What to do in Warsaw for fun

Updated 2018-09-17 11:34

Find, in this article, everything you need to know about the leisure activities available in Warsaw, the Polish capital city.

As the capital city of Poland, Warsaw attracts many expatriates and tourists every year. Thanks to its tremendous historical and cultural heritage, the city provides a number leisure activities to its residents. So if you are planning to move here, you are very unlikely to get bored. From delicious food and festivals to a variety of sporting facilities and museums, Warsaw has something for everyone.


Sports are very popular in Warsaw, like in most international European cities. For instance, the city hosts not less than 40 covered swimming pools, a number of gyms and sports clubs, as well as ski slopes, ice rinks, skateboard grounds, tennis and basketball courts, and more. Golf is becoming popular among Varsovians and the city's expat residents ' First Warsaw Golf and Country Club is the main golf course in the city, located some 25km outside city centre; the club has English-speaking staff and offers programmes for both seasoned players and beginners. Those who enjoy an adrenaline rush won't be disappointed either with karting, squash, paintball, and even bungee jumping facilities available in Poland's capital.


Warsaw is a highly cultural city. So you are likely to attend a variety of events during your time in the city: concerts, shows, gallery and museum openings, culture cafes, theatres, and more. Moreover, the city often hosts large scale cultural events like the Warsaw Film Festival, Polish Contemporary Opera Festival, Mozart Festival, Jazz In The Old Town Festival, International Book Fair, etc. These events are generally announced on the city's official portal.

For museum-goers, there is no shortage of options as well: the National Museum, Copernicus Science Centre, and the Fryderyk Chopin Museum are some of the most popular.


Most of the restaurants that you'll find in Warsaw offer traditional Polish creations: dishes like bigos (the Polish version of sauerkraut) and golabki (stuffed cabbage leaves) are some of the national favourites. With that, the city is, by no means, a stranger to foreign cuisine and you will find African, German, Mexican, French, Asian, Indian, Jewish, and other restaurants and cafes sprinkled across Warsaw. Fast food joints and coffee shops are aplenty: from international chains like McDonald's, KFC and Starbucks to local fast food equivalents like Zapiecek and cozy little corner coffee shops. One thing is guaranteed: there is no going hungry in Warsaw.

Amusement and theme parks

The city is home to a number of water, amusement and theme parks that are a great choice for a full day out. Wodny Park, for instance, is one of the most visited water parks in the city. Energylandia is one of the biggest amusement parks in Poland famous for its extreme rides, colourful shows, and family-friendly attractions. For those looking for a quiet day outdoors, Warsaw Rope Park, overlooking the Wisla River, would be a great way to spend an adventurous day outdoors.

Useful links:

Warsaw Tour ' Warsaw City Hall
Warsaw Official Portal ' Kulturalna

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