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Friet Museum

Vlamingstraat 33, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050 34 01 50
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Ranked #36 of 51 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Specialty 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... more » 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. « less
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Geelong, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Not sure if I should be telling the world I went here but it really was OK! Yes it really is about the history of French fries and there are lots of great retro potato related memorabilia, art works (yes really!) and fun things about fries! A nice change from other museums and really yummy fries can be purchased for... More

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Alberta
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Agreed to visit to appease our younger travelers and shockingly learned some new and interesting facts about potatoes. Kids loved the museum challenge & especially enjoyed the café!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Don't take this place too seriously; although I fear they take themselves very seriously. 3 floors devoted to the history of the potato and how it has been claimed by the Belgian people. Nice smell of chips when you walk in. Some good guidance on how to cook the perfect chips. That's about all that is worthwhile. Wouldn't go again.

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Staffordshire
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you like a bit of social history then it's worth a visit. If you like chips it's worth a visit. It smells of chips when you walk in (well you'd expect that). Not a lot of interactive stuff sadly, but good story of the poatato and its arrival in Europe. Interesting WW1 chip connection. Not sure how interesting children... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Kids enjoyed it but they flew through it trying to find items on their sheet. Best bet to buy tickets alongside the Chocolate Museum to get the best value. Fries at the end were very nice and not too bad on price.

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Reading, UK
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Who would ever have thought that you could devote 3 whole floors of a building to chips! This museum takes less than an hour to wander around and is not to be taken too seriously. However, it's informative and a bit of fun - with some great photo opportunities - particularly if you avoid the crowds and go at the... More

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We did learn a lot about the potato in this quirky museum. The greasy smell from the friers in the basement put us off a bit as it permeates the whole museum.

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Hudson, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was hoping that this museum would be a fun and quirky place to visit (like the wonderful Spam museum in Minnesota) but it turned out to be very dreary. Just a lot of reading about the history of the potato and the original french fry. Nothing particularly creative. The French fries that are served in the museum's cafe are... More

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Jarrow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Very interesting place to visit. You may wonder how can they have a museum all about chips (Friet, Fries) Well it is not only about fries. It starts with the history of the potato, how it was discovered, cultured and eventually brought to Europe. Then how the first chips came about and If you want to know how they ended... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This unique museum is a bit of a joke in a way but it turned out to be remarkably informative! We learned a lot about the history of the potato, how it reached Europe (its introduction to the UK was somewhat late in the day) and how the humble chip became a dietary staple. There's a chip restaurant in the... More

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