I do not recommend any open-toed shoes, but not for any reason pertaining to fashion. Its colder there, and you certainly wouldnt want your little piggies to be cold.
Miscellaneous: Include a windbreaker, some sweaters/hoodies/zip-ups and do not underestimate the power of jeans and khakis. The mornings and nights are cold and even during the day on a sunny day near the canals can be cold. I went in the end of July and was surprised. I had shorts with me but I seldom wore them. Better to not be caught off guard.
And of course, an umbrella is a must. The smaller it is, the better, so you can put it in your jacket or bag. Even if its not raining, its good to have it with you if you're not planning on being out for the day.
Don't be discouraged, Amsterdam's weather for the most part is very pleasant, just not particularly warm.
Luggage and bags:
Except for the "hot" clubs with aggressive doormen/bouncers, Amsterdam, unlike Paris, is a casual city, not requiring much dress-up, so pack light.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I've never needed an umbrella in Amsterdam
but I am told I am very lucky.
Everyone says, buy one there on the street, they are cheap.
I got 1 for 3 euros and never used it.
Smarter A'Dam locals say that wind will destroy your umbrella quickly and you are better off with a plastic/water-resistant, hooded light jacket when the weather is rainy/windy, and they are probably right. As many times as I have been to Amsterdam, I have been too fortunate weather-wise to test that theory myself.
Good walking shoes, but it is better and in my opinion smarter to rent a bicycle from frederic to enhance your experience and minimize walking.
Photo Equipment: Lots of film, batteries, or digital memory. Amsterdam offers hundreds of opportunities for photographers.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring an umbrella or a rain coat. Some of the springs and summers are stellar and the rain isn't too bad... But on the other hand, it can rain for weeks at a time, especially in the winter... So for your own comfort :) bring something waterproof... (It doesn't usually rain hard, just frequently.)
Luggage and bags:
Wondering what clothes to take in what season. Here is the average weather forcast for the Netherlands :
Average temperatures in Celcius
January : min = 0.0 max = 5.3
February : min = -0.1 max = 6.1
March : min = 2.0 max = 9.6
April : min = 3.5 max = 12.9
May : min = 7.5 max = 17.6
June : min = 10.2 max = 19.8
July : min = 12.5 max = 22.1
August : min = 12.0 max = 22.3
September : min = 9.6 max = 18.7
October : min = 6.5 max = 14.2
November : min = 3.2 max = 9.1
December : min = 1.3 max = 6.4
Expect quite a bit of rain as well, so don't forget to bring your umbrella! The Dutch climate is known for quite a bit of rain, every season of the year.
Rainy season: There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 8 – 16°C ( 47 - 60°F ); min: 2 - 7°C ( 36 - 45°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 18 – 21°C ( 64 - 70°F ); min: 11 - 12°C ( 51 - 53°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 8 – 17°C ( 47 - 63°F); min: 3 - 10°C ( 38 – 50°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 5 – 6°C ( 41 - 43°F); min: 0 - 2°C ( 32 - 36°F )
Luggage and bags:
Only what you can manage
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good comfortable walking shoes
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Buy what you need there unless there is something special you require
Photo Equipment: Definitely bring a camera
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