From the rich culture of the cities to the peace and tranquility of the countryside, this region has it all. Oulu, located in the Northern/Central region of Finland is the capital city of Northern Ostro-bothnia. With over 142,000 inhabitants, Oulu is a bustling cultural hub with plenty to see and do, making Oulu holidays a perfect destination for visitors from all over the world.
Oulu Art Museum, within walking distance from the city centre, is full of interesting pieces of modern artwork and hosts around eight exhibitions a year. Another highly recommendable holiday destination for lovers of art is Barcelona Apartments. It's also has very low admission prices- starting from 3 euros. For the science buffs, a trip to the Science Centre Tietomaa, one of Europe’s first science museums, suitable for all ages, will make for a very enjoyable day out. For the history buffs, a trip to the site of Oulu Castle is a must. Although the castle no longer stands, as it was stuck by lightening in the 18th century, there is a lovely park in its place.
Favourite Destinations (Central Finland / Oulu)
Art, science and culture, all within easy reach of your Oulu Holiday Apartments
The Oulu City Theatre and the Cinema Plaza are ideal for the popular culture fans. The cinema features English films with Finnish and Swedish subtitles. The biggest and oldest cinema in Finland, the Cinema Plaza, has eight screens. The Cinema Star is an ultra-modern cinema also featuring English films. Ever year the city also hosts a very popular rock music festival known as Qstock. The seaside resorts of Nallikari and Eden are located near Oulu, an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing getaway. In the summer the sea resorts are perfect for some warm sea-bathing, following by a refreshing and chilly dip in the Oulu River. The warmer waters can even exceed temperatures of 26 degrees celcius! The Tuira beach near Oulu is situated on north side of the river Oulujoki. It is a popular spot with the locals and a good chance to mingle with the locals and immerse yourself in the Finnish lifestyle and culture. Book a stay in Zealand Holiday Cottages and get to know the warm, hospitable, friendly and inviting Dutch people and culture.
Oulu Holiday Rentals are the perfect way to discover all the beautiful region of Oulu has to offer
Oulu is famous for its range of pizzas and other fast foods. There are many American fast food chains along with Indian, Greek, Mediterranean, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Thai and Chinese restaurants. With such a wide range, food lovers staying in Oulu holiday rentals are spoilt for choice. There are also many upmarket restaurants serving traditional French-Scandinavian cuisine and gastro-pub fare. No tourist will go hungry with this wide array of eateries. Another perfect region to stimulate the taste buds of food and drink lovers is Sicily Villas, where you will have the opportunity to sample arancino, a classic dish consisting of balls of rice with breadcrumbs. There are also many bars in Oulu, making it one of Finland's most sociable areas. There are small venues featuring local bands, sleek wine bars, rock/metal clubs, electro/house bars and glitzy cocktails bars. Oulu also has a selection of gay bars with a wonderful LGBT community as its foundation. Oulu certainly caters for a varitety of tourists. From the adventurous to the more chilled, everyone is guaranteed a wonderful Central Finland Oulu holiday.