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November in The Netherlands – Travel Advice, Weather & Events

Why you should travel The Netherlands in November.
Climate is never really extreme at any time of year; if you favor off-season travel, you’ll find the city every bit as attractive during these months. Not only are hotels and restaurants cheaper and less crowded (with more relaxed and personalized service), but some very appealing events also take place.
As the tourist crowds have vanished, there are no long waiting lines at Anne Frank’s house or the Rijksmuseum. (For no lines at all, buy a ticket ahead online).
According to the Hotel Price Index (HPI) compiled annually by hotels.com, Amsterdam has the highest room rates in Europe. As November is low season and the Christmas holidays haven’t started yet, hotel rooms in November are at their lowest rates.
There is plenty to see and do after dark; visit the museumnacht or the red light district.

Average November temperatures in The NetherlandsNovember Temperatures
November is the last month of Autumn before Winter sets in. The average temperature drops from 50°F to around  40°F. Night time lows at the end of the month can get close to freezing. So do bring warm clothing an umbrella and you are ready to enjoy the fresh cool weather. A cup of hot chocolate and warm Dutch appel pie have never tasted better after being outside on a November day.

November Rain
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain and light rain.
Rainfall November NetherlandsModerate rain

is the most severe precipitation observed during 60% of those days with precipitation.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 13% of those days with precipitation.
Luckily rainfall is never ever a full day long. So plan you visits wisely and keep an eye on the rain radar. Take a city walking tour when it’s dry and visit a museum when it rains.
Most rain will fall at night when your sleeping 😉

Length of days in November
The shortest day of the month is November 30th with 8:04 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1st with 9:34 hours of daylight. The earliest sunrise is at 7:38am on November 1; the latest sunset is at 5:11pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 8:28am on November 30; the earliest sunset is at 4:32pm on November 30.

Yearly Festivals & Events in November

2012 Date: November 3
The yearly Museumnacht (Museum Night) Amsterdam offers a chance to museum-hop into the wee hours (from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.) and sample a variety of Amsterdam’s cultural institutions, plus the special “n8” (pronounced “nacht”) events each one has cooked up for the occasion.

International Documentary Film Festival
2012 Dates: November 14 – 25
The world’s premiere documentary film festival returns to Amsterdam in mid-November, with hundreds of films on a wide variety of topics.

Dutch-American Heritage Day
November 16
In 1991, the elder President Bush declared November 16 a day to celebrate the 200 years of friendship between the Netherlands and the United States, and to honor the contributions of the Dutch and Dutch-Americans to US society.

Arrival of Sinterklaas (Intocht van Sinterklaas)
2012 Date: November 18
Sinterklaas is the Dutch version of Santa Claus. Each year he arrives on his steamboat from Spain, with his black helpers. You can see it on tv. After arriving in The Netherlands (each year different city) he continues hos journey to all cities and towns in The Netherlands stopping in several squares and other public spaces to address his fans. Afterward, he will embark on a secret tour of the Netherlands, as he delivers treats to children all over the country until December 6, when he returns home.

High Times Cannabis Cup
2012 Dates: November 18 – 22
Coffeeshop lovers should time their Amsterdam holiday to take in the Cannabis Cup, the world’s premiere marijuana and hemp festival, where participants sample and vote for the year’s best cannabis strains.

PAN Amsterdam
2011 Dates: November 18 – 25
The Netherlands’ top annual arts and antiques fair, renowned for its quality and its diversity, offers wares for all tastes – from rare books and manuscripts to authentic Old Masters.

For more ideas all over The Netherlands you can check www.hotspotholland.nl


7 comments on “November in The Netherlands – Travel Advice, Weather & Events

  1. UrbanBilingual
    November 5, 2012

    Reblogged this on UrbanBilingual.

    • hollandexpert
      November 5, 2012

      Thnx! for the re-blog. Please follow my blog and you stay posted about the Netherlands 😉

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    November 8, 2012

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    • hollandexpert
      November 9, 2012

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  3. Cow
    October 11, 2015

    Could you give me a little more in put as when is the best time to go to Giethoorn.

    • hollandexpert
      October 27, 2015

      Hello Cow, Giethoorn is a place you like to visit outdoors. Any time when it is dry is a good time (only if we knew when ;).
      In the summer time it can get quite busy with tourists and it could be hard to find an available boat.
      From my experience I would say Giethoorn is best visited in April, May, June, September and October.

      • Cow
        October 27, 2015

        Hi thanks for your advise. If you like being outdoors, which month would you say is a good time. Don,t mind crowd,s . the more people the merry er and a nice B&B on the canal ?
        Kind regards

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