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Ice Sculpture Festival

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  • In winter, Zwolle's city center boasts the most beautiful snow and ice sculptures. The world’s best ice sculptors create a spectacular exhibition in the IJsselhallen in Zwolle.

    • The ice sculpture festival has become Holland’s biggest winter event.
    • As much as 275,000 kilograms of ice are used to realize the unique works of art.
    • Visit the spectacular exhibition of the world’s best ice sculptors.

    With over 100,000 visitors, the Dutch Ice Sculpture Festival has become Holland’s biggest winter event. More than 40 of the world’s best ice sculptors come to Holland and put together a spectacular exhibition using special effects. As much as 275,000 kilograms of ice are used to create these unique works of art and exhibit them at the festival. You can admire the extraordinary ice sculptures yourself in a 3,000 square meter ice hall De IJsselhallen in Zwolle.

    A special annual theme

    The Ice Sculpture Festival has a theme that changes every year. The artists set to work with chainsaws, chisels and torches and realize their interpretation of the theme. The ice sculptures are places in a separate tent, where you can admire them. 

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  • 12/23/17 at 1:00 AM -
    3/4/18 at 1:00 AM
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