Category: Weather

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.

Amsterdam weather in May

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.

Mind you, weather pros say that May 2018 may well end up being the warmest in 300 years!

Amsterdam weather in February

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.

Amsterdam weather in January

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.