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lucien 03-17-2010 04:19 AM

NL DOET (Formerly 'Make A Difference Day'): 2010-2017
Members of the RF will participate on NL DOET,formerly known as Make a Difference Day which will be this weekend march 18th and 19th.

It has not yet been made known who will do what and where but that will be announced soon enough.I'll keep you posted,and meanwhile,have you thought on how you can make a difference yet...?;):flowers:

JessRulz 03-17-2010 06:45 AM

Is there a reason for the name change lucien? What does NL Doet mean?

lucien 03-17-2010 07:05 AM

NL= Nederland/Netherlands

DOET = DOES,NL-DOES,as in we don't talk,we act.

Suppose it was changed to make it sound more dutch instead of using english so it appeals to more people.:flowers:

JessRulz 03-17-2010 09:18 AM

Thanks lucien, that's what I thought it meant (the gist of NL Doet anyway).

Maura724 03-17-2010 09:53 AM

So it was actually known as "Make a Difference Day" in the Netherlands? I always assumed that was just an English translation used for TRF. I can understand why they would want a Dutch name!

sjetajiem 03-17-2010 11:09 AM

But it starts the 19th and finishes the 21st.
I, for example, will have a task on Sunday.

lucien 03-17-2010 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by sjetajiem (Post 1060283)
But it starts the 19th and finishes the 21st.
I, for example, will have a task on Sunday.

It should read 19th - 20th,you're right,as is clearly stated on the link to NL.DOET as posted above,I gave the wrong dates,sorry.:smile:

But always nice to hear it's extended ofcourse,good luck..;)

Marengo 03-17-2010 11:34 AM

I changed the dates in the title. Thanks for clearing it up sjetajiem, & good luck on sunday!

lucien 03-20-2010 06:50 AM

The Royal Family will be out and about as a whole today,the whole Family will "pop-up" somewhere in the country
in a short while for some al fresco volunteer work.Thank goodness the weather gods are with us all today.

Reason for the Family to work as a whole today instead of members flocking all over the country is HM's Jubilee year,
the 30th year of Her Reign.


Fanvanmaxima 03-20-2010 08:11 AM

They're in Nieuwegein.

Photos: Koningin Beatrix en Prinses Laurentien op bezoek bij bouwspeeltuin Jeugdland in Nieuwegein on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

lucien 03-20-2010 11:18 AM

HM,TRH The Prince of Orange,Princess Máxima,Prince Constantijn,Princess Laurentien,TH Prince Maurits,Prince Marilène,
Prince Bernhard,Princess Annette,Prince Floris and Princess Aimée have painted and/or repaired a playground in Nieuwegein.

The whole family had a lot of fun,all eleven of them,with paintbrush,hammer,drillmachine all of that.HM was "send off" by Constantijn to do a wallpainting

It is due to HM's jubille year that they decided to tackle one job with the whole family.:smile:

courtesy hja

(The link includes a video of todays work...)

Fanvanmaxima 03-20-2010 01:06 PM

More photos:

» Máxima ontvangt W8 & Koninklijke Familie met NL DOET

sgl 03-20-2010 10:47 PM

I loved seeing them all together, but I couldn't help but notice that Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita weren't there. Does anyone know why they weren't with the family?

lucien 03-20-2010 10:52 PM


Originally Posted by sgl (Post 1061476)
I loved seeing them all together, but I couldn't help but notice that Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita weren't there. Does anyone know why they weren't with the family?

YouTube - koninklijkhuis's Channel

Princess Robijn 03-21-2010 04:08 AM

"De Koningin, de Prins van Oranje, Prinses Máxima, Prins Constantijn, Prinses Laurentien, Prins Maurits, Prinses Marilène, Prins Bernhard, Prinses Annette, Prins Floris en Prinses Aimée hebben gezamenlijk speeltoestellen geverfd, reparatiewerkzaamheden verricht en buitenmuren en opslagruimtes opgeknapt."

Het Koninklijk Huis

There is no mention of Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita.


lucien 03-21-2010 04:39 AM

Funny report by dear hja.

HM and Princess Annette got a scheme as to which colours the faded mural should have.
The Queen however had her very own ideas on what is natural and not,and painted
it differently and improving the whole thing in the process.
HM is,as you all know,an accomplished artist herself.

Nieuwsberichten Beatrix heeft eigen opvatting over schilderen

In english:

courtesy ppe
courtesy hja:smile:

lucien 03-22-2010 01:22 AM

NL.DOET has been a tremendous success with more projects and more volunteers then ever before.Over 150.000 volunteers have been working this past weekend!:flowers:

Renata4711 03-23-2010 03:14 PM

Another video: YouTube - koninklijkhuis's Channel

lucien 02-03-2011 03:05 AM

NL Doet 2011; March 18th-19th, 2011 (Formerly 'Make A Difference Day')
The NL Doet event will take place in the weekend of March 18th and 19th 2011.

Members of the Royal Family will tradionally participate in several events/happenings/work to do and by doing so emphasizing the importance of volunteers in many fields and organisations.In a relatively small country like ours here,out of 16.5 million people,3 million do a voluntary job somehow which ofcourse is a huge amount,but more are needed still.See if you all can squeeze in an extra few hours in your schedules,or maybe you can drop some other things from your schedules as they might turn out to be not all that important after all.Use your time wisely!:smile:

NL DOET - Home

Marengo 03-16-2011 11:03 AM

On March 18th and 19th there will be another edition of 'Nederland Doet'. Members of the RF will probably participate.

NL DOET - Home

It is an initiative of the Orange fund. This year over 300.000 volunteers will; join in (compared to 150.000 last year).

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