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Pallieter en Marieke

Pallieter & Marieke

The life–size bronze sculptures of Pallieter and Marieke, fictional characters from Felix Timmermans′s novel Pallieter, were donated to the city by the local artist Bertro.

This figure group refers to a passage that was initially censored: Pallieter lifts the naked Marieke from the river Nete and they gallop off to the woods. 



Felix Timmermans

Felix Timmermans

Felix Timmermans (1886 - 1947) was self-taught and wrote plays, novels, short stories and poems.

His best known work is Pallieter...



The bronze Pallieter gazes up at the sky with his hands in his pockets. He is the main character in the novel of the same name by ...

De Nete

The Nete

Lier, where the three Netes meet

Lier is located at the spot where the Grote Nete and the Kleine Nete meet.


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