Street in Castricum
Location in North Holland
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Toon Mans (VVD)|
|• Total||60.40 km2 (23.32 sq mi)|
|• Land||49.68 km2 (19.18 sq mi)|
|• Water||10.72 km2 (4.14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|• Density||720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
1489, 1900–1906, 1920–1921
Castricum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkɑstrikɵm] (
Castricum is a seaside town in the province of North Holland. It draws in a fair share of tourists who mainly come to visit the beach and nearby dune landscape. In Castricum's vicinity there is also the lake of Alkmaar-Uitgeest which offers various sailing and windsurfing opportunities.
On 6 October 1799, a Franco-Dutch army under Guillaume Brune defeated an Anglo-Russian army under Ralph Abercromby and the Duke of York in the Battle of Castricum.
The municipality of Castricum is made up of the following towns, villages and/or districts: Castricum, Akersloot, Bakkum, De Woude, Limmen.
The town is served by Castricum railway station. From here there are 4 trains an hour to Amsterdam, with a journey time of 28 minutes.
The municipal council of Castricum consists of 23 seats, which are divided as follows:
At the moment, the college van burgemeester en wethouders (the municipal board) is formed by the VVD, CKenG, CDA and D66.
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