At Dutch School of Southern California, we go beyond language learning, offering a diverse array of activities that immerse students in Dutch culture. From celebrating cultural events like King’s Day and Sinterklaas to enjoying outdoor adventures like skating, our students experience the richness of Dutch traditions. Additionally, we embrace sports enthusiasm with visits to LA Galaxy games, fostering a well-rounded and culturally immersive educational journey. 

Join us for an all-encompassing experience that extends beyond the classroom, creating lasting memories and connections with Dutch heritage.


Sinterklaas is a beloved Dutch tradition celebrated on December 5th each year. Sinterklaas and his colorful Pieten visit each of our on campus locations in Southern California every year (first Saturday in December) and bring the children chocolate letters, ‘pepernoten’ and gifts. The Dutch School hosts an annual celebration with arts and crafts, songs, performances, Dutch treats and “gezelligheid”.

King's Day

King’s Day is a national holiday in the Netherlands on April 27th every year to celebrate the birthday of our King Willem-Alexander. King’s Day is characterized by people dressed in orange, festivities, a flea market and old-fashioned Dutch games. King’s Day is celebrated at our on campus locations, as well as off-campus at a larger scale in San Diego and Los Angeles.

LA Galaxy

A love of soccer is woven deep into the Dutch culture.  It is only natural we have a good working relationship with our local MLS team LA Galaxy. Every year we attend a LA Galaxy game and our students are allowed to carry the flags onto the field or walk onto the field with the players. A very special honor! This outing is a great way to connect with our on-campus and online students.

Culture Days

Every school year the school organizes, together with the teachers and parents, various events that are dedicated to Dutch and Flemish culture. Every culture day has a fun theme, e.g. theme of the Children’s Book Week, Pancake Day


One of the Dutch’ most popular sports is ice skating. It is hard to find natural ice in Southern California but once a year the Dutch School in North Hollywood organizes a fun ice skating outing for the kids after school. 


Camping with the Dutch School has been a tradition for many years. It is so much fun for all ages and a great way to hang out with your local Dutch community and enjoy the beautiful California nature.

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