6 Best Resorts in The Netherlands

The country lies in the zone of temperate climate however local weather conditions are influenced by closeness to the North Sea and plain relief. Quarter of territory of Netherlands is below the sea level. In general summers there are warm and rainy while winters are mild yet wet and windy.

Precipitation is distributed over a year with less variation. Coastal location, features of relief and estuaries of three major European rivers (Rhine, Scheldt and Meuse) are causing high relative humidity of the air. Weather is also defined by winds from above the North Sea: in summer they cooling and in winter become piercing. Sunny days are relatively rare and cloudy sky prevails.


Climate and Season

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Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog

Smallest of populated islands in Netherlands is located close to northern coast between the Wadden and the North Seas. It is called “The Walking Island” because it slowly drifts to east. Such “walking” is relatively slow and position of the island changes only by 2.5 m per year. The island is 16 km (10 mi.) long and 4 km (2.5 mi.) wide and covered with bike trails.

Climate in Schiermonnikoog by Seasons

The island has temperate oceanic climate influenced by the sea. Precipitation is rather distributed over a year with some peak in summer. Spring days are gradually become warmer. Temperature grows from 9 °C (48 °F) to 17 °C (62 °F). Summer has comfortable warmth with 19-22 °C (66-71 °F). In July and August warming up to 30 °C (86 °F) is not uncommon.

Through autumn, second shoulder season, temperature drops from 19 °C (66 °F) to 10 °C (50 °F). In winter daily temperature varies in range between 6 °C (43 °F) and 0 °C (32 °F). Occasional night frost may occur, but most of time temperature is above freezing. Snow is rare and even it falls, it melts away quickly.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
2°C
 36°F
2°C
 36°F
4°C
 39°F
6°C
 43°F
11°C
 52°F
14°C
 57°F
- - - -
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
16°C
 61°F
16°C
 61°F
14°C
 57°F
10°C
 50°F
6°C
 43°F
3°C
 37°F
- -

t° - average; ⛹ - health;  ⛱ - beach

Zoutelande

Zoutelande

Picturesque resort village is located on the former island Walcheren close to its western point. It started gain popularity as resort only in XXI century so it is not as crowded as other destinations. There are some great beaches and couple of historical sights. Main attractions are church of XIII century and windmill that was built in 1772.

Climate in Zoutelande by Seasons

The town has oceanic climate with warm summers, mild winters and moderate precipitation well distributed in a year. Springtime warming raises afternoon averages from 11 °C (52 °F) to 17 °C (62 °F). In summer average highs are 20-22 °C (68-71 °F), but some layering is needed for the town is located at minimal elevation and is exposed to all winds.

Through autumn temperature reduces from 19 °C (66 °F) to 11 °C (52 °F) and goes lower, to 7 °C (44 °F), in winter. Most of winter temperature is above freezing and even at coldest of nights it stays above -8 °C (17 °F). Snow is relatively rare and there’s almost no accumulation of it.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
3°C
 37°F
4°C
 39°F
6°C
 43°F
8°C
 46°F
12°C
 54°F
15°C
 59°F
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
17°C
 62°F
17°C
 62°F
15°C
 59°F
12°C
 54°F
7°C
 45°F
4°C
 39°F

t° - average; ⌘ - excursion


Zandvoort

Zandvoort

One of the most famous seaside resorts of Netherlands offers exceptionally clean sea (local beaches get Blue Banner from European ecologic society) and many other entertainments on water and land. There are perfect spots for surfing, yachting and fishing. Those are fond of motorsport can visit Circuit Park Zandvoort while adherents of healthier leisure will be pleased by strolls on foot or by bicycle.

Climate in Zandvoort by Seasons

Zandvoort shares oceanic climate of the rest of Netherlands. There are warm summers and mild winters. Precipitation is moderate and distributed over a year with some peaks in July, December and January. During spring daytime temperature rises from 10 °C (50 °F) to 18 °C (64 °F). In June average high is 20 °C (68 °F) and in July in August it is 22 °C (71 °F). Occasionally air warms up to 30 °C (86 °F) or even slightly higher.

Autumn regression of temperatures follows from 20 °C (68 °F) to 10 °C (50 °F). In winter is drops to 7 °C (44 °F). Most of winter temperature is above freezing and even at coldest of nights it stays above -8 °C (17 °F). Winter is predominantly rainy and snow is rare.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
2°C
 36°F
3°C
 37°F
5°C
 41°F
6°C
 42°F
12°C
 53°F
15°C
 59°F
- -
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
17°C
 62°F
17°C
 62°F
15°C
 58°F
11°C
 52°F
7°C
 44°F
4°C
 39°F
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t° - average; ⛹ - health;  ⛱ - beach

Valkenburg

Valkenburg

One of the most elevated tows of Netherlands is situated at 72 m (236 ft.) above sea level. It has wide variety of cultural heritage and nature reserves. Several medieval castles, Holland Casino in the middle of great park and “Roman Catacombs” in old marlstone mines are available for visiting along with some other sights.

