The best times to visit Rotterdam for ideal weather are

May 21st to September 23rd

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

 


Rotterdam Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Rotterdam

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Rotterdam vary little and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 68 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Rotterdam, 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 55.4°F (13°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 42.4°F (5.8°C) at night.

    Rotterdam Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Average
    Low

    Rotterdam Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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.

    Rotterdam Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Average
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    Rotterdam Perceived Temperature (C)

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    High
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    Average Rotterdam 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 43 38.7 33.5
    Feb 43.9 38.5 32.8
    Mar 50.9 43.4 35.7
    Apr 59.9 50.4 40.8
    May 64 55.7 46.6
    Jun 68.9 60.6 51.7
    Jul 72.8 64.5 56.1
    Aug 72 63.6 55.2
    Sep 66 58.2 50.2
    Oct 58.7 52 45
    Nov 50.6 45.6 40.1
    Dec 44 39.8 34.7

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 6.1 3.7 0.8
    Feb 6.6 3.6 0.4
    Mar 10.5 6.3 2.1
    Apr 15.5 10.2 4.9
    May 17.8 13.2 8.1
    Jun 20.5 15.9 10.9
    Jul 22.7 18.1 13.4
    Aug 22.2 17.6 12.9
    Sep 18.9 14.6 10.1
    Oct 14.8 11.1 7.2
    Nov 10.3 7.6 4.5
    Dec 6.7 4.3 1.5

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Rotterdam are December, November, and then January. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are only 1.8 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 4.7 days with significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.

    When can you find snow in Rotterdam? 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 Rotterdam.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 57.1 0 0.09
    Feb 47.1 0 0.06
    Mar 38.6 0 0.06
    Apr 31.4 0 0.03
    May 41.4 0 0.09
    Jun 42.9 0 0.08
    Jul 52.9 0 0.14
    Aug 50 0 0.12
    Sep 42.9 0 0.08
    Oct 45.7 0 0.09
    Nov 57.1 0 0.09
    Dec 62.9 29.6 0.09

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 57.1 0 0.23
    Feb 47.1 0 0.15
    Mar 38.6 0 0.15
    Apr 31.4 0 0.08
    May 41.4 0 0.23
    Jun 42.9 0 0.2
    Jul 52.9 0 0.36
    Aug 50 0 0.3
    Sep 42.9 0 0.2
    Oct 45.7 0 0.23
    Nov 57.1 0 0.23
    Dec 62.9 75.2 0.23

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Rotterdam has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is May (66.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (85.3%).

    Wind in Rotterdam is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 10.7 knots (12.3 MPH or 19.8 KPH) is considered “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 17.4 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 10.7 a gentle breeze 16.1 a moderate breeze
    Feb 9.5 a gentle breeze 14.7 a moderate breeze
    Mar 9.2 a gentle breeze 14.9 a moderate breeze
    Apr 7.9 a gentle breeze 13.5 a moderate breeze
    May 8.3 a gentle breeze 13.9 a moderate breeze
    Jun 7.8 a gentle breeze 13.4 a moderate breeze
    Jul 8 a gentle breeze 14 a moderate breeze
    Aug 7.6 a gentle breeze 13.3 a moderate breeze
    Sep 7.5 a gentle breeze 12.9 a moderate breeze
    Oct 7.9 a gentle breeze 13 a moderate breeze
    Nov 9.3 a gentle breeze 14.8 a moderate breeze
    Dec 10.3 a gentle breeze 15.8 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 83.7
    Feb 81.4
    Mar 73.1
    Apr 66.2
    May 66.1
    Jun 68.4
    Jul 70.4
    Aug 72.6
    Sep 77.5
    Oct 81.4
    Nov 85.3
    Dec 84.9

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Rotterdam?

    As of 5/2/2017 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the Netherlands; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.
     

    Overall Rotterdam Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 50.2°F (10.1°C) and 35.5°F (1.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 13 days of precipitation per month. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have slightly cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 13 to 16 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Rotterdam, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 51.1°F (10.6°C) and 34.1°F (1.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a very great amount: 13 to 17 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is far too cold this time of year in Rotterdam to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 34.2°F (1.2°C) and 31°F (-0.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 13 to 19 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.