©

Lier trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Budapest Itinerary Planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Europe  /  Belgium  /  Flanders  /  Antwerp Province  /  Lier

Lier

3.7
Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums · Churches
Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the city of Lier itself and the village of Koningshooikt. As of January 1, 2010 Lier had a total population of 33,930. The total area is 49.70 km² which gives a population density of 669 inhabitants per km².Lier is known for its beers, including 'Caves', its patron saint 'St. Gummarus' and the tart 'Lierse vlaaikes'.It is also home to Van Hool (in Koningshooikt), one of the largest manufacturers of buses and coaches.There are two main football clubs Lierse S.K. (Belgian Second Division) and K. Lyra T.S.V. (Belgian Promotion) are based in Lier.EtymologyThe etymology of the city name Lier is still under debate. It seems that the name Lier is most likely a reference towards the rivers (Nete) and muddy grounds. The latin name of Lier is Lyra, the latter contains the -ara ending which refers to a river potentially from Germanic or Keltic origin. A potential explanation is thus the Germanic word Ledo or Ledi which refers to a place near the confluence of the small and big Nete.Other explanations are the old dutch word laar (open space in the woods) or the word liere (parapet). There is also a resemblance with the Swedish word leira which means muddy shore or the Icelandic word leir meaning clay.
Plan how to spend your time in Lier and other destinations in Belgium using our Belgium trip planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Lier

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Lier

BrugesTrip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Specialty Museum, Landmark GhentTrip planner BEST FOR: Historic Walking Area, Castle, Historic Site AntwerpTrip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Architectural Building, Church Ieper (Ypres)Trip planner BEST FOR: Monument, Military Museum, Cemetery LeuvenTrip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Landmark, Architectural Building