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 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
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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
120
Hours of lessons per year
5
Dutch Culture Days per year
350
Dutch reading books
2
Locations...and growing!
6
Teachers...and growing!

Meet our Staff

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

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Head Teacher
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Kindergarten Teacher
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Teacher Toronto

Certifications

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)