August: Sunniest of the three summer months
On average, August is the sunniest of the three summer months — though there really isn’t much difference in the total hours of sunshine during June, July, and August.
It also is the wettest month of the summer, but here again there’s only a slight difference between July and August.
But when it comes to Amsterdam weather in August, the news can be good or bad.
As always in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands, it’s hard to predict what the weather will be like. Long-range weather forecasts are something of a standing joke. Come to think of it, so are short-range forecasts.
That said, more often than not in Amsterdam August is warm, dry and sunny. But there have also been years in which the month was cool, wet, and somber.
In fact, there are years in which travel agents offering last minute trips to the sun do a brisk business.
Amsterdam Weather Forecast, August 2020
Updated during the month of August, 2020
As a service to our readers we update this page with weather forecasts throughout the month of August.
Meanwhile, if you are viewing this page at another date the general information on this page will be of help.
Where this information comes from
Our weather information is based on long-term averages plus current forecasts as reported by various meteorological services, including the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).
Average Low and High Temperatures in August
|Normal Average Low and High Temperatures in August in Amsterdam|
|August 1-10||13.8° Celsius (56.84° Fahrenheit)||22.8° Celsius (73.04° Fahrenheit)|
|August 11-20||13.4#176; Celsius (56.12° Fahrenheit)||22.4° Celsius (72.32° Fahrenheit)|
|August 21-31||12.7° Celsius (54.86° Fahrenheit)||20.8° Celsius (69.44° Fahrenheit)|
Tickets: Museums, Tours, Activities
Amsterdam is extremely busy in August. Get tickets for museums, tours, public transport ahead of time.
Did you know that the Van Gogh Museum, the most popular museum in the Netherlands, does not sell tickets at the door?
Amsterdam hotels are in high demand throughout the year. For the best rates (and to make sure you can even get a room) Book your hotel as early as possible.
What to wear in Amsterdam in August
You won’t need warm clothes, but a light sweat jacket may come in handy when it’s a bit too windy.
On warm days short sleeves and shorts or a skirt will do just fine.
Normally even rainy days are quite mild.
It can also be quite muggy at times.
Amsterdam August tips: mosquitoes, umbrellas
The humidity during the months of July and August turns Amsterdam into an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. Pharmacies and some drug stores carry a mosquitoes repellent by the unlikely name of ‘Muggenmelk’ (literally, mosquitoes milk). Those whose blood is favored by the tiny pests swear that Muggenmelk provides the best defense.
You won’t need an umbrella. Should it rain for a bit, just pop into an eatery or a brown café where you can wait out the shower.
If it looks like it’s going to rain for a few hours, make your way to one of Amsterdam’s many museums.
Amsterdam Weather Facts: August
• Average lows: 12° C (54° F)
• Average highs: 22° C (72° F)
Sunrise & Sunset
• August 1 – 6:00 a.m. / 9:33 p.m
• August 31 – 6:49 a.m. / 8:32 p.m.
• Average: 65 mm (2.5 inches) in 72 hours
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