Netherlands: Winter Sun

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Netherlands Winter Sun

If you want to relax and bask in winter sunshine, then the Netherlands is probably not the best location for you. The Netherlands has a similar climate to most parts of the UK, with comparable rainfall and relatively little sunshine throughout the year. If anything, winters are a little colder than the UK, but the Gulf Stream does moderate the winter temperatures a little. However, there is nearly always a sea breeze and, in the north in particular, this can be quite biting as it sweeps across the low lands from the Baltic Sea. The coldest months are between December and February when temperatures linger around freezing on most days, even in the cities. The Netherlands is not an ideal location for a winter sun holiday.