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Amsterdam Weather And Best Time To Visit Amsterdam

Planning A Trip To Amsterdam? Here's a snapshot of Amsterdam weather and the best time to visit Amsterdam

A city not of sin but of freedom, Amsterdam is one of the most creatively stimulating experiences, not just a city. A landscape carved out of canals and tulip gardens, the weather of Amsterdam is very gentle on the mind as well as body. You will love the springs and summers here, as well as autumns as winters if you like the cold. What’s not to love actually? Amsterdam is enjoyed all through the year, even though the rains are never predicted and you cannot distinguish a sunny day from a cloudy one because they keep changing intermittently.


Even so, here we have outlined every season in Amsterdam so that you can pick the most suitable time for you to visit.

Spring (March to May)

Spring (March to May):  Amsterdam Weather And Best Time To Visit Amsterdam
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By March, winter is left far behind in the pursuit of longer, warmer days in Amsterdam. The sun is a little more sunny and the clouds don’t shadow the streets as often, with the temperature rising from 10°C to 17°C by the end of the season. Rains or light hail/snow can still be expected but these don’t last long enough to disrupt your whole day. Spring’s April month is the legit best month to visit Amsterdam because this is the perfect time to see the tulips of this city in full bloom. The reds and yellows and pinks and whites all come to life, like a fairytale field, in the Keukenhof gardens.

Summer (June to August)

Summer (June to August):  Amsterdam Weather And Best Time To Visit Amsterdam
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Summer comes to Amsterdam in all its glory, with darkening of newborn leaves and sunshine becoming the highlight of the day. This is a great time to explore everything in Amsterdam, from the canals to museums, windmills to gardens, palaces to shows. Picnic in parks and boating in canals are coveted, with the mercury rising to a nice pleasant 22°C by the peak of the season. The days are 15 hour long, with ample sunshine, even in the wake of unexpected showers. So always keep an umbrella handy. Many food and art festivals are also organised at this time and the tourism is at its massive peak. This may also be a slightly expensive time.

Autumn (September to November)

Autumn (September to November):  Amsterdam Weather And Best Time To Visit Amsterdam
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September brings a closure to summer’s delight and autumn sets in, with temperatures mellowing down into 15s and 10s. There is a bitting nip in the air and you can taste the air of drying autumn leaves on your tongue. On one hand it is a magical time, this change of seasons, while on the other, you can definitely feel a drop in tourism around. The cool winds, frequent rains and drop of temperatures lead to quietness in the city. 


Choose autumn if you are a nomad traveller at heart or wish to go for a budget option.

Winter (December to February)

Winter (December to February):  Amsterdam Weather And Best Time To Visit Amsterdam
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Amsterdam might not be extremely cold in winters due to the effect of North Sea, but it does see some freezing days. There is light snowing, not deep enough to stick most of the times. November is rainy mostly, while you can expect periodic snow in December and January, interspersed by sunny days. Some years, canals may freeze over and the locals take to ice skating on them. The average winter temperature here is between 0-6°C.

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