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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.’

Indeed, in 2023 the month started off with changeable weather, and storm Ciarán.

Toward the end of the month we know this: in the Netherlands November 2023 will probably go down in history as the wettest November ever.

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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 of 73 mm (2.8 inch) of precipitation. It will also be quite windy.

In fact, the Dutch often refer to November as windy or dolmaand – windy or crazy

In fact, there are many days when a cold, drizzly rain is driven through the streets by gusts of wind up to 50 miles per hour

On the other hand, as is always the case with the weather in the Netherlands, you can have a pleasant, sunny day with temperatures of 20° C | 68° F or more — or, at the other extreme, a night of -10° C | 14° F and severe frost

Amsterdam, however, is beautiful at any time of year. Check out this relaxing video taken on a typical day in November (or jump straight to the current weather forecast)

Video: Amsterdam on a Chilly November Morning

November in Amsterdam

A word to the wise: Yes, Amsterdam is a very walkable city. But given this month’s weather, take note:

You will want to have a 1-7 days Public Transport Ticket — or, better yet, an I amsterdam City Card. The latter gives you public transport plus access to museums and other attractions.

Check the current forecast below, or jump right to What to Wear in Amsterdam in November.

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Amsterdam Weather Forecast, November 2023

Current Weather in Amsterdam

Updated November 27, 2023

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

During the rest of the year, you can see what you need to know about the climate in the city in November from the general information on this page.

The short version: the weather in Amsterdam in November is best described by the word “turbulent” Count on a lot of wind. It’s also the rainiest month of the year.

This week: Sunrise: 8:09 (8:09 am) — Sunset: 16:41 (4:41 pm)

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Monday, November 27, 2023 — Nearly steady light rain from before daybreak until after midnight. Daytime high temperature 4° C | 39.2° F.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 — Partly cloudy in the early morning, followed by sunny intervals from about mid-morning until about mid-afternoon (40-60% sunshine). No rain. Today’s high of 4° C | 39.2° F occurs around mid-afternoon.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 — Scattered light rain showers in the early morning. Sunny intervals, varying from ±30-85% sunshine, from mid-morning through about mid-afternoon. Small possibility of sleet in the late afternoon. It will be warmest around noon: 5° C | 41° F.

Thursday, November 30, 2023 — Overcast and/or cloudy all day. No rain. It will be warmest in the afternoon, but no warmer than 0° C | 32° F.

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Long Range Forecast

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Normal Low and High 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)

Where does our weather forecast come from?

Our weather data is based on long-term averages and current forecasts as reported by various meteorological services, including the Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (KNMI) — the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).

What to wear in Amsterdam in November

November is usually one of the wettest months in the Netherlands. So a raincoat or waterproof windbreaker is a must

Like pretty much all year round, the rain can be anything from a misty drizzle to a steady downpour.

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

Dress warmly enough to protect yourself from the cold. Remember that wind and rain can make temperatures seem lower than they actually are

So keep the wind chill factor in mind when deciding what to pack

Dress in multiple layers. Often the weather is milder than you would expect when looking out the window of your hotel room.

And if you are going to a warm cafe or restaurant, you should 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.

Oh, are you all set for luggage?

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

Things to do in Amsterdam in November

This is the rainiest month of the year. And the windiest.

Keep your schedule as flexible as possible. Take advantage of good weather to explore the city on foot, or by taking a canal cruise.

Visit museums at other times.

If and when it rains do what Amsterdammers do: pop into a pub for a coffee or a beer while you wait for the shower to end.

During this month most trees drop their leaves. Keen photographers know this reveals the facades of houses along the canals. Have your camera ready (with a camera rain cover, perhaps).

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