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Location of Vlodrop
Coordinates: 51°08′00″N 6°04′25″E / 51.13333°N 6.07361°E / 51.13333; 6.07361Coordinates: 51°08′00″N 6°04′25″E / 51.13333°N 6.07361°E / 51.13333; 6.07361
Country Netherlands
 (1 January 2006)
Dialling Code0475

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.

Vlodrop was a separate municipality until 1991, when it was merged with Melick en Herkenbosch.[1]

In 2001, Vlodrop had 1995 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.51 km², and contained 850 residences.[2]

In 1990, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation program, moved his headquarters to the grounds of the former monastery, Kolleg St. Ludwig[3][4][5][6] and it became the home of Maharishi European Research University.

The world-famous roller coaster manufacturer Vekoma is based in Vlodrop.



  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 [1]. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
  3. ^ Memorial pays tribute to Indian guru, Reuters, [2]
  4. ^ USA Today [3]
  5. ^ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Dies, Associated Press, February 5, 2008 Archived February 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ 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.

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