Vledder (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈvlɛdər]) is a village in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Westerveld, and lies about 24 km northwest of Hoogeveen. It is located along the small river Vledder Aa.

Johannes de Doperkerk
Johannes de Doperkerk
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Vledder in the municipality of Westerveld.
The village centre (dark green) and the statistical district (light green) of Vledder in the municipality of Westerveld.
Coordinates: 52°51′20″N 6°12′37″E / 52.85556°N 6.21028°E / 52.85556; 6.21028Coordinates: 52°51′20″N 6°12′37″E / 52.85556°N 6.21028°E / 52.85556; 6.21028
 • Total1,960
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)


Prehistoric settlements have been found in the area. Officially, the village of Vledder was started approximately in the year 500 AD. Situated in a desolate region, the village grew slowly. Around 900 AD seven farms were part of the community. In 1300 this number had risen to 20, at the end of the sixteenth century the farms numbered 29.

Vledder was a separate municipality between 1819 and 1998, when it became a part of Westerveld.[2]


In 2001, the village of Vledder had 1804 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.73 km², and contained 822 residences.[3] The statistical area "Vledder", which can also include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 2000.[4]


The village contains a museum of fake art, a Seamuseum, a Nazi labour camp for Jewish people (Kamp Vledder) and a museum of contemporary prints and glass.[5]

Molen van Vledder (The windmill)


  1. ^ CBS Statline
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, "Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten", KNAW, 2006. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 20, 2007. Retrieved December 3, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 Archived March 19, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. (Statistics are for the continuous built-up area).
  4. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 Archived 2006-07-24 at WebCite. As of 1 January 2005.
  5. ^ [http://www.museums-vledder.nl/eng/index2.html Museum of Fake Art and Museum Contemporary Prints & Glass]

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