Netherlands

The population of Hindus in the Netherlands is about 1.50 lakh. About 1 – 1.25 lakh of them are those that came from Suriname and the rest of them being Sri Lankan Hindu migrants. VHP is registered here as ” Wereld Hindu Federatie Nederland ” (World Hindu Federation of Netherlands). It organized a Hindu Conference in 1988. This country houses the ideal village “Sidhadorp” founded by Maharshi Mahesh Yogiji where 400 households of indigenous people of the country follow the Hindu way of life. It has grown steadily and includes homes of different sizes, a beautiful meditation dome, a junior school, a vegetarian restaurant, business and office accommodation, a Maharishi Ayurveda clinic and much more