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"Excrete your Corporal Fluids on a Monument" Eglise de Saint Catherine Tip by DanielF

Eglise de Saint Catherine, Brussels: 12 reviews and 31 photos

The first public restroom in Brussels was installed in one of the flanks of Saint Catherine's Church in the late 19th century and it still works today. Apparently, before the existence of public toilets, it was not uncommon that people would dispose of their urine on any random corner of the city. The choice of a church for the first toilet in town was evident, as churches are popular and highly visited places, and that would serve to make people aware of the new urbanity norms.

You can only use this vintage toilet if you are a man, but it is so basic that there are not even urinals. I never took a picture of it, so these are all images of Saint Catherine's Square.

Address: Pl. Sainte-Catherine 50, 1000 Brussel
Directions: At Quai aux Briques
Phone: 0497/99 53 02.

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  • Updated Nov 27, 2007
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