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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Paris, Brussels or Antwerp, you must purchase a ticket from Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Schiphol, you must then purchase a ticket to Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

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MANNEKEN-PIS
Rue de l'Etuve
Brussels

www.manneken-pis.be


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The Manneken-Pis - or literally, “The pissing boy” in English - is probably the country's most famous statue in spite of its small size. Located in the centre of Brussels, at the corner of Rue du Chêne and Rue de l’Étuve, this little boy happily relieving himself in front of everyone represents the rebellious, joking and independent nature of the people of Brussels.

An old little boy

Traces of the statue go all the way back to 1388! His name was “Petit Julien”, or "Julianekensborre" in Dutch back then. There are many legends about the statue. Some say he symbolises Godefroid III, Duke of Lotharingia, who as a baby gave his troops renewed courage by peeing on the enemy. Others claim that a child tried to put out an enemy bomb this way. Some also talk of an evil witch and a saintly man.

À la mode de chez nous

The Manneken-Pis could make fashionistas jealous. He has a wardrobe full of over 800 costumes that he puts on for special occasions. He even has his own dedicated tailor!

Philippe, 38 AESTHETE

My fashion job takes me around the world throughout the year. I love flea markets and hunting for antiques year round, meeting up with friends at art show openings, going to fashion shows and being first to discover a new restaurant.
My little extra: introducing people to the "arty" and underground side of Brussels!"

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