On Thursday, November 7, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands celebrated the 400th anniversary of Weeshuis (Orphanage House) in Buren.

According to RVD, the orphanage was established in 1613 by Princess Mary, daughter of Prince William of Oranje.  During today’s visit the princess met with staff and youth as well as unveiled a new statue designed by artist, L. Knol, in the gardens of the orphanage.

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