Sunrise and sunset in the Netherlands

The times of sunrise and sunset in the Netherlands are significantly influenced by the country's very northern position in the hemisphere. Relatively high in the north the days in summer are long and short in winter. With up to approximately 16:50 hours the longest days happen in Juni. On the other hand, the longest and darkest nights are in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In Dezember a night in Amsterdam lasts almost 17 hours.

In these days the sun in Amsterdam rises at 6:40. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:55 Uhr in the early evening.

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Average lentgh of daylight in Amsterdam

Average lentgh of daylight in Amsterdam

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of the Netherlands

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from west to east, so in an approximate direction of the sun course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for March 20th., localtime in the Netherlands

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
The Hague06:42 am06:57 pm12:15 hours
Rotterdam06:41 am06:57 pm12:15 hours
Leiden06:41 am06:57 pm12:16 hours
Haarlem06:41 am06:56 pm12:16 hours
Hoofddorp06:40 am06:56 pm12:16 hours
Breda06:40 am06:55 pm12:15 hours
Zaanstad06:40 am06:55 pm12:16 hours
Amsterdam06:40 am06:55 pm12:16 hours
Tilburg06:39 am06:54 pm12:15 hours
Utrecht06:39 am06:54 pm12:15 hours
Almere Stad06:38 am06:54 pm12:16 hours
's-Hertogenbosch06:38 am06:53 pm12:15 hours
Amersfoort06:38 am06:53 pm12:15 hours
Eindhoven06:37 am06:53 pm12:15 hours
Maastricht06:37 am06:52 pm12:15 hours
Nijmegen06:36 am06:51 pm12:15 hours
Arnhem06:35 am06:51 pm12:15 hours
Apeldoorn06:35 am06:51 pm12:16 hours
Groningen06:33 am06:49 pm12:16 hours
Enschede06:32 am06:47 pm12:15 hours

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)06:05 am06:21 pm12:16 hours
New York (USA)06:56 am07:10 pm12:14 hours
Auckland (New Zealand)07:23 am07:33 pm12:10 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:59 am06:08 pm12:09 hours
Moscow (Russia)06:28 am06:45 pm12:16 hours
Shanghai (China)05:56 am06:06 pm12:10 hours
Helsinki (Finland)06:18 am06:36 pm12:19 hours