What to Wear in Amsterdam in November

Posted on Oct 10 2013 - 11:59am by Tyler Coleman

November is a great month to visit Amsterdam and enjoy all the events in the city. An event called ‘Movember’ takes place in November each year and is focused on men’s health and features various competitions. By the end of the month, the Gala ‘Parte’ provides you with a lot of parties and entertainment. You can also visit the museums here such as the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijik Museum which focus on modern art. To avoid any last minute rush, you must be packed aptly and knowing what to wear in Amsterdam in November can help you with that to a great extent.

What to Wear in Amsterdam in November

Weather of Amsterdam in November

If you have to sum up Amsterdam’s November weather in a few words, you can easily say that it’s wet and very changeable. It can be dry on a day-to-day basis and then change to breezy with westerly winds. There can be showers with sunshine during the day and then cool misty nights crop up which get even colder by the end of the month. Snow is possible in November especially during the later part but it is short-lived. The average highs of temperature are around 9 degrees Celsius during daytime which drop down to lows of 4 degrees overnight.

What to Wear and How to Pack for Amsterdam in November?

November weather can be mild and then turn cold all of a sudden, so the best way would be to be prepared for either case. Here are some suggestions:

Women – Layering would be your best bet in November as the weather is very changeable. You can pack some warm t-shirts and blouses to wear inside sweaters and jackets. Warm slacks and leggings will also work well; you can also go for skinny jeans in dark colors. Pack some lightweight sweaters or cardigans to layer your outfits with heavier ones so that when it is mild again you can take off the heavier ones. Heavy jackets or fleece and woolen sweaters can also be packed. A trench coat or an overcoat will also be required. Do carry a windbreaker jacket.

Men – Layer your clothes with warm thermals underneath and then wear a full-sleeve shirt or t-shirt over it. On warmer days, you can just add another layer of a lightweight jacket or a sweater over it but on other days you will need heavier clothing. You can pack a heavy sweater or jacket or a blazer that goes well with jeans and trousers both. A windbreaker or a waterproof jacket will also be required.

Kids – Pack everything mild and heavy for your kids like jackets and sweaters along with warm t-shirts, shirts and jeans or slacks.

Footwear – You can opt for boots or ankle booties that are suitable for weather and go with most of your outfits. Closed-toe shoes would be better than any other kind in November. As it is quite wet too, you can pack a pair of gum boots.

Accessories – Pack scarves, hats, gloves and an umbrella for November weather.

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