The best ice sculpting artists in the world come to Zwolle where they work in a large ice hall (De IJsselhallen) with 275,000 kilos of ice and 275,000 kilos of snow. They will be translating the theme “JOURNEY THROUGH TIME” into a magical and spectacular world of ice and snow sculptures of up to 6 metres tall.

Special effects with light, sound and projection make the images even more magical.

The journey through time begins in prehistoric times with a full-sized dinosaur, then comes the ice age and a Mammoth with huge tusks. Many sculptures from different time periods follow, including the industrial revolution which includes a steam locomotive on a real ice railway line. Then there’s the Golden Age with Rembrandt's most famous painting "The Night Watch" - and more! The exhibition’s time period ends in the near future with the first man on Mars.