Do you know the best time of the year to visit Europe?

When is the best time to go in England or the Netherlands?


Country: United Kingdom


Hi Brenda.
I can give you my point of view as a traveller.
First, you shoud be clear about the kind of trip you want. If you're interested in cultural visits, anytime is good. You should avoid winter if you can't stand such a cold weather, but even snow and cold in Europe have their goals.
If you know about that because you have it in your country, then you should try spring or automm, to have more nice days to walk and walk around.
Netherlands have great little cities that are ideal for renting a bike to know the cities completely by yourself.
Enjoy your travel!!!
Hi Brenda,
With England, it is a bit tricky, as it can rain in summer time too. But it really depens what area do you choose. London is great, but there are other great plases such as Bristol area, Cornwal in the south where the weather is much better! Irland is an amazing place with cool people! There is not much snow in winter except this year so would definitely prefer summer! Even spring has got it's own magic, sometimes it is pretty warm.....
lot's of luck!!!
I have never been to Netherlands, sorry!!
Hi Brenda - May and June are usually sunny in UK and Holland. Quieter too! Try October for Autumn colour.
Kind regards - Val Abraham
Hi Brenda - May and June are usually sunny in UK and Holland. Quieter too! Try October for Autumn colour.
Kind regards - Val Abraham
June is usually the best time for any part of Europe really, its not too hot or too cold, its just right...that's from my experience anyway...sometimes winter can be pretty boring.
Dear Brenda,
Now is a good time to visit England and London if you want good value and no crowds! Otherwise, from April through to October the weather is a little better; in fact in the summer it is normally pleasantly warm w an occasional shower....welcome to the UK! Ingrid M Wallenborg, Blue Badge tourist guide
Depends where in Europe, but between May and October is best.
For the the Netherlands bulb time in May is nicest
If you want to see England at it's best come in May or June
I think is best time when you have to time for this travel and second may until september because weather is very nice
The best time depends on what you are looking for in a European vacation. It could be the least expensive time, or the time with the best weather, or the time when the place is less crowded. Remember, least expensive often correlates to least desirable (weather less than ideal) and best weather often correlates to most crowded.
Europe – November & December – Europe is usually deserted at Christmas and Thanksgiving. Hotel rooms go for a song (well, at least cheaper than usual), and, especially in Paris, there are amazing sales at trendy boutiques ordinarily out of reach.
Europe– cheapest airfares and fly-hotel packages are available from November 1 to mid to late March. There are also fewest tourists in the way of having a great time there. But you need to check with me before you finalize your plans; many tourist attractions close or have reduced hours during part of the winter. If there is a place you especially want to visit, you don’t want it to be closed when you arrive.
Mediterranean Europe (Italy, Greece, etc) – the climatic regime is winter wet, summer dry so the best time to go there is in the spring and fall (April-May and September-October). Spring is especially beautiful because the winter rains make the hills lush and green and covered with wildflowers in bloom. Plus, the locals are still around, and the tourists haven’t arrived in droves yet.
Southern France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey - The months of May, June, September and October are the best months to enjoy the rural areas of these countries. The weather is generally good (not too hot), the locals are in town, and the summer crowds have either not arrived, or have returned home.
Spain – May-June and September-October are the best times to visit central Spain (Madrid, Toledo, etc.): it's not really crowded yet and the weather isn't sweltering (as it gets in July & August which is when and where Europe's highest temperatures occur).
Bavaria - Oktoberfest in Munich occurs from the last 2 weeks in Sept. thru the first weekend in October. (Yes, I know that it makes no sense that the Oktoberfest mostly isn't in October. That's why, if you want to experience the Oktoberfest I would never send you to Munich later in October; you'd miss it!)
Scandinavia - Summer has the best weather and long days for sightseeing. But if you go in August, many of the natives will be elsewhere having their own vacations.
Amsterdam – The first Saturday in September is the Bloemencorso (flower festival).
Britain – May is the very best month to be there: gardens are in bloom, and there not so many tourists.
Scotland - The most popular time is August and September—when the Edinburgh International Festival is in full swing—but it is also the busiest time and the prices are at their highest. Many people like to travel in the "shoulder" season - May, June and October when things are a wee bit quieter and the value is better. You shouldn't discount traveling in the winter months either; Scotland has some beautifully sunny and crisp days during the winter.
London, Paris, Rome, & Florence are best visited in off-season, from September through May, in order to avoid tourist crowds, higher prices, and the heat of summer.
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