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Limmen is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Castricum, and is situated about 9 km southwest of Alkmaar. Before 2002 it was a separate municipality.In 2001, the town of Limmen had 5602 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.2 km², and contained 2061 residences. The wider statistical area of Limmen has a population of around 6860.HistoryLimmen has been mentioned in various documents since 750, by the name Limbon and later Limmen. It has seen prosperous times, but also times of struggle.When the people of Limmen became more dependent on agriculture instead of trade at the beginning of the 15th century, the more wealthy moved away. For three centuries Limmen did not develop or grow, despite some efforts made to make the town more attractive. Around the year 1850 Limmen had only 450 inhabitants left.Limmen was made more accessible in the late 19th century as an effect of the growing Dutch infrastructure, making Limmen a growing town. More work was created, especially by growing bulbs, which made Limmen the so-called "bollencentrum" (bulb-centre) of the northern part of Holland.FlowerdaysThe annual "Bloemendagen" are a tradition in Limmen in the month of May. People living there make mosaics with the flowers of the Hyacinthus orientalis and set up the mosaics in front of their house. People from the neighboring village of Castricum judge the mosaics and various prizes are awarded.The village also has a botanical museum.Sister citiesSpitak, Armenia, since 2001.Limmen is in North Holland Province. Whether you only want to go to Limmen, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly The Netherlands vacation maker site .
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