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 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.
The municipal council of Castricum consists of 23 seats, which are divided as follows:
- VVD - 5 seats
- Castricum Kernen 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.
- Willem Jacobszoon Coster (1590 in Akersloot – 1640) Dutch colonial Governor of Zeylan in 1640
- John Ton (1826 in Akersloot - 1896) an American abolitionist active in the Underground Railroad in Illinois.
- Willem Schermerhorn (1894 in Akersloot – 1977) a Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1945/1946
- Abraham Louis Schneiders (1925 in Castricum - 2020) a Dutch diplomat and writer
- Jan Gmelich Meijling (1936 in Heemstede – 2012) a Dutch politician, naval officer and Mayor of Castricum from 1978 to 1985
- Theo van den Boogaard (born 1948 in Castricum) a Dutch cartoonist
- Henk Jaap Beentje (born 1951 in Bakkum) a Dutch botanist, works at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- Sefa Jeroen Vlaarkamp (2000 in Alkmaar) a Dutch frenchcore musician
- Huis van Hilde, provincial archaeology centre in Castricum
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