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Zimmer Tower

Zimmerplein 18, Lier 2500, Belgium
+32 3 800 03 95
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Clock installed on a medieval tower

The tower was originally part of the defensive wall, of which now just this tower and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium
famous tower

the citiest most famous tower. It's located at a cozy square where you have drink and a snack! not... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2017
Debo L
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Zimmerplein 18, Lier 2500, Belgium
+32 3 800 03 95
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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
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

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 Renidrag
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Thirteen dials can be viewed from the outside, including the lunar faces, the Zodiac, tides of the sea, .. Inside of the tower, 44 more dials can be observed. Every day at high noon exactly, an extra can be seen. Closed on Mondays, and a...More

Thank Willem R
Reviewed May 23, 2016

We were looking around for a tall tower, dominating the skyline, until we actually found it. It's a robust tower but all credits go to the hour piece. Both tower and clock are very well-preserved. It's worth the wait to see the sculptures on the...More

Thank Brigitte_1977
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Amazing bit of engineering & craftsmanship. Best to plan your visit so you're there when there is 'special movement'.

Thank Nossi
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Lier is a lovely little town and this clock exemplifies it too. In the square there are several simple cafes and restaurants so to sit in the sun and watch the world is very relaxing.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Spent 2 hours there. Tower is special but we were expecting more. Was enough to see all sightseeings. Very comfortable situated in centrum.

Thank Timmy M
Reviewed March 21, 2016

It is a nice tower to visit, a nice tower to walk around and a nice tower to watch when you are going for a beer on one of the terraces on het zimmerplein

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