The best times to visit Gouda for ideal weather are

May 14th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Gouda Travel Info

Weather in Gouda


Average temperatures in Gouda vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Gouda, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 74°F (23.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.5°F (13.6°C) at night.

Gouda Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Gouda Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Gouda Perceived Temperature (F)


Gouda Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Gouda Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 42.8 38.5 33.6
Feb 43.8 38.4 32.9
Mar 50.9 43.3 36
Apr 59.9 50.4 41.1
May 64 55.7 47
Jun 68.9 60.5 52
Jul 72.8 64.5 56.4
Aug 71.9 63.5 55.3
Sep 66.1 58 50.2
Oct 58.7 51.8 45.1
Nov 50.3 45.5 40.4
Dec 43.5 39.4 34.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6 3.6 0.9
Feb 6.6 3.6 0.5
Mar 10.5 6.3 2.2
Apr 15.5 10.2 5.1
May 17.8 13.2 8.3
Jun 20.5 15.8 11.1
Jul 22.7 18.1 13.6
Aug 22.2 17.5 12.9
Sep 18.9 14.4 10.1
Oct 14.8 11 7.3
Nov 10.2 7.5 4.7
Dec 6.4 4.1 1.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gouda are April, March, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

When can you find snow in Gouda? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Gouda.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gouda (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 30% 0 2.7
Feb 19% 0 1.7
Mar 17% 0 1.9
Apr 11% 0 1
May 22% 0 2.4
Jun 24% 0 2.6
Jul 29% 0 4.5
Aug 32% 0 3.5
Sep 25% 0 2.7
Oct 27% 0 2.8
Nov 26% 0 2.5
Dec 32% 0 3.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 30 0 6.9
Feb 19 0 4.3
Mar 17 0 4.8
Apr 11 0 2.5
May 22 0 6.1
Jun 24 0 6.6
Jul 29 0 11.4
Aug 32 0 8.9
Sep 25 0 6.9
Oct 27 0 7.1
Nov 26 0 6.4
Dec 32 0 7.9


Humidity and Wind

Gouda has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (67.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (86.1%).

Wind in Gouda is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 10.4 knots (11.9 MPH or 19.2 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 16.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Gouda.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 10.4 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Feb 9.2 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Mar 8.9 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Apr 7.6 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
May 8 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Jun 7.5 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Jul 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Aug 6.8 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Sep 6.8 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Oct 7.5 Gentle breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Nov 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Dec 10 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 84.3%
Feb 82%
Mar 74.3%
Apr 68.3%
May 67.9%
Jun 71.2%
Jul 73%
Aug 74.8%
Sep 78.9%
Oct 82.7%
Nov 86.1%
Dec 85.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Gouda?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for the Netherlands; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Gouda, the Netherlands is December, followed by October and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Gouda in January. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 42.8 in January means 42.8% of the tourists vs. December.



Overall Gouda Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 67.1°F (19.5°C) and 47.4°F (8.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Gouda, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 68.4°F (20.2°C) and 44.8°F (7.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 8 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Gouda to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.4°F (8.6°C) and 41°F (5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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