Village and former municipality

A postcard from 1910 showing the Ribbius mansion and the "Gate to Binderen" in the center of Lieshout


Coat of arms
Coordinates: 51°31′10″N 5°35′38″E / 51.51944°N 5.59389°E / 51.51944; 5.59389
Country Netherlands
Province North Brabant
Municipality Laarbeek
Population (1 juni 2006) 4,336
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 5737
Area code 0499

Lieshout is a small village located in the province of North Brabant in the south of the Netherlands, about 15 kilometres northeast of Eindhoven. There are 4,300 inhabitants, and the village is known for its beer brewery called 'Bavaria'. The spoken language is Peellands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to Standard Dutch).[1]


Archaeological inspections on Lieshout's territory give rise to the conclusion that the area has been inhabited from 1100 BC onwards. The present village was established in the 8th century as a Frankish allodium. At the end of the 12th century the lord of Lieshout donated the allodium to the Floreffe Abbey. In 1698 the abbey sold most of their property in Lieshout to the farmers.

The remaining land and buildings and the manorial rights were sold in 1714 to a noble family from Holland. This family sold the manorial rights in 1842 to a textile manufacturer from Helmond. With the revision of the Dutch Constitution in 1848 the feudal system was abolished in the Netherlands, whereby Lieshout lost its manorial status. In 1851 the "municipality of Lieshout" was established.

Improved accessibility of Lieshout at the end of the 19th century led to the rise and flourishing of industrial activities, including the Bavaria Brewery. In 1997 the independence of Lieshout came to an end when the village became part of the new municipality of Laarbeek.[2]

Places of interest

Notable resident


  1. Jos & Cor Swanenberg (2002): Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants (in Dutch), Sdu Uitgevers, 's-Gravenhage, ISBN 9012090105
  2. Ad van der Meer, Onno Boonstra (2006), Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten 1812-2006, Den Haag, DANS, ISBN 90 6984 495 8

Coordinates: 51°31′N 5°36′E / 51.517°N 5.600°E / 51.517; 5.600

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