Famous for both its cultural highlights and its reputation as one of the world’s most fun-filled locations, the Netherlands’ main city of Amsterdam offers something for everyone. A lively city break for those seeking sizzling social hot spots, superb shopping opportunities and bustling cafes, Amsterdam is also distinguished by a pretty cityscape that unfurls around its famed canals and waterways.

Look beyond and Amsterdam is a city of great historical importance, from the 17th century canal houses, to the universally acclaimed Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, to the home of the tragic Anne Frank, one of Europe’s most visited historical attractions. Amsterdam is also the ideal centrepoint to explore further into the Netherlands, where picturesque countryside and lush parklands are waiting to be discovered.

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  • Amsterdam, floral canal view

  • Houses overlooking the River Amstel in Amsterdam

  • Tourist canal boat in Amsterdam

  • Zaanse Schans windmills in Zaandam near Amsterdam

  • Keukenhof Park near Amsterdam

  • Canals of Amsterdam in autumn

  • Amsterdam at Christmas time

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 20℃
  • 22℃
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  • 19℃
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  • 6℃
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  • 9
  • 12
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  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 7
  • 7

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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