Hotel Huize Koningsbosch Castricum is situated in the middle of the North Holland dune reserve. The hotel is just 3.5 kilometres from the sea, and a 30-minute drive from Amsterdam. The hotel is established on the premises of the Netherland's very first youth hostel. In 2015, this monumental building was renovated and converted into a hotel and restaurant. With a respect for the environment, the hotel makes use of CO2 neutral biomass heating and exclusively uses LED lighting. Furthermore, all dishes served in the restaurant are prepared using organic and regional produce.