One thing relating to the weather that I forgot to mention in this post on Amsterdam is the amazing forecast system we have in the Netherlands. I personally use two apps or websites: buienradar.nl and buienalarm.nl.
They can be used on a daily basis (when the weather is “normal”) or 10 times a day (when the weather is like it has been lately: unpredictable, with massive 5 mins showers 5 times a day). They are wonderful tools that we use before going out or planning anything.
Buienradar gives a general overview of the situation, including what is coming:
Buienalarm is more precise and sends alarms a few minutes before rain starts for (more or less) your exact position:
Crazy weather that we have!