A Dutch language school in Vancouver's Lower Mainland

De Esdoorn is a Dutch Language and Culture School in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The school was founded in 2015 and is registered as the non-profit organization ‘De Esdoorn – Dutch Language and Culture School Society’.

In 2019, we became the first Dutch Language school in Canada licensed by Dutch Education Worldwide (NOB – Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland).

De Esdoorn is more than just a language school — we are a community who celebrates our traditions together!

Dutch and Belgian families in Canada
Canadian children learning a second language
Adults learning their language of heritage
Families celebrating our shared Dutch traditions

Our core values

Letter_groepen_IMG-20190202-WA0034_crop Sharing the Dutch language
Learn another language and think in new ways
foodtruck_koningsdag Connecting with heritage
Root yourself in rich Dutch traditions
Fietstocht_groep_achter_IMG_20190602_104256 Bringing families together
All aboard! Activities for all ages
Vriendschappoppetjes Building a strong community
A sense of belonging and membership
Group lessons
Dutch Culture Days per year
Dutch reading books
Locations...and growing!
Teachers...and growing!

Meet our Staff

Our qualified native Dutch teaching staff can teach all levels of Dutch, and all ages

We need your help!

Do you love growing a small organization into its full potential?

Do you love working with children? 

  • De Esdoorn team (teacher role, class assistant, substitute teacher)
  • Board of De Esdoorn (on a voluntary basis)
  • Volunteer (in the classroom, supporting the Board / coordinator, social media)