City hall of Lier

The city hall of Lier, a city in the province of Antwerp, was built in the 18th century in rococo style and designed by architect 'Jan Pieter Baurscheit', who also designed the royal palace in Antwerp. The city hall was built on the ruins of a 14th-century cloth Hall. Only the medieval gothic belfry tower that is connected to the building was preserved.

Picture by Harry Fabel

The interior is largely in Louis XV style. The eye-catcher is an oak rococo staircase from the 18th century. You can also see paintings, forgings, porcelain, and furniture, mostly from the same period.

Picture by Harry Fabel

The city hall is open to the public at normal opening hours, you can find it at this address:  Grote Markt 58, Lier.

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