Weather in May in Netherlands

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in May 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 May?

The weather in Netherlands in May ranges from tolerable to pleasant depending on the destination.

In May the average maximum daytime temperatures are moderate and range from 15°C (59°F) in De Kooy to 19°C (66°F) in Gilze.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in De Kooy with 42mm (1.7inch) rainfall to moderate in Maastricht with 67mm (2.6inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 220 hours of sunshine in Amsterdam during the whole month.

Where to go in Netherlands in May

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

Average weather in Amsterdam

In May Amsterdam generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (64°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (47°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<   April April
<<  
14°C / 56°F 
5°C / 40°F 
181 hours 
39mm / 1.5inch 
9 days 
18°C / 64°F 
8°C / 47°F 
220 hours 
49mm / 1.9inch 
10 days 
June   >> June
>>  
20°C / 68°F 
11°C / 52°F 
203 hours 
64mm / 2.5inch 
10 days 
Climate in Amsterdam

Average weather in Zandvoort

In May Zandvoort generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (64°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (47°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<   April April
<<  
14°C / 56°F 
5°C / 40°F 
181 hours 
39mm / 1.5inch 
9 days 
18°C / 64°F 
8°C / 47°F 
220 hours 
49mm / 1.9inch 
10 days 
June   >> June
>>  
20°C / 68°F 
11°C / 52°F 
203 hours 
64mm / 2.5inch 
10 days 
Climate in Zandvoort

Average weather in The Hague

In May The Hague generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C (62°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (46°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
<<   April April
<<  
13°C / 55°F 
5°C / 40°F 
192 hours 
41mm / 1.6inch 
9 days 
17°C / 62°F 
8°C / 46°F 
232 hours 
57mm / 2.2inch 
9 days 
June   >> June
>>  
19°C / 66°F 
11°C / 52°F 
218 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
9 days 
Climate in The Hague

Average weather in Rotterdam

In May Rotterdam generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C (65°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<   April April
<<  
15°C / 59°F 
5°C / 41°F 
175 hours 
43mm / 1.7inch 
11 days 
19°C / 65°F 
9°C / 48°F 
215 hours 
56mm / 2.2inch 
10 days 
June   >> June
>>  
21°C / 70°F 
12°C / 53°F 
203 hours 
69mm / 2.7inch 
10 days 
Climate in Rotterdam

Average weather in Maastricht

In May Maastricht generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (65°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<   April April
<<  
14°C / 57°F 
5°C / 40°F 
166 hours 
44mm / 1.7inch 
9 days 
18°C / 65°F 
9°C / 48°F 
197 hours 
67mm / 2.6inch 
11 days 
June   >> June
>>  
21°C / 70°F 
12°C / 53°F 
188 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
10 days 
Climate in Maastricht

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Is May the best time to go to Netherlands?

In our opinion May is a good time to visit Netherlands with commonly pleasant weather in Amsterdam. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

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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