After another attempt to steal Manneken-Pis in 1965, the statue was given to the municipal museum, with a copy put in place of the original at the fountain. It is this copy that is on display today. Broken in half, the original statue was restored in 2003.
Have you ever wondered whether the Manneken Pis takes a break from urinating when the city is asleep and there are no tourists around? Or does he wee-wee 24-7 all year round? You may have read and heard many stories about Brussels’ teeny-weeny but world-renowned bronze statue, but there’s more to the Manneken Pis than meets the eye and the ear. So brace yourself for some of the juiciest and best-kept secrets of Brussels’ beloved peeing boy.