Amsterdam weather

The weather in Holland is very unstable. Get ready for all types of weather, regardless of what season of the year you are traveling: rain, sun, cold, drizzle, wind and more


Amsterdam, like all Holland, has a very unstable climate. Winter is very harsh, temperatures are easily below freezing, it rains a lot and it can even snow. Summer has sunny days and occasional rain. Still, there are few days when temperatures exceed 30 degrees.

Spring and autumn are also unstable, but the trend for colder days always prevails. So always have an umbrella and a jacket handy. Like many European cities, Amsterdam should be explored primarily on foot or by bicycle, so be sure to also wear comfortable shoes.

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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.