Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2017

  March 11, 2017 at 4:22 pm by

As they do every year, members of the Dutch Royal Family were present for the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, on March 10 and 11.

On Friday, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima helped in the Neighborhood Garden, a garden located in the municipality of Breda, in the south of the Netherlands. During their two hours at the garden, the Royal Couple were involved in various activities to renovate the garden after the winter months.

With the help of other volunteers, the King was busy in the building of a greenhouse while the Queen helped in garden; painting, cleaning and planting flowers.

Princess Beatrix helped at the Playground Monastery, a park facility for children with and without disabilities that ia located in IJsselstein, a municipality in the Province of Utrecht, on Saturday. The Princess spent three hours at the playground, along with other volunteers she cleaned some furniture of the park with a pressure washer.

Talking to the press, the Princess expressed her excitement for being involved in the National Volunteer Day and, after the work at the park, she had lunch with other volunteers.

Prince Pieter Christiaan, as vice-president of the Dutch Red Cross, and his wife Princess Anita brought their daughter Emma along to help at the headquarters of the Red Cross in Delft. They helped renovate their offices by painting the walls.

While in Curaçao, in the Dutch Caribbean, Princess Laurentien participate in their version of NL DOET, CURA DOET. At a school in Willemstad, she worked with children in a project that aims to give a second life to old computers.

Around 350,000 volunteers partecipated in the National Volunteer Day. NL DOET is organized by The Oranje Fund. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are patrons of the organisation, which was created in 2002.

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