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Amsterdam weather in September

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

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.”

Updated September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017 Mostly cloudy, with some sunny intervals. No rain. Mid afternoon high temperature: 18° Celsius (64.4° Fahrenheit)

Friday, September 22, 2017 Cloudy or overcast all day. No rain. Afternoon high temperature around 16° Celsius (60.8° Fahrenheit)

Saturday, September 23, 2017 The day starts out overcast, but from late morning on there will be sunny intervals. No rain, and today’s high will be around 16° Celsius (60.8° Fahrenheit)

Sunday, September 24, 2017 Overcast in the early morning; sunny intervals the rest of the day, along with a high temperature of 19° Celsius (66.2° Fahrenheit). No rain.

Monday, September 25, 2017 Sunny from early morning through about mid afternoon. Cloudy and — later — overcast from then on. It will remain dry, and the late afternoon high temperature will likely be about 18° Celsius (64.4° Fahrenheit)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 sunny intervals from early morning through about mid afternoon. Light, scattered rain showers from mid afternoon through mid evening. Today’s high of 17° Celsius (62.6° Fahrenheit) will occur around 2 pm.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Mostly cloudy, with some sunny intervals. Light rain showers in the late afternoon, and heavy rain showers from early evening through mid evening. Afternoon high: 19° Celsius (66.2° Fahrenheit)

Long-term forecast, Thursday September 28 through Thursday October 5, 2017: Lightly variable weather with every day a 40-50% chance of precipitation. Temperatures around normal for this time of the year.

Normal lows and highs in September

1-10: 11.7/19.7° Celsius (53.06/67.46° Fahrenheit)
11-20: 10.8/18.6° Celsius (51.44/65.48° Fahrenheit)
21-30: 10.2/17.7° Celsius (50.36/63.86° Fahrenheit)

Use your time in Amsterdam wisely. Book skip-the-line tickets, tours, excursions, and more ahead of time.

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…

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)

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