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Reviewed 5 days ago

I spent some time just walking along this street. There are many shops and cafés there, you can also see the Parliament building. Again, the weather was not too nice and we planned to leave Oslo that day so my time there was limited. I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 307milenau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very busy place with a lot of people. Not a fan of going here, and if you are going to shop in Oslo, I recommend going to Bogstadveien instead.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sarahedqvist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try to avoid the weekend especially as it is a sea of tourists. We enjoyed strolling its length with the newly opened flowers adorning it. It is scenic and dotted with interesting architecture and parks.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LAR60
Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

This area is filled with great shops and interesting eateries. We spent a good amount of time going up and down the pedestrian road during the day. Most of the shops close up early in the winter.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ctboarder
Reviewed 12 January 2019

A number of shops and cafes as per any high street, but is a central link from Oslo S station, passing the cathedral, parliament and small park with a ice skating in the winter (bring your own skates) leading up to the Royal Palace with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JoD5
Reviewed 11 January 2019

This is the main street through central Oslo with shops, cafes, and some ritzy hotels. It also passes Parliament, and the National Gallery, and leads to the Royal Palace. There’s some great architecture to see along the way. But lest I give the impression it’s...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dmarkwind
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Ok, it's a shopping area with people streaming everywhere. And..... I can see that anywhere in the world..... It's really uninteresting. Go figure

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JGSingers
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Loved this place in late December. The Christmas market is amazing and it's definetely an experience we won't forget. Beware a lot of homeless begging for money, in case you're not used to that.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tomwQ2809SM
Reviewed 27 December 2018

The busiest and the most crowded part of this street is between the Parliament building and the central station. This part is full of shops with well-known brands. You can see here many artists as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PETR D
Reviewed 25 November 2018

This is the central pedestrian walkway that bridges Oslo S Central train station to the royal palace. Here are shops galore, cafes and restaurants, and most downtown hotels are nearby. This is the real original Oslo. Grand Hotel along here is where the Bohemian crowd...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Dale_A_65 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed here during the summer (late June). Two nights a week they had some sort of summer dance party going on. It was terribly noisy because of the constant thumping of the bass from the music. If I recall correctly, when... More