Nol was born in Amsterdam, and after a few years his parents decided to move to a small town in the south of the Netherlands, Then on one day in the third class of primary school, he and his classmates went on a field trip to the forest, and Nol got lost. He kept himself alive for a few weeks by eating only blue bilberries, and was found lying on the ground by strange looking characters. Because of the bilberries his tummy was all swollen and his face turned purple so they tought he was one of them, and took Nol to their village and treated him like on of their own.
These days he still lives in the woods spending his days by making paintings of his friends to thank them for taking good care of him.