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Weather in Amsterdam

Fri, Dec 06 2019

11.08ºC | 6.96ºC

Rain from morning to night

88.86% Humidity

Sat, Dec 07 2019

9.64ºC | 7.89ºC

Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night

84.25% Humidity

Sun, Dec 08 2019

11.77ºC | 7.54ºC

Rain from morning to night

79.38% Humidity

Mon, Dec 09 2019

8.03ºC | 6.33ºC

Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night

74.75% Humidity

Tue, Dec 10 2019

6.4ºC | 4.56ºC

Clouds in morning , afternoon and evening and rain in night

70.88% Humidity

Wed, Dec 11 2019

7.63ºC | 7.63ºC

Rain from morning to night

88.0% Humidity

Best Time To Visit Amsterdam

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

The best season to visit Amsterdam is in December. The weather conditions are the most favorable for touring and sightseeing in the city. An increasing number of tourists visit Amsterdam during December. Christmas and New Year celebrations also attract a large number of tourists during this month. The prices of hotels and flights also increases during the month of December. Furthermore, the time between March and May is also a great option for all those who wish to travel to the city and avoid the crowds as well. 

December-February (0°C to 7°C)

The Amsterdam weather in December becomes chilly as this is when the winter season arrives. Even though the weather is really cold for one to go out and enjoy the sightseeing and other experiences, it is also a season when less crowd garner in the city. Amsertdam in December looks amazingly beautiful. The tourist inflow might increase around the holidays like Christmas and New Years. The rest of the time, however, is comparatively free. If you are wondering “is December a good time to visit Amsterdam?”, then the answer will be yes. December is a good time if someone is planning to visit Amsterdam because this city welcomes winter in mid-December and the weather is extremely favorable for viewing Amsterdam’s winter beauty. 

The weather in Amsterdam in the month of January gets colder from the previous month. If someone loves shopping and wants to pick up souvenirs from local markets in Amsterdam, then January is a great time. This is the month when various salesmen and stores offer the most pocket-friendly deals and great discounts for clearance of stock. So if you want to indulge in shopping so best time to visit Amsterdam is January. 

February is the month which holds four special events majorly enjoyed by people in Amsterdam. Four events are 24H Oost, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day and Amsterdam Salsa Festival. There are many Chinese people in Amsterdam, and they celebrate the beginning of a new year with great joy and pomp. Then, on the weekend in mid-February, an event is organised in which a variety of workshops, performances, music, drinks, food, and guided tours are arranged by Amsterdam Oost and it is called 24H Oost. Then there is the Amsterdam Salsa Festival, this is celebrated in Mid-February and is for Salsa lovers. Here people can brush up and even learn the skills with numerous workshops. There are performances by some of the best Salsa dancers from around the world. In February, Valentine's Day is celebrated with great joy. One can take the famous carriage and horse rides on the city’s cobblestone streets, which lead to many famous restaurants and canal ride for enjoying great views of waterways with exotic drinks and meals.

March-May (2°C to 17°C)

The cold starts to disappear during the month of March. However, there is still a nip in the air and there is spring knocking on the door. Music lovers from various countries visit Amsterdam in the month of March because of the 5 Days Off Festival. During these 5 days of the festival the focus is on house, techno and beat music. This is one of the best electronic music festivals.

Best time to visit Amsterdam for tulips is in April. It is so because from mid-April is the peak time for enjoying the blooming tulips in all those beautiful colors. The countryside is covered with fresh blooms, making it a great time to plan a trip from Amsterdam.

The weather in Amsterdam in May gets mild and a little warmer making it a perfect time for sightseeing and other shenanigans. This is why the season receives high tourist crowd as well.

June to November (4°C to 22°C)

The summer season is in full swing in the Netherlands and Amsterdam is especially crowded during June-August. The weather is mild and pleasant making everything easier for the tourists. Enjoy sightseeing and other experiences in an amazing weather.

So many outdoor events for dance and music are organized throughout the city. Keti Koti, Comedy Train International Summer Festival, and Over het IJ Festival are notable events in summer.

The season of fall arrives in October and the weather starts to become a little colder. Amsterdam in October is filled with energy as this month hosts Amsterdam Halloween festival. This is an exciting festival and lasts for nearly a week during the end of the month. It is one of the most cherished festivals celebrated in Amsterdam.

 The effect of winter starts to increase during the month of November. Visiting Amsterdam in November is the best time for enjoying the Amsterdam Light Festival. This festival begins with canals being lighted, and it illuminates the city center. Enjoy twinkling lights from the very last Saturday in November.

Then there is International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, the best time to visit Amsterdam for filmmakers and devoted fans is the month of November. This is the festival which brings film lovers from many countries to a single place for a period of two continuous weeks towards the end of November.

Climate in Amsterdam

Summer Season in Amsterdam

Amsterdam best time to visit is the summer season when the city is beautiful, pleasant and sunny. This is no doubt the best season to make a trip to Amsterdam. This is the time for the King’s Day celebrations and all other outdoor activities. Since Amsterdam is known for its shaded lanes and lots of flower gardens, one can imagine how beautiful it looks during summer.

Monsoon Season in Amsterdam

November is apparently the wettest month in Amsterdam, but rainfall itself is not that frequent. It occurs in a scattered manner over spring and autumn season but does not leave much of an effect.

Winter Season in Amsterdam

It is quite cold in Amsterdam during winter. Snow can be seen, but not always. In any case, the temperatures are very low – too low to enjoy most of the summer-time activities. But it is not that low to enjoy winter sports either. So tourists usually avoid this time of the year. However, Christmas and the holiday season mean that Amsterdam gets decked up and looks beautiful in the last one week of the year.

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    Euro is accepted in Amsterdam and is also the official currency. 

    It is IST – 3.5 hours.

    The public transportation system in Amsterdam is highly affordable and diversified with multiple options, such as trams, metro, buses, ferry and taxi. 

    Apart from Dutch, people also speak English in Amsterdam. 

    There are numerous vegetarian and vegan food options available across restaurants spread all around the city. 

     

    Amsterdam is widely known across the world for canals, cheese markets, windmills, and beautiful horses. However, there is a lot that one can partake in even apart from the aforementioned. It is recommended that you go for a cycling tour and enjoy what the city has stored for you. 

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