Support Dutch language and culture in Canada
De Esdoorn is a Dutch Language and Culture School with locations in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada. The school was founded in 2015, is the first Dutch school in Canada the Foundation for Dutch Education Worldwide (NOB – Stichting Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland), and is registered as the non-profit organization ‘De Esdoorn – Dutch Language and Culture School Society’.
De Esdoorn also accepts regular donations, and we are very grateful to our generous donors.
Donations can be e-transfered to: email@example.com
Or cheques made out to: De Esdoorn Dutch Language and Culture School Society, 2958 West 20th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6L 1H5, Canada
Our happy parents
When I enter De Esdoorn, everything has a Dutch twist to it. Our children have never lived in the Netherlands, and every week at De Esdoorn our their knowledge of the Dutch language and culture grows.
We are a Dutch-Canadian family who lived in the Netherlands for 10 years. When we moved back to Canada, we were worried that our two young children would loose their Dutch language and culture. We worried that forcing them to speak Dutch at home would turn them off the language. At De Esdoorn learning Dutch is fun for them, and they get to enjoy learning with other children their age!
We arrived in Vancouver three years ago, and since then our 3 children have been taking lessons at De Esdoorn. We are so grateful that there is a Dutch school in Vancouver, so that our children not only get Dutch culture from home, but also every week at school.