de jongen

The English book that teaches you Dutch!

Soon sold in more then 30 stores across Canada and the Netherlands

De jongen

Based on the true story of Bert van Donkersgoed.
This book is a fun family friendly way to introduce children to the dutch language, all while learning about what it was like to grow up in the Netherlands during the war.

Learn Dutch

Not only that but you get to learn Dutch!
Each page is peppered with fun Dutch words so you can learn as you read. There's over 75 of them!

Find us in these stores!


  • Acton - Holland Shop: 71 Mill Street East Acton, ON,

  • Barrie - Continental Specialties & Imports: 126 Dunlop St. W, Barrie, ON.

  • Brantford - The Windmill: Mount Pleasant, ON.

  • Burlington - The Dutch Shop: 3019 New St., Roseland Plaza, Burlington, ON.

  • Chatham - the Dutch Market: 80 William St. S, Chatham, ON, N7M 4S3

  • Dundas - The Dutch Mill: 533 Millgrove Side Rd, Dundas, ON.

  • Grimsby - The Dutch Shop: 52 Main St. West, Grimsby, ON.

  • Guelph - Dutch Toko: 666 Woolwich Street, Guelph, ON.

  • Hamilton - Dutch Toko: 760 Upper James St., Hamilton, ON.

  • London - Mike’s Meat Market: 1866 Dundas St, London, ON.

  • Listowel - Books & Basic's: 233 Main St E, Listowel, ON N4W 2B8

  • North York/Toronto - Holland Shop: 2542 Weston Rd, North York, ON.

  • Palmerston - Oranje Grove: 125 Main Street, Palmerston, ON.

  • Sarnia - 1362 Lambton Mall Rd, Sarnia, ON (moving soon).

  • St. Catherines - Ramaker's Imports: 579 Ontario St., St. Catherines, ON.

  • Wingham - Annettes Treasures Galore: 206 Josephine Street, Wingham, ON.


  • Coaldale - Coaldale food market: 903-20 Avenue P.0. Box 1225 Coaldale, AB

  • Edmonton - Dutch Delicious: 13232 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

  • Edmonton - Ben's Meat & Deli: 15726 Stony Plain Rd, Edmonton, AB

  • Gull Lake - Wooden Shoe: 40 Lakeview Avenue, Gull Lake, AB

  • Lethbridge - Wooden shoe European store: 210 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB

  • Panoka - Makkinga Market: 5016 51 Ave Unit B. Ponoka, AB


  • Brandon - Kuipers Bakery: 1411 1st street, Brandon, Manitoba


  • Chilliwack - Holland Shopping Centre: 8983 Young Road, Chilliwack, B.C.

  • New Westminster- Holland Shopping Centre: 141 E. Colombia street. New Westminster B.C.

  • Victoria - the Wooden Shoe Deli: 2576 Quadra St, Victoria, B.C.


  • Amersfoort - ZIN Bookstore: Arnhemsestraat 24, Amersfoort

  • Nijkerk - Den Hertog boekhandel: Frieswijkstraat 6 3862 BL Nijkerk

  • Putten - Het Boekpunt: Dorpsstraat 51, Putten

  • Amsterdam - the Look Up: Prins Hendrikkade 51, 1012 AC Amsterdam

Printable colouring pages

Print the colouring pages and send us your best picture with you holding it. We will post it here on our website!

Pannekoeken recipe

Make pannekoeken like de jongen did!

(to be added)

Contact us

To let us know how you enjoyed this book,
or if you would like to order directly from us.

Or email us at:

Laura van Iwaarden

Thank you for your interest in de jongen!

We will get back to you as soon as we can.