Castricum is a rich area with something for everyone, with a wooded dune reserve, a sunny beach, a vast polder, and the Alkmaardermeer and Uitstermeermeer within surfing distance. The beach of Castricum offers a wide range of facilities for surfers, swimmers, hikers, and sun worshippers. In addition, there are many possibilities for young and old: an oasis of calm for the peace seekers and vibrant beach bars for the sociable. But Castricum's surroundings have more to offer. It is an extensive polder landscape with authentic mills, characteristic farms such as the historic Zeeveld farm, and other historical buildings. Perfect for beautiful hiking and cycling tours. By ferry and over the dykes, you move through this beautiful landscape. But, a visit to the North Holland dune reserve can certainly not be missed either. Via the cycling network and routes, finding your way through the beautiful nature reserve is effortless. In addition to the rich flora and fauna, you will also encounter some monumental buildings on the way. At the
Alkmaardermeer and Uitgeestermeer, water sports enthusiasts are at the right place. Sailing yacht or motorboat trips, exploring the area by canoe, or simply going swimming are just a few examples of the water sports possibilities in this area. Prefer taking it a little easier? You can fish along the shore, go bird watching, or eat some food in one of the restaurants on and around the lake. In the municipality of Castricum you won't be bored for one second. You can get a quick snack in the restaurants or enjoy a luxurious dinner. The vibrant nightlife can be found in the atmospheric bars in the various village centers. Shopaholics are in the right place in the Dorpsstraat in Castricum or in the indoor shopping center of Geesterduin. In addition, the village centers hold many events every month. This includes flower days, (fun)fairs, and ring tilting, to name a few of the many more events this vibrant city has to offer. So let yourself be surprised by Castricum and its surroudings. History Archaeological excavations have proven that
the area was continuously inhabited in Roman times and from the early Middle Ages.