Weather Averages for Amsterdam in February
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, Amsterdam usually boasts numerous special events on Valentine’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 around Nieuwmarkt.
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, Van Kerkwijk is known for especially good food although table reservations are not possible in advance.