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Castricum

Castricum is a municipality and a town in the 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.HistoryOn 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 centresThe municipality of Castricum is made up of the following towns, villages and/or districts: Castricum, Akersloot, Bakkum, De Woude, Limmen.TransportationThe 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 governmentThe municipal council of Castricum consists of 23 seats, which are divided as follows: VVD - 5 seats Castricum Kern(en) Gezond (CKenG) - 4 seats GDB - 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.
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