Peeing Statues of Brussels who would have thought that statues of little children peeing would be such a tourist attraction? The first of the children is Jeanneke Pis.
She was commissioned by Denis-Adrien Debouvrie in 1985 and the statue was erected in 1987. This is the female version of the most famous potty statue, Manneken Pis.
Manneken Pis is a small bronze statue that was constructed in the 17th century and stands only 24 inches tall. There are many local legends about this little guy including one that tells of a tourist’s father who lost his son in Brussels city.
After receiving assistance from the townspeople, he found his child and as a form of thanking the town, gifted them this statue. Another story tells of a boy that was a spy during an attack on the city who found a large stash of explosives set on fire by the enemy to blow up the town.
As the story goes, he diffused the bombs by urinating on them, thus saving the city.
Jeanneke Pis location: Impasse de la Fidelite 10-12
Manneken Pis location: Corner of Rue du Chene and Rue de l’Etuve
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