Category: Visitors Guide
Practical information about Amsterdam, for tourists, business people, other visitors, and expats.
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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.