Climate in Amsterdam

When is the best time to visit Amsterdam? How cold does it get in winter? Does it rain a lot? Find out the weather averages by season.

The climate in Amsterdam is very similar to the weather conditions in London. The monthly weather averages are between 1 and 2 degrees (Celsius) below the British capital and it rains a little more than in the south of the United Kingdom.

Summer in Amsterdam

In June, July and August, the warmest months of the year, the average low temperatures are between 10ºC (51.4ºF) and 13 ºC (55.4ºF). During these months, the average highs are around 20ºC (68ºF) and 22ºC (71.6ºF). It also rains less in summer than the rest of the year.

Most travelers visit Amsterdam between June and September, since it rains less and the climate is more agreable than in winter. Visitors who decide to see the city during these months will find the streets packed with people.

Winter in Amsterdam

In the Netherlands, the coldest months of the year are December, January and February. On the coldest days, the average lows reach 0ºC (33ºF) and the average highs are between 5ºC (42ºF) and 6ºC (43ºF).

If you visit the city in winter, snowfall is very probable.

Best time to visit Amsterdam

Although there are more tourists in summer and the hotels are more expensive, it is still our favorite time of year to visit the capital of Holland.

If you prefer to visit the city when it is a bit quieter and skip the coldest months, we suggest booking your flights for April, May and October.

Pack for all possible climates

Regardless the season, always pack something warm and waterproof for Amsterdam, since the climate can change suddenly from blue skies to pouring rain.