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Address: Grand-Place 8, Brussels 1000, Belgium

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It doesn't hurt to give "him" a touch

The touch is supposed to give you good luck. It's located in one of the passageways from the Grote Markt so you don't need to make a special trip. He's easily located by seeing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2016
Linda B
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The touch is supposed to give you good luck. It's located in one of the passageways from the Grote Markt so you don't need to make a special trip. He's easily located by seeing the people gathered around!

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Not worth special trip on its own, but if going to the grand-place its easy to have a look. Apparently touching the arm is either good luck, or means you will return to Brussels. Note though that this is a replica, because the original is being restored from being rubbed too much by tourists!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We walked by here and I was told, touch it for good luck. I didn't know what I was doing or why it was for good luck. I touched her arm then I was told, touch the dog too! What??? I hit my head while looking for the dog. So was that a bad luck? So after I got home,... More 

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Thank Hamham730
Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Don't forget to touch or rub the statue of Everard t'Serclaes arms as it is believed to bring luck, grant wishes and ensure one's return to Brussels.

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Thank sonja7777
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The statue is located on Charles Buls street,close to the Grand Place. It is said that the statue of Everard t'Serclaes brings luck to all who touch it. Many tourists rub the statue, particularly the arm, because it is supposed to ensure one's return to Brussels. There is lot of shopping in this area. Do not forget to buy chocolates... More 

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Thank vidyapm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

You can find it in the Grand place. It explains you a bit of the artist and the inauguration. If you join a tour they will explain you the full story... 📜

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Apparently if you rub your hands over the statue, it will bring you luck. So I did just that to harness my luck, hehe. It is very close to Grand Place, you can't miss it.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Just another little bronze statue in the surrounding of Grand Place. If you pass by it, rub its arm and shot a photo. Done.

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Passed by the Everard t Serclaes near the main square of Brussels This small statue is in the memory of the nobleman by the same name who fought against the Flemish in the 14 th century. Apparently, this is a replica of the original statue. People could be seen touching and rubbing the statue as its believed to bring good... More 

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Fairfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This statue of a medieval alderman has an interesting backstory. The statue was placed in the corner of the Grand Place in memory of Everard, a Belgian hero who defended the city of Brussels against the forces of the Count of Flanders in the 14th century. Touching the arm of the statue is supposed to bring you luck and assure... More 

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