Excavations of several settlements belonging to the Vlaardingen culture in the Netherlands have yielded amongst other things animal bones and botanical remains. These remains yield information about the subsistence of the Vlaardingen people, in terms of both primary and secondary products. They provide evidence of husbandry, hunting, agriculture and the gathering of edible plants. It seems that first and foremost sources were exploited that were locally or regionally available. Unfortunately from the present dataset the question of permanent/seasonal occupation, that is habitation during the whole year or not, cannot be answered.