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

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

When to go to Western Netherlands, Netherlands

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

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

January

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

It also snows regularly. 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 coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear

February

If you visit Western Netherlands during February, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly, somewhat 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 low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% 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:

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

March

If you vacation in Western Netherlands during March, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool, 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 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Western Netherlands can be very chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s 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 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Western Netherlands is cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and regularly 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 Western Netherlands, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Western Netherlands during June, you are likely to find that it is balmy, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Western Netherlands in July, you will notice that it is mild, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August is balmy, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Western Netherlands is relatively cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Western Netherlands, 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:

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

November

In November, Western Netherlands can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Western Netherlands is brisk and very rainy. 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:

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

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

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

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