Averages for Amsterdam in October

What's the weather like in Amsterdam in October

Visitors to Amsterdam during the month of October should plan on bringing a rain jacket as it is even wetter than September.

Temperature

Temperatures begin to cool off significantly with an average afternoon high of 14.5°C (57°F) and overnight lows dipping on average to 8°C (46°F) which is the coldest it has been since May. These cooler temperatures mak...

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  • Temperature Temperature 11°C 52°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 15°C 58°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 8°C 47°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 3 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 84 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 9 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 15°C 59°F

What's the weather like in Amsterdam in October

Visitors to Amsterdam during the month of October should plan on bringing a rain jacket as it is even wetter than September.

Temperature

Temperatures begin to cool off significantly with an average afternoon high of 14.5°C (57°F) and overnight lows dipping on average to 8°C (46°F) which is the coldest it has been since May. These cooler temperatures make bringing a jacket a must for any vacationer.

Rainfall

On average, the city sees about 84mm of rain in October with nine rainy days. Much of the rain is light with very little thunderstorms or drenching rain activity.

Sunshine Hours

The average amount of sunlight per day is six hours.

Sea Temperature

Sea temperature has dropped to 15°C, making it one of the last months for outdoor activities.

Amsterdam Hotels for October

The good news is that hotel rates begin to fall in the month of October as many of the crowds begin to thin out.

Amsterdam has a wide array of hotels for any budget and in any star range. Guests may choose from luxurious hotels such as the Amstel Hotel or the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel.

For those who may want to have the same five-star establishment, but in a smaller boutique hotel, there are a number of options in this category as well. Amsterdam boutique hotels are available in a wide array of prices and many offer modern and well-defined service for guests.

Guests who are into history may want to check into one of Amsterdam's many historic hotels. These venues offer a glimpse into the past while offering the high quality features that today's traveler is seeking. Many of the luxury, historic hotels in Amsterdam were built more than a century ago, but have undergone extensive renovations to bring them into the modern age.

Unlike other European cities, Amsterdam has a wide array of hotels for travelers on a budget. There are also a number of hostels available for those who are backpacking their way through the country or the continent.

Bars and Restaurants

One food the Dutch do well are snacks and patat are no exception. This version of French Fries goes by many names including Friet, Frites, Patat and Vlaamse frieten. Normally, thicker than French Fries, they were invented in the northern pat of Belgium. An order will come with toppings such as mayonnaise, ketchup, curry or peanut sauce.

For a full meal in a stunning location, try Bordewijk. Located canal-side, this restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike.  Main dishes include roasted quail with watercress salad, rabbit with red onion confit and seafood risotto.

Vesper Bar is an elegant cocktail bar that feels like visitors have stepped back into the 1950s with its sophisticated styling. On the weekend, it offers "high tea cocktails", an alcoholic turn on the traditional high tea. 

Things to do in Amsterdam in October

If you are a fan of books, then plan to stop in the Central Library while in Amsterdam.  The library houses a large collection of books, including an impressive children's section and has a good restaurant located on one of the top floors.

Those into history may enjoy spending time on the World War II and Holocaust tour. These two-and-a-half to three-hour tours are done with a small group and include a stop about halfway to enjoy some coffee or a stronger beverage. The tour includes every important site related to the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam.

Important Dates

One of the biggest events to take place in Amsterdam takes place in mid October with the running of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon. Taking place since 1975, this major marathon brings in some of the world's elite runners to try and make the podium. More than 25,000 people participate in the running with fans lining the streets to see them run by. The event begins and ends at the Olympic Stadium located about two kilometers southwest of Leidseplein.

Be sure to bring your dancing shoes for the Amsterdam Dance Event held annually in mid to late October. In the afternoons of this three day event there is a conference that brings together some of the biggest names in the world of dance. Once the sun goes down, the music cranks up with parties in over 40 of Amsterdam's nightclubs. Tickets are available for the public, but they usually go quickly and it is important to secure them well ahead of time.

If running or dancing is not your thing, then you may enjoy the Bokbierfestival or Bock Beer Festival held in the latter part of October. This is the largest beer festival in the Netherlands and celebrates a variation of bock. This particular brew is darker and heavier than most of the others found in the country. This is a three-day festival where visitors can find more than 50 different bocks to sample from.

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