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Lier

Lier is a town with 34,276 inhabitants in Belgium. It is located about 10 kilometers south-east of Antwerp. It has as many cities in the region a peaceful old town.

Get in

By airplane:
Nearest airports are Amsterdam, schiphol (130 km), Brussels Airport (25 km) and Brussels South Charleroi Airport (75 km).

Lier by train:
The train station is about 10 minutes walk from city centre.

National train connections:
  • Lier(B) to Antwerpen Centraal: 0:19 h
  • Lier(B) to Bruxelles-Midi in 0:59 hours
  • Mechelen from Lier(B) 0:32 h

  • International train connections:
  • Lier(B) to Paris Nord in 2:30 hours
  • Lier(B) to London St. Pancras International in 4:24 hours
  • Lier(B) to Berlin Hbf in 8:01 hours, 3x change.

  • By car:
    Lier - Antwerp: 20 km in 0:30 h
    Lier - Brussels: 50 km in 0:45 h
    Lier - Mechelen: 20 km in 0:15 h
    Lier - Leuven: 50 km in 0:45 h
    Lier - Bruges: 130 km in 1:30 h

    Get around

    General:
    You can easily get to most tourist destinations on foot.

    Excursions

    Recommended is a
  • trip to Mortsel.
  • trip to Aarschot.
  • trip to Turnhout.
  • trip to Tervuren.
  • Recommended is a trip to the castle Royal Castle of Laken (Map) (31 km) near Brüssel. The Royal Castle of Laeken (Dutch: Kasteel van Laken , French: Château de Laeken, German: Schloss Laken) is the official residence of the King of the Belgians.

    Car sharing:
  • Cambio, Leopoldplein 51, 2500 Lier
  • Eat and Drink

    Eat:
    Budget:
  • Broodjes Elise, Antwerpsestraat 8, 2500 Lier, Fastfood,
  • 't Chalet, Oostmalsesteenweg 52-54, 2520 Ranst, Fastfood,
  • De Pallieter, Liersesteenweg 30-40, 2520 Ranst, Fastfood,
  • Mid-budget and High-budget:
  • De Gekrulde Zinnen, Bril 21, 2500 Lier, highly recommended,
  • 't Belfort, Grote Markt 43, 2500 Lier, Restaurant,
  • Elzenhof, Grote Markt 40, 2500 Lier, Restaurant,

  • Cafes:
  • Het Belofte Land, Zimmerplein 3-5, 2500 Lier,
  • 't Groenhuis, Florent Van Cauwenberghstraat 1-45, 2500 Lier, Café,

  • Bars and Clubs:
  • 't Goed Voorbeeld, Koning-Albertstraat 8, 2500 Lier,
  • Café De Mort, Grote Markt 31, 2500 Lier,
  • Nightclubs:
  • Albatros, Gestelhoflei 35, 2820 Bonheiden, Nightclub,
  • Mystic Nights, Aarschotsebaan 1, 2590 Berlaar, Nightclub,
  • Other

  • Hospital: Heilig Hartziekenhuis, Stadsvest, 2500 Lier
  • Accomodation


    Mid-range
  • B&B Pure (Map), Mechelsesteenweg 380/5 2500, Lier, double room about 85 EUR, tel.015-310031, http://www.puresauna.be, Wi-Fi included , popular, city, bus stop in 805 meters
  • B&B Soetemin (Map), Schollebeekstraat 4 2500, Lie, popular, city, bus stop in 685 meters
  • Best Western Zimmerhotel (Map), Aarschotsesteenweg 4, double room about 83 EUR, tel.03 480 80 85, http://www.bestwestern.be, internet included , city, bus stop in 680 meters

  • High price
  • Aldhem Zimmerhof Hotel (Map), Begijnhofstraat 2 Zimmerplein, 2500 Lier, highly recommended, city, bus stop in 945 meters
  • Hotel Florent (Map), Florent van Cauwenberghstraat 45 2500, Lier, double room about 105 EUR, popular, city, train station Lier about 640 meters, bus stop in 765 meters
  • Hof van Aragon (Map), Mosdijk 1-6 2500, Lier, double room about 119 EUR, city, bus stop in 675 meters

  • Camping
  • Scouts, Gidsen en Akabe Lint about 4 km from from the city, bus stop in 525 meters.
  • Waterschap about 9 km from from the city, bus stop in 755 meters.
  • Roosendael about 10 km from from the city, bus stop in 1120 meters.

  • Caravan
  • Camping Ozon about 17 km from the centre.
  • Caravan: here, here.
  • Attractions

    General

    The St. Gummarus Church , Gothic architecture, 14th century. (Map).
    Zimmertoren. (Map).
    Beguinage , UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Map).
    The Town hall , Rococo architecture, 18th century. With belfry tower (Map).
    The Zimmer tower (Dutch: Zimmertoren) is a tower in Lier, Belgium, also known as the Cornelius tower, that was originally a keep of Lier's fourteenth century city fortifications. In 1930, astronomer and clockmaker Louis Zimmer (1888–1970) built the Jubilee (or Centenary) Clock, which is displayed on the front of the tower (Map).

    Activities


    Bicycle
  • Brialmontroute
  • LF51 Kempenroute
  • LF5 Vlaanderen Fietsroute
  • Brialmontroute Verkorting 1
  • Lier Lint


  • Running: Rivierenhof 10km: 10km bewegwijzerd loopparcours, distance: 10km.


  • Scuba diving: Put van Ekeren
  • Scuba diving: De Nekker
  • Water skiing: Mechelse Waterski Klub
  • Skiing: Zondal
  • Skiing: Casablanca
  • Factsheet

    Country: Belgium
    Region: Flanders
    Coordinates: X: 4.56667 / Y: 51.1333
    Altitude: 0 Mres
    Timezone: Europe/Brussels
    Population: 34.060 Inhabitants

    Type: Stadt
    Popularity as travel destination (0-20): 6
    Tourism in Lier: high
    Popular with backpackers: very popular
    Best travel months: Jul Aug Jun
    Price level for travel (Frankfurt Main=100): 117

    Climate

    Jan
    2.53 °C
    67 mm
    Feb
    2.95 °C
    49.99 mm
    Mar
    5.75 °C
    68 mm
    Apr
    8.4 °C
    52 mm
    Mai
    12.69 °C
    64 mm
    Jun
    15.73 °C
    76 mm
    Jul
    17.51 °C
    74 mm
    Aug
    17.38 °C
    63.01 mm
    Sep
    14.65 °C
    63 mm
    Okt
    10.73 °C
    70.99 mm
    Nov
    6.26 °C
    76 mm
    Dec
    3.74 °C
    75 mm

    Best travel months: Jul Aug Jun --> climate diagram
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