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Best Time to Visit Amsterdam

Learn what is the best time of year to visit Amsterdam in this Howcast travel video.


Amsterdam isn’t known for extreme weather any time of the year, and it’s also never cheap, but some months are still better to visit during than others. Summer in Amsterdam is pleasant and generally mild. The warmest months are July and August, but it rarely gets hotter than 75 degrees Fahrenheit even then, so the heat is nothing to worry about. But those are also the most popular months for tourists, so expect crowds and high prices if you go then. Winter will have fewer crowds and less expensive room rates, but the days will be cold and short, with as few as 8 hours of sunlight during December. Spring, early summer, and fall are ideal times to visit for mild weather and more moderate prices. Early April to mid-May, when the tulips bloom, is especially nice–though you should book your rooms in advance, since this is a popular time to visit the city. But no matter when you go, you won’t be bored–there’s always something to do in Amsterdam.

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