Averages for Amsterdam in February
February is, on average, only
slightly warmer than January in Amsterdam and sometimes it
ends up as the coldest month of the year. The average maximum temperature
is 6 degrees, while the temperature falls to an average of 0 degrees overnight.
Like in Britain
the daily weather is often changeable and there is considerable variation between
individual months- on rare occasions an easterly regime will bring cold continental
air and frequent lying snow, but some years, February is mild and snow free. Prolonged
severe cold spells are rare due to the proximity of the relatively warm North Sea
and English Channel.
On average February is slightly
more likely to contain significant settled spells than January, with an average
of 40-50mm of precipitation
and 13 rain days. Sunshine
amounts increase slightly during February, in accordance with the increasing hours
of daylight, with an average of 3 hours per day with bright sunshine. Sea temperatures
are typically at their lowest at this time of year, averaging only 6 degrees.
For the romantically-inclined,
boasts numerous special events on Valentineâ€™s
Day including camel rides and gigs at the local pubs and nightclubs. There are
events to celebrate the Chinese
New Year and festive celebrations, including fireworks and dances, are held
The Chinese Year of the Dragon
is celebrated in the De Bijenkorf shopping
centre on the 10th February each year. The shopping centre is also popular with
tourists. There is a wide choice of good accommodation in the central part of Amsterdam, including the Old
City Amsterdam Bed & Breakfast. Of the pubs and restaurants in the area,
Kerkwijk is known for especially good food although table reservations are not
possible in advance.