Weather in December in Netherlands

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in December in Netherlands. Is this month a good time to go to Netherlands? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Netherlands in December?

The weather in Netherlands in December is generally poor. It is a winter month.

During December in Netherlands the average maximum daytime temperatures are low and range from 4°C (39°F) in Eelde to 7°C (45°F) in Rotterdam. Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 2°C (35°F) in Rotterdam and 0°C (32°F) in Eelde.

Precipitation in December ranges from moderate in Schiphol with an average of 67mm (2.6inch) rainfall to high in Arnhem with 95mm (3.7inch). It is also generally a dark month with an average of 52 hours of sunshine in Amsterdam during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Netherlands.

Where to go in Netherlands in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Netherlands on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Netherlands

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in Netherlands?

Average weather in Amsterdam

In December Amsterdam generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (44°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C (35°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Amsterdam
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
10°C / 50°F 
4°C / 39°F 
62 hours 
85mm / 3.3inch 
13 days 
poor 
7°C / 44°F 
2°C / 35°F 
52 hours 
75mm / 3inch 
13 days 
poor 
January   >> January
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6°C / 42°F 
1°C / 33°F 
64 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
11 days 
poor 
Climate in Amsterdam

Average weather in Zandvoort

In December Zandvoort generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (44°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C (35°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Zandvoort
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
10°C / 50°F 
4°C / 39°F 
62 hours 
85mm / 3.3inch 
13 days 
poor 
7°C / 44°F 
2°C / 35°F 
52 hours 
75mm / 3inch 
13 days 
poor 
January   >> January
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6°C / 42°F 
1°C / 33°F 
64 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
11 days 
poor 
Climate in Zandvoort

Average weather in The Hague

In December The Hague generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (45°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C (36°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

The Hague
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
10°C / 51°F 
5°C / 40°F 
64 hours 
91mm / 3.6inch 
14 days 
poor 
7°C / 45°F 
2°C / 36°F 
50 hours 
78mm / 3.1inch 
13 days 
poor 
January   >> January
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6°C / 43°F 
1°C / 34°F 
67 hours 
69mm / 2.7inch 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in The Hague

Average weather in Rotterdam

In December Rotterdam generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (45°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C (35°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Rotterdam
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
10°C / 51°F 
5°C / 42°F 
64 hours 
81mm / 3.2inch 
13 days 
poor 
7°C / 45°F 
2°C / 35°F 
54 hours 
82mm / 3.2inch 
13 days 
poor 
January   >> January
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7°C / 44°F 
1°C / 34°F 
68 hours 
71mm / 2.8inch 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Rotterdam

Average weather in Maastricht

In December Maastricht generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (44°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C (35°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Maastricht
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
10°C / 50°F 
4°C / 38°F 
73 hours 
64mm / 2.5inch 
11 days 
poor 
7°C / 44°F 
2°C / 35°F 
55 hours 
76mm / 3inch 
11 days 
poor 
January   >> January
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6°C / 42°F 
1°C / 33°F 
68 hours 
61mm / 2.4inch 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Maastricht

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Netherlands.

Is December the best time to go to Netherlands?

In our opinion December is not the best time to visit Netherlands with commonly poor weather in Amsterdam.

On average the best time to visit Netherlands is in June, July and August with generally perfect weather in Amsterdam. The worst months are January, February, March, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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