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The town of Lier is near Antwerp, and is an ancient town, receiving its charter in 1212.

It is famous as the home of author Felix Timmermans.

The town's economy is based around the textile industry.

Grote Markt, Lier
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A view of the Grote Markt

Boat
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Boat (believed to be part of the restaurant)

Church
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A church on the Grote Markt.

Bridge
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A view across one of Lier's bridges.

Probably the most famous sight in Lier is the Zimmertoren, which contains a famous astronomical clock. The Zimmertoren, which is named after astronomer and watchmaker Louis Zimmer, was once part of the town's defences.

The clock dates back to 1930, and its dials represent GMT, day and night, zodiac, solar cycle, week days, the earth's meridian, months, dates, seasons, tides, ages of the moon, phases of the moon and the metonic cycle.

Zimmertoren
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Zimmertoren is located in a pretty area.

The Clock
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A close view of the Zimmertoren's clock.