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Ventspils is a family-friendly city where the comfort of Ventspils’ resident families is considered and where families from other cities and countries are given an opportunity to pursue interesting leisure activities. Ventspils is special in a way, that here a modern port, innovative production facilities, and a beautiful beach coexist, the former being decorated by the Blue flag since 1999, a symbol of neatness and safety.
A promenade with a view of the Venta river, the sea gate, the old workshops of the Port, an impressive collection of buoys, and the exhibited pilotage ship “Rota”, which operated in the port of Ventspils for many years.
Located at the entrance to the small fishing port, the “Lighthouse of Love” is an environmental object designed specifically for newlyweds.
The oldest medieval fortress in Latvia and the oldest building in Ventspils, where you can view the digital exposition ‘’Living History’’, art and history exhibitions, and educational programs.
The museum gives an insight into the life of the North Kurzeme coast; there you can see a collection of sea boats, farmsteads, and Užava windmills. The museum also offers the opportunity to travel with the historical narrow-gauge railway steam locomotive “Mazbānītis”.
Two cow parades have been held in Ventspils; now in Ventspils there are 27 sculptures of cows of different sizes and colors, created by Latvian and foreign artists.
A park which provides a wide range of active recreation: adventure attractions for children, an obstacle course in the trees, a wake park, paintball, a place for private events, and a ski hill in the winter.
The Creative House offers planetarium star shows and 360-degree films on nature, the Universe, and planets, while the observatory enables you to see the Sun, planets, binary stars, and nebulae through a high-quality telescope.
"Hercogs Jēkabs" leaves its berth at the intersection of Tirgus and Ostas streets between May and October. During the 45-minute- or 1-hour-and-5-minute-long rides, you can see the mouth of the Venta river, the Ostas street promenade, the Livonian Order Castle, the only drawbridge in Latvia, and the industrial territory of the Freeport of Ventspils.
The train route covers the most beautiful places of Ventspils: its most remarkable tourist attractions, historical buildings, magnificent city parks, and squares. An audio guide is available on the train; the guide features interesting stories about ancient Ventspils and information about the objects seen during the train route.
Eternal summer, joy, and well-being reign over the Water Amusement Park, which is rich in various recreational possibilities for adults as well as children. Lovers of active recreation may head over to the park’s two slides, the Mountain River, and the playground equipment at the children’s pool, whereas the SPA complex may be used for relaxing in various saunas or the salt room and enjoying different water procedures with soothing music playing in the background.