Category: Visitors Guide
Practical information about Amsterdam, for tourists, business people, other visitors, and expats.
Be sure to check this Basic Information Guide
You may need a travel converter and an international plug adapter kit to make use of your electronic equipment while traveling in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands.
Here’s what the bring.
The weather in Amsterdam during the month of November is best characterized by the word ‘turbulent.’
The Dutch often refer to November as wind– or dolmaand — windy or crazy month.
Amsterdam weather in October: rain, sunshine and anything in between. Right now: a sunny a warm ‘after summer’.
Average temperatures, what to wear, plus: the end of Daylight Savings Time.
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at DutchAmsterdam is this one: Where is Amsterdam?
We’re glad you asked.
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.
People visiting Amsterdam for the first time sometimes have trouble telling time, since we use the 24-hour clock. We’ll show you how it works.
And yes, you can also check the current date and time.
Ordering a beer is simple enough, of course, but knowing the Amsterdam lingo for doing so can certainly help foreigners get exactly what they want.
What will it be: Pilsje? Vaasje? Biertje?
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 Noord/Zuidlijn is a fact. After countless delays and huge cost overruns, the controversial metro line is finally in service.
However, it remains controversial. To ‘encourage’ use of the new line the city’s public transport network has been drastically overhauled. Many Amsterdammers will have to transfer more often, but — says the transportation company — will save time in the process.