Hey Richard, just got back from a trip to Amsterdam and Stockholm myself. Wish I’d noticed the poster store down the street from Droog!
In Stockholm, we stayed at both the Story Hotel in Stureplan and the Elite Hotel Marina Tower Stockholm in Nacka. Story was amazing. Great rooms, breakfast, downtown, no room keys, and the restaurant was good too. The Marina is a bit out of the way, but easy to get to from once you figure out transit. Basically, you take any bus or the local train out of Slussen station and then a 10 minute walk. It’s right on the Baltic Sea, so you can also take the ferry. The rooms are standard, and the internet wasn’t great. Breakfast was quite extensive, but lacked smoked salmon. Hellasgården is also a twenty minute bus away if you feel like hiking.
Scania’s headquarters are about a 45 minute train ride out of Stockholm Central in Sodertalje, and they’ve got a free museum with their early trucks, engines, bikes and trains, as well as a small exhibit about their production/design. Call ahead to check if they’re open, as they were preparing for a corporate event when we went. In that vein, Volvo has a more extensive museum and factory tour in Gothenburg. I wasn’t able to get out there, but it looks worth the trip.
The Spårvägsmuseet/public transport museum was great. It’s a fairly large space with plenty of old busses, trams and subways, as well as other transport-related equipment and displays. They waived the admission price for us when we arrived an hour before closing.
The Vasamusset was more interesting than I’d expected. There are lots of bus tours which felt overwhelming at first, but the groups tended to go in waves.
Nobel museum wasn’t great. I was also disappointed by the Moderna Museet and adjacent Arkitekturmuseet.
The Nordic museum is quite large. The furniture exhibit was nice, as was the exhibit on striping.
Didn’t do much in the way of shopping in Stockholm, so can’t advise you on that.