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Dutch canals in winter
The Netherlands in January: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

If you like the idea of having some of Europe's finest art galleries and museums practically to yourself, try visiting the Netherlands in January. The mid-winter month is low season in the Northern European country and although cold weather should be expected, so should cheaper prices and few other tourists. Read on to learn more about traveling to the Netherlands in January.

The Netherlands in February
The Netherlands in February: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

February is the final month of winter in the Netherlands, so the weather is cold and tourist crowds generally low. However, Carnival festivities during this month liven up Dutch towns and cities and draw visitors. Read on to learn more about traveling to the Netherlands in February.

The Netherlands in March
The Netherlands in March: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

March is the end of winter and beginning of spring in the Netherlands, and still the tourism low season. With warming temperatures and the possibility of tulips blooming later in the month, March can be an attractive month to visit the country for some travelers. Read on to learn more about visiting the Netherlands in March.

Flower fields in the Netherlands
The Netherlands in April: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

April is peak season for travel to the Netherlands, with mild spring weather, some high-profile festivals, and millions of colorful flowers in bloom—but don't expect to have the place all to yourself. Read on to learn more about traveling to the Netherlands in April.

Tulips and windmills in the Netherlands
The Netherlands in May: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

Late spring in the Netherlands brings warm (but not hot) temperatures, millions of blooming flowers, and some fun cultural festivals. It's a popular time to visit, and for good reasons. Here's what to expect if you're planning to visit the Netherlands in May.

Summer in the Netherlands
The Netherlands in June: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

June is early summer in the Netherlands and while it's a popular time to visit, there's something of a lull between the flower frenzy of the spring and the midsummer masses. If you're looking for warm-but-not-hot weather, long days, gentle outdoor activities, and plenty of cultural attractions, June is a great time to visit the Netherlands. Find out more below.

A canal in the center of Amsterdam
The Netherlands in July: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

July is midsummer in the Netherlands, which means it's peak season. With pleasant weather, lots of festivals, and everything open, there's lots to see and do in the Netherlands during this month. Read on to learn more about traveling to the Netherlands in July.

Gietoorn in summer
The Netherlands in August: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

August is midsummer in the Netherlands and that brings good weather and plenty of visitors. You won't have the country to yourself during this month, but if you want to get outdoors and enjoy cycling along coastal paths or between picturesque windmills, August is a great time to do it. Read on to learn more about visiting the Netherlands in August.

lighthouse in the netherlands
The Netherlands in September: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

After the busy summer and before the lull of winter, September is the start of the autumn shoulder season in the Netherlands. The weather is likely to be quite good and later in the month, the leaves of the trees will start turning orange and gold. Read on to find out more about traveling to the Netherlands in September.

Tower of Castle Duurstede in The Netherlands
The Netherlands in October: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

October is mid-autumn in the Netherlands and a shoulder season for tourism. The weather is mild (albeit rather wet), costs are comparatively low, and the crowds are thin, which is an ideal mix for many travelers. Read on to learn more about visiting the Netherlands in October.

Dutch canals in fall
The Netherlands in November: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

With weather that alternates between autumnal and wintery, November isn't a very popular time to visit the Netherlands. However, if you're interested in art and culture and like the idea of visiting some of Europe's best galleries without the crowds, November could be an ideal time for your trip to the Netherlands. Read on to find out more about visiting the Netherlands in November.

Dutch canal in the snow
The Netherlands in December: Travel Tips, Weather, & More

December is winter in the Netherlands, and while this means it's low season earlier in the month, visitors are attracted by Christmas festivities later. The weather may be cold, damp, and dark, but there's always a cozy cafe to retreat to, and art galleries to shelter in. Read on to find out more about traveling to the Netherlands in December.