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Uitwaaien – Glossary Definition

Uitwaaien – Glossary Definition

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Want the definition of uitwaaien? Learn the meaning of uitwaaien, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!

Wondering about the definition of uitwaaien? Keep reading to learn the meaning of uitwaaien, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!

person getting some uitwaaien in on the beach on a windy day
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What is Uitwaaien?

Uitwaaien, literally translating as “outblowing” or “to walk in the wind,” means to take a brief break in order to clear one’s head, often in a windy environment. Going on a jog, riding a bicycle, and walking through the streets on a windy day in order to get thoughts in order are all prime examples of uitwaaien.

More on Uitwaaien

Uitwaaien is a verb, and it is an “untranslatable” Dutch word with no perfect or direct English translation. It is pronounced something like OUT-vine. It’s a popular activity in Amsterdam and the Netherlands, and growing in popularity around the world as a healthy activity for one’s mind.

Perhaps you need to uitwaaien when traveling with friends, but it can equally come in handy when traveling solo. Check out our post for more difficult-to-translate words from around the world.

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