Category: Visitors Guide

Practical information about Amsterdam, for tourists, business people, other visitors, and expats.

Be sure to check this Basic Information Guide

Amsterdam weather in September

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.

Amsterdam Weather in July

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).

The month starts of cloudy but predominantly dry.

Long term: High chance of slightly changeable weather with quite a few clouds and occasionally some rain.

Amsterdam weather in May

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.

However, this month tends to have as many cold days as it has warm days — and there can even still be night frost, especially during the first half of the month.

Amsterdam Public Transport Tickets

Public transport in Amsterdam requires the use of an 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.

Update: prices + information about cashless buses. Also: Buy your Public Transport Day- or Multiple Day Passes online right here.