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Belgium Under the Radar – Lier

Belgium Under the Radar – Lier, Lier, Belgium (B)

In this new 10-part series I’m going to take you to ten lesser-known places in Belgium. It won’t be about the ‘big four’ – Bruges, Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp – but about smaller cities away from the crowds, yet definitely well worth a visit. This series will run for five weeks, with a new blog post every Tuesday and Friday.

The small but beautiful city of Lier is located in Belgium’s northernmost province, Dutch-speaking Antwerp, and has a population of just under 35,000 people. It’s relatively unspoiled by tourism and has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The area was inhabited during Roman times, grew into a town and later became a city when the Duke of Brabant granted city rights in 1212. Cloth making and the cattle market were the main economic activities of the city.

There are many monuments and highlights include two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a clock tower, churches, a beautiful beguinage and great architecture. It used to be the home city of Felix Timmermans, a Flemish author and painter. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Belgium Under the Radar – Lier
Guide Location: Belgium » Lier
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Bram Reusen
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Zimmer Tower
  • Prisoner’s Gate
  • Saint Gummarus Church
  • Town Hall and Belfry
  • Felix Timmermans Square