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Friet Museum

Vlamingstraat 33, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050 34 01 50
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Ranked #36 of 50 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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Jarrow
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well presented and thought out museum of the potato and chips, I learned a lot. a novelty with real educational value

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Scarsdale, New York
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32 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I've been to special interest museums like this before, so thought it would be fun to try this one. There's a lot of displays with information in many languages on potatoes and fries here. It's a fun museum with information on how the best fries are made. I thought the fries-o-mastic type dispenser from the 1980s (?) was interesting. Who... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We'd already paid a flat fee for the Bruges card, so we didn't pay for admission to the museum, and I still felt that our visit was a waste. Bruges is filled with small museums, but this one really stretched to include much of anything. There is, however, a looping video of potatoes being harvested, so I suppose there's that.... More

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Ogden, UT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I was suprised at the depth of the museum, since it seemed on the surface to not really be more than just a little tourist trap. It was actually interesting and goes into the history of the potato and how there came to be fries. The basement also has a little cafe with great fries, so worth the stop.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This super little museum was informative and fun for everyone. I loved all of the genres of "frites art" mixed together with the interactive frites stand allowing for great photos and kid fun. After learning about the history of the potato, all the varieties as well as cooking and chopping methods, you are more than ready to dig in and... More

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essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Really good fun and we learned so much. Went along a little tongue in cheek but it was very interesting. There is a restaurant in the basement - great chips!!! Housed in the Saaihalle, one of the most attractive buildings in Bruges. Not too far to walk from The Markt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Yes, of course there are more "worthy" cultural sights in Bruges, but we had a great serendipitous time here one morning. It's modern, well laid out, informative, and interactive. Our adult kids loved it. And those Friets at the end? Some of the best we sampled in Bruges.

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Biel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We just happened to walk past this museum and thought why not, seeing as Belgium is famous for frites. We were pleasantly surprised and learnt a lot about potatoes that we didn't know before. It's a well laid out museum and with a frites shop in the bottom and with the entry ticket they give you a discount voucher for... More

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