Best time to go to Amsterdam

Summer weather in Amsterdam hovers around the 17˚C mark, with an average of seven hours of sunshine per day. Temperatures tend to be in the low teens in spring and autumn, and dip down to 3˚C in winter. You might need to pop your coat in your suitcase at this time of year, but the slightly cooler temperatures make it easier to explore the city.

Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to enter the Netherlands but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

Don't forget to arrange your travel money and insurance before you go.

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    • Flight Time - 1 hour 10 minutes from Gatwick

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