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What to Wear in Amsterdam in July

What to Wear in Amsterdam in July

Are you visiting and wondering what to wear in Amsterdam in July. In this guide we will give you the ultimate Amsterdam summer packing list that covers everything from how to dress for the weather in Amsterdam in July to how to dress for cycling around the city and more.

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Amsterdam Weather in July

How Hot Is Amsterdam in July?

July in Amsterdam is actually one of the hottest months in the city. You will find that the Amsterdam summer temperatures in July range from a low of 13 degrees at night to 22C during the daytime. However it can feel hotter in the city, especially if you are doing a lot of cycling in the heat.

But what about rain? Do you get much rain in Amsterdam in July?

Does it rain in Amsterdam in July?

Although July is one of the hotter months in Amsterdam it still does get rain. Therefore you will want to have at least a travel umbrella with you just in case.

Please note: if your trip to Amsterdam falls over two months be sure to check out our other monthly guides:

What to Wear in Amsterdam in July

Woman by canal - What to wear in Amsterdam in July
What to wear in Amsterdam in July

Lightweight Pjs / Nightdress

It surprises many people who come to Europe in summer that there ae very few air conditioned hotels. And this is definitely true in Amsterdam.

As July is one of the hottest months in Amsterdam and you are not guaranteed accommodation with air conditioning be sure to bring only lightweight night and loungewear with you.

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Summer Dresses

I love a summer dress and I think they are perfect for nights out in Amsterdam.

However I would issue a word of warning. If you are planning on cycling around the city just be sure that your summer dress isn’t too long so that it can get stuck in the chain.

Take it from me who two weeks into living Amsterdam made this very mistake, it is an embarrassing and rookie mistake to make. 

For this reason in Amsterdam I prefer to wear midi length dresses as opposed to maxi dresses that I wear in other European cities in summer.

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T Shirts

One of the things I love about Amsterdam is that it’s dress code isn’t very formal.

Now don’t get me wrong, the Dutch are a stylish bunch just not formal. T shirts are a staple of everyday wear in the city and will be comfortable for cycling. You can also wear these in the evening no problem if you are in a bar or restaurant that doesn’t have a dress code that says otherwise

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However if you do want something for cooler days or for smarter restaurants we recommend packing some light summer blouses.

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All of my packing lists no matter the destinations includes a pashmina and Amsterdam is no different.,

Pashminas and scarves are very popular in Amsterdam and are great for creating a day to night look. They double up as a great accessory or a scarf depending on temperature.

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As Amsterdam isn’t a formal place and people are so active cycling on a day to day basis it is not uncommon to see people wearing nice tailored shorts around the city.

Lightweight Waterproof

Having lived in Amsterdam for several years I can promise you that it can be rainy whatever month you are visiting.

For this reason we recommend you pack a lightweight waterproof even in July.

And I would recommend packing something looser with some waterproof trousers as this will make cycling much easier.

If you don’t have anything like this in your wardrobe and you don’t want to buy anything expensive have some basic water proof gear like a poncho.

But if you need to purchase these in Amsterdam you should head to the cheap shop HEMA which always stocks waterproofs whatever the season.

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Best Shoes for Amsterdam in July


Amsterdam is a casual city. You won’t feel out of place anywhere in sneakers or trainers and these are perfect for cycling and walking on the cobbled streets of the city.

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For smarter shoes for evenings out I recommend packing Wedges. Wedges are the best shoes for Amsterdam as you can walk on cobbles in them.

Heels especially thin ones are on my what not to wear in Amsterdam list but wedges are safer for those wanting to add some height to their outfit.

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Optional Things for Your Amsterdam Summer Packing List


There are very few hotels in central Amsterdam that have their own pool so the truth is that you probably won’t need your swimwear with you.

Having said that however there are lots of lovely beaches near Amsterdam, so if you are planning on visiting these – some of our favorite are Castricum and Zaandvort then you will need swimwear.

What to Wear in Amsterdam in July at Beaches
What to Wear in Amsterdam in July at Beaches

You will also see a lot of people jumping in the river and canals in July and having a go at wild swimming. Having lived in Amsterdam, however I would strongly advise tourists against this.

Is there anything else you would add to this Amsterdam in Summer packing List. And let us know what you wore in Amsterdam in July below.

Theft Proof Bag 

A theft proof bag is always on our list whenever you go to a European capital. Although Amsterdam is a very safe city you ca get pickpockets everywhere which is why we recommend a theft proof cross body bag.

What to wear in Amsterdam in July for men

Couple in front of Muider Castle Amsterdam showing what to wear to Amsterdam in July

To be honest if you are asking for how to dress in Amsterdam in July for men I would have to say the rules are generally the same as for women. The key things you will need for your wardrobe are

Lightweight Chinos and Tailored Shorts

Though the Dutch are casual we recommend sticking to chinos and tailored shorts. Shorts are more appropriate for the day while we recommend lightweight chinos at night and during the evenings.

T Shirts

T Shirts are fine for men during the day.


Shirts are good for sightseeing in the Netherlands during the day and evening.

What Else to Pack for Amsterdam in July


As I mentioned, Amsterdam in July can be a pretty rainy place. Don’t forget a handbag sized umbrella.

Power Pack

Amsterdam is a beautiful city especially in the summer and I promise you your phone will be constantly out so be sure to have  a power pack with you to recharge those batteries. 

Plug Adapaters 

Amsterdam uses the traditional European plugs. So if you are coming from the UK or USA etc you will need an adapter to make your electronics work. Click here to purchase! 

What to wear in Amsterdam in July for special events

Pride is huge in Amsterdam. If you want to dress for Pride be sure to add some rainbows to your wardrobe.

And there you have our ultimate guide to what to wear in Amsterdam in July guide. Is there anything else you would add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.