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When is the best time to go to Amsterdam

Find information about the climate and when is the best time to go to Amsterdam.
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When is the best time to visit Amsterdam?

In general the best time to visit Amsterdam is probably August, when the weather is usually great. The hottest months are June, July, August, while the coldest months are January, February, December.
The best time to visit may differ depending on what you are looking for:
  • In general, it’s pleasant to walk and do outdoor activities during June - September.
  • If you want to avoid wet weather, then your choice is January, November, December with the lowest chance of rain.

Average weather in Amsterdam in different months

This is the average weather in Amsterdam for each month based on historic data:

May usually has good weather. Average maximum temperature reaches +16°C during May.

In February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November the weather is average. Expect around 76 rainy days, and the precipitation amounts to approximately 102 mm in July.

January, December bring not the best weather. January is the coldest month with the temperature going down to +2°C.

Climate in Amsterdam

Here is the detailed breakdown of the climate in Amsterdam for each month:
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Snow, mm
Average wind speed, m/s
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Average Temperature

Here are the average maximum and minimum temperatures in Amsterdam during the whole year:
The hottest month in Amsterdam is August with average maximum temperature going up to +21°C. The coldest month is January with the lowest temperatures of +2°C.


The temperature feels different depending on humidity. Here is how humidity in Amsterdam looks throughout the year, in %:
The most humid month in Amsterdam is December with average humidity going up to 87%. The least humid month is May with an average humidity of 73%.


Amount of rainfall in mm. in Amsterdam during the whole year based on historical data:
The sunniest and driest month is April with approximately 6 sunny days and a total precipitation of around 59 mm. The rainiest and wettest month is July with approximately 9 rainy days and 102 mm of total precipitation.


Amount of snow in mm. in Amsterdam during the whole year based on historical data:
The snowiest month is January with approximately 1 snowy days.


Frequently asked questions about the weather in Amsterdam:

What is the hottest month in Amsterdam?

The hottest month in Amsterdam is August with average maximum temperature of +21°C.

What is the coldest month in Amsterdam?

The coldest month in Amsterdam is January with minimum temperatures of +2°C.

Is Amsterdam worth visiting in winter?

Winter is usually not the best time to go to Amsterdam.

When does it rain the least in Amsterdam?

if you're looking to visit Amsterdam when it rains the least, you should plan your trip for July, October, December. During this time, rainfall is rare with the driest month being April with only 59 mm of rain.

Other cities in Netherlands

Check out the weather for other cities in Netherlands.

Monthly weather in Amsterdam

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Amsterdam, based on historical hourly weather data from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 2022.

For past dates, we show actual recorded data at the location at that time. Forecasts are based on recorded weather during that day of the year, averaged over the total years for which we have records (unless stated otherwise). The daily temperature is the highest recorded temperature in the shadow during that day.