The Netherlands and particularly Amsterdam are surrounded by water and quite close to the North Sea. This makes the weather moderately cold but very humid. Temperatures are mild in the winter and the summers are not that hot but the rain is usually present several times a week. Grey days with mild rains are incredibly common during the cold months of October to March. From May there are many sunny days that stick. Although you should always pack an umbrella , just in case.
The Euro (EUR). You can easily find banks, ATM’S and exchange offices (marked with the acronym GWK) at the airport, train stations and the city center. You can also exchange money at post offices. It is always advisable to have cash with you since some stores and restaurants do not take credit cards.
When to go
Between May and October, when temperatures are more pleasant and there isn’t too much rainfall. This is a good time to enjoy bike rides around the city. Besides, spring is when the tulips bloom and the perfect time to visit the city and its surroundings, although this is precisely the time when it usually rains a little more. Don't let the rain ruin the fun as it is part of the Dutch landscape!
From 2 to 4 days: Amsterdam is a city full with places to discover. Its museums are a must and is worth spending a few hours in each one of them to enjoy their great works of art. In addition, the Netherlands is a small country and around Amsterdam there are many villages that are worth visiting. We recommend you spend 2 to 3 days in the capital and if you have time, go a little further to discover its surroundings.