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Best time to visit Rotterdam, Netherlands

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The best time to visit Rotterdam is May

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Rotterdam? Look no further! May is the best time to go to Rotterdam due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

In summer, the temperature in Rotterdam can rise as high as 26℃ (78℉). In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 2℃ (36℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Rotterdam, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Rotterdam in February. Head over there in April instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Rotterdam, including 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

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Rotterdam seasons

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

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 Rotterdam 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.

Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam 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

Rotterdam in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Rotterdam in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Rotterdam in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (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 Rotterdam in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Rotterdam in April

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Rotterdam in May

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Rotterdam in June

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 11 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Rotterdam in July

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Rotterdam in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 11 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Rotterdam in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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

Rotterdam in October

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Rotterdam in November

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Rotterdam in December

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam is generally around February, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of February too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Rotterdam, 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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