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The climate of Amsterdam: when to go to Amsterdam

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Amsterdam has an oceanic climate, influenced by its proximity to the North Sea, and by the presence of large basins of water all around the city. The winter days are not too cold, but are usually cloudy and humid, while the summer days are often mild and cool and never sultry.

The rains are more frequent between September and January, but they are possible at all times of the year, the rainiest month is October, while the driest month is April. Most of the rains fall in the form of light but persistent rain, the annual average rainfall is slightly less than 840 mm. The rainy days are 132 per year, the month with the least rainy days is April with 9 rainy days, the months with the most rainy days, 13 in each month, are October, November and December. The snow falls quite frequently in winter, on average in one year there are 26 days of snow. Snow can fall between November and April.

In Amsterdam in winter the average minimum temperatures vary between 1 ° C and 0 ° C, the average maximum winter temperatures vary between 5 ° C and 6 ° C. The hottest months are the summer months between June and August, with average maximum temperatures between 20 ° C and 22 ° C. The sunny hours are 1,662, the month with the most sunshine is May with 222 sunshine hours.


The best time to visit Amsterdam is from April to September. To admire the blooming of the tulip fields near Amsterdam you have to go in the months from mid-April to mid-May.

Amsterdam: Venice of the North.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Airport.


AMSTERDAM (-3 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days (snowy days)
January0,85,866,6 12 (6)
February0,56,350,7 10 (6)
March2,69,660,6 11 (4)
April4,613,540,9 9 (2)
May8,217,455,6 10
June10,819,766,0 10
July12,022,076,5 10
August11,822,185,9 10
September10,618,882,4 12
October7,514,589,6 13
November4,29,787,2 13 (3)
December1,56,476,3 13 (5)
YEAR6,313,8838,2 132 (26)



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