In this paper an acoustic analysis of Standard Dutch /γ/ is presented. 160 speakers, stratified for nationality, region, gender and age, performed a reading task in which (γ) was embedded in a carrier sentence. The analysis is based on measurements of the resonance frequencies, the intensity, the periodicity and the duration of the realizations of (γ). The results show that regional variation is high. Furthermore, the existence of the voiced fricative phoneme /γ/ in Dutch will be questioned.