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Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis (Rue de l’Etuve, Stoofstraat, Brussels) — This famous statue of a little boy peeing in a fountain is a perfect representative of the irreverent Belgian humor. The unique Brussels icon has been amusing visitors on the corner of Rue de L’Etuve & Stroofstraat since 1619. Over time it has become a tradition for visiting heads of state to donate miniature versions of their national costume for the little naked boy. The wardrobe of Mannekin Pis can be seen at the Brussels museum and includes over 760 outfits – even an authentic Elvis jumpsuit. Brussels’ tourism promotion office has even used the famed statue to successfully promote the city to outsiders.