Weather in January in Netherlands

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in January 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 January?

The weather conditions in Netherlands in January are generally poor. It is a winter month.

During January in Netherlands the average maximum daytime temperatures are low and range from 4°C (39°F) in Soesterberg to 7°C (44°F) in Rotterdam. Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 1°C (34°F) in Rotterdam and 0°C (32°F) in Soesterberg. On average, this month is the coldest month of the year in Netherlands.

Precipitation in January ranges from moderate in Vlissingen with an average of 60mm (2.4inch) rainfall to high in Arnhem with 90mm (3.5inch). It is also generally a dark month with an average of 64 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 January

Find the average weather conditions in January 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 January for the 5 most popular destinations in Netherlands?

Average weather in Amsterdam

In January Amsterdam generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 6°C (42°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (33°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
7°C / 44°F 
2°C / 35°F 
52 hours 
75mm / 3inch 
13 days 
poor 
6°C / 42°F 
1°C / 33°F 
64 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
11 days 
poor 
6°C / 43°F 
0°C / 33°F 
88 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
10 days 
poor 
Climate in Amsterdam

Average weather in Zandvoort

In January Zandvoort generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 6°C (42°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (33°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
7°C / 44°F 
2°C / 35°F 
52 hours 
75mm / 3inch 
13 days 
poor 
6°C / 42°F 
1°C / 33°F 
64 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
11 days 
poor 
6°C / 43°F 
0°C / 33°F 
88 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
10 days 
poor 
Climate in Zandvoort

Average weather in The Hague

In January The Hague generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 6°C (43°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (34°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
7°C / 45°F 
2°C / 36°F 
50 hours 
78mm / 3.1inch 
13 days 
poor 
6°C / 43°F 
1°C / 34°F 
67 hours 
69mm / 2.7inch 
13 days 
poor 
7°C / 44°F 
1°C / 34°F 
91 hours 
52mm / 2inch 
11 days 
poor 
Climate in The Hague

Average weather in Rotterdam

In January Rotterdam generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (44°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (34°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
7°C / 45°F 
2°C / 35°F 
54 hours 
82mm / 3.2inch 
13 days 
poor 
7°C / 44°F 
1°C / 34°F 
68 hours 
71mm / 2.8inch 
12 days 
poor 
7°C / 45°F 
1°C / 34°F 
91 hours 
61mm / 2.4inch 
11 days 
poor 
Climate in Rotterdam

Average weather in Maastricht

In January Maastricht generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 6°C (42°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (33°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
7°C / 44°F 
2°C / 35°F 
55 hours 
76mm / 3inch 
11 days 
poor 
6°C / 42°F 
1°C / 33°F 
68 hours 
61mm / 2.4inch 
12 days 
poor 
7°C / 44°F 
1°C / 33°F 
88 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
11 days 
poor 
Climate in Maastricht

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

Is January the best time to go to Netherlands?

In our opinion January 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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