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

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

When to go to Northern Netherlands, Netherlands

Based on the climate and weather in Northern Netherlands, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

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

January

January in Northern Netherlands can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Northern Netherlands in February, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Northern Netherlands is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Northern Netherlands can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Northern Netherlands is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Northern Netherlands in June, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Northern Netherlands is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Northern Netherlands is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Northern Netherlands is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Northern Netherlands is crisp. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Northern Netherlands is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northern Netherlands, 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 Northern Netherlands
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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