Manneken Pis Tours

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The Manneken Pis—sculptor Jerome Duquesnoy’s small bronze statue of a little boy urinating into a Brussels fountain—is one of Belgium’s most beloved landmarks. Built in 1619, the boy is hailed as the capital’s oldest resident and remains a favorite of both locals and tourists, with a host of myths and legends to his name.

The Basics
No Brussels sightseeing tour is complete without a photo of this cheeky little statue, and most Brussels tours make a stop at the Manneken Pis. While a Brussels city tour is the easiest way to visit, travelers can also take a hop-on hop-off tour to the Grand Place and walk a few blocks to see the statue. Themed tours such as food tasting excursions and Belgian beer walking tours often make a quick detour to snap a selfie with the city mascot as well.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Keep an eye out, as the status is only 18 inches (45 centimeters) tall and can be easy to miss.
  • The statue is protected behind a fence, so it’s only possible to admire it and take photos from a distance.

How to Get There 
The Mannekin Pis is tucked away at the corner of rue de l'Étuve and rue du Chêne, in the Ilôt Sacré area. From the Grand Place, take the street to the left of Town Hall and walk for three blocks—the statue will be on your left.

When to Get There
Crowds can form around the Mannekin Pis in the busy summer months, making it tricky to get a good photo. Visit early in the morning or late at night to avoid the crowds.

The Varied Wardrobe of the Manneken Pis
So adored is the Manneken Pis that it’s become a long-standing local tradition to dress up the little boy in a variety of costumes. It’s estimated that the statue has worn more than 800 different costumes over the years, and he often dons the national dress of visiting dignitaries. You might otherwise see him dressed in football colors, as a plumber, or even as Elvis, while his most glamorous outfit was a gold-embroidered suit gifted by Louis XV of France. His costume is changed around 30 times a year, and these occasions are marked with brass-band music and an unveiling of the newly adorned statue. On special occasions, the Manneken Pis even produces beer instead of water to celebrate with the people of Brussels.
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Address: Rue de l'Étuve and rue du Chêne in Ilôt Sacré, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Private Tour: Brussels Sightseeing Tour Including View of the City from the Basilica Dome

Discover the best of Brussels on a private 3-hour tour with a knowledgeable guide. Exploring by foot and air-conditioned transport, learn about the Belgian capital’s history as you see signature sights such the Mannekin Pis peeing boy statue and St Michael’s Cathedral. Admire the Grand Place, note the flamboyant buildings of the art nouveau quarter, absorb the views from the dome of the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and more. Your itinerary is flexible, so if you wish, ask your guide to tailor your sightseeing to your interests.
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Brussels Super Saver: Private Brussels Sightseeing Tour plus Battle of Waterloo Tour

Explore highlights of Belgian culture and history on this combo city tour of Brussels plus a visit to the infamous Waterloo battlegrounds. Travel with a private guide through the capital, stopping to learn about landmarks like Grand Place, St Michael’s Cathedral and the Royal Palace. Then, journey to the site of one of the most pivotal battles in European history, where British and Prussian troops defeated Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815. The itinerary can be customized to suit your preferences on this completely private, full-day tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Brussels Super Saver: Private Brussels Sightseeing Tour plus Antwerp Day Trip from Brussels

Experience the rich history and culture of Belgium’s two major cities on this private, full-day combo tour. Learn about Brussels’ illustrious past from a knowledgeable driver and guide while touring landmarks like Grand Place, the Atomium sculpture, St Michael’s Cathedral and the Royal Palace. In the afternoon, journey north to Antwerp, known as the diamond capital of the world. See where glittering gems are processed at the DiamondLand factory, admire the city’s Art Nouveau train station and see paintings by Flemish master Rubens at the Cathedral of Our Lady.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See the city’s must-see sights and cultural delights on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this tour and disembark at your choice of 22 stops whenever an attraction captures your attention. Absorb the charming ambience and historical highlights of the city from the comfort of an open-top double-decker bus and listen to informative audio commentary in a variety of languages. Hop off the bus to explore alluring attractions like the Grand Place, the European Parliament and the iconic Atomium during this enriching excursion.
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Brussels Food and Beer Walking Tour with Mussels and Chocolate

Discover the cultural delights and delectable bites of Belgium on a 3-hour culinary tour of Brussels. Accompanied by a gastronomic guide, visit the glamorous Royal Galleries (Galeries Royales St-Hubert) and the gorgeous Grand Place while stopping intermittently at charming cafes, ambient taverns and refined restaurants for a taste of Belgium’s culinary culture. Savor the rich flavor of local delicacies like steamed mussels, crunchy frites and sublime chocolate and gain fascinating insight into the culinary and cultural traditions of the country from your expert guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Day Trip to Brussels from London

Beer, chocolate, and beautiful architecture — what’s not to love about Brussels. Hop on the Eurostar for a full-day trip to Brussels from London and take in the best bits of the Belgium capital in one day. On arrival, step aboard a hop-on hop-off bus tour and jump off to explore the European Parliament buildings, snap a photo by the Manneken Pis statue, or admire Brussels’ Art Nouveau architecture. Best of all: your self-guided tour means you can tailor your itinerary and see the sights that interest you most.
  • Duration: 15 hours
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The Brussels Card

Discover the spectacular city of Brussels with a Brussels Card to gain free admission to over 30 museums across the Belgian capital. Enjoy fantastic discounts at a selection of shops and restaurants and peruse the enthralling exhibitions of the city’s museums absolutely free; whether you want to enrich your knowledge of chocolate and comics or uncover the history of music and Magritte, there’s sure to be a museum in Brussels to suit your interests. Select from either a 24-, 48- or 72-hour card to suit your schedule.Upgrade your experience and opt for the Brussels Card with public transportation! When buying the public transportation ticket in combination with the Brussels Card, you save the normal 5-euro cost of issuing the transportation ticket. Your Brussels Card with public transportation also provides you, during 24, 48 or 72 hours, unlimited and free access to the Brussels public transportation: all tramways, subways and buses operated by the STIB/MIVB (official transport company of the Brussels Capital Region).
  • Duration: 3 days
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Small-Group Highlights of Brussels Bike Tour

Experience the best of Brussels by bike on this 3.5-hour cycling tour. Learn about the city's background and culture from a guide as you pedal your way through the most charming and historic neighborhoods with a small group of no more than 14. See a dozen different landmarks including the Grand Place, Manneken Pis, the European Parliament, and Mont des Arts, stopping for delectable Belgian fries and a refreshing beer along the way.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Brussels Rail Day Trip from London

Get to know history-steeped Brussels on this independent London to Brussels day trip by rail. Travel to Belgium’s capital by Eurostar, and use an included hop-on hop-off bus ticket to admire the city’s famous sights and create your own sightseeing itinerary. View the splendid Royal Palace, Atomium and European Union buildings; stroll around the guildhouses and Town Hall of the magnificent, cobbled Grand Place; and use your remaining time to stroll, sightsee and relax as you wish. Your hop-on hop-off tour, return Eurostar tickets, and a city map are included.
  • Duration: 15 hours
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