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The climate of Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
Amsterdam  is the capital of the Netherlands and attracts millions of tourists from all over the world every year. Amsterdam has too many attractions to mention. Several examples are: The Anne Frank house, the canals with the canal houses, the canal warehouses converted into apartments, the Rijksmuseum, the Wallen, the coffeeshops, the Heineken Experience, the Dam and the van Gogh museum. There is something to do for everyone, both young and old, no matter what cultural background. Whether you want to go shopping or if you want seek out a cultural experience, it can all be done in Amsterdam. Ever since the 16th century tourists from all over the world have visited this commercial center. Renting a car in Amsterdam gives you complete freedom in transportation. It allows you to explore attractions anywhere in and around Amsterdam without the difficulties of public transport. Via you can search for cheap car rentals in Amsterdam.
The best time to visit Amsterdam is during the spring or autumn. During the summer the city is really crowded and exhaust fumes pollute the air. However, the Vondelpark offers fresh air and some cooling. The climate of Amsterdam is strongly influenced by the water from the IJ. This is because water has the tendency to warm up and cool down very slowly. The same effect can be noticed in the vicinity of the water. This explains why temperatures in Amsterdam are the exact average of the Netherlands. If you visit the city during the autumn be sure to bring an umbrella; showers are not uncommon then.


Climate information
The data below is based on registered weather data and applies to Amsterdam:

temperature (įC)


temperature (įC)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (įC)
January 5 0 2 19 n/a
February 5 0 3 12 n/a
March 8 2 4 15 n/a
April 12 4 5 13 n/a
May 16 8 7 14 n/a
June 19 10 7 13 n/a
July 21 12 6 14 n/a
August 21 12 6 14 n/a
September 18 10 4 16 n/a
October 14 7 3 17 n/a
November 9 3 2 18 n/a
December 6 1 1 19 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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