If you are thinking of traveling to the Dutch capital, you should plan the getaway thinking not only of the places you want to visit, but also of the weather. We are going to tell you how the weather is in Amsterdam, so you can prepare for your next adventure and enjoy it to the fullest.
How is it the weather in Amsterdam At each station
The climate in Holland is considered of the oceanic type. This means that it is quite warm and humid, being near the sea. In the country, winds are quite frequent and temperatures in summer are moderate (around 22 ° C), while in winter they can be quite cold (about 0 ° C).
The weather in Amsterdam is similar to what happens in the rest of the country, although with some variations. Mostly cold, cloudy and rainy, this is the time in each season of the year in the Dutch capital:
In winterDam Square - Steve Photography
If you dare to travel between the months of January and March, you should keep in mind that you will need a good amount of warm clothes to fight the freezing cold. In January you can hardly see the sun between the clouds and that makes it seem even colder. Temperatures range between 5 and 7 degrees during the day and between 0 and 4 degrees overnight.
At this time you can see some snowfall and even the frozen channels. The weather in Amsterdam does not change much in February and there may be snowfall and rain. Already Frost is unusual for March and temperatures are maintained at 10 ° C.
In springTulip Park - Olena Z
Between April and June it is one of the best times to visit the capital of the Netherlands. April presents some spring storms and, although the temperatures are somewhat cool, they already exceed 12 ° C. In May the cold is over and there is more than 15 ° C.
Further, It is at this time when the flowering stage begins and you can see the beautiful fields full of tulips, the days are longer and the clouds disappear. It is ideal for cycling and walking among the typical canals. Or to visit places like the fantastic garden of Keukenhof.
In summerAmsterdam - S. Borisov
From July to September, but more in August, Amsterdam is filled with tourists who are on summer vacations. It is the warmest time, with temperatures that can exceed 20 ° C. Not being a city as hot as others in Europe, it is perfect to escape, for example, from the 40 ° C of Madrid or Rome.
The days are long and sunny, it hardly rains and the weather is ideal to discover a beautiful city surrounded by history and nature. By September, temperatures begin to fall again and autumn rains appear.
In autumnAmsterdam - Dennis van de Water
From October to December the city changes color towards brown and yellow tones, temperatures drop to 10 ° C and the sun is no longer present as in the previous months. In November it is rare to exceed 6 ° C and in December snowfall is frequent at dawn. At Christmas and the end of the year it snows and it is very cold (around 0 ° C).
What to do in Amsterdam according to the time of the year?Oudekerk - S-F
Although most travelers like to walk with a day of bright sunshine and a pleasant temperature, the truth is that the Dutch capital has its charm even with rain or snow. The good news is that There are activities to do both outdoors and indoors.
If it is cold or rainy, you can take advantage to visit the magnificent museums of the city, among them the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum or the Rembrandt House Museum. You can also spend time visiting Anne Frank's house or monuments such as the Oude Kerk.
"In the museum, walk slowly but keep walking."
On spring and summer days, in addition to museums, you can enjoy open spaces like Dam Square, the Museum Square or Leidseplein. You can also tour neighborhoods full of charm, such as Jordaan, or take a walk in the city, by boat through the canals or by bicycle.