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Photographer: Lotta Samuelsson

Gårdshuset i Sjötorp och Café Baltzar

Café, shopping and history all in one

Find your way to Café Baltzar and Gårdshuset shop, as well as the canal and maritime museum, Kanal- och sjöfartsmuseet; they share space in an old shipyard warehouse in the centre of Sjötorp, West Sweden. Enjoy a coffee and cake with a nice view of the canal, learn more about the history of the canal and buy home furnishings, jewellery and everything in between.

Discover history

In the museum Kanal- och sjöfartsmuseet can you can learn more about the exciting history of shipping on lake Vänern and the Göta Canal. See the equipment that was used to dig the canal over 200 years ago, plus old boats, drawings, wrecked boats, letters and so on.

Cafe and shopping

At Café Baltzar you can enjoy som Swedish fika or today´s lunch. In the same building you also find some shopping (clothes, presents and decorations for your home). There is even more shopping by the canal, just east of the bridge in central Sjötorp. 

Nearby there is also a Waffle house, in the yellow building just by locks 2-3. Enjoy a tasty waffle in this cute house, decorated in turn of the century style.


Would you like more ideas about what you can find nearby? This café is a certified InfoPoint where you can pick up brochures and maps and knowledgeable staff can help with your questions about the area.

Contact information

Café Baltzar von Platen

Slussvägen 112

54066 Sjötorp

Phone: +46 501 515 40

E-mail: cafebaltzar@gmail.com

Website: sjotorp.se