Amsterdam is great all year round, but April to May and September to November are the best time to visit Amsterdam. Imagine the good weather during the canal cruise or a trip to the Keukenhof tulip fields.

Overall Amsterdam travel experience by season

Winter (December to February)

Winters in Amsterdam are cruel, but try to look on the bright side: unbelievable airfare deals, cheap accommodations.
The weather is too cold at this time of year in Amsterdam to be pleasant for warm-weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.2 ° F (8.4 ° C) and 41.7 ° F (5.4 ° C). On average, it rains or snows a reasonable amount: 6 to 10 times a month. These times of the year are quite slow with tourists.

Spring (March to May)

The tulip season takes place between mid-March and early May and marks the beginning of the tourist season. April is the ideal time: flowers, average tourist traffic and a great chance of good weather. However, don’t forget to go out on the Queen’s Day weekend if you want to avoid large crowds and an increase in hotel prices.

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season look moderately cold. Elevations range from 66.5 ° F (19.2 ° C) to 47.2 ° F (8.4 ° C), with warmer temperatures in recent months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 6 days of significant rainfall per month. Spring is the second busiest in tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June to August)

Amsterdam receives a lot of visitors from June to August, so book your home in advance to enjoy your trip.

The months of the middle of the year have a comfortably cold climate, with comfortable high temperatures. These months show moderate rainfall with 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June to August is the busiest tourist season in Amsterdam, so accommodation and other accommodation can cost more than usual.

Autumn (September to November)

Autumn in Amsterdam requires more layers, as the weather is generally unpredictable from September to November, but it is worth walking through unforgettable windmills in the interior of the Netherlands.

Daily autumn highs range from 68 ° F (20 ° C) to 45.8 ° F (7.7 ° C), which will feel cold due to humidity and wind. It rains or snows in significant quantities: 8 to 9 days a month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the climate, so hotels can be affordable.


January is the coldest and darkest month of the year in the Netherlands. However, it still looks quite festive in cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam and, if you want to prolong that holiday mood, travel will be cheaper this time of year. . You can even see a hint of snow.


There is generally much less rain in February compared to January and March. It is still very cold, but if you wrap yourself in layers, you can explore the country very well.


It is still relatively cold and rainy during March, so if you are going to Holland in early spring, be sure to bring lots of layers and a waterproof jacket or umbrella.


It starts to light up in April with, on average, 14 hours of daylight (compared to 17 hours in June) and, generally, the least number of rains of the whole year. Tulips are also in season, so prices for accommodation and flights may be higher than the rest of the year.


It is getting even lighter and with average temperatures of 12 degrees Celsius, it can be a good time to visit, if you want to avoid the crowds that descend in the country, especially the city of Amsterdam, in the height of summer.


June and September have the same average temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius), but June usually has a little less rain and most of the day (around 17 hours), making it a great time to visit .


If you are traveling to Holland in July, visit the beginning of the month to beat the crowd. Dutch schools end in mid-July and it is one of the hottest months of the year, so popular attractions are more crowded.


August may be one of the hottest months of the year, but it is also the busiest. Expect crowds in tourist areas, long lines at attractions, and prices for flights and hotels to be steeper.


September can be one of the wettest months of the year, but if you’re lucky, you can experience the late summer sun and warmer temperatures.


October is, on average, one of the rainiest months of the year and the festive countdown has yet to begin. If you plan to visit the many museums in the country and are happy to join, it is a good time to visit it, as it will be quite cheap.


The festive countdown begins in November, but it is particularly humid and stormy; therefore, be prepared to jump from bar to bar (known as brown coffees) to protect yourself from the rain.


Although the Netherlands is not known for Christmas markets, it definitely looks festive with food stalls and sparkling lights everywhere. In addition, it is always special to visit Europe in the winter.