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Street in Castricum
Street in Castricum
Flag of Castricum
Coat of arms of Castricum
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Castricum in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°33′N 4°40′E / 52.550°N 4.667°E / 52.550; 4.667Coordinates: 52°33′N 4°40′E / 52.550°N 4.667°E / 52.550; 4.667
ProvinceNorth Holland
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorToon Mans (VVD)
 • Total60.37 km2 (23.31 sq mi)
 • Land49.67 km2 (19.18 sq mi)
 • Water10.70 km2 (4.13 sq mi)
Elevation0 m (0 ft)
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total35,439
 • Density713/km2 (1,850/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
1489, 1900–1906, 1920–1921
Area code0251

Castricum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkɑstrikɵm] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality and a town in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands.

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.

Population centres[edit]

Dutch Topographic map of Castricum, June 2015

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.

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
  • GDB[1] - 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 municipal board) is formed by the VVD, CKenG, CDA and D66.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Burgemeester Toon Mans" [Mayor Toon Mans] (in Dutch). Gemeente Castricum. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 1902CA". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.

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