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Best time to visit Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The best time to visit Amsterdam is September

Amsterdam can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, September is the best time to go.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 21℃ (71℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 24℃ (75℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 2℃ (36℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Amsterdam when the days are longest, you should visit in July. On average it rains the most days in December, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Amsterdam, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

Amsterdam seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Amsterdam as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Amsterdam is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Amsterdam

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Amsterdam for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Amsterdam climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Amsterdam for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Amsterdam in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Amsterdam in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Amsterdam in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Amsterdam in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Amsterdam in March

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Amsterdam in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Amsterdam in April

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Amsterdam in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Amsterdam in May

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Amsterdam in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Amsterdam in June

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Amsterdam in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Amsterdam in July

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Amsterdam in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Amsterdam in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Amsterdam in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Amsterdam in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Amsterdam in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.

Amsterdam in October

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Amsterdam in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Amsterdam in November

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Amsterdam in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Amsterdam in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Amsterdam in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Amsterdam is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 21℃ (71℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Amsterdam is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Amsterdam is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Amsterdam, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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