Amsterdam is likely to be one of the most photographed cities in the world. Amsterdam has a lively night life, great shopping, and some of the world's finest art on display. It's a manageable city to travel in; buildings are limited in size by unstable soil, giving Amsterdam a village-like feel.
Amsterdam's weather is quite mild throughout the year, and it's changeable. That shouldn't deter you from visiting the Netherlands. In Amsterdam, a spring shower is a fine chance to duck into a Bruine ("brown") café.
Amsterdam tourist season runs from April to September, but a majority of the tourists come in the summer, when the weather is warmer.
Tulip season is mid-April to mid-May. The nearby Keukenhof Gardens opens around March 20 and closes around May 20. This is a great time to come to Amsterdam, but you'll probably end up buying an umbrella if you haven't brought one with you.
The weather charts below show the historic high and low temperatures and average monthly rainfall for Amsterdam.