Climate in Valkenburg by Seasons

Inland and elevated location of Valkenburg makes minor difference to its climate. Summers there are bit warmer and precipitation is slightly fewer and that’s all. Spring brings growth of daytime temperature from 11 °C (52 °F) to 19 °C (66 °F). Through summer months average highs rise from 21 °C to 24 °C, though nights are cool with around 11-13 °C.

Between September and November temperature goes down from 20 °C (68 °F) to 10 °C (50 °F). Winter days are usually as cool as 6 °C (42 °F), but occasionally air warms up to 10 °C (50 °F). Most of winter temperature is above freezing and even at coldest of nights it stays above -8 °C (17 °F). General amount of precipitation in winter is bit higher with peak in December.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
2°C
 36°F
3°C
 37°F
5°C
 41°F
7°C
 44°F
12°C
 53°F
15°C
 59°F
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
17°C
62°F
17°C
 62°F
15°C
 59°F
11°C
 52°F
7°C
 44°F
4°C
 39°F

t° - average; ⛹ - health


Bergen

Bergen

Municipalty and town of same name are popular destination in Netherlands. It is located on western coasts of the North Sea. There are several resort settlements with wonderful clean beaches. Beaches between Bergen aan See and Schoorl aan See are beaches for nudists. Also there is picturesque dune area and major oceanarium. Artists who admire local landscapes are even created Bergen School that is more than century old.

Climate in Bergen by Seasons

As most of the country the town has same temperate oceanic climate. Distribution of precipitation is rather equal each month. There is some peak of it in summer, but rather because of intensity of rainfall than its frequency. During spring temperature crawls up from 10 °C (48 °F) to 17 °C (62 °F). Summer begins with 19 °C in June (66 °F). In July and August average high is 22 °C with occasional warming up to 30 °C (86 °F). Summer rains are accompanied by thunder.

Autumn brings temperature down from 19 °C (66 °F) to 10 °C (50 °F). Winter daily temperature varies between 7 °C (44 °F) and 1 °C (34 °F). Cold air from Eastern Europe may drift in the country causing short periods of freezing.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
2°C
 37°F
3°C
 38°F
6°C
 42°F
8°C
 47°F
13°C
 55°F
16°C
 60°F
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
17°C
 63°F
17°C
 63°F
15°C
 59°F
11°C
 53°F
7°C
 44°F
4°C
 39°F

t° - average; ⛹ - health

Water temperature and seasonality

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
7°C
 45°F
6°C
 43°F
6°C
 43°F
8°C
 46°F
11°C
 52°F
14°C
 57°F
- - - - -
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
16°C
 61°F
18°C
 64°F
17°C
 63°F
14°C
 57°F
11°C
 52°F
8°C
 46°F
- - -

t° - average; ;  ⛱ - beach

The Hague

The Hague

The Hague is the third biggest city in Netherlands. It is situated in western part of the country on coasts of the North Sea. There are countless available activities: wide variety of museums, spectacular festivals, shopping and seaside recreation (in respective season of course), theaters and much more. In addition this is the city where main governance of the country seats including the king’s quarters and Dutch cabinet quarters.

Climate in The Hague by Seasons

The city has temperate oceanic climate, but unlike inland localities The Hague has cooler summers and milder winter due to moderation caused by the sea. On top of it the city is sunnier. Precipitation is evenly distributed over a year with some minor peak in November. During spring temperature grows from 9 °C (48 °F) to 17 °C (62 °F). In June average high is 19 °C and in July and August there is 21 °C. Naturally there are warmer and cooler days.

During September through November reduction of warmth goes from 18 °C (64 °F) to 10 °C (50 °F) respectively. Winter days are as cool as 6 °C (42 °F). Through most of the season temperature stays above freezing, but occasionally it drops to around -10 °C (14 °F).

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
2°C
 36°F
3°C
 37°F
5°C
 41°F
7°C
 44°F
12°C
 53°F
15°C
 59°F
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
17°C
 62°F
17°C
 62°F
15°C
 59°F
11°C
 52°F
7°C
 44°F
4°C
 39°F

t° - average; ⌘ - excursion