When is the best time to go to Amsterdam

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Amsterdam, Netherlands. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Amsterdam weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Amsterdam are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Amsterdam January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
4°C 67mm 1.7hrs 9.6hrs

Amsterdam's weather in January is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Amsterdam for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Amsterdam and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 5°C (41°F), whilst at night -0°C (32°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Amsterdam with around 67mm 2.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 1.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Amsterdam February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
5°C 46mm 2.9hrs 11.1hrs

February in Amsterdam is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Amsterdam.

February is in the winter in Amsterdam and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 5°C (42°F), whilst at night -0°C (32°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Amsterdam with around 46mm 1.8 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Amsterdam March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
7°C 60mm 3.9hrs 12.9hrs

The weather in March in Amsterdam is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Amsterdam.

March is in the spring in Amsterdam and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 8°C (47°F), whilst at night 2°C (35°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Amsterdam with around 60mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Amsterdam April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
11°C 48mm 5.8hrs 15.1hrs

Amsterdam's weather in April is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Amsterdam, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

April is in the spring in Amsterdam and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (53°F), whilst at night 4°C (39°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Amsterdam with around 48mm 1.9 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Amsterdam May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
15°C 52mm 7.4hrs 17hrs

May is a reasonably dry month in Amsterdam and the temperature is generally mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Amsterdam, with some very good weather at this time of year.

May is in the spring in Amsterdam and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 16°C (61°F), whilst at night 8°C (46°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Amsterdam with around 52mm 2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Amsterdam June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
17°C 61mm 7.4hrs 9.6hrs

Mild and reasonably dry weather often prevails in Amsterdam during the month of June

It is perhaps a good month to visit Amsterdam, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

June is in the summer in Amsterdam and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (66°F), whilst at night 11°C (51°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Amsterdam with around 61mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Amsterdam July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
19°C 71mm 7hrs 11.1hrs

July in Amsterdam is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Amsterdam, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Amsterdam and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (69°F), whilst at night 12°C (54°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Amsterdam with around 71mm 2.8 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Amsterdam August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
19°C 70mm 6.8hrs 12.9hrs

The weather in August in Amsterdam is characteristically mild and reasonably dry.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Amsterdam, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Amsterdam and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (70°F), whilst at night 12°C (54°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Amsterdam with around 70mm 2.8 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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September

Amsterdam September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
16°C 75mm 4.9hrs 15.1hrs

Amsterdam's weather in September is typically mild and reasonably dry in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Amsterdam, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

September is in the fall / autumn in Amsterdam and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (65°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Amsterdam with around 75mm 3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Amsterdam October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
13°C 82mm 3.6hrs 17hrs

October is a a little damp month in Amsterdam and the temperature is generally mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Amsterdam.

October is in the fall / autumn in Amsterdam and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (58°F), whilst at night 7°C (45°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Amsterdam with around 82mm 3.2 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Amsterdam November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
8°C 88mm 2.1hrs 9.6hrs

Amsterdam's weather in November is typically cool and a little damp in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Amsterdam for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Amsterdam and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 9°C (48°F), whilst at night 4°C (39°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Amsterdam with around 88mm 3.5 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Amsterdam December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
5°C 80mm 1.5hrs 11.1hrs

December in Amsterdam is generally a little damp with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Amsterdam for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Amsterdam and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 6°C (43°F), whilst at night 1°C (34°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Amsterdam with around 80mm 3.2 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 1.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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Amsterdam weather statistics
Hottest month: August 20.6°C 69.1°F
Driest month: February 46mm 1.8ins
Sunniest month: May 7.4hrs
Coldest month: January 4.5°C 40.1°F
Wettest month: November 88mm 3.5ins
Warmest sea: August 18.1°C 64.6°F
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