When is the best time to go to Rotterdam?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Rotterdam are June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months are July and August
  • The coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months are August and October
  • The best months for swimming are August and September

Annual weather in Rotterdam

For full information about the climate and weather in Rotterdam a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 41°F/45°F
February 40°F/45°F
March 43°F/49°F
April 49°F/54°F
May 54°F/59°F
June 59°F/65°F
July 63°F/68°F
August 65°F/70°F
September 61°F/67°F
October 56°F/59°F
November 49°F/52°F
December 45°F/49°F

Weather and climate in Rotterdam

Rotterdam enjoys a temperate oceanic climate (with warm summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Rotterdam is 56°F (ranging from 45°F in february to 70°F in august). Annual rainfall is 38.8in, with a minimum of 1.5in in april and a maximum of 5in in august.
  • Between january and february the climate is very bad. At lunchtime, it's 43°F in average and, in february, 4 days of rain are expected.
  • From march to april the climate is unfavorable. At lunchtime, it's 54°F in average and, in april, 2 days of rain are expected.
  • In may the climate is not good, but still OK. the thermometer goes up to 59°F°C and you can expect to have 2.9in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between the months of june and september the climate is favorable. At lunchtime, it's 65°F in average and it rains about 3.7in each month.
  • In october the climate is just OK. In average, on the morning it is 56°F and it rains in october about 4.2in.
  • In november the climate is not good. The record temperature this month is 63°F and it rains in november about 3.7in.
  • In december the climate is very unfavorable. It is for example 49°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains in december about 3.7in.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Rotterdam

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Rotterdam: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Rotterdam

Find out when Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam

  • Very low season in Rotterdam
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February and March.
  • Low season in Rotterdam
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: December.
  • High season in Rotterdam
    The number of visitors to Rotterdam is high in: June, September, October and November.
  • Peek season in Rotterdam
    The largest number of tourists visiting Rotterdam is during: April, May, July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Rotterdam month by month

Best time for low prices in Rotterdam

Average prices of hotels in Rotterdam month by month

Generally, February is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Rotterdam. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, May is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Rotterdam

A return flight between London and Rotterdam is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 170 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 36 more for your airline ticket to Rotterdam if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Rotterdam

On average, it costs $ 22 per day to hire a car in Rotterdam. This price varies by $ 8.4 depending on the month. In december, hiring a car costs an average of $ 17 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in july is $ 26.

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