When is the best time to go to the Netherlands?

When is the best time to go to the Netherlands? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In the Netherlands, the weather is good everywhere in June, July, August and September
  • The best months to go to Amsterdam are May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months in Amsterdam are June, July and August, and the coldest month of the year is February
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, July, August, October and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Zeeland, Gouda, Bergen op Zoom and Goes, with good weather at least 6 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Amsterdam are August and September

Annual weather in the Netherlands

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in the Netherlands for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 36°F to 45°F
2 to 8 days*
February 36°F to 45°F
1 to 6 days*
March 40°F to 52°F
2 to 6 days*
April 45°F to 61°F
1 to 4 days*
May 52°F to 65°F
2 to 7 days*
June 58°F to 72°F
3 to 8 days*
July 61°F to 76°F
2 to 10 days*
August 61°F to 76°F
2 to 10 days*
September 54°F to 70°F
2 to 7 days*
October 49°F to 61°F
1 to 8 days*
November 43°F to 52°F
1 to 8 days*
December 38°F to 49°F
3 to 10 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Netherlands by cities

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The best months to go to Amsterdam are may, june, july, august and september.

Den Haag

Den Haag

The best months to go to Den Haag are may, june, july, august and september.

Keukenhof (Stationsweg)

Keukenhof (Stationsweg)

The best months to go to Keukenhof (Stationsweg) are may, june, july, august and september.

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Temperatures and rainfall in the Netherlands

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Netherlands and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Amsterdam, Den Haag, Keukenhof (Stationsweg), Rotterdam and Utrecht, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in the Netherlands

Find out when Netherlands has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in the Netherlands

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, November and December. The number of visitors to Netherlands is high in: April, May, June, July, August, September and October.

  • Very low season in the Netherlands: January, February and March.
  • Low season in the Netherlands: November and December.
  • High season in the Netherlands: April, May, June, September and October.
  • Peak season in the Netherlands: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Netherlands month by month

Average price for flights to the Netherlands

A return flight between New York City and Amsterdam is generally cheaper if you go in october ($ 593 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 372 more for your airline ticket to Amsterdam if you go in july.

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Where to go in the Netherlands?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Den Haag45°F45°F50°F56°F61°F67°F70°F70°F67°F59°F52°F47°F
Keukenhof (Stationsweg)43°F45°F50°F56°F61°F67°F70°F70°F67°F59°F52°F47°F
De Bilt43°F45°F52°F59°F63°F70°F74°F74°F68°F59°F50°F45°F
Den Helder45°F43°F45°F50°F56°F61°F65°F67°F63°F59°F52°F49°F
Het Nationale Park De Hoge Veluwe41°F45°F52°F59°F65°F70°F74°F74°F68°F59°F50°F45°F


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What can I do in the Netherlands?

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Is this weather information for Netherlands reliable?

Climate data for Netherlands has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Netherlands allows us to determine the average for each month in Amsterdam, Den Haag, Keukenhof (Stationsweg), Rotterdam, Utrecht, Zandvoort, Delft, Volendam, and 48 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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