Category: Visitors Guide
Practical information about Amsterdam, for tourists, business people, other visitors, and expats.
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Often September in Holland has many days of summer-like weather.
This is a good month in which to visit Amsterdam. But mind you: as always, the weather here is rather changeable. You could just as easily encounter (much) wind and rain.
On average Amsterdam is the sunniest of the three summer months. It is also the rainiest, but showers tend to be brief.
Expect lots of blue skies, dotted with white cumulus clouds.
Amsterdam’s July weather can be precarious: it’s the warmest month of the year, but you can also encounter wet and cool days (or weeks, even).
Comprehensive, up-to-date information about public transport to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. You can travel by train, bus, taxi, Uber, hotel-shuttle, private transfer, and more.
Includes cruise ship terminal transfer information.
In terms of weather, June is a good month to visit Amsterdam.
Lots of sun and blue skies, with the usual clouds and/or (brief) rain showers every now and then.
The good news is that May in Holland often is the sunniest month of the year, with on average up to 15 hours of sunshine a day.
Public transport in Amsterdam requires the use of an OV-Chipkaart (OV-Chipcard) — a paper or plastic credit card-size ticket with en embedded memory chip designed to be read by ticket readers on board public transport vehicles.
For most tourists, day- or multiple day tickets are the best deal. They entitle you to unlimited travel through Amsterdam – day and night – by tram, bus and metro. Ferries across the river IJ are always free.
Note: all buses, trams and metros are cash-free. Buy your Public Transport Day- or Multiple Day Passes online right here.
Amsterdam is a safe city for women of all ages traveling alone or together, but normal safety precautions do apply.
April weather in Amsterdam is a study in contrasts. For instance: last weekend was sunny and warm one day; this weekend feels more like fall.
We never let a little rain spoil our King’s Day party, though. Our advice: get wet, have fun, dry out later.
March in Amsterdam is characterized by erratic weather. But the old joke that Holland has four seasons a day is more likely to make sense in March than in any other month.