If you are looking for an original way to spend your leisure time in winter, the Dutch Ice Sculpture Festival, which will take place from 16.12.2023 to 25.02.2024 in Zwolle, will be enjoyable.
What is the Ice Sculpture Festival?
The Dutch Ice Sculpture Festival is an extraordinary event where everyone can feel like a child in a frosty wonderland. Here, you can admire over 100 ice and snow sculptures by some of the world’s best artists. This year’s theme is ‘Music’, so you can expect versions of famous artists, various instruments, sheet music and other sound-related items. The festival occurs in a remarkable 3,000 m2 hall, chilled to -10 degrees Celsius, so remember to wear warm clothes! Tickets for the festival can be purchased online or on-site, and prices range from €10 to €16 depending on the day and time of the visit.
What the city of Zwolle has to offer?
Zwolle is a charming city on the river IJssel, with a rich history and culture. You can stroll around the old town surrounded by a moat and admire historic buildings such as the Gothic St Michael’s Cathedral, the Renaissance Town Hall and the medieval Sassenpoort city gate. If you like art, visit the De Fundatie Museum, housed in an impressive neoclassical palace and offers a collection of works from the Middle Ages to the present day. And suppose you want to try local specialities, check out one of the many restaurants and cafés in the city centre and order traditional dishes such as stamppot (mashed potatoes with vegetables and sausage), inert (thick pea soup) or poffertjes (tiny pancakes sprinkled with icing sugar), For dessert. In that case, we recommend the traditional hot waffles with caramel and cream, which will warm many a heart on a cold day.
Go to Zwolle by bus!
One of the attractions directly related to the coach journey is the ride through the picturesque Dutch countryside. You will see characteristic windmills, canals and endless scenic meadows outside your window.
To get to Zwolle from Poland, you can use our search engine, where you will find many offers for travel to the Netherlands. The coaches are comfortable and equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi and TV. Depending on the specific carrier, departures are organised from various cities in Poland and arrive in Zwolle in around 12 hours. You can find more information about the journeys here. Take your time and plan your trip today! See you at the festival, it will be an unforgettable adventure!