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Amsterdam weather in September

Most years, Amsterdam weather in September is nice — very nice, indeed.


Brouwersgracht, in the center of Amsterdam, on a September afternoon.

Meteorologically, weather professionals consider September 1 to be the start of fall or autumn, but for you and me it starts — in Holland at least — on either the 22nd or 23rd of September. In 2019, autumn officially begins on September 23.

But in the Netherlands September tends to turn into somewhat of an extension of summer.

More often than not September — or at least the first three weeks of the month — has many days of summer-like weather with on average of 145 hours of sunshine for the whole month.

Then again, there may also be some hail- and thunder storms, especially in the coastal areas — and then particularly at night.

Still, whenever people ask us “what is the best time to visit Amsterdam?” we say “September.”

Amsterdam Weather Forecast, September 2019

Updated September 27, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019 Overcast and light rain almost all day. Afternoon high temperature around 17° Celsius (62.6° Fahrenheit).

Saturday, September 28, 2019 Light rain showers throughout the day, with heavy rain expected around mid afternoon. Sunny spells possible as well. Mid afternoon high about 16° Celsius (60.8° Fahrenheit).

Sunday, September 29, 2019 Overcast and light rain showers all day. Late afternoon high temperature: 16° Celsius (60.8° Fahrenheit).

Monday, September 30, 2019 Sunny spells, with more clouds than sun, from early morning through about mid afternoon. At the same time scattered light rain showers. Cloudy but dry from late afternoon and throughout the evening. Late afternoon high 16° Celsius (60.8° Fahrenheit).

Long term forecast

See the October Weather Forecast

Where does this information come 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 September

Normal Average Low and High Temperatures in September in Amsterdam
September 1-1011.7° Celsius (53.06° Fahrenheit)19.7° Celsius (67.4° Fahrenheit)
September 11-2010.8° Celsius (51.44° Fahrenheit)18.6° Celsius (65.48° Fahrenheit)
September 21-3110.2° Celsius (50.36° Fahrenheit)17.7° Celsius (63.86° Fahrenheit)

Tickets: Museums, Tours, Activities

September is a very popular with tourists visiting Amsterdam, and can easily be considered part of the high season. 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

Mind you, as always the weather in Amsterdam, as in the rest of Holland, can be rather changeable. That can make it hard to know what to pack.

Make sure you bring light rain gear, but by all means dress in layers. For one thing, the weather can (and often does) switch back and forth between bright and sunny one moment and brief showers (light or heavy) the next.

Usually the climate remains quite mild.

If you happen to dress for summer and get caught in the rain, just do what Amsterdammers do: pop into a brown café or an Irish pub (like O’Reilly’s) and wait for the next sunny spell.

By the way, if you plan on bringing an umbrella make sure yours is windproof.

Some day someone (you?) will create a coffee table book with oodles of colorful pictures of discarded umbrellas along the streets, squares and canals of Amsterdam…


This, too, is Amsterdam in September. Cloudy skies in the late morning, at Noordwal in Amsterdam North

Amsterdam Weather in September Facts

• Average lows: 10° C (48° F)
• Average highs: 19° C (66° F)

Sunrise & Sunset
• September 1 – 6:51 a.m. / 20:29 p.m
• September 30 – 7:39 a.m. / 19:21 p.m.

• Average: 83 mm (3.2 inches)

More Amsterdam Weather

More details about the climate in Amsterdam, including current temperatures and precipitation charts.

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Last updated: Friday, September 27, 2019 at 1:16 PM, Central European Time (CET)   
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