Het Zinneke (Brussels dialect for "the mutt"), sometimes called Zinneke Pis by analogy with Manneken Pis, is a bronze sculpture in Brussels (Belgium) erected in 1998. Created by Tom Frantzen, it represents a urinating dog, along the same lines as Manneken Pis (a boy) and its derivative Jeanneke Pis (a girl). It is an example of folk humour (zwanze) popular in Brussels.
Het Zinneke is located at the junction of the Rue des Chartreux/Kartuizersstraat and the Rue du Vieux-Marché-aux-Grains/Oude Graanmarkt in the City of Brussels, not far from the Halles Saint-Géry/Sint-Gorikshallen, a former covered market, and one of the trendiest districts of the capital.
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Anonymous | Jun 21, 2018
Honestly I know it is one of the things you have to see in Brussels, but I don’t get the fuss. It is fairly small (life size) and set about 12 feet up on a wall behind a fence. You can’t get close enough to see any detail in the artistry. Everything in the immediate vicinity is a tourist trap. The first morning we were there, a local souvenir shop had dressed it, so it was not visible at all. It is also endlessly fascinating to drunken reveled after dark. If you have plenty of time, you might as well wander by, if you don’t-there is more interesting sculpture in Brussels.
Miguel Gallardo | Jul 24, 2018
If you liked manneken piss and Jeanelle, you should not miss this peeing dog statue. Also, located in an interesting area that you would miss otherwise
K A | May 6, 2018
Personally enjoyed this particular statue over the "Manneken Pis" as you could walk right next to the dog and if desired, you could touch it as well. As an additional bonus, it was far less crowded, giving you the opportunity to really enjoy the art and take some personal photos with the object. Definitely a fun art piece within the city and if your time permits, it is definitely worth the visit!
Navid Abedini | Jul 23, 2018
Cool statue! New bonus: a yoga cat!!! Wiki: Het Zinneke, sometimes wrongly called Zinneke Pis, is a statue in Brussels erected in 1998. Created by Tom Frantzen, it represents a urinating dog, along the same lines as the Manneken Pis (a boy) and the Jeanneke Pis (a girl). In August 2015, Het Zinneke was struck by a car, and was restored by the sculptor.
Josh Briffett | Jun 30, 2018
Literally breathtaking, when you get up close you can really appreciate the complexity and thought behind this masterpiece. #blownawaybyabigbrassdog
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