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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 18, 2019

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

Sunday, August 18, 2019 Overcast in the morning, with some scattered light rain in the early morning. Sunny intervals in the afternoon and evening, and sunniest in late afternoon. Afternoon high temperature around 19° Celsius (66.2° Fahrenheit).

Monday, August 19, 2019 Sunny intervals all day, with a 30% possibility of intermittent light rain showers during the afternoon. Afternoon high around 19° Celsius (66.2° Fahrenheit).

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Mostly sunny (about 80% sunshine). No rain. Mid afternoon high around 19° Celsius (66.2° Fahrenheit)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Sunny intervals all day, but rather cloudy in the late afternoon. No rain. Mid afternoon high temperature: 20° Celsius (68° Fahrenheit)

Thursday, August 22, 2019 Sunny intervals throughout the day — with about 50% sunshine in the morning, and around 70% sunshine during the afternoon. No rain. Mid afternoon high temperature 21° Celsius (69.8° Fahrenheit).

Friday, August 23 ,2019 Very sunny in the early morning and evening; sunny intervals during the rest of the day (about 70% sunshine, but cloudiest in mid afternoon). No rain. Afternoon high: 22° Celsius (71.6° Fahrenheit).

Saturday, August 24, 2019 Abundantly sunny all day. No rain. Afternoon high temperature: 26° Celsius (78.8° Fahrenheit).

Long term forecast

Sunday, August 25, 20199 through Sunday, September 1, 2019: First sunny with temperatures (well) above normal. After the weekend, the probability of above-average maximum temperatures slowly decreases to around 30% and the chance of rain or showers increases to 50-60%.

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
Date Minimum Maximum
August 1-10 13.8° Celsius (56.84° Fahrenheit) 22.8° Celsius (73.04° Fahrenheit)
August 11-20 13.4#176; Celsius (56.12° Fahrenheit) 22.4° Celsius (72.32° Fahrenheit)
August 21-31 12.7° 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. 18, 2019