Frequently asked Questions


Do you have questions about CARP ZWOLLE 2018? Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

When and where is CARP ZWOLLE 2018?

CARP ZWOLLE 2018 will take place on Friday 2, Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 February 2018 in the IJsselhallen-Zwolle complex in Zwolle, The Netherlands. On Friday and Saturday, the show will be open from 09.00 to 17.00 and from 09.00 to 16.00 on Sunday.

CARP ZWOLLE 2018 will again be held in the IJsselhallen, Zwolle, The Netherlands. The address is:

Rieteweg 4
8011AB, Zwolle
The Netherlands

CARP ZWOLLE 2018 will be open to the public on Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February 2018.

On Friday and Saturday, CARP ZWOLLE 2018 is open from 09:00 to 17:00. On Sunday, from 09:00 to 16:00.

You can park in front of the IJsselhallen. Parking costs €8.00 per vehicle for the whole day.
The IJsselhallen-Zwolle is situated very close to the motorway A28.

From Utrecht and Apeldoorn/Amersfoort on the A28, take the exit ‘Zwolle Zuid’. Follow the signs for IJsselhallen-Zwolle at the end of the motorway exit.

From Groningen on the A28, take the exit ‘Zwolle Zuid’. Follow the signs for IJsselhallen-Zwolle at the end of the motorway exit.

Tip: When leaving the A28 motorway, turn off your navigation and follow the signs.
The IJsselhallen-Zwolle is only a 10 minute walk from the main train station and has direct connections by train to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and many other cities.

Click here for the Walking route to Bus stop IJsselhallen

By Bus

The following buses stop at the IJsselhallen-Zwolle:

• Line 5, 6: City Service
• Line 71: Zwolle-Zwartsluis-Marknesse-Emmeloord and reverse direction
• Line 141: Zwolle-Emmeloord-Urk and reverse direction
• Line 171: Zwolle-Zwartsluis- Vollenhove and reverse direction
• Line 641: Zwolle-Kampen-Urk and reverse direction
• Destination Stop: Zwolle, IJsselhallen

Tickets CARP ZWOLLE 2018

An e-ticket for CARP ZWOLLE costs €12 plus administration costs per day. The administration costs are €1,66 per ticket. These costs are a fee levied by Ticketscript, who administer the online ticket sales on our behalf.
You can order your tickets via our Facebook Page, CARP ZWOLLE App or via our website (click here to go to our ticket page). You will then be assured of entrance to Europe’s Biggest and Best Annual Carp Show. You will also automatically be entered into our free draw for e-ticket holders and have a chance to win one of the great prizes on offer. Want to know more? (Read on …)

To order your tickets, choose your language, select the day you wish to attend and fill in your details (make sure your e-mail address is correct). Select your method of payment and after you’ve paid, your e-tickets will be sent to your e-mail address.

You can print your tickets, or just show them on your smartphone at the scanners on the door.
Once you’ve received your purchased e-tickets by e-mail, you can print them out, or save them on your smartphone to be scanned at the door. Each e-ticket has a unique code which is read by the scanners, these codes can only be used once to gain entrance, so keep the ticket to yourself.
Each e-ticket has a unique code which is read by the scanners at the door. These codes can only be used once to gain entrance, so keep the ticket to yourself.

If you’re in the halls and want to go outside, make sure you get a stamp from the security personnel at the exit, as you won’t be allowed back in without it.
It doesn’t matter what name is on your e-ticket, we only scan the barcode at the entrance.
No, the tickets are strictly for the day and date which you chose to purchase for. If you need to come on a different day, you will have to buy new tickets for that day. You may of course sell your other tickets, as they are not registered by name, only by the daily codes.
If you have a problem with your e-ticket, please contact Ticketscript directly. CARP ZWOLLE cannot solve any e-ticketing problems, only Ticketscript can help you and are happy to do so.

If you buy a ticket at the door for CARP ZWOLLE 2018, it will cost you €16 per person, per day.

The IJsselhallen-Zwolle charges a fee of €10,00 per vehicle. There are 3,000 cars parking spaces in the car park.

The car park is a pay-as-you-enter car park, you will have to pay the €10,00 fee as you drive in.

What happens at CARP ZWOLLE 2018?

The whole IJsselhallen-Zwolle complex of 20,000 m² is dedicated purely to Carp Fishing for 3 glorious days! There is plenty to see and do at CARP ZWOLLE, Rigs, Bait, Holidays, Tackle and new innovations, the list is endless. We believe that the most important are the tips which help you to catch the most and biggest carp. As always, we’ve lined up some of the best carp fishermen in Europe to tell you their top tips and share their expertise in the CARP ZWOLLE theatre. Take a seat and share the secrets of the top carp anglers. Hopefully you will be inspired to try them out on the bank after the show.

Whether you’ve just started Carp Fishing or have been doing it for years, we’re convinced that everyone can learn something new at Europe’s Biggest and Best Annual Carp Fishing Show!

Yes, there are. Especially for the young angler, we have a dedicated ‘Youth Area’. Our young friends can take part in all kinds of activities and workshops run by Sportvisserij Nederland and the Dutch Carp Study Group, including a rig-school, a fish-on run simulator and they can also take part in a prize-winning casting competition.

Don’t forget that children of 12 years of age or younger, don’t have to pay to get into CARP ZWOLLE 2018, providing they’re accompanied by an adult.

Many new products can be seen first at CARP ZWOLLE 2018. With 150 stands dedicated to carp fishing, you can be certain to see lots of new products. Keep checking the News page on our website (click here to go to our News page) to get a sneak preview.

Yes there are, keep an eye on our website to see who is speaking each day.

There are 150 stands at CARP ZWOLLE 2018 representing hundreds of companies, to find out who will be there, check out our Participants page on the website.

In the Media Hall (Hall 2) are some of the best Carp Magazines and Websites dedicated to Carp Fishing. It’s also a great place to relax and enjoy a drink and a snack on your way through the halls.

The floor plan for 2018 will be available on our website soon.

There are food and drink outlets in every hall and also a restaurant for a nice sit-down meal, between halls 2 and 4. You don’t have to be hungry or thirsty at CARP ZWOLLE 2018!

CARP ZWOLLE 2018 is accessible for wheelchair users, the paths are wide and there are no stairs. There are wheelchair accessible toilets in the complex.

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