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 1981 to 2010.

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
35 Groningen 1550 302
37 Leeuwarden 1655 308

East Netherlands

Average amount of sunshine yearly
% Sun Place Hours Days
34 Arnhem 1522 300
35 Enschede 1547 299
37 Lelystad 1678 310

West Netherlands

Annual average sun
% Sun Place Hours Days
37 Amsterdam 1662 309
39 Den Helder 1751 311
39 Goes 1746 315
39 Katwijk 1726 311
36 Rotterdam 1624 304
36 Utrecht 1602 304
39 Vlissingen 1733 310

South Netherlands

Annual sunshine averages
% Sun Place Hours Days
36 Breda 1606 305
36 Eindhoven 1604 305
35 Maastricht 1561 298

Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut. KNMI Klimatologie. Klimaatatlas. Stationsdata.

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