The Netherlands weather in March

Thinking about venturing to the Netherlands this March and curious about the weather conditions to expect? This page holds all the key information you seek, responding to your question:

What is the weather like in the Netherlands in March?

March in the Netherlands generally has cold temperatures, with moderate precipitation.

The average maximum temperatures are cold and range from 8°C in West-Terschelling to 12°C in Stramproy. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 3°C in Stramproy and 5°C in West-Terschelling.

In March, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate rainfall in Twijzelerheide with an average of 53 mm to moderate rainfall in Vaals with 75 mm. The city Amsterdam usually sees around 125 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

To learn more about the conditions in specific areas of the Netherlands in March, check out the map below. For more details on the yearly weather, visit our the Netherlands climate page.

Where to go in the Netherlands in March

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

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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).

Popular destinations in the Netherlands

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

Average weather in Amsterdam

In March Amsterdam generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 10°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C 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
8°C 
2°C 
88 hours 
69 mm 
12 days 
poor 
10°C 
4°C 
125 hours 
61 mm 
17 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
14°C 
6°C 
181 hours 
56 mm 
13 days 
Climate in Amsterdam

Average weather in Zandvoort

In March Zandvoort generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 10°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Zandvoort
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
7°C 
3°C 
73 mm 
12 days 
poor 
10°C 
5°C 
62 mm 
18 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
12°C 
7°C 
52 mm 
13 days 
Climate in Zandvoort

Average weather in The Hague

In March The Hague generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 10°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C 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
8°C 
3°C 
91 hours 
68 mm 
12 days 
poor 
10°C 
4°C 
137 hours 
60 mm 
18 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
14°C 
6°C 
192 hours 
52 mm 
13 days 
Climate in The Hague

Average weather in Rotterdam

In March Rotterdam generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
8°C 
2°C 
91 hours 
64 mm 
12 days 
poor 
11°C 
4°C 
144 hours 
59 mm 
17 days 
April   >> April
>>  
15°C 
6°C 
193 hours 
54 mm 
13 days 
Climate in Rotterdam

Average weather in Maastricht

In March Maastricht generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
8°C 
1°C 
88 hours 
75 mm 
15 days 
poor 
12°C 
3°C 
137 hours 
67 mm 
18 days 
April   >> April
>>  
16°C 
6°C 
179 hours 
55 mm 
16 days 
Climate in Maastricht

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Is March the best time to visit the Netherlands?

Given the typically poor weather conditions in Amsterdam, March may not be the ideal time to visit the Netherlands.

On average, the best time to visit the Netherlands is in June, July and August with generally perfect weather in Amsterdam. The weather in January, February, March and December, on the other hand, tends to be poor.

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