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Business/Location: House of Sweden
Address: 901 30th St NW
City: Washington
State: DC
Zip Code: 20007
Phone: 202-467-2600

Posted by:  Kara Deniz
Photo:  Kara Deniz
   House of Sweden
There's more to Sweden than tall blondes, herring, contemporary design, and IKEA. And, so, there is more to the Swedish Embassy, located on the Georgetown waterfront. The building's design is an intriguing, box-like structure with spectacular views from its seamless floor-to-ceiling windows. The House of Sweden's regular events include free concert performances by native Swedes in an intimate setting, as well as larger and swankier see-and-be-seen parties on the rooftop. Guests are greeted by friendly embassy staff, generally tall and blonde, at gatherings where Swedish delicacies are served and the furniture is, well, reminiscent of a trip to everyone's favorite blue and gold-colored, assemble-it-yourself furniture store. For Scandinavian overload, Iceland's embassy is also headquartered in the building. Maybe tall blondes, salted fish and contemporary design are enough, after all.

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