The little peeing boy

On the corner of the 'Stoofstraat' and the 'Eikstraat' in Brussels you can find this always cheerful peeing little boy, in a statue that is. It's been there since 1619, but nobody really seems to know where he is coming from. The history of the boy goes back even further. Until 1451, the date of the oldest mention of the existence of the fountain.


So the boy has been the symbol of the shameless Brusselsians for centuries, they don't mind that the boy is peeing 24 hours a day, in fact they are really proud of him. Tourist however can have a different view, going from total hilarity to being shocked. One thing is sure, everybody wants a picture or selfie with Brussels most famous naturist. 'Manneken Pis' that's what the boy is called, meaning, you might have guessed it, 'Little Peeing Boy'


The boy is not always totally naked, since 1698 he has been dressed up with all kinds of uniforms. Today he even has his own costume museum.