New Year’s speeches (Nieuwjaarstoespraken) are traditionally used by company bosses, mayors and police chiefs to outline the coming year’s hopes, plans and targets. As such, they form a staple source of news stories in the first few days of the New Year when other news is thin on the ground. However, these speeches rarely contain anything earth- shattering and are rarely front-page news.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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