Things to see and do - Lier
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Lier : Michelin's recommendations
Tourists and artists alike have been attracted by the atmosphere, walks and old façades of this town that lies on the edge of the Antwerp Kempen and Brabant regions. Lier is indeed true to its nickname of Plezierke "Small Pleasure". Its 16C ramparts are lined by a canal and have been turned into walks. Lier's famous figures include the wrought ironsmith Van Boeckel, the portrait painter, Opsomer, the writer Timmermans and clock and watchmaker, Zimmer.
Tourist attractions Lier : Things to see and do
Gummaruskerkstraat B - 2500 Lier
This church has a massive belfry nicknamed the "Pepperpot" due to its unusual shape. The interior includes superb keystones and stained-glass windows. The Flamboyant Gothic rood screen is the work of Mechelen sculptors. Note the south aisle..
B - 2500 Lier
The pavilion to the right of the Zimmerplein's Zimmer Tower houses this astronomy clock with 93 dials and 14 automata, as well as clockmaker Louis Zimmer's workshop.
Begijnhofstraat B - 2500 Lier
The Beguine convent dates from the 13C but most of its houses date from the 17C and 18C. The entrance is a late-17C Renaissance portico, topped by a statue of St Begga. The cottages lining narrow paved alleys bear evocative names such as "Flight..
Florent van Cauwenberghstraat 45 B - 2500 Lier
Situated in the centre of Lier, only 500 metres from the Zimmertoren, Hotel Florent offers Boutique-style rooms with modern bathroom facilities. It features a garden and a packed lunch service. The air-conditioned rooms at Florent Hotel are decorate..
Mosdijk 1-6 B - 2500 Lier
Hof van Aragon is situated in the middle of historical Lier, a small village near Antwerp. This former orphanage for girls is now a modern hotel and offers you a free breakfast every morning. There is a choice between various room types that have di..
Aarschotsesteenweg 6 B - 2500 Lier
NRG Hotel is located in Lier and features a garden with a terrace, as well as a sauna, a fitness centre and an on-site restaurant serving regional specialities. Games including billiards and table tennis are also available at the property. Rooms at ..
Schollebeekstraat 4 B - 2500 Lier
Antwerpsestraat 146 B - 2500 Lier
This bistro and its attractive terrace are the perfect place for a good meal and glass of wine. The cook steers clear of unnecessary sophistication and pays particular attention to the vegetable side dishes. Simply scrumptious!
Bril 12 B - 2500 Lier
The puns (in Dutch) on the walls of this pleasant restaurant set the scene of the interior. The food is pleasantly free of unnecessary frills and seeks primarily to create balanced, mouthwatering dishes.
Florent Van Cauwenberghstraat 45 B - 2500 Lier
Keldermansstraat 2 B - 2500 Lier
A well-established restaurant with a reputation for top quality cooking at affordable prices. Romantic decor.