Best time to visit Amsterdam


Amsterdam, the Capital city of the Netherlands, is blessed with a natural aesthetic and beauty.

The city is surrounded by several lakes, rivers, and canals, and the graph of the city’s aesthetic goes high up, due to such mesmerizing features.

The city is home to the precious art and cultural heritage of the Dutch, preserved over 500 years. 

The eternal beauty of the city of Amsterdam remains unrivaled, no matter the time of the year. 

You can witness this beautiful city and explore its preserved historical heritage, whenever you want. 

However, there are certain times you should consider before planning your trip to make the most of your tour to Amsterdam.

Here we have described the best time to visit Amsterdam depending on various factors.

Depending on Crowd

If you wish to visit Amsterdam City, the capital city of the Netherlands, in a less crowded environment, you should avoid planning your trip during the summer, between April to September, as it’s the peak tourist season for Amsterdam. 

The months between April to September are mostly crowded, as most of the visitors pay their visit during these times. 

These months usually attract visitors from all over the world, as the city shines brightly due the all the celebrations and preparation. 

Visiting for Amsterdam Events

The City organizes a lot of events throughout the year, and these events are the main reason why Amsterdam witnesses such a huge number of footfalls. 

Events like the Amsterdam Light Festival, and tulip flower festival are major attractions from all around the world. 

So if you also want to visit Amsterdam for a particular event, we have created a table for you, for a better understanding of the categorization of events based on Months. 

MonthsPrime Events

September to November
Amsterdam Light Festival (November-January)UNESCO World Heritage Weekend (September)Amsterdam Fringe Festival (September)TCS Amsterdam Marathon (October)

December to March
Amsterdam Light Festival (November-January)Keukenhof Flower Garden (March-May)New Year’s Eve (December 31)National Tulip Day (January)

April to May
Keukenhof Flower Garden (March-May)National Restaurant Week (April)King’s Day (April)Tulp Festival (April)Liberation Day (May)

June to August
Holland Festival (June – July) Taste of Amsterdam (June)Amsterdam Gay Pride (July – August)Grachtenfastival (August)Jordaan Festival (August)

Depending on the Season of the year

Amsterdam is a city sparkling and blistering of its beauty that mesmerizes the tourists all over the world.

Every season adds its own beautiful filter in order to enhance the beauty of this wonderful city. 

Deciding a particular season, before planning your trip to Amsterdam would require thorough research on what every season offers to the visitors. 

Amsterdam in winters

Amsterdam is nothing less than heaven for winter lovers. 

The whole city covered with a layer of white snow blanket looks so mesmerizing, it feels like something straight out of a fairy tale.

With a lot of festive fairs, snow-based activities, and a menu of delicious Amsterdam cuisine to dine on, Winter undoubtedly is the best time to visit Amsterdam.

The city also hosts the famous Amsterdam Light Festival during winter, illuminating the whole city, and presenting a jaw-dropping beauty of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam in Summer

Amsterdam in Summer is the best soothing place, a visitor could ever wish to visit.

With the beautiful weather around and the glittering sands on the beach blessed with the shining rays of the sun is surely a sight no one would like to miss.

Visiting Amsterdam in summer is the best way you can explore the art and history this city holds precious.

Enjoy a rejuvenating canal cruise under the bright warm sun, and rejoice in the Amsterdam summer festivals to have a memorable experience. 

Amsterdam in Autumn

With shorter days, a chill in the air, trees with red and orange leaves lining the roads, and golden leaves lining the paths, Amsterdam is a true beauty during Autumn.

After the busy summers, the streets, parks, and canals feel calm and cozy. 

Amsterdam is a treat in the fall when there are a lot of cultural events planned.

Amsterdam in Spring

Spring season is the Tulip season of Amsterdam and is one of the best times to pay your visit to this blossoming city.

Starting from mid-March to early May, the tulip season attracts millions of visitors from all around the world to witness the great blossoming season of Amsterdam.

If you pay your visit during spring, you will be able to be a part of the famous tulip festival which has always been a famous tourist attraction.

Make sure you also pay your visit to the famous Keukenhof garden where you will be able to see the fresh new sprouts of Tulip.

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