The Royals

Puppies, Yachts and Fortresses: The Royal Guide to Summer Vacation

Even royalty needs a holiday come summertime! See how Europe's princes and princesses are spending theirs this year


In a last effort to squeeze all they can out of summer, the Dutch royal family spent the day in the sun on their sail boat, Groene Draeck (Dutch for "the Green Dragon") in Amsterdam. Hitting the water was Queen Maxima and her three daughters, Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia Princess Ariana as well as Princess Beatrix (who was Queen until her abdication two years ago). It was perfect timing for the outing, too – Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia started high school just a few days later.