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Amsterdam Weather in July

Amsterdam girl in the sun
Amsterdam is a green city, with parks and many other spots where you can enjoy some time in the sun.

July generally is the warmest month of the year in Amsterdam. On average the sun shines 6 hours a day. Temperatures range between nighttime lows of 13° C (54° F) and midday highs around 22° C (72° F).

In terms of rain, July is the fourth wettest month of the year. On average July has 17.5 dry days.

Mind you, historically July weather has always been precarious at best (as is Dutch weather in general, no matter what month you pick).

Amsterdam Weather Forecast, July 2021

Current Weather

As a service to our readers we update this page with weather forecasts throughout the month of July.

During the rest of the year see the general information on this page.

Normal High and Low Temperatures in August

1-10: 13/21.6° Celsius (55.4/70.88° Fahrenheit)
11-20: 13.3/21.8° Celsius (55.94/71.24° Fahrenheit)
21-31: 13.8/22.6° Celsius (56.84/72.68° 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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Normally Amsterdam is extremely crowded during June, July and August. Get tickets for museums, tours, public transport ahead of time.

Rain in July?

Good news: July used to be one of the wettest months of the year, but lately it has ranked third or fourth rainiest.

If you do run into some rain it’s usually not enough to use an umbrella for. Most showers are brief, and sometimes there’s little more than a drizzle.

Frankly, it’s the luck of the draw. Some years it seems to rain days on end in July. In other years July is quite sunny. Most of the time you’ll find sunny intervals along with nice temperatures — not to warm, not to cold.

When it does rain, the showers tend to be intermittent. One moment you may enjoy the sunshine, and the next a brief shower passes overhead.

Just pop into a store of a café to wait it out. And if it looks like day with the sort of weather you dislike, plan to visit a museum or two.

When the weather is sunny, do like the Amsterdammers do and enjoy some relaxing time at one of the many outdoor cafés.

Windmills and cloudy sky
De Zaansche Schans is a working community/outdoor museum just outside Amsterdam. Shown here under a typical June/July sky.

What to wear in Amsterdam in July

Amsterdam weather in July can be fickle. Some years abundant sunshine and dry weather have the overhand. Other years can be rainier and frequently overcast.

Usually you can count on warm — or at least mild — weather, though. Even when it rains in July it never quite gets cold or even chilly.

There is no need to carry an umbrella. Should it rain, showers are usually light and scattered. One moment it drizzles, another it rains.

Simply follow the example of the Amsterdam locals, and duck into one of the many cafés or coffee houses.

Pack slacks, shorts, short-sleeved T-shirts, blouses, and tops. Short skirts, sundresses, light sweats or something dressy for the evening.

Don’t forget to bring swimwear. Amsterdam has a great selection of swimming pools and wild swimming spots.

Amsterdam Climate

See also: General information about the weather in Amsterdam

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Last updated: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 9:38 AM, Central European Time (CET)   
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