Category: Visitors Guide
Practical information about Amsterdam, for tourists, business people, other visitors, and expats.
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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.
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. Check your Amsterdam weather forecast 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.
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.
Normally February is the coldest month throughout the Netherlands, and the coldest time of the year to spend in Amsterdam.
But it’s also one of the driest months, and there are quite a few sunny days. Often this is the month that ice skating is possible. However, the rather mild — and at time even spring-like — weather pattern we’ve been enjoying continues.
January tends to be Amsterdam’s coldest month.
You can expect anything from gloomy days with (near) freezing temperatures to deep blue, cloudless skies with lots of sun.
Some snow is expected this week.
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.
Update: 2019 prices. And note: all buses, trams and metros are cash-free. Buy your Public Transport Day- or Multiple Day Passes online right here.
December is not the rainiest month, nor the coldest. But you should expect a fair amount of precipitation — usually in the form of rain or wet snow.
Don’t hold your breath for a white Christmas, though.