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Most years, Amsterdam weather in September is nice — very nice, indeed.
And with the summer crowds gone, many think this is the best time to visit Amsterdam.
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Usually Many Days of Summer-like Weather
Weather professionals say September 1 marks the metrological start of fall or autumn,
But for you and me, in the Netherlands fall starts on either the 22nd or 23rd of September. In 2021, autumn begins on September 22.
However, September often turns into somewhat of an extension of summer.
On average, the month enjoys 145 hours of sunshine. Of course, you cannot always expect summer-like weather. But on many days the temperature is rather mild.
Then again, hail- or thunderstorms are not unusual either. Yet, they usually occur at night.
To sum up: September sees smaller crowds, and usually has nice weather.
So whenever people ask us “what is the best time to visit Amsterdam?” we say “September.”
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Amsterdam Weather Forecast, September 2022
Updated September 28, 2022
We update this page with weather forecasts throughout September.
During the rest of the year trust the general information on this page.
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Thursday, September 29, 2022 – Overcast from early morning till about noon. Cloudy in the early afternoon, segueing into sunny intervals until sunset (which takes place at 19:24 | 7:24 pm. No rain today. Afternoon high 14º C | 57.2º F.
Friday, September 30, 2022 – Sunny intervals in the morning. Cloudy in the afternoon. Overcast in the evening. No rain during the day, but heavy rain showers occur in the hours around midnight. Afternoon high temperature 15º C | 59º F.
Long Term Amsterdam Forecast
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Normal High and Low Temperatures in September
1-10: 11.7/19.7° Celsius (53.06/67.4° Fahrenheit)
11-20: 10.8/18.6° Celsius (51.44/65.48° Fahrenheit)
21-31: 10.2/17.7° Celsius (50.36/63.86° Fahrenheit)
Where Our Amsterdam Weather Information Comes From
Our weather information is based on long-term averages as reported by various meteorological services, including the Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (KNMI) — the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).
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September is by many considered to be the best month in which to visit Amsterdam. Get tickets for museums, tours, public transport ahead of time.
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.
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…
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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