5 to 21°C
2448 hours
sunshine per day
435 mm
171 days
183 days
11 days

Climate of Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a maritime climate, which means the weather is influenced by its proximity to the sea throughout the year. This ensures mild temperatures and precipitation throughout all seasons.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 5°C and 21°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 2°C and 15°C
  • Sea temperature: the sea temperature is between 5°C and 21°C
  • Rain: it rains 183 days and there is a total of approximately 435 mm rainfall
  • Snow: it snows an average of 11 days per year
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 2448 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 5°C and 21°C
Warmest month: 21°C in July
Coldest month: 5°C in January
Night temperature: between 2°C and 15°C
Sea temperature: between 5°C and 21°C
Dry days: 171 days
Days with rain: 183 days
Days with snow: 11 days
Total rain sum: 435 mm
Hours of sunshine: 2448 hours

Amsterdam's climate is characterized by rainfall in all months of the year. With an average annual temperature of 13 degrees Celsius and precipitation of 435 mm per year, the city is a true watery place. About 143 days a year are dry, but the average humidity remains high at 81%. The UV index hovers around 3.


A spring in Amsterdam brings a pleasant mix of mild temperatures and refreshing rain. With flowers blooming along the canals and temperatures fluctuating between 5 and 15 degrees Celsius, the city comes alive.


Summer in Amsterdam is hot, but not stifling. July, the hottest month, is characterized by average temperatures of about 21 degrees Celsius. It is a perfect time to explore the parks and stroll along the waterways.



As autumn makes its appearance in Amsterdam, it brings with it cool breezes and a symphony of colors. Temperatures drop to an average of 10 degrees Celsius, and rain showers become more frequent. It is a picturesque season when the city transforms into a living painting.


Amsterdam in winter is enchanting, with an average temperature of 5 degrees Celsius in January, the coldest month. Snowfall is not unusual, averaging 11 days a year. While the canals freeze, the city exudes a cozy atmosphere with its illuminated streets and warm cafes.

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Amsterdam.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Amsterdam.

Climate table of Amsterdam

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Amsterdam. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Amsterdam might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 41 43 49 56 61 66 70 70 65 58 50 44
Night temp. (°F) 36 35 39 43 48 53 58 58 55 49 43 39
Water temp. (°F) 43 41 43 46 54 61 68 70 63 59 52 46
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 17 12 15 6 11 13 17 18 15 13 15 20
Days with rain 16 12 14 13 15 13 17 18 15 16 16 18
Days with snow 3 4 1 - - - - - - - - 3
Dry days 12 12 16 17 16 17 14 13 15 15 14 10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 4 6 8 9 10 10 10 7 5 4 3
Wind force (Bft) 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4
UV-index 2 2 3 3 4 5 4 5 4 3 2 2

Best time to visit Amsterdam

The best time to visit Amsterdam in the Netherlands is from June through September. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and almost no precipitation. The highest average temperature in Amsterdam is 70°F in July and the lowest is 41°F in January. The water temperature is 70°F at its highest and in other months it can be 41°F.

Climate of Amsterdam by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Amsterdam? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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