Manneken Pis is a small bronze statue of a peeing little boy. It was created in 1618 and since then is among the most visited attractions in Brussels. It symbolizes the humor and the mind freedom of Dutch people. The statue is situated in the centre of the city, not far from the Grand Place.
The legend says that the 2-year-old Duke peed on their enemy troops, while his troop was winning the battle and he was hanged on the tree in a basket. The little boy has his own wardrobe with hundreds of costumes. There is a tradition to put different suits on the statue according to the occasion. In 2017 a museum opened to exhibit all the costumes of the boy. It is situated in the Grand Place and is called “Garderobe MannekenPis”
 

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  • Zeeshan Ahmed Sheikh

    4
    - 31 August 2018 -

    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

  • Madhava Rao

    5
    - 18 August 2018 -

    Excellent place. Nice to visit. Waffles were tasty with cappuccino ice-cream. Big Market. It's a Flower show day today. A good man booked a room for known members to take a snap and he also allowed us. Thanks to him. A big market with a good church with lot of weddings. Don't miss this place. Also Tin Tin character is famous here.

  • Giovanni

    5
    - 15 August 2018 -

    Lovely little statue of a no-stop pieeing boy. Part of the Belgian history and one of the most visited attractions in Brussels. Unfortunately he wasn't wearing any costumes when we saw it, but if you're lucky enough, you might see him wearing some very unique costumes, selected by the public through recommendation to the mayor. Brilliant.

  • Matija Penezić

    3
    - 12 August 2018 -

    Well, it's a small statue of a pissing boy. What to say? There are many stories behind what it was put up. The one that is the most plausible (at least according to our guide) is that there were a lot of tanners around who used to put out pots where passing children could piss and get a few coins. This was a way to collect ammonia for their industry. And so the statues were born.

  • Holi Canoli

    4
    - 27 July 2018 -

    It is very very very small, but entertaining to see dressed up for occasions and peeing different liquids also on special occasions (beer/ milk). To take a good picture without a crowd behind, go in the morning.

  • Kristen Rawlinson

    3
    - 23 July 2018 -

    Statue was smaller than expected. If you go early you can get some great photos as there are not a lot of people. It does get busy late in the afternoon. Found it really cool that they dress him up in different costumes.

  • megan o'boyle

    3
    - 20 July 2018 -

    Cute little novelty pissing boy. A little underwhelming, as he is very small, but rather endearing. We stayed on the same street as the Manneken Pis, and the crowds around it became a little annoying to navigate. Seems to attract Japanese groups in particular (I believe there is a duplicate in Japan). Waffle and chocolate shops surround the area. He is dressed in costumes 2-3 times a week, and you can check when this is if you can get close enough to the fence to read the schedule. There is also a costume museum up the road, and La Grand Place is around the corner. On our first day in Brussels, there was a brass parade, with giant dancing puppets (Poepedroegers), so Manneken Pis was dressed accordingly. We couldn't get him to ourselves until about 1am, on our way back from a night out.

  • Dave Ralston

    5
    - 01 July 2018 -

    I believe it’s a must see like Mona Lisa at the Louvre! Unfortunately, tour guides tend to guide you away from it on the formal tour and encourage you to find it on your own time possibly. For example, they might say it’s small or far.. But to my delight when you happen to find it, ah Ha!! And you will enjoy the odd and nostalgia of this legendary monument to make its mark on your travels: Manneken Pisss!! :)

  • Nania Sashamon

    2
    - 28 June 2018 -

    Pretty underwhelmed to be honest. Just a mini statue of a boy pissing (with high bars around it) and all this at a corner of a building around buildings... Not much to see but if you're there already (probably at the Grand-Place) it's a 5 min walk. And since there's not much to see in Brussels anyway you can go and check it out. There's as lot of waffle shops nearby so you can treat yourself after.

  • Sergii Pavlenko

    5
    - 24 June 2018 -

    I know others have been underwhelmed by this attraction, but I absolutely love this little guy. You won't spend more then 3 minutes and it is funny to see that one the top attractions of the city is this little boy. Try to learn about the legends and the history behind it. It is 5 minutes from the Grand Place, worthy taking a quick look.

  • Dávid Pélyi

    - 16 January 2018 -

    Today was naked 😀

  • Aline Chirinian

    - 15 November 2017 -

    So disappointing, don’t waste your time.

  • Christis Andreou

    - 28 August 2017 -

    Nice to see but very very very small

  • Luis Urea

    - 28 August 2017 -

    Wondering why this fancy and nice dress

  • Mike Scherzer

    - 11 August 2017 -

    Worth a min or two. Not much to see here.

  • Shambo W. 🚀

    - 29 June 2017 -

    Late in the eve their is no crowds. Perfect for your #selfie shots

  • Wijaya يجايا

    - 17 June 2017 -

    You either lovr it or hated. Just for fun

  • Stefanus Saputra

    - 21 May 2017 -

    Monumental art, and of course great taste of waffle

  • Brian Soper

    - 22 April 2017 -

    Two fer, Check out Manneken Pis then grab a beer at Delirium.

  • Emily

    - 18 April 2017 -

    I mean, you gotta see it.

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