The sea and coasts plays a big role in the Netherland's weather and climate. Winters are generally mild, but the country experiences cold spells and sharp frosts in January and February, which often freeze over the lakes and waterways. The summers tend to be warm and pleasant with temperatures averaging between 68-77°F (20-25°C) in July and August. Indland, the eastern portion experiences slightly colder winters with summers just a bit warmer.

Best Time to Visit the Netherlands

The spring is by far the best time to visit the Netherlands as it is the driest season of the year and watching the tulip fields, flowers and trees blossom is a sight to behold. Temperatures from late March to late May can vary between 50-77°F (10 and 25°C).