Average Amount of Sunshine a Year in the Netherlands





The tables below list yearly averages for the amount of sunshine at cities and other places in the Netherlands.

Each location has three measures of sunshine. The number for % Sun is the usual percentage of daylight hours with sunshine.

Hours gives the total hours of sunshine that's normal during a year. Days statistics are for the typical number of days annually with any amount of measurable sunshine. All the data are averages for the years 1991 to 2020.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the country: North Netherlands, East Netherlands, West Netherlands and South Netherlands.

North Netherlands covers the provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe. East Netherlands includes Overijssel, Gelderland and Flevoland. West Netherlands provinces are Utrecht, North Holland, South Holland and Zeeland. South Netherlands has North Brabant and Limburg provinces.

North Netherlands

Total annual sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
36 Groningen 1683 314
36 Hoogeveen 1713 315
38 Leeuwarden 1789 319
37 Oldambt 1734 314
40 Stavoren 1889 322

East Netherlands

Average amount of sunshine yearly
% Sun Place Hours Days
35 Arnhem 1644 312
36 Berkelland 1709 315
36 Enschede 1685 312
38 Lelystad 1771 317
38 Lingewaal 1765 319
38 Noordoostpolder 1798 319
36 Zwolle 1713 316

West Netherlands

Annual average sun
% Sun Place Hours Days
38 Amsterdam 1780 320
40 Den Helder 1888 323
40 Hoek van Holland 1887
39 Hoorn 1826 320
39 Leiden 1850 320
Lopik
37 Rotterdam 1752 318
38 Terneuzen 1766 322
36 Utrecht 1715 313
40 Vlissingen 1889 322

South Netherlands

Annual sunshine averages
% Sun Place Hours Days
37 Breda 1731 317
37 Eindhoven 1732 317
36 Maastricht 1696 313
37 Uden 1746 318
36 Venlo 1681 315
References

KNMI, Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut. Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat. Klimaatviewer

Netherlands Sunshine
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