Quality of Life
If you are seeking a hospitable city environment with an orderly and comfortable daily life, well-kept green spaces and a wide selection of family activities, then Ventspils is your best choice. You can not only find a port and an industrial park, but also a gorgeous environment for tourism and day-to-day life with a first-class infrastructure, in addition to a varied selection of cultural, educational, sports and leisure activities, plus a Blue flag certified beach.
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Infrastructure of a Modern City – a Comfortable and Safe Environment
Ventspils is the best-kept city in Latvia. It is known for its well-maintained streets, residential areas with modern parking areas and playgrounds, in addition to its quick and convenient access to all the daily necessities (medical, educational, etc.). New and modern objects complement the city’s historic face, many of which have received important architectural awards.
Clean Environment and Accessible Green Spaces
The city stands out with its green parks. Starting from early spring, until late autumn, Ventspils pleases with its plentiful greeneries, flower sculptures and fountains. The city surroundings also offer clean and unspoiled coastal areas.
Well-Kept Beach – the Best in Latvia
Ventspils beach, one of the best leisure spots on the Baltic Sea coast, attracts thousands of locals and visitors. The beach has received the Blue Flag certification – the international assessment on clean environment, good water quality, coastal and water safety and high level of upkeep.
Exciting Cultural Life
Ventspils is famous for its concerts, festivals and other cultural and entertainment events, which are attended by thousands of people. The theatre house Jūras vārti (Sea Gate) is the center for professional art in Ventspils. Ventspils Museum, part of which is located in the castle of the Livonian order, showcases history of the city and region. Here you can find one of the most beautiful libraries in Latvia and Rakstnieku māja (House of Writers) – the place of creative meetings among writers and translators. Creation of new cultural traditions and brining of brave ideas to life hasn’t stopped in Ventspils, so the cultural events are never boring.
Activities and Sports for Everyone
The city promotes active lifestyle and offers attractive recreational options. The parks have free outdoor exercising machines; a new bicycle track network goes through the city. You can also find basketball halls and ice rinks, an athletics arena and football stadiums, swimming pools, a rowing base, skate parks, etc. Thousands gather at Adventure Park during the summer, for exciting attractions, and during the winter, when it becomes the skiing hill Lemberga hūte. Summer water attractions may be found at the coastal open-air Beach Waterpark, while during the colder seasons, Water Amusement Park opens its doors, offering additional SPA services.
Ventspils – Destination of International Tourists
Investment into the infrastructure and the quality recreational services has turned Ventspils into a destination for international tourists. Every year, especially during the hot season, the city attracts more and more visitors from not only the nearby Baltic and Scandinavian countries, but also from other EU countries and Russia. They appreciate the lively beaches and the selection of leisure activities, while basking in the beauty of the environment and the hospitality of the local people. More information: visitventspils.com
Businesses currently in Freeport of Ventspils
Chairman of the Board of Ventspils High Technology Park Ivars Eglājs:
– Ventspils is the only Latvian city in which the number of ICT companies has increased more than 5 times during the last 7 years. The developed strategy and action plan prescribes a further development and provision of ICT concentration in the city. According to the strategy we plan to make Ventspils more visible in the European ICT map by finding the niche appropriate for Ventspils and the whole region as well as by providing high-quality education for professionals, and excellen infrastructure and the best conditions for ICT companies.
Co-owner of the confectionery factory Pobeda and director-general of its Ventspils branch Andrey Muravyev:
- At Ventspils plant we have installed the world's most advanced chocolate production line. We have chosen the best equipment for our European branch, which allows us to work at the highest level, guaranteeing the highest quality and product safety. Ventspils is our gateway to the Latvian, European and world markets, and we are willing to enter them with the highest quality products and perfectly tasting chocolate. We are the first confectionery plant in Russia opening a production unit in Europe, and we regard the establishment of a plant in Latvia as a very important step.