A fragment of a tarsometatarsus found in 2017 on the Sand engine (Zandmotor) near Ter Heijde (the Netherlands) is identified as the tarsometatarsus of a northern hawk-owl Surnia ulula (Linnaeus, 1758) using an online osteological reference collection and literature. The specimen originates from the Eurogeul area in the North Sea, offshore the province of Zuid-Holland. This is the first fossil record of the northern hawk-owl from the North Sea and the Netherlands, possibly from late Pleistocene deposits.