November weather in Amsterdam is often turbulent
DutchAmsterdam.nl — The weather in Amsterdam during the month of November is best characterized by the word ‘turbulent.’
In Amsterdam November is the wettest month of the year, with an average 73 mm (2.8 inch) of rainfall.
Check the current forecast below, or jump right to What to Wear in Amsterdam in November.
Amsterdam Weather Forecast, November 2019
Updated October 25, 2020
As a service to our visitors we update this page with current weather forecasts throughout the month of November.
Until then the general information on this page will help you understand what kind of weather to plan for when visiting Amsterdam.
Here’s what we know thus far:
Long Term Forecast
Sunday, November 1 — Sunday, November 8, 2020: A fairly large chance (about 60%) that we will have a calmer and drier weather pattern, with gradually lower temperatures.
Where our weather information comes from
Our weather information is based on long-term averages as reported by various meteorological services, including the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).
Average Low and High Temperatures in November
|Normal Average Low and High Temperatures in November in Amsterdam|
|November 1-10||5.6° Celsius (42.08° Fahrenheit)||11.2° Celsius (52.16° Fahrenheit)|
|November 11-20||4.1° Celsius (39.38° Fahrenheit)||9.3° Celsius (48.74° Fahrenheit)|
|November 21-31||3° Celsius (37.4° Fahrenheit)||7.9° Celsius (46.22° Fahrenheit)|
Average amount of rain
November is the wettest month in Amsterdam, with an average rainfall of 73 mm (2.8 inch).
Things to do in Amsterdam in November
Be prepared for indoor or outdoor activities depending on the weather. Rainy days call for museum visits, lounging in cafés, going to the movies (usually shown in their original languages and subtitled in Dutch), or even exploring the public library.
Dry days are perfect for exploring the city on foot, and/or touring the canals by boat.
Tickets: Museums, Tours, Activities
Even though it is not the high season Amsterdam is still popular and crowded in November 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.
The Dutch often refer to November as wind– or dolmaand — windy or crazy month.
Indeed, with winter on its way there are many days when a cold, drizzly rain is driven through the streets by gusty winds of up to 50 miles per hour.
Then again, as always is the case with the weather in the Netherlands, one could experience a pleasant, sunlit day with temperatures of 20° or more — or, at the other extreme, a -10° night with severe frost.
What to wear in Amsterdam in November
November normally is one of the wettest months in Holland, so a raincoat or waterproof wind jacket is a must. An umbrella may come in handy, but only on those days when it’s not too windy — unless you have one of those windproof umbrellas.
You’ll want to dress in something warm enough to protect you from the cold, keeping in mind that the wind and the rain — anything from a steady drizzle to a steady downpour — can make temperatures feel lower than they really are.
Layer your clothes though. Quite often the weather will be milder than you’d guess from looking out of your hotel room window.
Also, when you pop into a warm café or restaurant you want to be able to take something off.
November Clothes Packing List
- Closed, waterproof shoes
- Wool socks
- Slacks or trousers
- Skirts and/or dresses suitable for fall
- Waterproof wind jacket or a rain coat
- Comfy Scarf (or 2)
- Warm, windproof cap or hat
- T-shirts or tops (layered dressing, remember)
- Sweater, cardigan, or sweatshirt
- Windproof umbrella
It normally does not get cold enough to warrant wearing gloves.
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