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.