Dutch Topographic map of Castricum, July 2013
Castricum ( ) is a municipality and a town in the pronunciation ( · help ) info Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.
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 one also finds the lake of Alkmaar-Uitgeest which offers various sailing and windsurfing opportunities.
History [ edit ]
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.
Population centres [ edit ]
The municipality of Castricum is made up of the following towns, villages and/or districts: Castricum,
Akersloot, Bakkum, De Woude, Limmen.
Transportation [ edit ]
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.
Local government [ edit ]
The municipal council of Castricum consists of 23 seats, which are divided as follows:
VVD - 5 seats Castricum Kern(en) Gezond (CKenG) - 4 seats
 - 3 seats
PvdA - 3 seats
CDA - 3 seats
GroenLinks - 2 seats
D66 - 2 seats De Vrije Lijst - 1 seat
At the moment, the
college van burgemeester en wethouders (the mayor plus the members of the municipal executive) is formed by the VVD, CKenG, CDA and D66.
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