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Amsterdam weather in September

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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.

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

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.”

Amsterdam Weather Forecast, September 2022

Current Weather

Will be updated in September 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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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.

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…

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

Amsterdam Weather in September Facts

Temperatures
• 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.

Rainfall
• 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 minor update: Friday, October 1, 2021 at 5:40 PM, Central European Time (CET)   
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