September Weather Averages for Amsterdam

What's the weather like in Amsterdam in September

It is during the month of September that the weather begins to change in Amsterdam. First, September is typically one of the wettest months of the year due to the westerly winds becoming prominent. However, not every September fall into this pattern as some are relatively dry, if the winds come from the European continent.

Temperature

Temperatures begin to cool off resulting in jackets being pulled...

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  • Temperature Temperature 15°C 58°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 18°C 65°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 11°C 51°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 5 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 75 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 10 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 17°C 63°F

What's the weather like in Amsterdam in September

It is during the month of September that the weather begins to change in Amsterdam. First, September is typically one of the wettest months of the year due to the westerly winds becoming prominent. However, not every September fall into this pattern as some are relatively dry, if the winds come from the European continent.

Temperature

Temperatures begin to cool off resulting in jackets being pulled back out for the first time in months. Average afternoon highs in September are still 18°C (64°F) but average overnight lows dip to 11°C (51°F).

Rainfall

Rainfall amounts in September average 75mm with most falling on an average of 10 days out of 30. Much of the precipitation is light in nature and thunderstorms are infrequent in September. However, heavy clouds will hang around for much of the month even when it is not raining.

Sunshine Hours

In September, total amount of sunlight each day is diminishing. Days in September will average approximately seven hours of sunlight.

Amsterdam Hotels in September

Many vacationers may decide to forgo a hotel and instead rent an apartment for their time in Amsterdam. Vacationers can find available apartments for rent throughout the city on sites such as www.airbnb.com

However, most apartments rent for at least three days to a week at a time. They might not be a valid option if a visitor only has one or two days to spend in town. If you are going to be in town for several days, then renting an apartment is a great way to save some money by utilizing the kitchen and cooking in rather than having to go out for every meal. Renting an apartment can give visitors a more authentic look at a city as well. Additionally, renting an apartment can be the same price or even cheaper than staying in a hotel for the same amount of nights.

Apartments can be booked through a number of different sites, but it is generally wise to go with one that is recognized and has host reviews. 

However, for those looking for the amenities of a hotel, Park Hotel Amsterdam, is ideally situated and home to an award-winning restaurant with an elegant and modern style. Enjoy the luxurious feel of the contemporary interior of the rooms and suites. The hotel boasts breathtaking views of iconic Amsterdam canals. Unlike other hotels, Park Hotel doesn't have a lobby, instead it boasts a Living Room designed to make you feel instantly at home. The Gallery Zone is also very unique and has artwork from local artists. 

Boasting two classical canal buildings, The Toren is peacefully situated at Keizergracht, the most expensive and sought after part of Amsterdam. The enchanting view of the canal and grand canal houses make this a romantic spot. Anne Frank's house and other attractions are only a short walk from this hotel. If spectacular interior impresses you, The Toren will be the perfect accommodation for you, with its velvet wallpaper and fancy fabrics. 

Bars and Restaurants

If you are looking to step back in time, then 't Smalle is a place to do it and have a drink at the same time. The building that houses the bar was originally built as a distillery in 1780 and still contains old oak casks and vintage brass furnishings. Located on one of the prettiest canals in Amsterdam, it is best to get in early for a waterside seat.

However, if a high end meal is what is needed, The Dylan Restaurant is one of the best in the city. Dishes include grilled lobster and beef entrecote au gratin with bone marrow and smoked garlic. 

For Middle Eastern and North African cuisine go to Bazar, located in lively Pijp. The former church introduces food from all over the world. Take in the beautiful decor of the place; colorful tables, striking lamps and cheerful music, the atmosphere is similar to a market. Prices start at 8 euros. Groups are welcome here as the first floor has lots of room. It is not only dinner you can have here but breakfast and lunch too.

Things to do in Amsterdam in September

September can be a great time to visit Amsterdam as the summer crowds begin to thin out, but the cold of winter has yet to set in. Many times, the lines for sites are not as long at tourist attractions and airfare and rooms are generally beginning to drop.

With smaller crowds and pleasant weather, September makes a great time to visit the Artis Zoo. The zoo houses an aquarium, geography museum, zoology museum and planetarium and provides plenty of fun for the whole family.

If riding a bike or walking is not your cup of tea, one way to get around town is in a double-decker bus. These buses include hop-on-hop-off availability as well as a commentary of the sites being seen. Prices are very reasonable and numerous languages are also spoken. 

The Science Center NEMO is a great place to visit for both adults and children. This science and technology center is housed in a ship like green building and children of all ages can spend hours with numerous hands-on activities. Additionally, the admission price won't break the bank.

Important Dates

Open Monumentendag (Open Monument Day)/Heritage Days takes place on the second weekend in September and allows visitors a chance to see inside historic monuments and buildings in order to better understand the earlier generations. Many sites in Amsterdam participate and the best way to find out more information is to get a free magazine from the VVV tourist office anytime after August.

The Jordaan neighborhood is the trendiest in Amsterdam as it has gone from a working-class slum to being filled with art galleries and urban professionals over the last few decades. On the third weekend in September, the neighborhood celebrates with a festival that can be fun for the whole family to participate in.

September events in Amsterdam

Swimming event

Amsterdam City Swim

2nd September 2018

Every September the canal cruise boats and other vessels make way for up to 2,500 brave swimmers (and another 500 kids) as the Amsterdam City Swim returns to the heart of the city.

Website:

https://www.amsterdamcityswim.nl/

Festival

Amsterdam Fringe Festival

6th September 2018 to 16th September 2018

Amsterdam is firmly in the grip of performing arts as summer draws to a close each year and the Dutch Theatre Festival and the accompanying Amsterdam Fringe Festival come to town. Enjoy the vibrant performances and lively atmosphere every September.

Website:

http://amsterdamfringefestival.nl/

Klassiek op het Amstelveld

14th September 2018 to 16th September 2018

A charity concert based in Amsterdam featuring the best young talent from the Netherlands.

Website:

http://www.klassiekophetamstelveld.nl/

Valtifest

8th September 2018

The wild child of Amsterdam's summer festival programme returns to the NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam Noord every September. With its heavyweight line-up of DJs playing dance, electro and thumping house as well as dubstep, hip-hop and punk, Valtifest caters to all tastes.

Website:

https://valtifest.nl/

Public

Amsterdam Heritage Days

8th September 2018 to 9th September 2018

The Amsterdam Heritage Days annually explore and celebrate the city’s rich history by casting open the doors of important buildings, monuments and private homes to the public, all free of charge. The 2018 theme is ‘Typically Amsterdam?’.

Website:

https://www.openmonumentendag.nl/open-monumentendag-english-summary/

Sport

Dam tot Damloop

22nd September 2018 to 23rd September 2018

The Dam tot Dam Weekend sprints into town every September, bringing with it not only thousands of sporting enthusiasts but also numerous live performances to urge on the participants and keep the crowds entertained.

Website:

http://www.damloop.nl/

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