When you plan to travel to Amsterdam I am sure that one of the first questions that arises is what clothes to wear.
As I told you in another post what is the best time to travel to Amsterdam today I will talk about the clothes you have to wear. But I will not go into detail about clothes by time.
It will be clear to you what clothes to wear after reading this article.
Clothes for Amsterdam? Get ready …
I will not fool you. The climate of the capital of the Netherlands is not good at all. Get ready for ugly days and with some water.
Whether it’s winter or summer, you are likely to encounter some water. But don’t worry because there is not always much rain.
You have to think of clothes that are easy to dry, that get wet a little. Also keep in mind that you don’t get wet to avoid illness .
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How many days does it rain in Amsterdam?
In Rotterdam it rains, on average, a total of 766mm per year. This means an average of 68mm per month.
According to the country’s meteorological service there is a total of 217 days of rain per year .
Quiet, this does not mean it rains without stopping It means that for more than 217 days at least 0.01mm of water falls.
It is not much but it gives you an idea of how many times a year you can find rainfall.
As you may have noticed you should always be prepared or prepared for the rain.
The weather always comes with water in Amsterdam.
My advice is that if you can wear a raincoat, rain shoes and pants prepared for water.
Don’t carry an umbrella
The first reaction will be to put an umbrella. Read well: Don’t carry an umbrella!
Why shouldn’t you bring an umbrella to Amsterdam? Because you will break it .
You won’t see many people in the street with umbrellas. Locals know that the wind will shatter the umbrella in a couple of hours and they will get wet anyway.
If you can get one of those plastic rain ponchos take it. They are ugly as a blow to the toe but they are very useful as few things.
In addition, a rain poncho occupies almost nothing and costs very little.
Good shoes for water
Although you can wear dancers or flip flops if the sun rises, do not go without water shoes.
But don’t overdo it. You don’t need to wear the boots they wear in the field to milk the cows. With closed shoes is enough.
Keep in mind that if the shoe is quick-drying or water does not enter it is much better.
A lot of winter coat
I will not be creative in this. In winter it’s cold. Very cold.
If you are a person who lives in a warm place like Spain, for example, you will feel the cold more strongly .
On a normal winter day the maximum temperature can be about 5 degrees. When you spend a lot of time on the street you feel that.
Think that you will be surrounded by canals in Amsterdam , very close to the sea and the air feels.
Wear layers, many layers
The best clothes to wear to Amsterdam in winter are many layers of clothes.
I have learned to cool down a lot that the best coat is the layers . Before putting on a fat jacket try t-shirts, jerseys and some chubasquero chubasquero.
If you have thermal shirts, wear them because they will help you not to lose body heat.
On the legs, whether you are a boy or a girl, wear leggings under your pants. The wind will never feel it.
Don’t wear jeans
And please, don’t wear jeans. It is the worst clothes to travel. It takes time to dry, it’s cold.
Nor should you take a cowboy to any trip because it takes up a lot of space in the suitcase .
And in summer I also coat?
As I told you before Amsterdam is a place a little colder than, for example, Spain. This will make a “normal” temperature for the city a lot for you.
It is clear that if you are traveling in summer you do not have to wear the same amount of clothing as in winter. But don’t underestimate the cold.
The clothes you wear to Amsterdam in summer are a bit like winter.
I recommend you wear a thin sweater, a hat, raincoat and some good socks.
The best way to prepare clothes is thinking that you will be all day on a “cool” night .
This advice is not related to the weather but to comfort.
Whenever I can, I have at least two shoes on my trips to always change.
How do I change my shoes?
Every day I use a different one. This is so that the feet get less tired. In addition you also have footwear rest.
If it rains, it allows you to let one of them dry.
If you are going to wear two shoes try to be a little different between them.
Backpack or suitcase?
It depends on where you travel and the weather I choose a suitcase or backpack.
In the case of rainy sites I prefer backpack. If you are planning what clothes to take to Amsterdam, do not overlook your luggage .
In a place that rains the backpack is more covered because it has a hood. It also protects you.
Bringing a backpack to a rainy place is like carrying a kind of umbrella on the back.
One last tip
Finally let me give you some very important advice: be guided by your instinct.
Beyond all the suggestions you know the type of clothes, shoes or luggage that suits you best.
Always keep in mind the cold or heat you usually have and … enjoy the trip.