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.

Picture by Pixabay

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. Tourists however can have a different view, going from total hilarity to being shocked. One thing is sure, everybody wants a picture or selfie with Brussel's most famous naturist. 'Manneken Pis' that's what the boy is called, meaning, you might have guessed it, Little Peeing Boy.

Picture by Pixabay

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

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