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Amsterdam weather in September

Most years, Amsterdam weather in September is nice — very nice, indeed.

Brouwersgracht

Brouwersgracht, in the center of Amsterdam, on a September afternoon.

Meteorologically, weather professionals consider September 1 to be the start of fall or autumn, but for you and me it starts — in Holland at least — on either the 22nd or 23rd of September. In 2017, autumn officially begins on September 21.

But in the Netherlands September tends to turn into somewhat of an extension of summer.

More often than not September — or at least the first three weeks of the month — has many days of summer-like weather with on average of 145 hours of sunshine for the whole month.

Then again, there may also be some hail- and thunder storms, especially in the coastal areas — and then particularly at night.

Still, whenever people ask us “what is the best time to visit Amsterdam?” we say “September.”

Amsterdam Weather September 2018

Updated September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Cloudy with sunny intervals — cloudier as the day progresses. No rain. Afternoon high: 15° Celsius (59° Fahrenheit).

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Sunny intervals. No rain. Afternoon high temperature: 17° Celsius (62.6° Fahrenheit).

Thursday, September 27, 2018 Sunny all day. No rain. Afternoon high temperature: 19° Celsius (66.2° Fahrenheit).

Friday, September 28, 2018 Cloudy, with a bit of sun every now and then. No rain. It won’t get warmer than the afternoon high of 14° Celsius (57.2° Fahrenheit).

Saturday, September 29, 2018 Sunny intervals, with more clouds than sun. No rain. Mid-afternoon high around 15° Celsius (59° Fahrenheit).

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Sunny intervals in the morning, but cloudier as the day progresses, resulting in a cloudy afternoon. No rain. Mid-afternoon high temperature 15° Celsius (59° Fahrenheit).

Long term forecast

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 through Tuesday, October 2, 2018: The daily precipitation probability (in other words, the daily chance of rain) decreases considerably from Sunday onwards and becomes relatively small (10-20%). The chance that we will have temperatures around normal for this time of the year is around 50%.

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).

October Weather

Average Low and High Temperatures in September

Normal Average Low and High Temperatures in September in Amsterdam
Date Minimum Maximum
September 1-10 11.7° Celsius (53.06° Fahrenheit) 19.7° Celsius (67.4° Fahrenheit)
September 11-20 10.8° Celsius (51.44° Fahrenheit) 18.6° Celsius (65.48° Fahrenheit)
September 21-31 10.2° Celsius (50.36° Fahrenheit) 17.7° Celsius (63.86° Fahrenheit)

Tickets: Museums, Tours, Activities

September is a very popular with tourists visiting Amsterdam, and can easily be considered part of the high season. 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

Mind you, as always the weather in Amsterdam, as in the rest of Holland, can be rather changeable. That can make it hard to know what to pack.

Make sure you bring light rain gear, but by all means dress in layers. For one thing, the weather can (and often does) switch back and forth between bright and sunny one moment and brief showers (light or heavy) the next.

Usually the climate remains quite mild.

If you happen to dress for summer and get caught in the rain, just do what Amsterdammers do: pop into a brown café or an Irish pub (like O’Reilly’s) and wait for the next sunny spell.

By the way, if you plan on bringing an umbrella make sure yours is windproof.

Some day someone (you?) will create a coffee table book with oodles of colorful pictures of discarded umbrellas along the streets, squares and canals of Amsterdam…

Noordwal

This, too, is Amsterdam in September. Cloudy skies in the late morning, at Noordwal in Amsterdam North

Amsterdam Weather in September Facts

Temperatures
• Average lows: 10° C (48° F)
• Average highs: 19° C (66° F)

Sunrise & Sunset
• September 1 – 6:51 a.m. / 20:29 p.m
• September 30 – 7:39 a.m. / 19:21 p.m.

Rainfall
• Average: 83 mm (3.2 inches)

More Amsterdam Weather

More details about the climate in Amsterdam, including current temperatures and precipitation charts.

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This post was last updated: Nov. 26, 2018