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Amsterdam Weather in November

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.’

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Overcast skies are common in Amsterdam during the month of November
Overcast skies are common in Amsterdam during the month of November

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 2021

Current Weather

Updated November 22, 2021

We update this page with weather forecasts throughout November.

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

Note: Keep in mind that the feels-like temperature can be several degrees lower than those shown.

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Monday, November 22, 2021 — Sunny intervals. No rain. Mid-afternoon high 8° C | 46.4° F.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 — Overcast in the morning; cloudy in the afternoon. No rain. Mid-day high temperature 10° C | 50° F.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 — Overcast all day. No rain. Mid-afternoon high 8° C | 46.4° F.

Thursday, November 25, 2021 — Partly cloudy in the early morning and evening. About 50% chance of rain from late morning through mid-afternoon. That’s followed by sunny intervals in late afternoon and early evening. Early afternoon high temperature 9° C | 48.2° F.

Friday, November 26, 2021 — Overcast, and some light rain at various times during the day. Early afternoon high 5° C | 41° F.

Saturday, November 27, 2021 — Overcast all day. 30% chance of light rain in the early morning and early afternoon. Afternoon high 3° C | 37.4° F.

Sunday, November 28, 2021 — Overcast in the early morning. Followed by sunny intervals that will increase to about 80% sunshine in the afternoon and early evening. No rain. Mid-afternoon high 4° C | 39.2° F.

Long Term Amsterdam Forecast

Monday, November 29, 2021 — Monday, December 6, 2021: High chance (approx. 80%) of a fairly cold weather pattern, accompanied by regular precipitation. Now and then wintery weather, especially inland. In the second half of the period, the temperature will possibly to rise to the long-term average for this time of the year..

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Normal High and Low Temperatures in November

1-10: 5.6/11.2° Celsius (42.08/52.16° Fahrenheit)
11-20: 4.1/9.3° Celsius (39.38/48.74° Fahrenheit)
21-31: 3/7.9° Celsius (37.4/46.22° Fahrenheit)

Don’t Spend Your Vacation Waiting in Line

(Certainly not in this kind of weather)

November is a good shoulder month in which to visit Amsterdam. It is less busy than during peak season.

As always when visiting Amsterdam, it’s a good idea to buy tickets for museums, tours, public transport ahead of time.

What November weather in Amsterdam is like

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.

Still, Amsterdam is wonderful any time of the year. Watch this relaxing video shot on a typical day in November:

November in Amsterdam

What to wear in Amsterdam in November

November normally is one of the wettest months in the Netherlands. So a raincoat or waterproof wind jacket is a must.

As is pretty much the case throughout the year, rain can be anything from a misty drizzle to a steady downpour.

An umbrella may come in handy, but only on those days when it’s not too windy — unless you have one of these windproof umbrellas.

You’ll want to dress in something warm enough to protect you from the cold. Keep in mind that the wind and the rain can make temperatures feel lower than they really are.

So keep the windchill factor in mind when deciding what to pack.

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
  • Woolen socks
  • Slacks or trousers
  • Skirts or dresses suitable for fall
  • Waterproof wind jacket or a raincoat
  • Comfortable scarf (or 2)
  • Warm, winterproof cap or hat
  • T-shorts or tops (layered dressing, remember)
  • Sweater, cardigan, or sweatshirt
  • Compact, windproof umbrella

It normally does not get cold enough to warrant wearing gloves. And it does not snow in November.

Keizersgracht in Amsterdam on a nice November day
Keizersgracht on a nice November day

See Also

Amsterdam Weather Facts
Amsterdam weather in December

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Last minor update: Monday, November 22, 2021 at 2:18 PM, Central European Time (CET)   
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