Manneken Pis

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  • Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Statue, Family And Kids

Manneken Pis - Review

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.

Manneken Pis Ticket Prices

  • Free to view.

How To reach Manneken Pis by Public Transport

  • 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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TripHobo Highlights for Manneken Pis

  • Manneken Pis Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  • Manneken Pis Timing: 24-hrs
  • Manneken Pis Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Manneken Pis(preferred time): 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Manneken Pis: 00:15 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Manneken Pis

  • 3.36% of people who visit Brussels include Manneken Pis in their plan

  • 20.83% of people start their Manneken Pis visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Manneken Pis

Monday, Friday and Sunday

56.52% of people prefer walking in order to reach Manneken Pis

People normally club together Grand Place and Galeries Royales Saint-hubert while planning their visit to Manneken Pis.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Manneken Pis Trips

Manneken Pis, Brussels Reviews

  • Statue was smaller than I expected. It was dressed up in a costume too. There was a big crowd but with some patience for a nice selfie. Leading up to it, almost every shop was selling waffles so we decided to buy some too. We had a 3 year old walking with us and a 1 year old in a pram / buggy and it was easy. It's worth going to see what the hype it is.

  • Very small statue... Many more waffle shops there.... Try them... Shopping is very cheap here. Try to spend more time and money also. Very nice place to visit... You feel awesome here.

  • Not one of best but still very good place at Brussels. What a funny place to have selfie or pic with. Go alone because with family you may feel shy. A nice place to visit and have a pic with peeing baby. Location is good and regiment to go there if you are in Brussels. Happy journey. Not recommended for kids

  • It's a cute little mannequin of a peein kid close to the city square center of Brussels. A funny art indeed which will put a smile on your face. Originally it was made up of bronze but later replaced by black stone. This little kid is dressed differently everyday & has a collection of over 700 dresses!

  • I expected him to be taller :) He is about 60 cm high. It is situated close to Grand-Square, you should definitely use a navigator in order not to miss this tiny boy. They put different outfit on him. And the most peculiar thing about this fountain is that on holidays he pisses with beer or wine 😁 enjoy...

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