Alright, we lied a little – it’s not ‘just’ Holland but do you care? You’re here! And Dutch weather, as always, is all too willing to bounce temperatures to the extremes. Because that’s how we roll!
Indian Summer – Here to Celebrate the Weekend with You.
How does 20+C (68+F) sound? According to the Dutch weather institute (KNMI) max. temperatures in the Netherlands may rise as high as 22C in the Southern provinces, and even the usually cold provinces of the North may jump as high as 19 – all the areas in between will have temperatures somewhere in between and we’re guessing your lucky butt will be around there somewhere as well!
For good measure, temperatures around this time of year usually don’t rise over 15C (59F), so this is a significant difference being thrown your way, free of charge because in Holland we like our things for free. And if you’ve ever seen one of those promotional stands handing out free stuff, you know that’s the truth. Seriously, they get ravaged by the Dutch.
This warm weather is being sponsored by a warm jet stream from the South, which is nice of them because most of the news from the area lately is gradually beginning to resemble Breaking Bad closer and closer.
Grab your Chances, Make a Thing Out of It!
To be fair though – the provinces of Zeeland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg have some of the most amazing, romantic and picturesque towns and cities the country has to offer that are generally overlooked by the glamour of Amsterdam and the cool of Rotterdam.
If you want to go romantic, go see Maastricht in Limburg and kiss your lover on the St. Servatius Bridge (Sint Servaasbrug) – pretend it’s France, whatever!
You like relaxing on a pub patio, having a beer? Maybe some shopping? Go to (Noord-)Brabant’s Breda! Which has been picked as the best city for both the “club/pub scene” and best shopping streets several times in a row – yes, it outdid Amsterdam and Rotterdam!
Are you a fan of the picturesque? Maybe brag on Instagram you found some undiscovered Dutch town full of people untouched by civilization? Try the tiny town of Sluis in Zeeland! It doesn’t get much more medieval and ‘gezellig’ (cozy!) than this! It only has a little over two thousand inhabitants but is chuck full of accommodations for tourists, and expats, alike – you’ll find a great place to sit down and relax, enjoy the view and the weather from some nice terrace.
Temperatures going Down.
Nothing lasts forever and coming Tuesday temperatures will drop again, due to a tropical storm that’s sweeping cold air our way from the Azores, over Ireland and eventually towards us. So, be sure to get your freak on in the heat and always check the weather predictions before you leave in Holland, you never know when it changes last moment in this country. Enjoy!