The Sun is Back! How can you make the most of the hot weather?

Eindelijk! Finally! Perhaps you can stop furiously googling holiday destinations in order to get your dose of vitamin D.. the sun has come back to the Netherlands and is forecasted to reach temperatures over 30 degrees! 

Summer has reignited in the Netherlands with temperatures of around 21 degrees today. Tomorrow afternoon the temperature will be around 23 degrees in the northwestern coastal area, 25 degrees in the middle of the country and a whopping 27 degrees in the southeast of the country, Buienradar reports. 

The heat is predicted to keep rising over the next few days and reach a delicious 29 degrees on Sunday! The east and southeast of the Netherlands may even see maximum temperatures of 30 or 31 degrees!

Due to a cool breeze generated from the sea that will blow across the Netherlands it is uncertain whether there will be a heatwave, like there was in July.

Weerplaza estimates the possibility of a regional heat wave being about 20 percent. Are you relieved about this? Or craving that balmy heat? Regardless, remember to gen up about climate change in the Netherlands and the effect it is having on our planet.


So what can you do this weekend to make the most of the weather?

Uitmarkt is on at Museumplein and Leidseplein in Amsterdam. This is one of the Netherlands most popular cultural events and attracts more than 400,000 visitors. Over this weekend, over 300 shows are performed ranging from Jazz to Hip Hop to kid-friendly shows – there is something for everyone to enjoy!

If you’re sick of Amsterdam, then consider the Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival held in Groningen. This event is a celebration of music, dance, literature, visual art and performance that turns the city park into a festival village for 11 days.

If you just want to get ahead on that fantastic book you’ve been reading and get a golden tan then check out one of the many swimming pools located all around the Netherlands or one of the top four Noord-Holland Seasides Off the Beaten Path.

We hope you enjoy the weekend! We know we certainly will! Tell us what you’re going to get up to in the comments! 

Freya Sawbridge
Freya was born in Edinburgh but raised in New Zealand (cue every person she meets saying “oh I have always wanted to go there but it’s so far away!”). A restless and curious nature has led her to move countries 5 times in the last 3 years in attempt to find a place she can call home. She contacted DutchReview on a whim and arrived in the Netherlands in summer 2019 to start her internship.


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