Boekel, North Holland

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Boekel
Hamlet
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The statistical district (lightgreen) of Boekel in the municipality of Castricum.
The statistical district (lightgreen) of Boekel in the municipality of Castricum.
Coordinates: 52°35′24″N 4°45′12″E / 52.59000°N 4.75333°E / 52.59000; 4.75333Coordinates: 52°35′24″N 4°45′12″E / 52.59000°N 4.75333°E / 52.59000; 4.75333
Country Netherlands
Province Noord-Holland
Municipality Castricum
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Boekel is a hamlet in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Castricum, and lies about 5 km south of Alkmaar. Until January 1, 2002, Boekel belonged to the municipality of Akersloot. It had a population of about 10 in 2001.[1]

Boekel is located on the west bank of the Noordhollandsch Kanaal. According to the 19th-century historian A.J. van der Aa,[2] a castle was located here, also called "Boekel". It was destroyed by the Spanish army during the siege of Alkmaar, on October 3, 1574.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands, Gemeente op maat 2002: Castricum
  2. ^ Abraham Jacob van der Aa, "Aardrijkskundig woordenboek der Nederlanden", vol. 2 (B), 1840.