Category: Visitors Guide
Practical information about Amsterdam, for tourists, business people, other visitors, and expats.
Be sure to check this Basic Information Guide
The I amsterdam City Card provides lots of free and discounted goodies.
See Amsterdam museums for free, use public transport for free, get a free canal cruise
Customers overwhelmingly agree that the pass provides good value for the money.
New for 2018: the Rijksmuseum is included in the list of ‘Free Entrance’ museums.
Weather information, including average temperatures and rainfall in Amsterdam. Current weather, and month by month overviews
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. That said, there is a slight chance that ice skating on the canals of Amsterdam will be possible this winter.
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.
Normally you can count on snow, but not this year. In fact, January 2018 ends with unusually mild weather.
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.
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 is the City of Bikes — the Bicycle Capital of the World. Tourists marvel at the number of bikes they see, and the way people use them.
Bicycles have in fact become one of Amsterdam’s tourist attractions. There is at least one bike for every one of the 837,000 Amsterdammers.
Currently, 68% of traffic to and from work or school is by bike, and bikes account for 36 percent of all traffic movements in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam weather in October: rain, sunshine and anything in between.
Average temperatures, what to wear, plus: the end of Daylight Savings Time.
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.
Bicycle theft is a fact of life in Amsterdam. Here’s what Amsterdammers do to try and prevent their bikes from getting stolen.
Plus: what to do when your bicycle does go missing. Hint: It may have been removed by Civil Enforcement Officers.
New: Faster removal of illegally parked or ‘abandoned’ bikes. Updated!