What to Wear in the Netherlands in April?
Travel Period: March 31 – April 9, 2018
旅行時間：2018/3/31 – 2018/4/9
As an interesting Taiwanese saying goes, “Spring is like the heart of a step mother,” which actually means the weather in spring is always changing.
正如一個有趣的台灣諺語所說 : 「春天後母心。」言下之意即為春天天氣變化莫測。
This also works for the Netherlands, but the “step-mother” is much more unstable than the one in Taiwan!
While we were in the country, the temperature ranged from 0 to 22 degrees (Celsius), and sometimes, the rain was on and off with sudden strong wind.
當我們在荷蘭時，溫度從攝氏 0 度到 22 度都有，而且有時還有斷斷續續的雨，配上突如其來的強風。
If you don’t want the weather to ruin your vacation mood, be sure to take a look at the following 4 tips.
I’m also going to share a funny incident at the end of the post to spare you the same embarrassment when traveling the Netherlands!
1. Check the weather forecast every day before you go out.
It’s likely that the weather will be 5 degrees one day and 15 degrees the next, so remember to google “Amsterdam weather” every day to see what to wear!
很有可能今天天氣 5 度，明天天氣 15 度，所以記得每天咕狗「阿姆斯特丹天氣」，來決定當天要穿什麼！
2. A light down jacket is a must.
I highly recommend you have a light down jacket in your bag as you will never know if it’s going to be warm or cold outside.
Sometimes, I thought it would be warm, but it turned out to be a bit cold…
If it’s cold, you can gladly put it on; if it’s not, it won’t take up too much space and weight in your bag. How convenient!
Bear this in mind: Dress in layers like an onion!
3. Get yourself a light wind-resistant umbrella.
It’s not easy to find a store selling umbrellas when you are in a foreign country.
You will find it even more difficult when you are in the middle of the rain with an umbrella just destroyed by gusty wind.
So don’t forget to bring a light wind-resistant umbrella with you!
4. A pair of touchscreen gloves is totally worth it.
Nowadays, plenty of travelers rely on Google’s services and save a lot of information on their smartphones.
If you wear regular gloves, it would be inconvenient when you need to touch the screen.
You have to take them off, suffer from the chilly wind, curse the cold weather, and finally access the information you need.
However, when you are equipped with gloves that allow you to use your smartphone while wearing them, you will definitely feel that you are on top of the world!
At last, I want to share with you a hilarious incident thanks to the unstable weather.
The second day we arrived in Amsterdam, it was close to 0 degrees, but we, as ridiculous tourists, decided to stroll around the city.
I remember it had just started raining lightly then, and I asked my mom to hold the umbrella for me since I had to check the map or something.
After I dug out the map from my bag, I told her, “Okay, give me my umbrella.”
My mom unconsciously replied, “There you go.”
However, there was NOTHING in her hand.
We looked at each other for a few seconds, feeling bewildered about what just happened.
It turned out that a sudden strong wind had stolen my umbrella.
It was just like those notorious thieves in well-known tourist areas who snatch your wallet so professionally that you don’t even feel a thing!
I started to look around and, luckily, I saw my umbrella about 10 meters away lying against a wall.
Wait…the story wasn’t over yet!
Since the wind kept blowing, I couldn’t help but chase after the umbrella.
(You can imagine how embarrassing it was with lots of passersby looking at me.)
It wasn’t until around 3 minutes later that I finally caught it.
In short, remember to hold on tight to your stuff while your are in the Netherlands if you don’t want to wind up like me!
Feel free to leave a message below if you have any questions about what to wear in the Netherlands!
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