Things to Do in Amsterdam in November

This post covers the top 10 things to do in Amsterdam in November, including evening, free, as well as family-friendly activities, updated for 2020.

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Things to Do in Amsterdam

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Which Amsterdam Tourist Pass or Card is Best?

This post compares all of the Amsterdam discount tourist cards available.

We include an analysis of reviews, prices, what is included in each card/pass, and the pros and cons of each pass.

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What to Do in Amsterdam in June

This post will cover a variety of fun activity ideas in Amsterdam throughout the month of June 2020, including several family-friendly, nighttime and free things to do.

For other ideas, check our post covering the best things to do in Amsterdam

 

 

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Best Things to Do in Amsterdam in May (2020)

This post provides a list of several fun activities you can enjoy in Amsterdam throughout the month of May, including ideas that are family-friendly, free and fun after dark, all updated for 2020. 

 

 

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Amsterdam Coffee Shop Tours

This post provides details about several Amsterdam coffee shop tours that you can take, including tips on discounts and a self-guided option.

 

 


Overview

Before you get too far into this post, it’s important to note that coffee shops are much different in Amsterdam than in other parts of the world.

This isn’t the cafe where you grab a cup of coffee, it’s actually one of the only businesses in Amsterdam allowed to sell cannabis products. If you’re looking for actual coffee, head to a koffiehuis instead.

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How’s the Amsterdam Weather in December?

This post is about the weather in Amsterdam during December, including average temperatures, precipitation, and tips on packing and sightseeing activities.

 


HOW COLD IS AMSTERDAM IN DECEMBER?

December in Amsterdam is cold, cloudy, and often foggy but will have several nice days to explore this city.

Daytime high temperatures tend to average 7-8 C (in the mid-40s F) early in the month falling to 5-6 C (the low 40s F) near the end of the month. 

 

Average Temperatures in Amsterdam in December

 

A few of the warmer days early in the month can get up to 11-12 C (the low to mid-50s F). 

Late night and early morning low temperatures are generally around 2-3 C (the mid to upper 30s F) early in December, falling to about 1 C (the mid to lower 30s F) nearing the end of the month.

A few of the colder mornings can dip down to -5 C (into the low to mid-20s F).

 

DOES IT SNOW IN DECEMBER?

About 10-11 days will record at least 1 mm (.04 inches) or more precipitation.

Three of these days should see some snow/sleet mixed in with rain, but normally snow does not accumulate.

December tends to be breezy with moderate winds prevailing (15-32 kph/9-20 mph), increasing occasionally to 34-40 kph (21- 25 mph).

 

 

Weather Calendar Amsterdam December

 

About 10-11 days will see sunny or at least partly sunny skies. Daylight hours range from a bit over 8 hours on the 1st of December to about 7.7 hours on the 22nd.

About 20-21 days this month will be mostly cloudy with 20 days reporting some fog. 

 


WHAT YOU SHOULD WEAR

Amsterdam is cold and damp in December so bring warm winter clothes. We’ve made a list below of what to bring:

1. Warm, Waterproof Clothes

With lots of foggy and rainy days, it’s best to pack waterproof gear.

A waterproof coat is a good idea, as are waterproof boots. An umbrella is also suggested.

2. Warm Underwear

Thermal underwear and wool socks are suggested to keep warm in Amsterdam in December.

A fleece-lined under layer like these from ViCherub go great under long pants and tops. 

grey under layer

3. Gloves, Scarf, and a Hat

Accessorizing is a good idea to stay warm. Pack gloves, a scarf, and a hat to protect yourself on windy days.

A warm beanie like this one from OZERO is a good idea and doesn’t take up too much space in your luggage. 

 

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WHAT TO DO IN AMSTERDAM IN DECEMBER

This section lists our suggestions for things to do in Amsterdam this month. Find more detail for these top things to do in our full Amsterdam in December post.

For more detail on these free things to do, family-friendly activities, and evening entertainment and events, read our full post for the best Amsterdam activities.

 

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  • Go see a live concert.
  • See the Amsterdam light festival.
  • See a football match.
  • Go ice-skating.
  • Take a Free Walking Tour.
  • Enjoy Winter Paradise.
  • See the Nutcracker.
  • See fireworks on New Year’s Eve.
  • See the Christmas Tree lighting. 

Find more detail for these top things to do in our full Amsterdam in December post.

 

 

How’s the Weather in Amsterdam in June?

This post is about the weather in Amsterdam during June, including average temperatures, precipitation, and tips on packing and sightseeing activities.


HOW COLD IS AMSTERDAM IN JUNE?

Spring is in full bloom in Amsterdam during June with just a hint of summer near the end of the month. 

Daytime high temperatures will most likely be in the 17-19 C (mid-60s F) early in the month, warming into the about 20 C (upper 60s F) near the end of the month.

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially near the end of the month, can get up into the 25-26 C (upper 70s F). 

 

Average Temperatures in Amsterdam in June

 

Late night and early morning low temperatures start about 10 C (near 50F) but warm into 12-13 C (mid-50s F) near the end of the month. A few of the cooler mornings can dip down to 6-7 C (mid-40s F). 

 


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HOW MUCH SUN OR RAIN?

You can expect 15-16 days of sunny or at least partly sunny skies and with over 16.5 hours of daylight available throughout the month.

 

Weather Calendar Amsterdam June

 

You should expect about 8-9 days to record at least 1 mm (0.04 inches) of rain. Heavier rain is less likely. 

Humidity levels are generally low. However, 2-3 of the warmer afternoons can be a bit humid. 

 


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WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Spring is in full swing in Amsterdam during June, with just a hint of summer near the end of the month. We’ve made a list below of what to bring:

1. Light Clothes

Warm weather means light cotton tops and lighter-weight pants and shirts are best.  Comfortable tunic tops like these are breathable and stylish to wear. 

tunic top

2. Long-Sleeved Clothes

For cooler evenings, bring a sweater or light jacket just in case. Long-sleeved shirts are great for layering as well. 

3. Raingear

For rainy days, pack an umbrella. You might also opt for a light rain jacket like this one by Hount. It’s also easy to pack and takes up little space in your luggage. 

teal rain jacket

 


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WHAT TO DO IN AMSTERDAM IN JUNE

This section lists our suggestions for the best things to do in Amsterdam this month. Find more detail for these activities, see our post on things to do in Amsterdam in June.

For more detail on these free things to do, family-friendly activities, and evening entertainment and events, read our full post for the best Amsterdam activities.

 

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TIP: When you purchase a tourist discount pass, you can see more while saving money on the most popular attractions. Some city passes will give up to 55% discounts!

  • Celebrate the Holland Festival
  • Take a Free Walking Tour
  • See Free Open Air Theatre at Vondelpark
  • Attend the Bacchus Wine Festival
  • Join a Beer Tour
  • Enjoy Open Garden Days
  • Try Dutch Cuisine on a Food Tour
  • Catch a Concert
  • Relax on a Canal Cruise

Find more detail for these top things to do in our things to do in Amsterdam in June post.

 


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Best Things to Do in Amsterdam in April

This post covers the best things to do in Amsterdam in April, including family-friendly, nighttime, as well as free activities, festivals, and events, all updated for 2020. 

 

 

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Anne Frank House Tours and Tickets

This post provides details about how to get tickets to the Anne Frank House, including information about tours you can take tours of the historic site and learn more about it from a professional guide. (more…)