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Friet Museum

Vlamingstraat 33, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050 34 01 50
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Ranked #38 of 54 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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Skegness
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We went in after a school group, who enjoyed ticking off their work sheets. It was still interesting for adults, but more as a curiosity. Quite big, spread out over three floors, and we learnt plenty about potatoes, and that a Belgian invented the chip, not a French person.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A lot of informative information about everything fries and spuds (in Dutch, French and English) you can read as much as you like, there are even lover level smaller pieces for kids to read too. Found the historical gadgets very interesting, specially has they had a chip cutter like my gran had! The reward is a small discount for fries... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Or at least that's what's presented here. And they have some good arguments. You'll learn lot about potato, fries etc. And in the basement is fries shop, they're really good.

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Despite supposedly being right next to the diamond museum on the map we could not find this place at all. We were given a free map from the hotel which is just by the diamond museum and this museum seemed to be located next to it. We were keen to visit for the novelty factor but we assumed it must... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited the museum as we noticed the entry was discounted when purchasing entry to the Chocolate museum. While some of the memorabilia was interesting, I felt that it wasn't worth the money to see. Entry fee does get you a small discount for fries at the cafe downstairs.

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York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited the museum whilst on holiday. First impressions weren't too good as the lady selling tickets was on the 'phone and didn't even acknowledge us. The museum is set out over several floors and does have a lift, so you are able to access the different levels if you have a wheel chair - which we did. It was... More

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Geelong, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
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30 helpful votes 30 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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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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22 helpful votes 22 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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