On November 17, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the opening of the 6th Annual Amsterdam Market Participation in Meervaart. According to the official site for the Dutch royal house, Het Koninklijk Huis:
Amsterdam Participation Market focuses on vulnerable people benefiting from active participation in social life such as volunteering, sports and so forth.
The Amsterdam Market Participation enables people in an accessible way to get in touch with agencies that can assist in finding appropriate activities or volunteer work. Besides visiting booths, visitors can participate in include cooking and theatrical workshops.
After the opening of the market, Mayor Van der Laan presented prizes to winners of the most successful participatory projects in the Netherlands. Princess Máxima congratulated the winners with a bouquet of flowers.
The Amsterdam Market Participation is organized by Foundation Turnaround in collaboration with the City of Amsterdam. The foundation supports organizations including mental health, substance abuse, the disabled and education in achieving social participation of vulnerable people. source
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Source and photo courtesy of Het Koninklijk Huis