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UNESCO World heritage site

In 1369 Hendrik Mijs built a Gothic belfry next to the clothmakers' hall.

It stands as a symbol of freedom and independance.

In the Middle Ages the town’s deeds and freedoms were kept in the belfries, as was the arsenal, and the town council’s assembly room was also to be found there.

Since 1971 the tower has housed a small automatic carillon with 23 bells.

Together with 23 other belfries the Lier belfry was recognised by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1999.


Town Hall

The historic Town Hall dominates the market square

The historic Town Hall is the former clothmakers’ hall. In the 15th century the clothmakers’ hall was transferred to the...

Grote Markt

Grote Markt

The beating heart of Lier

Since the Middle Ages the Grand Place is the beating heart of Lier, which received civic  rights in 1212. It has been the backdrop to small and big...


UNESCO World heritage site

Beguinages were closed courtyards where widows and unmarried women led a religiously inspired but independent life. Self-rule...

Opening hours

  • no public access

Grote Markt


Opening times

1 November to 31 March
Monday to Friday: 9.00 - 12.30 & 13.30 - 16.30

1 April to 31 October
Monday to Friday: 9.00 - 16.30
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 9.00 - 12.30 & 13.00 - 16.00

Grote Markt 58, 2500 LIER
tel. +32 3 8000 555