Installed at this very spot in 1618 or 1619, this world-famous statue is a major landmark of the city.
Its clothes are changed many times a week according to a schedule posted at the fountain. The costumes are on display on the Grand Place.
There are many legends and stories associated with the statue and several replicas of it can be found in many countries. Its female counterpart, Jeanneke Pis, was erected in 1987 on the east side of the Impasse de la Fidélité/Getrouwheidsgang.