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Antwerp by Day: Areas

City Center (Norwegian: Sentrum)
Place type: City center
Karl Johans gate 1

"Sentrum" meaning city-centre is located on the southeast side of the city near the inner Oslofjord. The district is dominated by high rises like Postgirobygget and The Plaza. Oslo's Central Station is located on the eastern side of the borough. Sentrum consists of Bjørvika which has a history as Oslo's main harbour. The area is now being rebuilt with modern high rises consisting of the Barcode and also several student apartments, schools and museums. An area good for shopping, pubs, attractions, museums and restaurants.

  • Walking dist: 0 min
  • Price: High
Grünerløkka
Place type: Urban, hipster, young, exciting
Thorvald Meyers gate 48

Grünerløkka (alternative spelling: Grünerløkken) is a district of the city of Oslo know for the hipster lifestyle. Grünerløkka became part of the city of Oslo (then Christiania) in 1858. Grünerløkka is a traditional working class district, but from the late 20th century a gentrification process has taken place in the area. Although it is located in the East End, it has a relatively high price level today compared to other East End areas. An area great for restaurants, pubs and vintage shops. Highly recommended area!

  • Walking dist: 15 min
  • Price: Medium
Grønland
Place type: Multicultural, alternative, exciting
Grønlandsleiret

Over the last 30 years Grønland has developed into a multicultural neighbourhood. The area contains stores carrying goods from all over the world, as well as mosques, bars and ethnic restaurants. Prices on most things have often been a bit lower in this general area than in other central parts of Oslo. An area with lots of alternative restaurants and pubs, farmers markets. It's almost like stepping in to a different country when entering this area!

  • Walking dist: 15 min
  • Price: Low
Aker Brygge
Place type: Shopping, walkabout, restaurants, posh
Aker Brygge

Aker Brygge is west of Pipervika, an arm of the Oslo Fjord. Before the shipyard was established there in 1854, the area was known as Holmen. It was an old yard where some industrial corporations established, and a suburban establishment grew in the early 19th century. An area filled with elegance! Really polished and beatiful, and a really panoramic view! Lots of expensive (but great!) restaurants, and also possible to catch a ride with a ferry!

  • Walking dist: 15 min
  • Price: High
Majorstua
Place type: Shopping, walkabout, restaurants, posh
Bogstadveien

Majorstuen or Majorstua is an affluent neighbourhood in the Frogner borough in the western part of Oslo. Majorstua is known for its vibrant downtown, especially its shopping area. The area has several elegant townhouses. The area is also an important public transport junction in Oslo, where all metro lines, three tram lines and five bus lines operate. It is served by Majorstuen station.

  • Walking dist: 20 min
  • Price: High