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Friet Museum

Address: Vlamingstraat 33, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 050 34 01 50
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Ranked #68 of 120 things to do 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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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

As a lover of chips and growing potatoes I thought this might be a fun way to pass a couple of hours on a rainy day in Bruges and learn a bit about a Belgium tradition. It was a lovely little museum, very quiet on the day we went so we were able to stroll round at our own pace... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

A quick visit here as it was nearly closing time on our first afternoon in Bruges. Much more to it than expected, and lots of interesting information. Unfortunately, we weren't able to partake in the fries as they were fried in beef dripping!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We visited on a very cold day and so it was good to be inside. The displays were interesting and explained the history of the potato and how it was first discovered/grown in the Andes about 8,000 years ago. I did not realise there are thousands of varieties now. At the top of the building, you can watch a video... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The taxi driver who drove us to our hotel, described the museum as 'a bit of fun'. I personally think it is more than this as the quality of information is good, lots of colourful displays for kids particularly later on in the museum, possibly hard to remember everything you learn but very common in museums. We spent about 1.5... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went here as wanted something a bit different/odd to do. Totally boring and overpriced for what it is.. Literally tells you the history of a potato. Nothing quirky or unique about it. Place smells of old stale chip fat. Highly recommend to spend your €6 euro on something more worthwhile!

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Watford, United Kingdom
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Who knew there were so many different potatoes, It was very interesting learning all about the potato unlike the chocolate museum there was no free tasting of chips

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you aren't a potato freak, you will probably be a little bored. There a a lot of potato history facts and some old fries devices. The collection is poor, stunning is just the fact that that kind of a museum actually exists. The most interesting thing was a device on our restaurant table, that vibrates and make noises when... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The Friet Museum in Bruges is located in the oldest building standing, dating to 1399, and is the home of all information on the infamous Belgium fried potato. Friet stands are to be found throughout Belgium, dispensing crisp Belgium fries in a paper cone, often supplemented with mahonaise. Belgium claims the creation of the first fried potato, in the Meuse... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A few rooms of posters with information about potatoes and chips but doesn't actually end up telling you really how the chip existed. Didn't learn anything you couldn't get from a 5min read on wiki. A few artifacts and plastic potatoes decorated the empty spaces. Tried the chips in the basement fry shop, but have tasted better elsewhere in Bruges... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It's a strange museum but worth going to for the experience. The information cards are highly amusing as are the animated fries which guide you round the museum. It's worth buying a combination ticket with the Chocolate Museum as it only takes around an hour to go round this one (plus half an hour to eat fries in the basement).... More 

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