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Best time to visit Giethoorn, Netherlands

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The best time to visit Giethoorn is May-June

While Giethoorn is a popular destination to visit all year round, May-June is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, the temperature in Giethoorn can rise as high as 25℃ (77℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 1℃ (34℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -2℃ (29℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Giethoorn, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Giethoorn falls around August, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in April instead.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Giethoorn. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

Giethoorn seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Giethoorn as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Giethoorn 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 Giethoorn

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 Giethoorn 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.

Giethoorn 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 Giethoorn 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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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Giethoorn in January

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Giethoorn in February

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Giethoorn in March

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Giethoorn in April

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Giethoorn in May

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Giethoorn in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Giethoorn in July

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 20 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Giethoorn in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Giethoorn in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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

Giethoorn in October

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Giethoorn in November

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Giethoorn in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Giethoorn 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 Giethoorn is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 22℃ (71℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Giethoorn 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 Giethoorn is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Giethoorn, 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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