Constant is a meeting, congress centre located in listed historic building Het Schaeckberd, it is run by engineers with a background in high-tech manufacturing.




up to 110 pax

Het Schaeckberd ('The chess board') has had quite an eventful life to date. It goes back to at least 1426, when it first appears in the accounts of the city of Lier as a private house. Soon after, it was converted into a brewery. Nearly two centuries later, in 1606, Het Schaeckberd underwent a complete overhaul and was rebuilt in Renaissance style. The ground floor now housed the brewery - a highly regarded one, at that - the first floor served as a reception room for distinguished guests, and the second floor held the brewer's offices.

The city of Lier acquired the building in 1912, but during the First World War it was ravaged by a devastating fire. Het Schaeckberd was rebuilt in the 1930s and became a listed monument in 1939. Until a few years ago, it housed Lier's police and several city agencies, but now it has begun a brand-new chapter as a centre for congresses, events, meetings, and co-working.

Complementary reading glasses

Perhaps surprisingly, the new owners don't have a background in the hospitality industry. They are engineers. As founders of a high-tech company, they travelled frequently to congresses and meetings or to participate in economic missions. Consequently, they understand the needs of technical professionals and can create an environment that caters to their requirements.

They bought Het Schaeckberd and founded Constant, an enterprise focused on congresses and events for the business market. Constant aims to offer an experience that is tailored specifically to you. The attention to detail is second to none: from attendees receiving complementary reading glasses, to a camera that automatically follows the movements of speakers to the exquisite, customisable catering. And let's not forget the location: a unique historic building in the lively city centre of Lier. Brussels Airport is a mere 45 minutes' drive, Antwerp Airport is even closer. See you there soon!

Practical information


  • By rail: 9 minutes on foot from Lier Station
  • By air: 45 minutes by car from Brussels Airport, 20 minutes from Antwerp Airport

Technical Info

  • Hybrid conferences possible


up to 110 pax


Grote Markt 57
2500 Lier
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