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Address: Vlamingstraat 33, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 050 34 01 50
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Belgium is famous for its frites—and the Friet Museum gives visitors a...
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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Quite amusing to pass an hour or so

Its was sense of intrigue that took us here on a Friday lunch time. If you read all the commentaries then you will never need to know anything else ever about the potato. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Its was sense of intrigue that took us here on a Friday lunch time. If you read all the commentaries then you will never need to know anything else ever about the potato. I suppose it gets a but repetitive but its quite fun and worth a look if you are passing.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a brilliantly quirky place this is. We went because we had a Bruges card, which includes it. [Beware, the Beer museum is not part of the scheme, but the Lamp Museum and its wonderful next door neighbour, Chocostory, are] We absolutely loved it. if you can't believe how there can be a whole museum dedicated to chips, then you... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I thought it was a fun way to spend an hour and get a snack. I liked it better than Chocostory. It was way less crowded, so it was easy to read all the signs. A lot of the museum is about potatoes. You just walk through and you read signs next to pictures or objects about the history of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I couldn't believe they had a museum to the chip, so it had to be worth a visit. Indeed it was. The displays were interesting and it was well laid out, but the star part of the day was the chips at the end of the visit. They were worth the entrance fee alone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A fascinating little museum in the center of Bruges. It worth a visit and tells the interesting story of the invention and spread across the world of chip. The cafe downstairs has serves the best chips I've ever tasted.

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Essex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited the Chocolate Museum and found you can buy a joint ticket to visit this museum too at a discount so we did that. The first part of the museum was quite dull - just a lot of boards and posters on the walls to read about potatoes, not what I'd call a museum. Fine if you're interested in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A little bit of silly fun - but be prepared to be over run with school groups - informative, but everyone seemed more interested in using their money off coupon for their chips at the end of the tour (in the basement) - be aware that the portions are huge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

As the former head of corporate communications for McDonald's and host of www.frenchfryhistory.com, I found this museum unique and fascinating. More history of the fry here than anywhere else in the world! Some of it is fun, and some a bit academic. And the history of this a nearby buildings is intriguing. To learn more, go to www.chili.org, then to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Inexpensive diversion. It was pouring rain outside-this was a perfect little stop. We really didn't know what to expect. This museum gives an exhaustive account of the potato, which was fine. The fun bit was the last room with the old time ads and other bits of pop culture. The interactive "frite" kitchen where your little ones can pretend to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This museum is what is says: dedicated to frites, and the history of potatoes. This is a great family activity. Tip: you can buy a ticket here that adds discounted entry to Choco-Story chocolate museum, which is right around the corner.

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