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Friet Museum

Address: Vlamingstraat 33, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 050 34 01 50
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Ranked #38 of 63 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Belgium is famous for its frites—and the Friet Museum gives visitors a chance to sample fried...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Belgium is famous for its frites—and the Friet Museum gives visitors a chance to sample fried potatoes and various complementary sauces, as well as typical Belgian dishes such as meat balls and beef stew. Digest a bit of learning and history along with your food at this educational spot, housed in a building that dates back to the 14th century.

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Sursee, Switzerland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
64 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is a fun and interesting place. The basement has a small shop selling fries and makes the whole museum smell like them, so I hope that doesn't bother you. Plenty of interesting exhibits for adults and even some fry-related exhibits for kids to run around in. We spent longer here than we thought we would. If you have really... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Let's be honest it's a museum about potatoes it's never gonna blow your mind but it's not awful either. There are lots of things to read and see and there is a chip shop at the end of the tour where you can treat yourself to the best chips in Bruges. My only true criticism was the price at €7... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It's a museum about chips. It's never gonna be the best thing in Brugge, but it's not terrible. There's plenty of info to read, but the best thing is the discount on chips that you get. I recommend buying a combination ticket for this and Choco-Story, saves you a couple of €

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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Didn't hold high hopes for this as it was just a "chip" museum. Very surprised on what there was to learn about potatoes/chips. Also included a discount on a portion of chips at the end,

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Reusel, The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was a nice museum. We went here with quite a lot of knowledge about the fries already. Still they tell you a lot about the fries but as well as on potato's. You learn the history and the different names. The staff is friendly and capable to speak fluent English, French and dutch. On the end you can buy... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited as part of a pass with the chocolate museum. The Friet museum contains lots of facts about (you guessed it) chips. If you are a fan of the fried potato then this will be heaven, for everyone else it's a good way to spend a couple of hours in Bruges. If you are on a tight schedule this... More 

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Louhans, France
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14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went there not really knowing what to expect. The first part is the history of the potato and the french fries. Even though this is mainly writing and pictures on the wall, it was interesting and partly surprising. Upstairs you have the more active part with a frituur, where kids can cook their own (plastic) fries and there is... More 

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Kent
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We went here on the recommendation of friends. It's a hit of fun if not taken seriously. There is really only so much you want to know about potatoes and chips even for an Irishman like me. The chips at the end we're very good but we were also glad to sit down.

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Lyon, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a small, well done museum - all about fries. The kids are given an activity to do when they enter and they get a prize at the end. There is also a cool gift shop and a cafe where you can enjoy - what else? - Fries!

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Who knew there would be so much to say about potatoes and fries?! And who'd have thought to put it all into a museum?! This place was so much and a real education. We began with the history, the varieties and what most people see as the 'boring bit'. I really enjoyed it though. Then upstairs was where all the... More 

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