Travel

It's Really Hot in Amsterdam

The national weather institute had already officially called the summer "disappointing," but the Dutch finally got their heatwave last week.

by Latoya van der Meeren
Aug 31 2016, 3:35pm

This article originally appeared on VICE Netherlands.

The weather in the Netherlands is famously gray and dreary—and this summer was no exception. The temperatures might have been a bit higher than during the rest of the year, but the Dutch still had to whip out their raincoats nearly every day. Even the national weather institute officially confirmed this summer has been "disappointing."

That all changed last week, when the temperatures suddenly started hovering around 90 degrees. Photographer Latoya van der Meeren went out onto the streets of Amsterdam with her analog camera to capture the Dutch swimming, sunbathing, and sweating, mostly.

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