Amsterdam weather in August (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)

Curious about the August weather in Amsterdam? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In Amsterdam the weather in August is generally perfect, with high temperatures and moderate rainfall. August falls within the summer season. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 22°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 15°C. On average, it is the month with the highest temperature of the year.

Amsterdam in August usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 97 mm for the month. It is the wettest month of the year, so an umbrella might come in handy. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 13 days of the month will see rainfall.

The city usually sees around 198 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you're inclined towards comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, August is a prime time to visit Amsterdam. June, July and August typically offer the best circumstances. While January, February, March and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Amsterdam climate page with graphs.

 

Amsterdam, monthly averages in August

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 15°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 22°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 45%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 97 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 13 days  
HumidityHumidity 80%  
WindspeedWindspeed 14 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 198 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 42%  

Where to go in the Netherlands in August

Find out more about the weather in the Netherlands in August and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Amsterdam in August?

For visitors traveling to Amsterdam, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in August.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Amsterdam.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to the Netherlands? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in the Netherlands. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.