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Practical information about Amsterdam, for tourists, business people, other visitors, and expats.

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Amsterdam weather in February

Normally February is the coldest month throughout the Netherlands, and the coldest time of the year to spend in Amsterdam.

But it’s also one of the driest months, and there are quite a few sunny days. Often this is the month that ice skating is possible. That did not (and will not) happen in February 2020. The last week will be cold and wet, though still mild for the time of the year.

Amsterdam weather in January

January tends to be Amsterdam’s coldest month.

You can expect anything from gloomy days with (near) freezing temperatures to deep blue, cloudless skies with lots of sun.

January 2020 has been rather mild. For the time being you can forget about snow, and you won’t see any frozen canals.

Amsterdam weather in December

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

There will not be a white Christmas, though. And it won’t be cold enough for ice skating on the canals. Indeed, it looks like the changeable but rather mild weather pattern will hang around.

Amsterdam Weather in November

The weather in Amsterdam during the month of November is best characterized by the word ‘turbulent.’

The Dutch often refer to November as wind– or dolmaand — windy or crazy month. Oh, and it’s the rainiest month of the year.

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.’