Climate in Amsterdam (Noord-Holland), Netherlands

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year.

Average monthly minimum and maximum temperature in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Average monthly hours of sunshine in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of hours of sunhours during the day over the year

Average monthly percentage of sunshine in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc.

Average monthly rainfall, snow, precipitation in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average monthly rainy days in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Average monthly relative humidity in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

Average monthly wind speed in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Weather Forecasts for Amsterdam

Sat   Mar 02
12°C | 5°C
S 32 km/h
1.3 mm
broken clouds and  chance of slight rain

broken clouds and chance of slight rain

Sun   Mar 03
13°C | 6°C
SE 18 km/h
broken clouds and no rain

broken clouds and no rain

Mon   Mar 04
10°C | 5°C
NW 14 km/h
partly cloudy and no rain

partly cloudy and no rain

The best time of year to visit Amsterdam in the Netherlands

Due to its location on the IJ, the climate of Amsterdam is strongly influenced by the temperature of the water. This means it slowly warms up in summer and slowly cools down in winter. The average weather in Amsterdam varies a lot and every season there is a big chance of rain throughout the year.

Amsterdam can best be visited in spring (May and June) or summer (July, August and September). The average temperatures are mild in spring and can be warm in summer with 22°C in July. During summer days are long, with early sunrise and late sunset, meaning many outdoor activities can happen into the evenings, which, apart from the beautiful light skies, can sometimes remain balmy after a hot day.

In winter it can be cold and windy, most years there are only a few days with snowfall.

During the months of July and August you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20°C and 26°C.

Other facts from our historical weather data:

  • Which is the warmest month in Amsterdam?
    August has an average maximum temperature of 22°C and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Amsterdam?
    The coldest month is February with an average maximum temperature of 7°C.
  • Which is the wettest month in Amsterdam?
    August tops the wettest month list with 97 mm of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Amsterdam?
    April is the driest month with 56 mm of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Amsterdam?
    May is the sunniest month with an average of 220 hours of sunshine.

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