The Netherlands is one of the few destinations in Europe which is great to visit all year round. There is always so much to see, events and museums worth visiting, green parks, pretty canals, amazing food and fun outdoor activities.
The Netherlands may be a small country but it’s big on amazing destinations. If you can picture tulip fields, historic windmills, cellar bars, beautiful countryside, wildlife, and world-famous art collections then you’re just scratching the surface of this incredible country.
And there is so much more than just Amsterdam to discover. Roughly the size of the state of Maryland in the United States, The Netherlands lies mostly at or below sea level. Now completely urbanized and densely populated it’s a unique and distinct country. With wide blue skies, unchanged villages, beautiful church spires, and lovely canals, The Netherlands is, indeed, a remarkable country.
In addition to visiting Amsterdam the Netherlands has plenty to offer such as Rotterdam, The Hague, Leiden, Haarlem, Utrecht, Maastricht and De Hoge Veluwe National Park.
The Netherlands is one of the few destinations in Europe which is great to visit all year round. Even the coldest and gloomiest of winter days can be interesting, especially in Amsterdam. There is always so much to see, events and museums worth visiting, green parks, pretty canals, amazing food and fun outdoor activities.
All you need to do is decide when you want to go, late spring in particular is a great time to go as the weather is warming up, there’s less chance of rain, tulip season is in full bloom and events are picking up. Equally the Netherlands over the Christmas and New Year period is a fantastic time with the markets there are lots of things to do and New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam is a pretty wild night worth experiencing at least once.
So visiting the Netherlands is something to very much consider.
Weather in Netherlands
The climate of the Netherlands is influenced by the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, so it's cool, cloudy and humid for most of the year. The rains are not so abundant, ranging between 750/850 millimeters (29/33 inches) per year, but they are frequent throughout the year. The wind is another characteristic of the Dutch climate, and blows frequently, especially in autumn and winter, when there may even be storms. Winter, from December to February, is cold but not freezing, with daily average temperatures around 3 °C (37 °F), that is, around freezing (0 °C or 32 °F) at night and around 6 °C (43 °F) during the day. In summer, from June to August, the temperatures are generally pleasant, but the sun does not shine very often. Cool and rainy days are quite frequent, with maximum temperatures below 20 °C (68 °F).
Flight duration approx. 1 hours 15 mins from UK.
Our current offers in Netherlands
The trendy WestCord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam is situated less than 3.1 miles from the Old Town, in the south west of Amsterdam. A 10-minute tram ride will take guests to the city centre. The RAI convention centre and Schiphol Airport are a 10-minute car drive away.