Manneken PisCurrently Open
- Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Statue, Family And Kids
There is probably no more ubiquitous symbol of Brussels than the cheeky 17th century bronze statue of a naked little boy urinating into a pool of water. According to folklore, in the 14th century, when the city was under siege, a little boy named Julianske saw the attackers were trying to bring down the city walls with explosives and peed on the fuse, thus saving Brussels. This is just one of the many legends behind the statue. The original statue at this location was first installed in the 15th century, made of stone. That was later replaced by a bronze one. Subject to multiple thefts, the original statue has been moved to Maison du Roi; the one here is a 1965 replica. Many times a week, for various reasons, it’s a common tradition to dress up the statue in different sorts of costumes. The full wardrobe of hundreds of costumes can be seen at the City Museum. Sometimes the statue will be hooked up to a keg of beer and is poured for people passing by the statue. The statue also has a female counterpart called Jeanneke Pis on the eastern side of the city.
Entrance Ticket Details For Manneken Pis
- Free to view.
How to Reach Manneken Pis
- Buses 48, 95 stop Parlement Bruxellois.
- Buses 46, 86, N04, N05, N06, N08, N09, N10, N11, N12, N13, N16 stop Anneessens.
- Trams 3, 4 32 stop Anneessens.
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3.3% of people who visit Brussels include Manneken Pis in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
20.83% of people start their Manneken Pis visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Manneken Pis
56.52% of people prefer walking in order to reach Manneken Pis
It was fun to go see him. It felt like we were supposed to go. We sat at a fun bar and watched people. Lots of souvenir shops in the area. We had really good waffles with our really good beer.
Everyone knows Manneken Pis. And judging from how busy the little square is where the fountain is (and the amount of tourist traps/shops) leading up to it, everyone needs to visit Manneken Pis when visiting Brussels. Sadly, it is a really tiny statue. Which makes it fascinating that so many people want to visit it when the amazing and beautiful Grand Place is just a short walk away.
The single most famous attraction in Brussels and possibly all of Belgium. It's amazing to see how this little statue of a peeing boy has turned into a spectacle. There are visitors there at all times and great to hear from the locals the various stories about the boy.
A fun Brussels tradition. It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be, but a fun stop either way. Lots of chocolate and waffle shops along here if you want to stop for a bite to eat or like to window shop.
Though it is considered mandatory for tourists to visit this place in Brussels and also included in major travel agencies' itinerary, one fails to get the point in visiting a little boy statue pissing out water perennially, should admire people's sense of humour, cynicism or inherent mischief. The place is next to the Town Hall square, chocolate stores, waffle factories and the 2500 beers shop saving you with the alternatives.