Ventspils - A city where they respect the past, think about tomorrow and work efficiently today.
Ventspils is a family-friendly city opening up various possibilities both for families living here, and visitors with children from other cities and countries. Harmony between the modern port, innovative plants and factories, and the beautiful and tidy beach that has been flying the Blue Flag since 1999 makes Ventspils a very special place.
Ventspils is a city that won't leave you indifferent! It is like a small country within a country. There is no need to travel outside Latvia to feel a breath of Europe – you will find everything in Ventspils where even time is counted differently and where flowers, in spite of rhythms of life dictated by nature, break into blossom earlier than in other places of Latvia, and holidaymakers can enjoy an easy walk along city's cobbled streets. Ventspils is a capital of flowers and fountains; all over the city (even in electrical posts) you can find colourful cow sculptures, but streets, parks, squares and courtyards are decorated with flower sculptures, figurative flower compositions and tasteful flowerbeds. Ventspils is in unwithering bloom even during the hottest summer days.
Welcome to Ventspils, a city with a promising future!
Tours & Activities
Top things to do
Livonian Order Castle
The Livonian Order Castle is one of the oldest medieval fortresses that has survived to this day. In 1290 the castle was first chronicled and this date is now considered to be the year of Ventspils’ foundation. The Livonian Order castle differs from other medieval fortresses with its interior, where modern design of museum exhibits’ stands harmonizes with the historic environment.
Ventspils Narrow Gauge Train "Mazbānītis"
A row of passenger carriages are pulled by a 1916 steam engine. Ventspils narrow gauge railway conssits of two lines: Riņķa līnija (Circle line) – 1,4 km and Kalna līnija (Mountain line) – 3,0 km
Ventspils Adventure Park
Climbing, swinging, turning, sliding and rolling are just some of the activities which are open to the Ventspils Adventure Park visitors. The Adventure Park has greatly expanded to include new rides and attractions and is now proud to offer package deals.
Ventspils Creative Centre with Planetarium
In 1904 built Latvian Society House is now renovated, and it houses Ventspils Pupils’ Creativity House. The building still maintains the main hall, which is well-known in Ventspils for its great acoustics, and it can host up to 320 people.
Ventpsils Water Amusement Park
In complex are available water attractions like children pool with forms – snake, birds and mushrooms, pool with 4 horizontal water massage jets, water cascade and back-stream, imitation wave pool, where waves act periodically.
For clients these are also available: sauna complex with Turkish and steam bathhouses, 2 saunas, salt room, cold pool, 2 massage showers, soft ice generator and 5-place water massage bath.