Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2013
As per tradition, this year the Dutch Royal Family attended the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 15 and 16.
On Friday March 15, the Queen along with Princess Margriet, Prince Floris, Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Prince Bernhard visited the Sustainability Center Weizigt in Dordrecht. Queen Beatrix helped taking care of donkeys, ponies and horses: cleaning, brushing and feeding the animals. She was helped by Princess Margriet.
Prince Floris, Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Prince Bernhard were put to work cleaning, sanding and painting the picnic tables.
In the afternoon, the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima were in Utrecht. They visited the Catharijne House, a day care center who offers a place for homeless. The Crown Prince Couple had lunch with homeless, volunteers and visitors of the Catharijne House and also played bowling with them at the Bison Bowling Club.
On Saturday March 16, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien with their children, Eloise and Claus-Casimir, helped at The Prison Gate Museum. They worked at the maintenance, helping with the spring cleaning of the Museum.
This is the ninth consecutive year that NL DOET is celebrated. NL DOET is a volunteer day organized by “The Oranje Fund”. The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima are patrons of the organisation. “The Orange Fund” was created in 2002.Filed under Dutch Royals
Tagged Count Claus-Casimir, Countess Eloise, King Willem-Alexander, NL DOET, Patronage, Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, Prince Constantijn, Prince Floris, Prince Pieter-Christiaan, Princess Beatrix, Princess Laurentien, Princess Margriet, Queen Máxima, The Oranje Fonds.