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Also known as the "Ketje de Bruxelles", the "little boy of Brussels" is one of the city's most cherished figures.
Tourists and Belgians come to visit and smile at this statue, which is often dressed in one of its many costumes (the impressive wardrobe is on display at the "Maison du Roi/King's House" on the Grand Place).
Numerous legends have sprung up around this symbolic Brussels figure. The most commonly heard is the one of a little boy who, by performing this famous call of nature, reputedly extinguished the burning fuse of a bomb destined for the Grand Place.
In reality, this charming little fountain was erected during the reign of Archiduke Albert and Archiduchess Isabelle to supply drinking water to the neighbourhood.
Bus: 34, 48, 95, 96
Discover the attractions linked to the Manneken Pis:
House of Manneken Pis, of Folklore and of Traditions
Museum of the City of Brussels - King's House
Visit our partners' webpages
- Itinéraires - The Destination Experts
- Halle Gate - Royal Museums of Art and History
- Belgian Comic Strip Centre - BCSC
- Museum of Natural Science
- Museum of Letters and Manuscripts in Brussels