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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 Vleeshuis (Butchers’ Hall).

In 1740 architect Jan Pieter van Bauerscheit the Younger substantially renovated the building, converting it into Brabant rococo style. It was designed as a large mansion adjacent to the Gothic Belfry.

Special features worthy of note are the elegant oak spiral staircase and the sculptures by Louis van Boeckel.

The ceiling paintings on canvas in the former council chamber, nowadays the tourist information Visit Lier, once adorned the Episcopal Palace in Antwerp. They depict angels, virtues and vices.

The wrought iron balustrade was forged in 1745 by Cornelius Marckx and Jan Verbuecken according to a design by van Baurscheit. In 1890 Louis van Boeckel was commissioned to restore the railing.

A rosette on the facade indicates sea level,  6 m.



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Grote Markt

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The Vleeshuis, Butchers’ Hall, is the former butchers’ guildhall.

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Louis van Boeckel

Louis van Boeckel

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Opening times

The tourist information centre Visit Lier is open:

  • 1 April-31 October
    • Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00
    • Sat-Sun & holidays 9.00-12.30 and 13.00-16.00
  • 1 November-31 March
    • Mon-Fri 9.00-12.30 and 13.30-16.30
    • closed Sat-Sun & holidays

Grote Markt 58


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