Amsterdam is beautiful and interesting any time of the day or year — in sunshine, rain, or snow. In general it has a mild climate, but at times the joke that says you can experience four seasons a day here almost seems true.
It’s hard to say what the weather in Amsterdam is going to be like, but we try anyway. We provide weekly weather forecasts, along with month to month details on what you can expect (and what to wear).
Make sure you visit the Amsterdam Weather homepage.
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.
Snow? You can almost count on it.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
April weather in Amsterdam is a study in contrasts. Sunny and warm one day; rainy and stormy the next.
There will be days with summer-like temperatures and days that remind you of fall.