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by Amsterdam.com
​Amsterdam is always a great place to visit no matter what time of year it is, although different attractions may be available at different times of year. It really doesn’t matter if it is cold and rainy outside when your main purpose is visiting Amsterdam’s famous museums, but if you want to go ice skating on the canals, or visit the gardens at Keukenhof, you’ll need to pay attention to the weather. Generally speaking, July is the warmest month in Amsterdam, and February is the coolest month. If rain is a concern, December is the wettest month, and February is the driest month.

For travelers who need to know what the year-round weather is like in Amsterdam for trip or vacation planning purposes, we have compiled a breakdown of the average weather and temperatures for the entire year.
Keep in mind these are averages and local weather conditions in and around Amsterdam can vary quite a bit from the norms due to temporary seasonal changes.

January
January brings cold temperatures and precipitation that is mostly rain; snow is fairly rare. Airfares and hotel rates are usually at their lowest in January when demand and crowds are low.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation
High: 40°F
Low: 31°F
Rain: 2.7 in

February
February is Amsterdam’s coldest month, with temperatures hovering around zero and plenty of rain. Airfares, hotel rates and tourist crowds all remain low in February too.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation
High: 42°F
Low: 31°F
Rain: 1.9 in

March
March brings out a bit of sun and milder weather. Airfare and hotel accommodations are low-priced at off-peak season rates.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation
High: 48°F
Low: 34°F
Rain: 2.5 in

April
April is nearly as dry as February but warmer and the tourist attractions begin to get more crowded. Many seasonal attractions begin to re-open for spring.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation
High: 55°F
Low: 37°F
Rain: 2.1 in

May
Warm, sunny weather brings music, performance festivals and many other events. The Keukenhof flower park opens and many top attractions start getting crowded on the weekends. Airlines and hotels begin raising prices in anticipation of peak summer tourist season.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation
High: 63°F
Low: 45°F
Rain: 2.4 in

June
June is one of the most popular months in Amsterdam and crowds will be found at most attractions, restaurants and cafes, as well as at the airports and train stations. Peak tourist season hits in June and airfare and hotel accommodations are at the peak prices too. Travelers should make reservations and purchase tickets well in advance when possible.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation
High: 68°F
Low: 49°F
Rain: 2.7 in

July
July is Amsterdam's warmest month and although it can be humid, the city will be more crowded in June than at any other time of year.
Again, peak demand brings peak prices for all travel and accommodations.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation
High: 70°F
Low: 53°F
Rain: 2.9 in

August
August is another very warm month in Amsterdam and the weather is usually mild but sunny. Again, it's still peak tourist season for one more month and everything in the city is more crowded than in off-peak months.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation
High: 72°F
Low: 53°F
Rain: 2.7 in

September
The weather in September is unpredictable and there can be a lot of rain. Accordingly, the tourists start to thin out and airfares, hotels and travel costs are lower compared to the summer rates.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation
High: 66°F
Low: 50°F
Rain: 2.6 in

October
The weather in October is usually mild and the peak tourist season is over. Airline and hotel prices drop back down to off-peak rates, and fewer tourists at the popular attractions.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation
High: 58°F
Low: 45°F
Rain: 2.8 in

November
The weather in November can be windy with frequent rain showers. The traditional holiday season begins and most of the tourist crowds have disappeared.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation
High: 48°F
Low: 38°F
Rain: 3.3 in

December
December is Amsterdam's rainiest month and although the crowds are gone and airfares and hotel rates are at off-peak lows, some attractions and venues will raise prices around the winter holidays.
The traditional Dutch holiday Sinterklaas is celebrated on December 5, and there are holiday events, markets and seasonal treats all month.
Average Temperatures & Precipitation
High: 43°F
Low: 33°F
Rain: 3.3 in