Ventspils is a city with 40,000 inhabitants in northwestern Latvia in the Courland historical region of Latvia. Ventspils is situated on the Venta River and the Baltic Sea, and has an ice-free port. 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 makes Ventspils a very special place.
Ventspils has a well-developed sports infrastructure and represents a favorable environment with all preconditions for sporting and leisure activities. Modern sports complexes foster sports development in Ventspils.
Ventspils Adventure Park Climbing, swinging, turning, sliding and rolling are just some of the activities offered at the Ventspils Adventure Park. While your friends are out having fun, enjoy a delicious meal at the cafe "Stender's Pica". Address: Saules iela 141 www.piedzivojumuparks.lv
Livonian Order Castle The Livonian Order Castle is one of the oldest medieval fortresses. In 1290 the castle was first chronicled and this date is now considered to be the year of Ventspils' foundation. The Livonian Order Castle offers activities all year round: concerts, history and art exhibitions on various topics. Address: Jana iela 17, Ventspils, LV 3601 www.muzejs.ventspils.lv
Ostas Street promenade There are many tourist attractions along the Ostas Street promenade or Ventmala like the Livonian Order Castle, the excursion boat "Hercogs Jekabs", Kr.Valdemars monument, the figurative flower bed "Marites" ("Ladybirds") and many more.
Blue Flag Beach During the summer you will find beach volleyball and football fields as well as cafes. Children will be able to enjoy different types of playground equipment such as slides and swings. The seashore has almost an 80m wide beach of fine white sand and dunes that in some places reach a height of 9m. The Blue Flag Beach stretches for 1.2km.