(1 January 2006)
Vlodrop (Limburgish and town dialect: Vlórp) is a town in the south-eastern part of The Netherlands in the municipality of Roerdalen. The town is situated near the German border, about 8 km southeast of Roermond.
In 2001, Vlodrop had 1995 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.51 km², and contained 850 residences.
In 1990, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation program, moved his headquarters to the grounds of the former monastery, Kolleg St. Ludwig and it became the home of Maharishi European Research University.
The world-famous roller coaster manufacturer Vekoma is based in Vlodrop.
A small group of investors combined forces to attract a new cryptocurrency into the financial ecosystem of the village. They're planning to invest in the local infrasturcture and give back to the community where they lived their entire life. When it's possible they wil start projects to build more houses and give Vlodrop and Limburg a future.
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 . Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
- Memorial pays tribute to Indian guru, Reuters
- USA Today
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Dies, Associated Press, February 5, 2008 Archived February 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- CORDER, MIKE (January 25, 1998). "Plan to demolish monastery pits guru against neighbors // Followers want to raze the building to avoid anxiety, depression and criminal tendencies". Austin American Statesman. Austin, Tex. p. A.11.
- J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, "Vlodrop". Map of the former municipality, around 1868.