Dutch Ice Sculpture Festival Amsterdam

Immerse yourself into the frozen world of ice sculptures.

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  • E-ticket day return to Amsterdam
  • E-ticket admission Ice Sculpture Festival

Dutch Ice Sculpture Festival Amsterdam

Get between 10 December 2016 and 5 March 2017 inspired by the music theme this year at the ice sculpture festival in Amsterdam. Think Elvis, Prince, Disco, Musicals and huge music instruments carved in ice and much more. From November onwards more than 40 world famous ice sculpture artists will carve as much as 100 ice sculptures from 275,000 kilos of crystal clear ice and glistening snow.

The Music museum presents an exhibition in the entrance hall where you can start immersing yourself in different kinds of music styles and cultures, icons and idols and the history of music. Get all warmed up and ready to hit the ice sculptures and the low temperature. In order to preserve the ice sculptures, the temperature will be kept at minus 8-10 degrees Celsius! And well, that feels pretty cold. Make sure that you get dressed in warm clothes including gloves, socks and a hat. Once in the freezing cold you will be grateful for this reminder.

Following the museum exhibition you enter the huge freezing exhibition hall of 1,500 square meters. You will start your journey along recently deceased artists like Prince, David Bowie and Amy Winehouse and the like. You come across different kinds of music styles. It is difficult to imagine, but the artists have carved all this in ice and snow. Expect amazingly huge statues up to 6 meters tall. An extreme amount of creativity and craftsmanship from the ice sculpture artists together with special effects will overwhelm you with amazement and you will be stunningly surprised. The ice, the freezing temperature, the lights, the music, the effects, they will take you to another world. You will gaze at the ice sculptures and be impressed by all the details you notice, the stories that are told coupled with the silence and the mystic and mysterious atmosphere of ice that is being exhaled at the festival.

The festival is expected to be the largest winter event in the Netherlands with over 150,000 visitors.

It is accessible for the whole family, so bring your little’uns and (grand)parents along, they will definitely have a good time too. And don’t we all keep sweet music memories, no matter your age?

In this ice sculpture exhibition the ice and snow reveal and interpret music history. It just comes alive, whether it is pop music, classical music, medieval or the Eurovision Song Festival. The hall will be packed with music and of course ice and snow: a truly astounding experience.

Special terms and conditions

  • Special offer is available until 5 March 2017.
  • Tickets are valid until 5 March 2017.
  • Cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts. No refund.
  • Including an e-ticket to Amsterdam, day return. Valid Monday till Friday after 09:00 a.m., all day on Saturday and Sunday and only valid together with the tickets of this day trip.
  • Attention: e-ticket day return is valid on the trains of NS, Arriva, Breng, Connexxion, Veolia and Syntus.
  • Not valid on Thalys train Amsterdam-Paris, valid with an Intercity Direct supplement between Schiphol and Rotterdam & ICE International.

Useful information


Arenaboulevard 1 1101 BH Amsterdam

Opening hours:

Daily from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.



More details:

Dutch Ice Sculpture Festival Amsterdam website

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