"Smallest but brightest diamant in Belgian crown" Top 5 Page for this destination Lier by Pavlik_NL

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Lier, picking up history in the streets

Lier, compressed between large diamants as Antwerp(en) and Brussel(s) as well overshaded by it's direct neighbor Mechelen, is still for me the place that I like to be most. It is so comfortably compact that it's also a joy in getting there, parking your car and just walk for a few hours to breath in the history that is hanging in the streets and alleys, between the houses that seem to all be older then several centuries. This place is a joy for the eyes as well as it is for the mouths. Restaurants, cafe's and bars are inviting you in on every corner and square. Deliscious Belgian beer and a lunch with Belgian fries (who ever took the word "French" or the relation with this country in his/her mouth should be boiled in hot oil). Belgian have a great taste, given to them by birth (at least that's how it seems as where-ever you eat, it's making your mouth water only when food is prepared or presented on your table. Lier has all that Flanders represents and the highlight I will give in my tips on this page, as well as a little review around the wonderful houses, the Saint Gummarus-church and of course ... the Zimmer-tower with it's astronomical clock.

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  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    Wow! What an amazing page!! Too much to comment on!... Thank you so much for all your tips!! I have saved a stack!! Looking forward to staying here next year :o) Cheers, Ann.

  • Feb 22, 2004 at 5:23 AM

    The name is De Fortuin Restaurant 03-480 29 51 email info@groepscheers.be Sadly, no accommodation.

  • irisbe's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2003 at 8:12 AM

    hey you have missed our visit with 2 weeks `-) I love weekend mornings in Lier! You really presented it excellent!

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2003 at 12:36 PM

    What a lovely old City Paul , yes Delft and Brugge get all the glory of old medieval cities , but this smaller town Lier looks awsome,great page Paul.

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2003 at 3:53 AM

    Only one thing to comment : superpage on this small town with very good info !!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2003 at 11:37 AM

    Veri interesting page and destination, indeed! And amazing old architecture!


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