We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Corner of rue du Chene and rue de l'Etuve, Brussels, Belgium
Website
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Nicknamed "Brussel's Oldest Citizen," this bronze statue of a little boy...
Nicknamed "Brussel's Oldest Citizen," this bronze statue of a little boy and a fountain was designed by Jerome Duquesnoy in 1619, and has become a familiar (and irreverent) symbol of the city.
read more
Visit Manneken Pis like an insider
Private Tour
View Deal
$139*
and up
Private Tour: Brussels City Sightseeing Tour
Top Rated
View Deal
$24*
and up
The Brussels Card

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,454 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 345
    Excellent
  • 739
    Very good
  • 1529
    Average
  • 601
    Poor
  • 240
    Terrible
Funny to see, really

Small statue, and not the real one anyways. It's funny to see just to understand how tiny it is. Other than that, it is surrounded by touristy waffle, chocolate and souvenir... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Rioleb
Add Photo Write a Review

3,454 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
79 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I have seen this a couple of times and to be honest I don't know what all the fuss is about. It is a tiny statue of a boy relieving himself - so what? Not worth the all the hype. There are souvenir shops selling tacky Manneken Pis corkscrews etc. Who buys this tat?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Small statue, and not the real one anyways. It's funny to see just to understand how tiny it is. Other than that, it is surrounded by touristy waffle, chocolate and souvenir places

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whitby, Canada
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This little man is situated in a corner behind a tall black fence. The area around him is very crowded with tourists groups and individuals alike all trying to get a photo or selfie. Would have been nice to see him dressed up in pride colours as we found ourselves there during that weekend and everything else was adorned in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Its so much smaller than you would expect, but attracts quite a bit of crowds. Little history behind it but nothing too great. If you are short on time, its okay to miss it. Advice - There are no washrooms around. I had to buy something from a store to use the washroom.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pescara, Italy
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I wasn't expecting some Antonio Canova's sculpture but what you'll find in a corner in one of the Brussels city center streets is something closer to a joke rather than a tourist attraction. The statue which is poorly made, is roughly 50 cm tall. It comes to no surprise that to the present day we're not even sure on who... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

What's all the fuss about? I know it's history and it's been there for years and years but did nothing for me really....

Was this review helpful? Yes
dubai
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

He's so tiny and I guess for the hype that everyone created I expected something bigger or more grand. Perhaps because I don't know why he's so famous but honestly it was a shock when I saw him because the souvenirs are bigger than him

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

A bit underwhelming .Nothing special but its very near Grand place and many shops around. so visit it and photo because its a symbol of Brussel.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
30 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Dressed in different clothing depending on the event, this fountain is a curiosity more than anything else. A bit underwhelming.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Germany
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Why this small statue is so adorable: As all other great cities and countries in world having the most popular landmarks, ..this little guy is most recognizable landmark in Brussel,..isn't?? But he is so small and like as other people say "nothing special"...fact, but the same as this: - Petronas Towers (Kuala Lumpur)...452 m - Eiffel Tower (Paris)...300,75m - Cologne... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Manneken Pis also viewed

Brussels, Belgium
 
Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium
 

Been to Manneken Pis? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Manneken Pis and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Manneken Pis staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?