Many Dutch who live in apartments have no backyard or balcony. Therefore, during sunny days, they sit by their porch or the entrance stairs of the building with a glass of wine or a cup of tea in the hands. This in unthinkable in Brazil, where people try to hide from the sun looking for shadowy places on the streets. Brazilians do sunbathe in parks, rivers, lakes... Unthinkable. They prefer strictly beaches or swimming pools.
Lovely flowers, amazing vegetation isn't it ? The Dutch know how to embelish anything with flowers !