Zinneke

Zinneke information

Location
Brussels , Belgium
Address
cnr Rue des Chartreux & Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains
Getting there
Metro: Bourse
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In the old Bruxellois dialect, zinneke means ‘a person of mixed origins’, which sums up the city’s inhabitants to this day. Hence Flemish sculptor Tom Frantzen’s statue of a dog with its leg cocked is a proud mongrel, and has inspired the city’s most exuberant celebration of Brussels’ multifaceted make-up, the Zinneke parade.