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 November 17, 2019
As a service to our visitors we update this page with current weather forecasts throughout the month of November.
Note: Due to the wind chill factor the feels like temperatures often are a few degrees lower than those listed.
Sunday, November 17, 2019 Sunny in the early morning. Sunny intervals in late morning, giving way to cloudy weather before mid afternoon. No rain until just before midnight. Mid afternoon high temperature around 6° Celsius (42.8° Fahrenheit). Mind you, the morning starts out at 2° Celsius (35.6° Fahrenheit), with a feels like temperature a few degrees lower.
Monday, November 18, 2019 Cloudy and overcast. The scattered light rain showers that started just before midnight will continue throughout the day, all the way through just after noon on Tuesday. Afternoon high 8° Celsius (46.4° Fahrenheit).
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 A cloudy day. The waves of scattered light rain showers that lasted all day yesterday will hang around until just past noon today. Afternoon high barely 8° Celsius (46.4° Fahrenheit).
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Sunny intervals — around 50% sunshine in the early morning, increasing to 70% from mid morning through mid afternoon. Even sunnier after that through sunset, which this time of the year occurs at 16:44 (4:44 PM). No rain. Afternoon high temperature 5° Celsius (41° Fahrenheit).
Thursday, November 21, 2019 Overcast in the morning. Cloudy in the afternoon, and some sunny intervals an hour or so before sunset. No rain. Afternoon high around 5° Celsius (41° Fahrenheit).
Friday, November 22, 2019 Overcast in the early morning, giving way to sunny intervals (±80% sunshine) from mid morning through just after noon. Cloudy from then on through sunset. No rain. Early afternoon high 9° Celsius (48.2° Fahrenheit).
Saturday, November 23, 2019 Cloudy and overcast. No rain. Afternoon high temperature 7° Celsius (44.6° Fahrenheit).
Long Term Forecast
Sunday, November 24, 2019 through Sunday, December 1, 2019: Large (90%) chance of a slightly changeable weather pattern with temperatures around or above normal for this time of the year, especially at night.
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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