Zimmer Tower

Zimmer Tower, Lier: Hours, Address, Zimmer Tower Reviews: 4.5/5

Zimmer Tower
4.5
Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
The area
Address

4.5
210 reviews
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AnnKzn
Howick, South Africa505 contributions
Interesting clock
Sep 2019 • Couples
The original building was built around 1425 as part of the original fortifications. Louis Zimmer donated a clock. This clock displays may thing besides the time in different locations there is time of the tides and phases of the moon. Quite marvelous. Definitely a must to see.
Written 9 September 2019
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a1_frank
Breda, The Netherlands12 contributions
Awsome tower!
Sep 2018 • Couples
One of the Touristic highlights of the beatiful town of Lier. The tower is located on a cozy square with quite a number of pubs and food serving localities.
Written 5 June 2019
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on4ajt
Leopoldsburg, Belgium362 contributions
Impressive
Apr 2019 • Couples
The Zimmer Tower Lier is quit an impressive piece of mechanical clockwork with an accuracy of only 1 sec off in long time (said 100 years)
Written 8 April 2019
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Hanut D
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
Every place needs a fun, slightly cheesy, clock
Aug 2018 • Friends
medieval tower with a place needs a fun, slightly cheesy, clock. Spend a few minutes having a look and then sit down on the canal and get a beer, or a coffee, at the wonderful café next to it. Its Belgium so the beer, and the coffee, won't disappoint.
Written 6 September 2018
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Stephen S
Llanfair Caereinion, UK62 contributions
hard to find if driving around as its in a one way system
Aug 2018 • Couples
A quick stop off, to look, and wonder how did we ever cope before things like this came along.
Lots of near by cafes to sit and drink and look at the tower.
Written 2 September 2018
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Cimmerianbloke
Overijse, Belgium424 contributions
Lier's pride
Aug 2018 • Solo
The Astronomical clock of Lier is what Tower Bridge is to London, a one-of-a-kind piece of unique architecture. Easy to reach from the main marketplace, it is surrounded by many cafés that would give you the opportunity to study its cadrans while relaxing sipping the world-class local Belgian brews.
Written 30 August 2018
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Christel D
Nijlen, Belgium340 contributions
If in Lier, you have to make a stop here
Jul 2018 • Couples
You can not go to Lier and not go and see the Zimmer Tower.
One the most visited place of Lier. The unique tower is visited by every tour guide, every schooltrip, every group of friends passing in Lier. It's a small tower with a whole bunch of clocks. At 12 o'clock, on the hour, the side doors at the top open and show a number of paintings of famous people in their day: f.e. the first 3 kings of Belgium and the former mayor of Lier.
The tower used to be part of the city wall (it was called the Cornelius Tower), but was transformed to house the now famous clocks of Louis Zimmer. He was an autodidact clockmaker.
Next to the tower is the Zimmer Museum.
The tower is located in the middle of the city center at the Zimmerplein (Zimmersquare), with plenty of cafes, known for their terraces and outdoor eating/drinking all year round.
On Saturdays, their is a market on the same square, were people come to buy veggies and meet each other.
Written 20 August 2018
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Jos K
126 contributions
Awesome
Aug 2018 • Business
They repaired this clock and it is a beauty
There are not many like these left in the world
It is a time machine that makes you jump back in the past

Enjoy this time travel
Written 5 August 2018
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Haje1946_11
Purmerend207 contributions
Interesting museum about astronomy and beautifully made astronomical clocks.
Apr 2018 • Couples
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 with an explanation on the planets going around the sun, then showing the very ingenuous and complex astronomical wonder-clock specially build for the 1935 Brussels Expo, 4,87 m tall, weighing 2041 kg, having 93 dials, which in 1938 was shipped to the USA for the New York World Fair. Impressive, although far too complex for me to understand it all. From there you enter the tower proper, in which a planetarium, meant to interest and educate the local youth, had been build. On the outside of the tower you can see the custom build Centenary Clock, which was installed after the 15th century tower, formerly part of the city’s defensive ramparts, underwent an extensive restoration in 1930 to house this very beautiful and special clock. Inside the tower you can see the clock work on which everything in the tower runs. You can find lots of images of the tower and the Centenary Clock on Google images. Recommended for those interested in technical matters and in astronomy.
Written 21 April 2018
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DC2florida
Washington, DC376 contributions
This museum is great -- a hidden treasure and well worth it.
Mar 2018 • Family
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 course also incredible, and has a lot more inside than it even has on show on the outside! This is well worth a visit and 1-2 hours.
Written 30 March 2018
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Zimmer Tower is open:
  • Tue - Sun 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM


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