Our summer holiday opened up new territory for spotting Dutch Cultural Ducks.

Dutch Cultural Ducks

Only a couple of hours after we rolled of the ferry we spotted this Duck with a Pearl Earring at the Mauritshuis in the Hague.

In Amsterdam we hit pay dirt with a whole row of Dutch Cultural Ducks.

Dutch Cultural Ducks

On our way back to the ferry we stopped in Delft and were rewarded with this beautiful Delft Duck.

To see other Cultural ducks that we have spotted on our travels click here



  1. September 10, 2017 / 12:02 am

    What a fun thing to watch out for

    • September 10, 2017 / 9:39 am

      One more reason to check out the museum shop!

  2. Tracey Abrahams
    September 10, 2017 / 12:10 am

    I LOVE ducks. I need to start collecting them properly I think. #mysundayphoto

  3. September 10, 2017 / 12:13 am

    I’ve never heard of this before; it’s so quirky and unusual but I love the idea of individualising ducks!

    • September 10, 2017 / 9:40 am

      I started to notice them earlier this year, they make me smile!

  4. September 10, 2017 / 12:24 am

    These are fab! We also acquired some rubber ducks during our summer holiday, which the kids chased along the open gutters/streams in Freiburg’s old city centre.

    • September 10, 2017 / 9:41 am

      Sounds brilliant, I would love to do that

  5. September 10, 2017 / 5:49 am

    I’d love to meet someone who collects them. Do they keep them in the bathroom or a display cabinet? #MySundayPhoto

    • September 10, 2017 / 9:43 am

      I like to think that collectors keep them on a shelf with each duck floating in it’s own tiny bath

  6. September 10, 2017 / 6:59 am

    Duck with a pearl earing. I absolutely love it! Not that I would usually associate the netherlands with ducks. #MySundayPhoto

    • September 10, 2017 / 9:44 am

      I’m not sure we saw a single feathered duck on our visit, but then I was only looking for Cultural Ducks

  7. September 10, 2017 / 7:21 am

    This is amazing and a really great way to get all the family involved too! #mysundayphoto

    • September 10, 2017 / 9:45 am

      My husband is a bit bemused by the Cultural Duck spotting but it keeps the rest of us happy!

  8. September 10, 2017 / 7:55 am

    We have a collection of Christmas rubber ducks! Us clogged do like our ducks. I love the delft one I’ll have to look out for that! #mysundayphoto

    • September 10, 2017 / 9:45 am

      Christmas Ducks! Will keep an eye open

    • September 10, 2017 / 9:47 am

      My Sunday Photo makes me look at things it brightens my week

  9. bavariansojourn
    September 10, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Oooh, I am a quarter Dutch so I am a sucker for anything like this… Love the Delft one particularly!

    • September 10, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      Delft one lovely and a lot cheaper than the porcelain!

  10. September 10, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    We went and reviews Overton Rubber Duck Race last week! If you love ducks you’d love this! Great piccys of our rubber friends x #MySundayPhoto

    • September 10, 2017 / 9:48 pm

      Excelkent will check it out!

  11. September 11, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    Hi Catherine, I do like your form of bird spotting and it doesn’t require hours in a hidey hole. I never see fun looking ducks! I do like the Delft duck, that’s one that’s not afraid to stand out!


    • September 12, 2017 / 8:41 am

      I’m not good with binoculars either!

  12. September 17, 2017 / 12:47 am

    Catherine — I found a Napoleon rubber ducky in the Invalides gift shop in Paris a few weeks ago! Yes, he came home with me and is sitting on the bathroom window shelf with my others. I also got one with an ice cream cone in Amsterdam a year ago. I thought I was the only one who collected rubber duckies!

    • September 17, 2017 / 10:02 am

      I didn’t see the Napoleon one, we will have to go back to Invalides!

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