This lecture describes the occurrence of Myrica remains in sub-fossil pollen and macrorecords from the western Netherlands. The information used is derived from published and unpublished data from the author and others. The identification of Myrica pollen is rather difficult and the pollen grains can be confused with those from Corylus. This is the main reason that in the interpretation of sub-fossil pollen spectra, Myrica is somewhat obscured. Macro remains (seeds, leaves, rhizomas) are often recorded in peat cuttings, and in combined pollen- and macroanalysis.