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Forum Posts

How to go Lier from Amsterdam

by Alex_hit_the_Road

Hi there, My question is how could I go Lier from Amsterdam.
I saw the train Thalys starts and returns from/to Anterwerpen Bercham.
Is Bercham nearby Lier?
or is there stop in Lier which train will passby?

Thk u for reply.
I'm stupid in Georaphy and a rookie for travel.


RE: How to go Lier from Amsterdam

by K_V_B

Lier has a railway station. It is quite easy to get there.
First of all, forget about the Thalys. This train is not convenient for travel from The Netherlands to Belgium. Take on of the hourly IC services Amsterdam - Brussels, and get out in Berchem (which is a suburb of Antwerp). in Berchem there is a train to Lier at least every hour, which takes about 10 minutes. A possible schedule might look like this:

| Station | Arr. | Dep. | Train No | Comments |
| Amsterdam CS | | 14:26 | IC 637 | |
| Antwerpen-Berchem | 16:29 | 16:38 | IR 2916 | |
| Lier | 16:48 | | | |

All these trains run hourly throughout the day, so you can choose when you want to travel. The railway station in Amsterdam will be able to sell you your ticket and print out the schedule for the next departure. A last hint: Tickets for Belgium can be bought from the domestic ticket windows in Amsterdam CS, and even fro mthe new ticket vending machines. No need to join the long queues at the international ticket office.

RE: How to go Lier from Amsterdam

by qaminari

I too would advise you to select connections involving IC not THA, but you can select most convenient connection for you by filling in Amsterdam-Centraal and Lier (it will ask you to confirm Lier, no need to change anything just click continue) in here together with your desired date of travel and a rough time: Total travel time is about 2 1/2 hours.
There are also such things as maps, you know! Lier is about 20km from the centre of Antwerp, in a SW direction and the suburb of Berchem is also on that side of Antwerp.

RE: RE: How to go Lier from Amsterdam

by irisbe

I agree, forget about the Thalys: too expensive and not much profit in time yet.
Go from Amsterdam to Berchem (Antwerpen), some of the trains might now go directly to Antwerpen Central. Is not really important.
From both destinations many trains passing over Lier and stopping there. It will take you about 13 minutes?

I am a bit surprised about your destination :)
Lier is a nice beautiful little city close to Antwerp and often overlooked.
I think that your geography is pretty good.

Re: How to go Lier from Amsterdam

by irisbe

Looks like a mass invasion for Lier? :)
you will all travel together?

Re: How to go Lier from Amsterdam

by irisbe

ooh this is a really old forum threat :)

Travel Tips for Lier

Brugge or Amsterdam?

by Helga67

It is so nice to stroll along the Lesser Nete. One moment, I thought I was in Brugge and the next moment when I came across a bridge with people bicycling over it, I though I was in Amsterdam. Isn't it great to be in three cities at the same time.

A little town, with a lot to offer

by Pavlik_NL

Lier, it's not a big city, no a large town. With just more then 30.000 inhabitants it belongs to the mediocre towns in Belgium, but ... it used to be an important town in medieval times. This town, built on the banks of the river Mede, had access to the sea and was therefor blossoming with it's contacts to all over the world. However, like many Flanders towns, the harbour sanded and was closed. Industry abondened Lier and a hard time was ahead. This however resulted in the preservation of the many monumental buildings within the center. There where the housingcosts are high, because many want to live in a certain place, makes also investments higher. Then tearing an old house down is not that special, but in Lier the houses were restored as they were as the people that stayed were not (anymore) that wealthy. Until recent times of course. Now we realise how important this heritage is and try hard and against enormous costs to keep the magnificent historic buildings in shape. When I just have an extra hour to spend after buisness in belgium, I choose often central situated Lier for a walk and a lovely hour of optimal relaxation in one of the most beautiful environments on earth.

Cadetje - Soldier Statue

by pieter_jan_v

Take a walk around the outer city wall ring on the "Timmermanspad".
There are several statues along the route.

One of the statues is called "Cadetje" located at the Davidsvest opposite the Dungelhoeff barracks, the former Army School of Cadets.

The statue was made by officer Officier Micheline van Sevenant, guided by sculptor Roland Rens.

Lier, industrial heavyweight which is not visible

by Pavlik_NL

Over 40% of Lier's population makes money in industry. This is very high as in surrounding Flanders it is not averaged. Since the industrial revolution Lier started to built up it's rich past again with metalurgical industry. "Van Hool", a quite famous bus-manufacturer, finds it's factories here. This industry has made the "Lierenaar" wealthier then other Belgians, which still is so. The average wage in this town is 10% higher then in the rest of the country. This might also be a reason why Lier is looking so good today, as the people spended the last century obviously some money to keep there town a historical and cultural highlight within Flanders.

Felix Timmermans

by tompt

A name you will see a lot in Lier is Felix Timmermans. Who was he? Born in 1886, Leopold Maximiliaan Felix Timmermans was the 13th child of a lace trader. He starts to write and in 1903 he publices his first piece. His most famous Pallieter appears in 1916. It is a novel about a young man who loves life. He then writes in several different styles and wins important prices.
In 1940 his heart gives him troubles and in 1947 he died.
He was not only a writer but also a painter.

The picture shows a signpost to the Felix Timmermans vest. A great place to walk.


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