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Castricum 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.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.Castricum is in North Holland Province. Plan the details of your Castricum holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Holland route maker app .
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