"Historical town at the Nete river" Lier by pieter_jan_v
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The city of Lier probably dates back as far as 1196. Like now the market is the town's main center.
The Belfort and a Lakenhalle were the most important buildings build. A lot of the monumental buildings were destroyed in both World Wars.
Luckely the Belfort and the City Hall survived and the the Mayor of Lier encouraged his citymen to rebuild their old homes as much as possible.
The Belfort building had three functions:
- A safe for the "Keure" (city papers with freedom rights)
- Bell tower for fire alarm
- Meeting hall and prison
In 1418 the Lakenhalle was transformed into the City Hall; the Lakenhalle moved to the present Vleeshuis. In 1740 the City Hall was reconstructed.
At the Market each Sunday the famous pigeon market is held.
- Pros:Nice for a Sunday visit
- Cons:Haven't seen everything yet
- In a nutshell:Het Brugge van de Kempen
Take a walk around the outer city wall ring on the "Timmermanspad". There are several statues along the route. One of... more travel advice
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