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Best time to visit Netherlands (Holland)

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The best time to visit Netherlands (Holland) is September

If you’re looking to travel to Netherlands (Holland) for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Netherlands (Holland) is September due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

The warmest month of the year in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Holland) is July, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 21℃ (71℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 24℃ (75℉) on the hottest days of summer. In the winter, temperatures can get down to -1℃ (31℉) around January-time. In other areas of Netherlands (Holland), temperatures might differ so be sure to compare other destinations below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Netherlands (Holland) are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Netherlands (Holland) in December – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Netherlands (Holland), including the most popular destinations, detailed weather information, and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

Netherlands (Holland) seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Netherlands (Holland) is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Netherlands (Holland)

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
AmsterdamSeptember
5℃
2℃
6℃
2℃
10℃
4℃
14℃
6℃
16℃
9℃
19℃
12℃
21℃
14℃
21℃
15℃
18℃
13℃
15℃
10℃
10℃
6℃
7℃
4℃
GiethoornMay-June
5℃
1℃
6℃
1℃
9℃
3℃
14℃
5℃
16℃
8℃
19℃
11℃
22℃
13℃
22℃
13℃
18℃
11℃
14℃
8℃
9℃
5℃
6℃
3℃
LisseSeptember-October
6℃
3℃
6℃
3℃
9℃
5℃
13℃
7℃
15℃
10℃
18℃
13℃
20℃
15℃
21℃
16℃
18℃
14℃
15℃
11℃
10℃
7℃
7℃
5℃
RotterdamMay
6℃
3℃
6℃
2℃
10℃
4℃
14℃
7℃
17℃
9℃
20℃
12℃
22℃
15℃
22℃
15℃
19℃
13℃
15℃
10℃
10℃
6℃
7℃
4℃
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Top FAQs

Netherlands (Holland) is in Europe.
The warmest month of the year in Amsterdam, one of the most popular places to visit in Netherlands (Holland), is July.
The driest month of the year in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Holland), is usually around April each year.

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