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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 2020

Updated September 23, 2020

As a service our readers we provide up-to-date weather forecasts for Amsterdam during the entire month of September.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 Sunny intervals in the morning and around noon. Scattered light rain showers arrive before mid afternoon, and will be with us until well after midnight. Mid afternoon high at most 15° Celsius (59° Fahrenheit).

Friday, September 25, 2020 Sunny intervals most of the day. Scattered light rain showers arrive before the evening stars, and will continue through tomorrow morning. Mid afternoon high temperature 14° Celsius (57.2° Fahrenheit).

Saturday, September 26, 2020 The scattered light rain showers that started yesterday evening continue through the night and into the early morning. It will be mostly cloudy today, with a scattering of sunny intervals. However, the intermittent light rain showers will be back before mid afternoon, and will last through at least mid evening. It won’t get warmer than a late afternoon 13° Celsius (55.4° Fahrenheit).

Sunday, September 27, 2020 Some early morning light rain soon gives way to mostly cloudy but dry skies. Mid to late afternoon high temperature XXX15#176; Celsius (59° Fahrenheit).

Monday, September 28, 2020 Mostly cloudy, along with some sunny intervals throughout the day. No rain. Mid afternoon high 19° Celsius (66.2° Fahrenheit).

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Scattered light rain showers arrive just after midnight, and will be with us through midnight tonight. Mostly cloudy, but there will be some sunny intervals as well. Today’s high temperature of 15° Celsius (59° Fahrenheit) actually occurs at 2 am. Daytime high 14° Celsius (57.2° Fahrenheit).

Long term forecast

Wednesday, September 30 — Wednesday, October 7, 2020: High chance (80%) that the changeable and fairly cool weather pattern will hang around.

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: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 2:47 PM, Central European Time (CET)   
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