“Words and phrases can suggest the character of a nation. The Dutch vocabulary, for instance, seems to confirm the nation’s light-hearted reputation. The word uitwaaien is Dutch for walking in windy weather for fun.”
I’ve taken many a walk on the beach in Holland with my half-dutch husband, and believe me they do think walking in a chilly mist-cum-rain with the wind whipping your hair is a good time. And when you are in Holland, you do too… it’s contagious!