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Amsterdam weather in August

August: Sunniest of the three summer months

On average, August is the sunniest of the three summer months — though there really isn’t much difference in the total hours of sunshine during June, July, and August.

It also is the wettest month of the summer, but here again there’s only a slight difference between July and August.

But when it comes to Amsterdam weather in August, the news can be good or bad.

Waalseilandgracht

The Waalseilandgracht, near Amsterdam Central Station. On the far side, the street is called Kromme Waal. On the near side, Binnenkant. Typical Amsterdam August weather, by the way: sun, blue skies, with cumulus clouds

As always in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands, it’s hard to predict what the weather will be like. Long-range weather forecasts are something of a standing joke. Come to think of it, so are short-range forecasts.

That said, more often than not in Amsterdam August is warm, dry and sunny. But there have also been years in which the month was cool, wet, and somber.

In fact, there are years in which travel agents offering last minute trips to the sun do a brisk business.

Amsterdam Weather Forecast, August 2019

Updated August 27, 2019

As a service to our readers we update this page with weather forecasts throughout the month of August.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Abundantly sunny through past mid afternoon; then sunny intervals (about 70% sunshine) until sundown. No rain. Mid afternoon high: 30° Celsius (86° Fahrenheit).

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Sunny intervals (mostly sunny). No rain. Thunderstorms likely around midnight through the middle of the night. Mid afternoon high temperature around 26° Celsius (78.8° Fahrenheit).

Thursday, August 29, 2019 Scattered light rain showers in the early morning. Sunny intervals (more clouds than sunshine) the rest of the day. No daytime rain. Afternoon high about 21° Celsius (69.8° Fahrenheit).

Friday, August 30, 2019 Sunny intervals, with anywhere between 5 and 75% sunshine. No rain. Afternoon high temperature: 20° Celsius (68° Fahrenheit).

Saturday, August 31, 2019 Abundantly sunny. No rain. late afternoon high a comfortable 23° Celsius (73.4° Fahrenheit).

Long term forecast

See September Weather

Where this information comes from
Our weather information is based on long-term averages plus current forecasts as reported by various meteorological services, including the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).

Average Low and High Temperatures in August

Normal Average Low and High Temperatures in August in Amsterdam
DateMinimumMaximum
August 1-1013.8° Celsius (56.84° Fahrenheit)22.8° Celsius (73.04° Fahrenheit)
August 11-2013.4#176; Celsius (56.12° Fahrenheit)22.4° Celsius (72.32° Fahrenheit)
August 21-3112.7° Celsius (54.86° Fahrenheit)20.8° Celsius (69.44° Fahrenheit)

Tickets: Museums, Tours, Activities

Amsterdam is extremely busy in August. Get tickets for museums, tours, public transport ahead of time.

Did you know that the Van Gogh Museum, the most popular museum in the Netherlands, does not sell tickets at the door?

Hotels

Amsterdam hotels are in high demand throughout the year. For the best rates (and to make sure you can even get a room) Book your hotel as early as possible.

What to wear in Amsterdam in August

You won’t need warm clothes, but a light sweat jacket may come in handy when it’s a bit too windy.

On warm days short sleeves and shorts or a skirt will do just fine.

Normally even rainy days are quite mild.

It can also be quite muggy at times.

Amsterdam August tips: mosquitoes, umbrellas

The humidity during the months of July and August turns Amsterdam into an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. Pharmacies and some drug stores carry a mosquitoes repellent by the unlikely name of ‘Muggenmelk’ (literally, mosquitoes milk). Those whose blood is favored by the tiny pests swear that Muggenmelk provides the best defense.

You won’t need an umbrella. Should it rain for a bit, just pop into an eatery or a brown café where you can wait out the shower.

If it looks like it’s going to rain for a few hours, make your way to one of Amsterdam’s many museums.

Amsterdam Weather Facts: August

Temperatures
• Average lows: 12° C (54° F)
• Average highs: 22° C (72° F)

Sunrise & Sunset
• August 1 – 6:00 a.m. / 9:33 p.m
• August 31 – 6:49 a.m. / 8:32 p.m.

Rainfall
• Average: 65 mm (2.5 inches) in 72 hours

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This post was last updated: Aug. 27, 2019