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Zimmer Tower

Zimmerplein 18, Lier 2500, Belgium
+32 3 800 03 95
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Interesting museum about astronomy and beautifully made astronomical clocks.

If one is interested in early 20th century astronomical clocks, one should visit this museum... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
Haje1946_11
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This museum is great -- a hidden treasure and well worth it.

We didn't know what to expect, but the tourist info recommended it and it only cost a couple of... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
DC2florida
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Washington, DC
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Zimmerplein 18, Lier 2500, Belgium
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

If one is interested in early 20th century astronomical clocks, one should visit this museum, dedicated to the heritage of the Flemish clockmaker Louis Zimmer. In the pavilion next door, build in 1960, part of the museum where the entrance is situated, the exposition starts...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

We didn't know what to expect, but the tourist info recommended it and it only cost a couple of euros each. Wow, the treasures inside! The Wonder Clock is truly amazing, and the collection of clock technologies was surprisingly fascinating. The tower clock was of...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

I have visited many of these "Towers" in many popular cities in Western Europe. I have to say this one is still special. Try to be there around noon to experience even more of it. Check the front but also the sides ;)!

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

This fascinating clock tower is in the lovely little town of Lier which with it's perfect beguinage and pleasant historic centre makes for a pleasant day trip from Antwerp. Try and be at the clock at Noon. We were fortunate in that when we arrive...More

1  Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

must see place in the world for clock and watch lovers. extra-ordinary, historic clock art, an amazing experience ! qiuite learnfull as well ! Historic treasure ! small but excellent !

Thank Raphaël v
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

We only saw it from the exterior, but it is really a special view, this tower on the market. Made by some visionary developer, with all different clocks and indicators. Very original!

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

The tower was originally part of the defensive wall, of which now just this tower and the gevangenpoort at the opposite side of the square remain. In the 1920´s the tower was in poor shape and was about to be torn down. However, a local...More

1  Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

the citiest most famous tower. It's located at a cozy square where you have drink and a snack! not for from the Antwerp, Ideal for a day trip

Thank Debo L
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Reviewed January 14, 2017

The Zimmer tower looks very attractive from the outside. The museum about time measurement is alright. Inside the tower one finds one floor where tides and times are kept of places around the world. The second floor shows the mechanism behind the clocks on the...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2016

There is a wonderful clock in the Zimmer Square in Lier. The Centenary clock has one large dial in the centre (1.5 m diameter). This dial shows the exact time (GMT+1, during daylight saving time GMT+2 is used instead). The twelve dials around the centre...More

Thank Bob G
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