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

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

When to go to Haarlem, Netherlands

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

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

January

January can be very chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Haarlem in February, you will notice that it can be brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain regularly and snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Haarlem during March, you are likely to find that it can be brisk, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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:

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

April

April in Haarlem is brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Haarlem can be chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Haarlem is relatively cool, 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 Haarlem, 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:

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

July

In July, Haarlem is relatively cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Haarlem, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August is chilly, 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:

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

September

September for Haarlem is chilly, 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:

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

October

If you vacation in Haarlem during October, you are likely to find that it is chilly, 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:

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

November

In November, Haarlem can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Haarlem, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is windy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Haarlem is cold, 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:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Haarlem, 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 Haarlem
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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