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

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

When to go to Utrecht, Netherlands

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

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

January

January in Utrecht is brisk, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days.

It also snows occasionally. 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:

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

February

February in Utrecht is brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also snows once in a while. 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:

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

March

March in Utrecht can be brisk, very rainy and very hazy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Utrecht in April, you will notice that it is pretty cool, very rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Utrecht is chilly, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and occasionally jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Utrecht, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Utrecht is chilly, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Utrecht, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Utrecht is mild, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Utrecht is mild, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Utrecht, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Utrecht can be chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and sometimes jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Utrecht, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Utrecht is relatively cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Utrecht, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in this region can be very chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

In December, Utrecht is brisk, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Utrecht, with most of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Utrecht, 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 Utrecht
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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