Museums, canal cruises, and city tours are just some of the great things you can enjoy in Amsterdam during the holidays. There’s an abundance of fun, entertainment and culture to be found within the city center. Read on to discover how to make the most out of Amsterdam during the holidays.
Where to stay?
Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel, cozy B&B or party hostel you’ll be spoilt for choice in the Dutch capital. The Old Center, Grachtengordel and The Museum Quarter are all popular areas with a number of hotels to choose from. However, Amsterdam during the holidays can get busy so make sure to book before traveling.
What to do?
Museums are a great way to experience a bit of culture in Amsterdam during the holidays. Here are some of the highlights:
It’s a good idea to book tickets online to avoid queues and it can often work out cheaper!
If you’re lucky enough to be traveling to Amsterdam during the holidays, for example, the spring or summer holidays, then a great way to enjoy the city is by taking a cruise. What better way to relax on a nice day than slowly floating down the canal relishing the sights?
When to go: Weather in Amsterdam?
The weather in Amsterdam during the holidays is typical of Northern Europe. Summers are mild and winters are cold but not bone chilling. The hottest month is August (average 27 degrees Celsius) and the coldest is January (average of 3 degrees Celsius) when you may be lucky enough to see snow! Nevertheless, no matter what the weather in Amsterdam, there’s always something to do!
- Spring is a great time to visit the Keukenhof Tulip Garden and take in the spectacular sight of Europe’s largest flower show.
- The weather in Amsterdam during the holidays of Christmas might be cold but there’s a wealth of markets, with plenty of food and drinks to warm the body!
- Summer is a great time to explore the city and be outside. When you’re ready for a refreshment, you can always take an ice cold drink in Amsterdam’s XtraCold Ice Bar!
All in all, Amsterdam during the holidays is a fantastic place to be. Plan well, book ahead and most importantly, enjoy your stay!