Amsterdam Weather June Averages, Netherlands
What's the Weather like in Amsterdam in June
June marks the beginning of summer in Amsterdam and it is no surprise that the rise in the number of tourists corresponds with the rise in temperatures.
June in Amsterdam can be very pleasant with average afternoon highs of 19°C (66°F) and usual temperatures reaching 15°C (59F), compared to July, which has average high and low temperatures of around 13°C-21°C.
Overnight low average temperatures also begin to pick up, at 11°C (52°F). Bring light and comfortable clothing, but make allowances for the evenings, which are still chilly.
Rainfall is on the rise in June with the occasional thunderstorm mixed in as well. Rainfall amounts throughout the month average out to approximately 60-70mm spread out over an average of 9 wet days, which does minimize your risk of encountering any wet weather.
Average Sunshine Hours
Average daily sunshine peaks at this time of year with 11 hours so this a good time to visit the city. June is also when many begin to head back to the local beaches as the sea temperatures begin to climb and averages 14°C, an improvement on May.
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Amsterdam Hotels in June
For those who are looking for a quiet stay, consider the hotels in and around Museumplein and Vondelpark.
This area is very lively during the day, but empties out at night. Located southwest of the city center, this is also a prime area to stay for easy access to some of Amsterdam's best museums. Vondelpark is also located in the same area allowing for visitors to take advantage of everything the park has to offer during the summer months.
Visitors looking for multiple amenities including free Wi-Fi and breakfast, should look into the Hotel Wiechmann. Just minutes away from all of Amsterdam's main attractions, this small family-run hotel offers uniquely designed interiors in all of its rooms.
Hotel V Frederiksplein
For a great value, check out Hotel V Frederiksplein. Centrally located in an unbeatable location, this bed and breakfast offers richly toned and spacious rooms as well as a fireplace to relax next to after a day of seeing the attractions.
Casa Amsterdam Hotel
Try the striking Casa Amsterdam Hotel if you're looking for luxury and convenience. Handily located next to the central railway station, this thoroughly modern hotel features a range of rooms to choose from, not to mention on-site dining and an exclusive rooftop terrace.
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
Visitors in search of an upscale boutique hotel should book the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht. This opulent accommodation commands amazing views over the city centre canals and is famed for its elegant interiors. Spoil yourself at the onsite spa and make use of the free bicycle hire.
Beaches in Amsterdam for June
When the weather begins to warm up, many in Amsterdam begin to head out to the area's urban beaches. Many are close enough that visitors can dip their toes in the sand without ever having to leave the city. Amsterdam has numerous city beaches that will allow you to have the feel of the sand and surf while staying close to home.
Blijburg aan Zee
One close by beach is Blijburg aan Zee. Amsterdam's main beach is located just east of the city on a manmade island. Swimming, sunbathing and listening to live music as the nearby clubs are all possible. When the sun goes down, the party continues with DJ's well into the evening.
Pllek is just a short ferry ride away from the city of Amsterdam and is a hip, waterfront bar where visitors can enjoy a beer while enjoying the sand and the view of the city from across the water.
StrandZuid is located south of the city center and is an inland beach next to a lake. Visitors have the choice of dining in a nearby trendy restaurant or hitting the party beach to take in the sights.
Bars and Restaurants
Melly's Cookie Bar
For a morning coffee or an afternoon treat, pop into Melly's Cookie Bar. This cosy cafe occupies a prime spot within the city's canal ring and serves up a tasty selection of coffees, pastry, cookies and other baked goods. It's a great place to put your feet up while you take a break from pounding the pavements.
If you're looking for lunch, then check out Gartine. This renowned bistro leads the way for sustainable produce as many of its ingredients come from the restaurant's bespoke garden. It makes the ideal place for a tasty and satisfying midday meal, or a splendid afternoon tea.
Situated just south of the city centre, Azmarino serves up an enticing selection of East African cuisine and is known for its exotic dishes and affordable prices. This is a brilliant place to come with friends and family, as the food is perfect for sharing, and there's a decent drinks selection to wash your meal down with.
De Blauwe Parade
Head to De Blauwe Parade in the evenings if you're looking to sink a drink in an establishment that has a bit of history. Dating back to the 1870s, this characterful bar was originally Heineken's original brewery, and serves a pleasing selection of lagers and craft beers, as well as local bar snacks.
Amsterdam is home to a number of jazz bars and Bourbon Street definitely ranks as one of its most promiment. Featuring live performances every night, this intimate venue is known for having a welcoming atmosphere and shows often spill over through the night and into the small hours of the morning.
Things to do in Amsterdam in June
There are numerous events to take advantage of when traveling to Amsterdam during the summer months. The longer days, combined with the warm weather, facilitates a festival culture in the city which sees the streets teeming with live performances, shows and other displays.
The Netherlands is rightly famous for its 17th century art and Rembrandt was one of the prominent painter which earned the country a reputation in the eyes of the world. Today, his former home has been lovingly restored into a museum which allows you to explore his life and work in greater detail.
Located in the very centre of the city in Dam Square, it would be hard to visit Amsterdam without noticing the Royal Palace. This imposing building dates back hundreds of years and its stately rooms are open for tourists to explore. It's worth noting that under 18s get free admission, as do those signed up to the Museumkaart scheme.
The Holland Festival is one of the country's premier festivals taking place throughout the entire month of June. Many of the events with this festival take place in and around Amsterdam and opera, dance, music and theatre.
Open Garden Days
Despite being famous for their flowers, there aren't many gardens in the city of Amsterdam itself. However, the third weekend of June is different when 25 secret gardens hold an open house. The open garden days allow visitors into spots that are not always open to the public.
Artis ZOOmeravonden is held every Saturday during the summer months in Amsterdam at Artis Royal Zoo and features live music and activities.