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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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Intriguing but expensive!

Expensive and then you don't even get to taste them for free - just get a discount voucher. Interesting history, but there's only so much you can read about potatoes and frites... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I love fries, and when I saw there's a fries museum, I thought, hey this is going to be funny and yummy.. but this "attraction" was SO disappointing that it just made me very angry that it even exists, because there's no reason for such a tourist trap to be legal! It's insulting. And I'm writing this review a month... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We had Bruges city cards so planned a few museums to go and visit.... this was the most memorable! We really enjoyed our visit, we found it to be fun and informative. The smell of fries throughout adds to the experience. The memorabilia was really something else. Worth a look to be sure.

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Expensive and then you don't even get to taste them for free - just get a discount voucher. Interesting history, but there's only so much you can read about potatoes and frites. Kids liked the play service hatch where you can serve customers. The lingering smell of deep fat fryers wasn't appealing throughout the building. Wish we'd gone to the... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

nothing really exeptional. they make you paied the fries even though they give you a small discount. I think there were the worst fries I tried in Belgium.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Wow, a museum to the chipped potato! Well its a fascinating place, and a great alternative to the other tourist haunts.. The Frites at the end make it all worthwhile though.. I am just not so sure I would believe all of the "Facts" delivered ;) Well worth a visit especially if its a rainy afternoon in Brugges!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is a quite interesting place If you have an obsession for potatoes. It's very informative and lots to see and read. As previously stated it was full of school kids who were very loud. None more so than down stairs in the chip shop. We bought joint tickets for here and the choco place round the corner.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Awesome place. I love frites. If you love frites then it's a must! Learn the history of the potatoes and the secret behind making the best frites.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Who would have thought there was that much to know about the history of chips and the potato! Worth a visit if you combine it with the chocolate museum - you get free samples of chocolate but have to pay for your chips, best to go when you fancy a snack rather than straight after breakfast when a portion of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I imagined this museum was just going to be a bit of fun but actually I came away from it having learnt a lot of about history and culture around the world, through the common experience of eating potatoes in one form or another (the Potato Museum would be a more accurate, although less enticing, name!) Everything is translated from... More 

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Interesting enough but there is a limit as to how interesting potatoes can be. Wouldn't be top of my list

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Address: Address: Vlamingstraat 33, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 050 34 01 50
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges

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