Alkmaar, Netherlands: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Alkmaar, Netherlands? If you're planning to go to Alkmaar, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Alkmaar, Netherlands

Based on the climate and weather in Alkmaar, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Alkmaar, Netherlands by month

January

If you visit Alkmaar during January, you are likely to find that it is cold, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Socks

February

February for Alkmaar can be brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces

March

March in Alkmaar can be very chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans

April

If you are traveling to Alkmaar in April, you will notice that it is pretty cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

May

May for Alkmaar is crisp, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece

June

In June, Alkmaar can be chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Alkmaar, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat

July

July in Alkmaar is cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear

August

If you go to Alkmaar in August, you will notice that it is crisp, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans

September

September is cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

October

If you vacation in Alkmaar during October, you are likely to find that it is crisp, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 80 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts

November

November in Alkmaar is cold and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

December

If you vacation in Alkmaar during December, you are likely to find that it is cold, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Alkmaar, Netherlands

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Alkmaar, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Alkmaar
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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