Amsterdam - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

Rain, rain and more rain! Be prepared to spend 75% of your time in the rain. It rains almost every day here in the autumn and winter months. In Holland all you have to do is wait five minutes and the weather will change drastically. In the autumn and winter months it can be dark by 3pm. During the summer it's positively beautiful. This year has been unusually warm and sunny. - Oct 2014

Summer is rarely hot (so, most housing does not have air conditioning). Some summers are beautiful and sunny and everyone spills out into the parks and cafe patios to soak up the sun...but others... you may be unlucky and get a cloudy, cool weather that leaves you unsatisfied and ill prepared to wait out the cold, dark winters. Because of Amsterdam's northern location, you get long days in summer (wonderful) but short days in winter (depressing) that are a bit difficult to deal with, especially if you go to and return from work in the dark. - Jun 2014

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