAIMAA
– pure hedonism in the middle of Finland’s vast lake district –
See here for info & booking code: Järvisydän_deal

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CENTRAL FINLAND HOUSEBOATING
– glide through a network of beautiful lakes on your own luxury houseboat –
See here for info & booking code: Houseboat.fi_deal

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NORTHERN STARS RUKA & KUUSAMO
– winter or summer, an outstanding location for outdoor activities & wild nature –
See here for info & booking code: Ruka_deal

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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

©Kimmo Salminen. Aurinko nousee Levillä. 10.4.2005

©Kimmo Salminen. Aurinko nousee Levillä. 10.4.2005 – VisitFinland photo bank

TALLINK SILJA LINE CRUISES

Travel between Sweden&Finland and Finland&Estonia in a comfortable way.

You can travel with or without a car.

More Information HERE

LAIVASILJA

…AND we have more destinations coming!
If you need help with your plans, don’t hesitate to contact us.
For more inspiration, why not start here: visitfinland.com/wild-and-free

For a suggested wintertime self-drive itinerary:

Finnish Lapland by car

For a suggested summertime self-drive itinerary:

Southern & Central Finland by car

Events

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.

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You can also follow our Events
in Facebook
by clicking
HERE

About

ABOUT US

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

ANNA

Anna is the initial creative force behind the project. She focuses on all aspects of
actualizing events and projects, planning and executing marketing & advertisements
as well as running the social media channels and the website/webshop.
Anna also dedicates time to perfecting visual elements within the store
and developing the concept together with Ramona.

A professional musician and freelance-journalist, 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 driving creative projects, Anna enjoys sunshine, good wine, photographing
and emerging herself in travel, whenever possible.

Ramona

RAMONA

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.

News

NEWS…
To sign up for our newsletter, please fill in your details here: A Piece Of Finland Newsletter

12/06/2017
With summer sun treating us to beautiful June days here in Amsterdam, we’re busy planning our Midsummer’s Day celebrations! Delicious & sweet new Finnish potatoes are on their way to make the Midsummer buffet perfect, and we’re receiving a wonderful duo to perform Finnish music in the afternoon of the 24th. More details coming very soon… please check out our Events page and Facebook for more updates!

We’re also planning other events for late summer and the autumn. More about those a little later…

25/04/2017
Spring is coming along nicely! With Easter and our 3rd Anniversary behind us, and King’s Day & Vappu just ahead, we’re buzzing with energy and fun events. Seasonal delicacies are once again as current as ever – we’ve just bottled our very own ‘sima’ for Vappu, and have ‘tippaleipä’s and ‘munkkis’, too. In case you missed Fazer’s famous Mignon-eggs, we still have some left. Plus, of course, the beautiful spring collections by Marimekko, Reima, Lapuan Kankurit and many others!

Ps. Make sure to sign up for your newsletter (link above) for more news!

12/12/2016
Less than 2 weeks till Christmas and our shelves are stacked with wonderful, original gifts! Finnish Christmas foods & treats have been selling fast but we still have some stock left for last-minute shoppers.. We’ve also updated our opening hours for the holidays season, please see our Contact-page for more.

This Thursday we’ll be singing in Finnish, at 17.30 and 19.30, as it’s time for “Kauneimmat joululaulut”! Everyone’s welcome – but only Finnish lyrics are available. ⛄✨?

05/12/2016
TODAY, MONDAY 5TH DECEMBER, WE ARE CLOSING EARLIER THAN NORMAL, AT 17.00, DUE TO EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

In the same breath, we wish you all very ‘gezellig’ Sinterklaas avond! 🙂

01/11/2016
Have you seen our gorgeous winter collections yet? New Lapuan pure & soft wool blankets, the most beautiful pillow covers from Marimekko, linen towels, Snowhorse – Moomin seasonal mug, brand new Taika colours from Iittala, Lumi’s full-grain leather bags with unique details you won’t find anywhere else, and much much more! Come have a look – we’re open every day.

ps. the new Fazer delivery is in, too, with plenty of delicious goods to go crazy over!

15/09/2016
We’ve updated our events and received new, exciting collections for the autumn season! Take a peak in our events calendar or Facebook at what we’re up to, and stop by the check out the latest items!

13/06/2016
It’s a new season with new products and exciting events! We are currently hosting Jenna Rutanen’s photo exhibition Poetry Without Words. In 2 weeks, we’ll celebrate Midsummer weekend with delicious foods, live jazz and coctails… and from thereon, it’s all sunshine through the summer! Come stop by, check out the new collections and have a cup of coffee with the most ‘lekker’ cinnamon bun 🙂

17/04/2016
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!

11/04/2016
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! 🙂
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17/03/2016
Spring foods have arrived! Mämmi, Mignon eggs, moose & reindeer meat, hapankorppu, tippaleipä, rye chips and much, much more!

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25/02/2016
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!

29/01/2016
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!

1/12/2015
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 🙂

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20/11/2015
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:

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No reservations – first come first served!

 

 

 

 

 

20/10/2015
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
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10/08/2015
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:

Restaurant Day 16.8.15

03/08/2015
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.

27/07/2015
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!

22/07/2015
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! 🙂

18/06/2015
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.

13/06/2015
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!

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ANNA

Anna is the initial creative force behind the project. She focuses on all aspects of
actualizing events and projects, planning and executing marketing and advertisement
as well as running the social media channels and the website/webshop.
Anna also dedicates time to perfecting visual elements within the store
and developing the concept together with Ramona.

A professional musician and freelance-journalist, 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 driving creative projects, Anna enjoys sunshine, good wine,
photographing and emerging herself in travel, whenever possible.

 

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