Winter in Holland

Winter in Holland might be considered low-season, but it is actually the most beautiful time of the year for tourists to visit the country. When Amsterdam and other cities in the Netherlands are covered in snow, you’ll get the illusion that you’ve stepped right into a fairytale. Winter in Holland is a fantastic experience if you know where to go. Check out Holland Pass’ tips for what to do during the winter in Holland.

Activities during winter in Holland

There are a lot of benefits of planning a trip during winter in Holland. The smaller crowds at popular attractions and the reduced prices are probably the best reasons. The early darkness of winter will create an atmosphere the Dutch call ‘gezellig’ (Depending on context, can be translated as cozy, fun, or nice atmosphere). The winter in Holland is also a great time for food. We recommend Dutch delicacies like ‘oliebollen’ and ‘erwtensoep’ (spectacular pea soup). There are plenty of cozy cafes and stunning landscapes that are sure to please any traveler. Also, don’t forget to put the Christmas markets on your itinerary. If you want to do something inside where it’s a little warmer, go to a museum! The Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are of course must-sees, but also the smaller museums like the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem and the Vermeer Centrum in Delft are worth a visit.

The Amsterdam winter is like a fairy tale

What is more romantic than a visit to the Amsterdam winter? Amsterdam is repeatedly named one of the most romantic cities in the world. So pack your bags and bring your lover to Amsterdam this winter. Join the Amsterdam Walking Tour, for example, to see the city in the most wintery way. One of the best events during the Amsterdam winter is the Amsterdam Light Festival. Amsterdam will be transformed into an actual city of light during this festival. Contemporary artists from all over the world have created spectacular light art, that will light up the city center. The artwork is best seen from the canals.

Weather during winter in Holland

The Netherlands has what we call a ‘temperate maritime climate’ because the country is located in the North. It means there is no extreme weather in Holland. Though the average temperature during winter in Holland rarely drops below 0ºC (32ºF), the chilling wind can make it feel quite a bit colder. But with a warm coat, mittens and a hat, you will be prepared for the cold.