Category: Visitors Guide

We have lots of practical information about Amsterdam, for tourists, business people, other visitors, and expats.

Be sure to check this Basic Information GuideIt will show you where to find information about public transport in Amsterdam, how to get to and from Schiphol airport, as well as suggestions on what to see and do in this fine city.

Many updates in this section have to do with the ever-changing weather in Amsterdam. Each monthly forecast also has tips on what to pack for your trip.

 

Amsterdam weather in February

Normally February is the one of the coldest months in the Netherlands. It’s a toss-up whether January of February is the coldest time of the year to spend in Amsterdam.

But February is also one of the driest months, and there are quite a few sunny days. Often this is the month that ice skating is possible.

Where is Amsterdam?

Everyone has heard of it, but where is Amsterdam?

And is Amsterdam in Holland or in the Netherlands? Yes.

Plus: we’ll tell you why the Dutch government has ditched the ‘Holland’ moniker and rebranded the country as ‘Netherlands.’

Amsterdam weather in December

December is not the rainiest month in Amsterdam, nor the coldest. But you should expect a fair amount of precipitation — usually in the form of rain or wet snow.

It rarely properly snows in December. But if and when it does, you’re in for a treat.