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Amsterdam Weather

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Amsterdam weather is fairly even and has practical weather all year round, ideal for tourists who come in every season. Amsterdam has a maritime climate, meaning cool winters but only mild summers. Winters in the city make days shorter and drop the temperature significantly. January and February are the coldest months and can reach lows of -1°C and highs around 5°C, making it uncomfortable to walk long distances. July and August are the best months for warm but not hot weather. Temperatures average about 22°C or 72°F. If you have extensive plans to enjoy sightseeing and flora, then the ideal time to travel is in the spring, when you can see beautiful tulip fields.

It does rain on occasion, but rainfall is spread out throughout the year evenly, whether by drizzle or perhaps a rainstorm here and there. It’s actually worth noting that not many hotels around the city have air conditioning, since it doesn’t get blazing hot in the summer. They are more likely to have heating for colder months.   Although winters are tough, it usually doesn’t freeze on the canals. On the occasion it does, you are treated to the spectacle of ice skaters. It is wise to go ahead and pack warm clothes if you are travelling in winter months and to bring an umbrella just to be safe.

The most frequent rainfall occurs during December, especially early December. However, it is less likely to rain in early May. Moderate rain occurs most often, and late October is the predictable time for it. Light rain occurs around November, while thunderstorms happen in late July. Snow would most likely occur in January, around the end of the month. Winds are usually not greater than 32 miles per hour, making the city a very mellow place when it comes to weather, or anything too uncomfortable.

 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.