Houseboat in Amsterdam
Amsterdam

The best time of year to visit Amsterdam is from late spring to early fall. The weather in Amsterdam is very cold in the winter and the chill can last from mid-autumn well into early spring.

Starting in April and May the weather starts to warm up, and visitors can enjoy a trip to Keukenhof Gardens to see the famous tulip fields that Holland is so famous for. This is also when Queen’s Day, one of the biggest annual celebrations in the city, takes place. These factors make the late spring one of the best times of year to visit Amsterdam.

In the summer, Amsterdam comes alive with boats along the canals, bicycles in the city and the surrounding countryside, and people enjoying the Vondelpark and Amsterdam’s vibrant outdoor cafe scene. It is a great time to be in the city, but it is also the peak of the tourist season.

In early autumn, Amsterdam calms down from the high season of summer, and is a pleasant time to enjoy the city with warm weather and fewer crowds. If you want to have a quieter experience, this time of year is the best time to visit Amsterdam.