enjoy the winter at IJsvrij

For the third year in a row, IJsvrij Festival is organized. aanpassen naar: IJsvrij Festival is back again, for the third year in a row. The icerink is now at Plein 1940.

At IJsvrij Festival you can skate on the romantic ice rink, drink hot chocolate, eat a real Swedish hot dog and enjoy the cultural program filled with music, theater and other activities.

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gloves mandatory

Cards only


Opening hours

Opened seven days a week
The 14th of December 2019 until the 12th of January 2020

During the week

From noon until 8 p.m.

In weekends and the Christmas holidays

(Christmas Holidays are from 23rd of December until the 4th of January)
From 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Route and location

IJsvrij Festival is located on Plein 1940 in Rotterdam. It is next to the Maritiem Museum and the Blaak. You can make use of the Rotterdam public transport system. - It is easy travelling by bus, tram and metro, using a mobile ticket. More info https://www.ret.nl/en.html. From subway- and tramstation Beurs, it is only a small walking distance to the festival (2 minutes). IJsvrij Festival is also close to the Markthal, so you could combine these activities.

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ice rink entrance fees

Children up to 2 years


Children 3 to 12 years

€ 4,50

13 years and older

€ 6,-

Rent of ice skates*

€ 2,50

*Rent of ice skates based on availability.

knitted IJsvrij gloves

€ 5,-

You will have warm hands all winter long with these knitted gloves from IJsvrij.
Available in two sizes (adults and children) at the counter of the ice rink.


Combined ticket IJsvrij + maritime museum

Go skating with the whole family and visit the Maritime Museum!
Buy a combined ticket for an unforgettable day at the ice rink checkout or at the museum counter.
The prices for a combined ticket can be found below. The combined tickets for the IJsvrij Festival and Maritime Museum are only valid on the day of purchase.

Children 4 to 12 years

€ 12,25

Children 13 to 15 years

€ 13,75

16 years and older

€ 17,75



Contact information

Festival address:
Plein 1940
3011 TA, Rotterdam

Phone number: 0031 10 307 5866

Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to celebrate something at IJsvrij Festival, such as a children’s skate-party, a drink with colleagues or a get together with friends or family. We can create a customized program.

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