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Vapaa-aika Vantaalla

Leisure in Vantaa

Vantaa Adult Education Centre (Vantaan Aikuisopisto) provides opportunities for arts, crafts, cooking and dance, for instance. You can also study languages there.

There are two cultural facilities in Vantaa: Martinus Concert Hall and the multipurpose centre Myyrmäki House. In addition, Multipurpose Centre LUMO organises a wealth of events.

The Vernissa cultural centre for children and young people, the Pessi children’s art centre and the Toteemi children’s art centre hold cultural events for children.

Read more: Leisure.

linkkiVantaa Adult Education Centre:
Study guideFinnish

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Cultural eventsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiMartinus Concert Hall:
ConcertsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiMultipurpose Centre Lumo:
EventsFinnish | English

linkkiVernissa cultural centre for children and young people:
Cultural events for childrenFinnish

linkkiPessi children's art centre:
Cultural events for childrenFinnish

linkkiToteemi children's art centre:
Cultural events for childrenFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Events and festivalsFinnish | English

Library

Vantaa has 10 libraries (kirjasto) and two mobile libraries (kirjastoauto). You can borrow books, magazines, music, films, games and much more from libraries. There are books and other materials in several languages. You can also use computers at libraries. Some libraries also organise Finnish discussion groups for immigrants..

Vantaa’s libraries are part of the HelMet library service of the metropolitan area. This means that you can use the same library card at the city libraries of Vantaa, Espoo, Kaunianen and Helsinki.

The main library of Helsinki in Pasila is a Multilingual Library. It features books in over 60 languages. If you have a HelMet library card, you can also borrow books from the Multilingual Library.

Read more: Libraries

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Information about librariesFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiHelsinki City Library:
Multilingual LibraryFinnish | Swedish | English

Sports and exercise

There are five municipal indoor swimming pools in Vantaa. The indoor swimming pool in Korso also offers a separate swimming session for immigrant women and girls.

Vantaa has several sports halls and fields, as well as other locations and facilities for various sports. On the exercise trails, you can run in the summer and ski in the winter.

Read more: Sports and exercise.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Contact information for indoor swimming poolsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Swimming session for immigrant womenFinnish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Sports associationsFinnish

Recreation in nature

Vantaa has a lot of hiking paths and nature trails. You can also enjoy nature at the Petikko recreational area.

You can fish in the fishing areas of the city of Vantaa on the Vantaanjoki and Keravanjoki rivers and on the Gulf of Finland.

Read more: Recreation in nature.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Recreational and camping areasFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Sports and outdoor locationsFinnish | Swedish

linkkiPetikon virkistysalue:
Recreational areasFinnish

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Fishing and boatingFinnish

Theatre and cinema

Vantaa boasts numerous professional and amateur theatres.

There are four cinemas in Vantaa. More information on the films shown is available on the websites of the cinemas. In addition, the City of Vantaa holds film screenings.

Read more: Theatre and cinema.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Cinema, dance and theatreFinnish | English

Museums

There are several museums in Vantaa. The City Museum presents the history of Vantaa. Vantaa Art Museum hosts varying exhibitions of domestic and foreign contemporary art.

Information on other museums is available on the City of Vantaa website.

Read more: Museums.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
MuseumsFinnish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
City MuseumFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Art MuseumFinnish | Swedish | English

Hobbies for children and young people

Vantaa is home to many educational institutes that provide basic art education to children and young people. The various forms of art covered include music, visual arts, dance, theatre circus, literary arts, crafts and architecture.

The city’s youth facilities are open to all young people between 10 and 17 years of age.

The Sports for Everyone project (Sporttia kaikille -hanke) organises sports clubs, tournaments and camps for children and young people with immigrant background.

Associations and sports clubs organise plenty of activities for young people.

More information is provided on the website of the City of Vantaa.

Read more: Hobbies for children and young people.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Information about recreational opportunities for young peopleFinnish

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Culture for children and young peopleFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Information about art educationFinnish | English

linkkiVantaan kaupunki:
Youth facilitiesFinnish

linkkiSporttia kaikille:
Opportunities for sports and exerciseFinnish

linkkiCity of Helsinki:
Hobby searchFinnish

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Participate and influenceFinnish | Swedish

Hobbies for the elderly

If you are 70 years old or over and Vantaa is your municipality of residence, you can use the city’s swimming pools and gyms free of charge with a Sports Card (Sporttikortti). You can apply for the card free of charge at Vantaa Info. Take along an identity document and a photo when applying.

Counselling for senior citizens (seniorineuvonta) provides information about the activities and services for senior citizens offered by associations, companies and the city.

Counselling for senior citizens
Tel.: 09 8392 4202
E-mail: palvelutarpeen.arviointi(at)vantaa.fi

linkkiSporttikortti 70+:
Opportunities for sports and exerciseFinnish | Swedish

Associations

A variety of associations focusing on areas such as culture and sports operate in Vantaa. More information is provided on the website of the City of Vantaa.

Read more: Associations.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Cultural associationsFinnish

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Sports associationsFinnish