Amsterdam weather

Our guide to the weather in Amsterdam destination during January


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We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Amsterdam, covering the last 12 years up to 2022, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Amsterdam weather in January.

What's the temperature like in Amsterdam during January?

January is typically the coolest month in Amsterdam. The temperature reaches around 5℃ during the daytime, falling away to 3℃ at night. The UV index will be low at this time of year, so not something to worry about. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's always a good idea to apply a small amount of sunscreen to exposed skin.

Does it snow in Amsterdam during January?

Possibly. There's a chance of snow during January but not as much as you might think. Check the local forecast before you leave home so that you can pack appropriate footwear and clothing.

Does it rain in Amsterdam during January?

On average, there will be 19 rainy days during the month, amounting to 59.7mm in total. That's broadly comparable with the amount of rain we see in England during the summer months, and would be considered dry. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

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Why the Dutch are Different

Ben Coates

Stranded at Schiphol Airport, author Ben Coates called up a Dutch girl he'd met some months earlier, went for dinner, and stayed for good. He explores the hidden heart of the small but fascinating country. National and social history and travelogue all combine to make a well-written and readable book, perfect for anyone who loves The Netherlands or is thinking of going.

Amsterdam Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers


9th August 2022 by Phil and Garth

Experience Keukenhof tulip gardens & fields near Amsterdam in 60 seconds

Get a quick taster of what to expect at Keukenhof gardens in Lisse, the Netherlands. Amazing flower displays including hundreds of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths....


8th December 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

11 best things to do in Amsterdam, Netherlands

With its rich heritage, narrow houses, beautiful facades, and amazing canal system, Amsterdam is truly one of the best places to visit in the Netherlands. With all the places to discover here, you’ll never run out of things to do. Exciting, thrilling, relaxing, name it, you can experience all that in Amsterdam....


9th August 2021 by The Scrapbook of Life

3 days in Amsterdam – The perfect itinerary + how much it costs

Wondering how to spend 3 days in Amsterdam? Then this is the perfect itinerary for you. One of the most magical Christmas city breaks in Europe but perfect at any time of the year, there are many amazing things to do in Amsterdam to fill any trip. But this super detailed itinerary for 3 days in Amsterdam will share with you the must-dos (both unique and popular) when it comes to sights, experiences, canals, food, bars and so much more! Plus, it will give you the full details of how to get from...


9th November 2020 by The Scrapbook of Life

Magical Christmas City Breaks in Europe

As we head deeper into the Autumn, you may be starting to think about planning a Christmas break to get yourself into the festive spirit. To help you decide where to go, here are 5 of the best destinations for a Christmas city break in Europe. Magical vibes, traditional markets, streets illuminated with lights, and scrumptious Christmas delights – what’s not to love?...


14th January 2021 by PommieTravels

Day trip to Amsterdam: top sights

Amsterdam, one of the most multifaceted cities in the world, is a perfect destination for a day or weekend trip. Its picturesque canals and architecture, unique culture, open-minded citizens, and absolute freedom can’t be found anywhere else around the globe. Take your umbrella or raincoat, get on the bicycle, and let’s explore this one-of-a-kind city!...


24th September 2020 by Emma

Announcing the winner of our Eurostar holiday competition

On Thursday 24rd September we drew the winner of our summer Eurostar holiday competition. From the thousands of valid entries received, twenty were chosen at random and placed in a "hat" (our trusty Cabeau travel pillow bag). Watch the video of Stuart drawing the winner in the Facebook video above.A big congratulations to Sophie-Mai Wilde! Her prize is valid for 12 months, so I'm sure she'll make good use of it once the current travel restrictions are lifted. And thank you to all who entered;...


4th February 2019 by Emma

Announcing the result of our Eurostar Amsterdam competition

Our latest Eurostar Amsterdam competition closed on the 31st December - a huge thank-you to all who entered! From all the valid entries received, we chose one lucky winner at random. I can now reveal that the lucky recipient of a £250 Eurostar voucher is... Kelvin Thornton. A huge congratulations from the team here at Travelscoop! Let us know how you get on. Keep checking our email newsletters and following our facebook page at for more chances to win, as there's...

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