Akersloot has been part of the municipality of Castricum since 2002 and is located on the Alkmaarmeermeer with a wide range of water sports such as canoeing, surfing and pedalos. Furthermore, Akersloot is mainly surrounded by polders and is ideal for cycling and hiking, for example across the Pontjesroute.
Annual activities include the Rock and Roll Street, Solexraces, Oldtimer show, fairgrounds and many musical performances. Hiring a solex is possible throughout the year.
There are two special mills in Akersloot: De Oude Knegt and the Noordermolen. The Oude Knegt is a reed-crown mill that was rebuilt in 1981 from the original corn mill from the village which was largely demolished in 1925. Due to a fireworks accident in New Year's Eve 2000-2001, the mill has been completely rebuilt. Since 2004, the mill is in operation again and the mill can also be visited. The Noordermolen is a polder mill presumably built in 1589 to paint the Great Limmer polder after the Spaniards had destroyed the mill's predecessor in 1573 during Alkmaar's occupation in the 1980s. The mill was converted from an inner pivot to an upper pit in the 19th century and is owned by the Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier, but is not accessible by public. In addition, there is also a Gemaal in Operation that is open to the public two days a month and a exhibition is held three times a year, and there is also a Museummuseum.
In addition to activities in Akersloot itself, Castricum offers many possibilities for recreation.