When to visit. Despite being further north of Europe and being a cold country, in the Netherlands the temperatures are not so extreme. Summer is the season when the days are longest, temperatures are most pleasant and sunlight lasts until 10 pm or more, depending on the month. There are also more tourists, so if you don’t like crowds, avoid this period. It is the time of year when prices are also highest.
But because it is very touristy, the city receives visitors all year round. In winter, in addition to the cold and rain, there is the aggravating factor that the days are very short. It starts to get dark around 4 pm. So, considering all the pros and cons, we recommend that you make your trip in the spring or early fall (April, May and September). There are fewer tourists, and lower prices and queues.
The advantage of going in April: the flowering of the tulips!
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is an international hub (hub for flight connections), so you can find great deals all year round.