Het Zinneke

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Het Zinneke
Het Zinneke (DSCF5238) Brussels, BE.jpg
ArtistTom Frantzen
LocationCity of Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Coordinates50°50′56″N 4°20′44″E / 50.848772°N 4.345585°E / 50.848772; 4.345585Coordinates: 50°50′56″N 4°20′44″E / 50.848772°N 4.345585°E / 50.848772; 4.345585

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.[1] 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).[2][3] It is an example of folk humour (zwanze) popular in Brussels.[4]

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.

In August 2015, Het Zinneke was struck by a car, and was restored by the sculptor.[5]


  1. ^ "Zinneke Pis". Brusselspictures.com. 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  2. ^ "Street". Tomfrantzen.be. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  3. ^ "В Брюсселе похищена Писающая собака". Korrespondent.net. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  4. ^ "ZWANZE : Définition de ZWANZE". www.cnrtl.fr (in French). Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  5. ^ "Restoration Note".

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