Seven fossil specimens, inscribed in five different Dutch collections, are identified as remains of brown bears, Ursus arctos L. Three items are postcranial skeletal parts, two are isolated teeth and two are mandibular fragments. Five fossils have been collected from the North Sea bottom in the region just to the west of the Brown Ridge, while an isolated canine was found during dredging operations along the Meuse near 's-Hertogenbosch and part of a second isolated canine appeared when a ditch was cleaned near Broek in Waterland, north of Amsterdam. The age of the specimens varies from Late Pleistocene to Early Holocene.