Amsterdam Climate & Weather

Amsterdam Climate and Weather

The climate of Amsterdam is temperate, generally mild and damp. Winters (December to February) are fairly mild, though frost can occur; while summers (June to August), are warm but seldom hot. Temperatures in summer average between 51°F (19°C) and 71°F (22°C), and in winter temperatures average between 32°F (0°C) and 43°F (6°C). Cloudy, rainy days can be expected at any time of year, and light rainfall is common. On the whole the weather in Amsterdam is very changeable, and even in mid-summer visitors should be prepared for sudden drops in temperature. Spring and autumn in particular are unpredictable. The best time to visit Amsterdam is spring (March to May) when the beautiful gardens are in bloom, although summer is still the peak tourist season and can be crowded. Amsterdam is considered a year-round destination and some travellers prefer to visit in autumn or winter, when the city is at its cheapest and least crowded.

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