Manneken-Pis, Brussels, Belgium
Manneken-Pis, Brussels, Belgium 1000| Map |
A famous bronze sculpture in Brussels, Belgium, the Manneken-Pis depicts a little boy urinating into a fountain's base. Originally made in 1619, the figure has been repeatedly stolen: The current statue was created in 1965. The original restored version is kept at the Maison du Roi/Broodhuis on the Grand Place. While the statue's origins aren't clear (there are a few theories), the figure gets quite a bit of exposure from locals and tourists. The sculpture is dressed in various costumes regularly, according to a published schedule which is posted on the railings around the fountain. His wardrobe consists of more than 900 different costumes, many of which may be viewed in a permanent exhibit inside the City Museum, located in the Grand Place, across from the Town Hall. Residents regard the statue as a symbolism of the rebellious spirit of the City of Brussels. Visiting the replacement statue in its public place as well as the restored version on the Grand Place, are among the interesting things to do with kids while on a family vacation in Brussels, Belgium.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Engage the kids in a hunt for a nearby but lesser known statue -- Jeanneke Pis -- created in the 1980s as a playmate to Manneken-Pis, located southwest of the Town Hall in Brussels, Belgium.
Address: Manneken-Pis, Brussels, Belgium 1000| Map
Phone: +32 479 27 29 29
Hours: Open 24 hours.
Price: Admission is free.