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Umeå’s new landmark

The Väven cultural centre is centrally located in Umeå. The Umeälven river is on one side and the... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland
Best place to eat outside in Umea

This is a beautiful area of Umea. When I visited it was really packed out as it’s a popular place... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Nov 27, 2018
“Umeå’s new landmark”
Jul 29, 2018
“Best place to eat outside in Umea”
Väven is a cultural center in Umeå, accomodating both public and commercial businesses. In Väven you can find all kinds of culture and experiences. Enjoy a wonderful experience in our city library, restaurants, conference rooms, hotels, exhibition...more
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46 A Storgatan, Umea 903 26, Sweden
+46 90 16 33 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

there is a very big library there with thousands of books and lots of computer for free, the books are in several languages and different subjects... there is also some restaurants and coffee shops.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

The Väven cultural centre is centrally located in Umeå. The Umeälven river is on one side and the city’s heart on the other side. The city library occupies floors 2-4 and on the 4th floor is also the Women’s history museum. There are also two...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

This is a beautiful area of Umea. When I visited it was really packed out as it’s a popular place to eat lunch. There is loads of seating available and also some grass areas. There were families there, as well as business people. There are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

My rating had to be average but there is nothing average about it. Had it been possible to rate it terrible and excellent at the same time I would have. There is no way to miss the building, but it is actually possible to miss...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Management response:Responded July 31, 2017

Hi there, Thank you so much for your rating and response of your visit to Väven. The exterior of Väven is a constant topic, both from visitors and people living in Umeå. Some of them like it, some don't. Either way, we like the fact...More

Reviewed January 15, 2017

Really nice place, with interesting exhibitions, and a huge variety of books, in any language! Also, on the top floor, there is a small museum on Women´s History. There are cafés and restaurants, and also cinema.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

I visited Väven twice during my stay in Umeå. I had a look at the open and nice museum, listened to a book presentation inside the museum and the next day I visited the museum of womens history and the cafe "Fika" at the bottom...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank BodilL6
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