‘Gezellig’ is a uniquely Dutch word that is challenging to translate accurately. It is often compared to the English word ‘cosy’, yet somehow manages to encompass a much broader range of meanings. It is used not only to describe team pursuits, but also convivial surroundings and, in certain instances, people. Anyone who spends even a small amount of time in the Netherlands will rapidly become acquainted with the word and will somehow learn to distinguish its subtle nuances, even if an exact translation eludes them!