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

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)
 • Total60.40 km2 (23.32 sq mi)
 • Land49.68 km2 (19.18 sq mi)
 • Water10.72 km2 (4.14 sq mi)
Elevation0 m (0 ft)
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total35,772
 • Density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
1489, 1900–1906, 1920–1921
Area code0251
Dutch Topographic map of Castricum, June 2015

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 centresEdit

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 governmentEdit

The municipal council of Castricum consists of 23 seats, which are divided as follows:

  • VVD - 5 seats
  • Castricum Kernen 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.

Notable peopleEdit

Wim Schermerhorn, 1946


  • Arjan de Zeeuw (born 1970 in Castricum) a retired Dutch footballer with 553 club caps
  • Eddy Putter (born 1982 in Akersloot) a Dutch football player with over 200 club caps
  • Kees Luijckx (born 1986 in Beverwijk) a Dutch footballer with over 270 club caps

See alsoEdit



  1. ^ "Burgemeester Toon Mans" [Mayor Toon Mans] (in Dutch). Gemeente Castricum. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  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. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ Nico Keuning (1986). "Tirade. Year 30. #301-307". Digital Library for Dutch Literature (in Dutch). Retrieved 6 July 2020.

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