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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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Fun little side trip

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was such a waste of time. I don't understand how people continue to rave about this museum. I feel like it was a total waste of money.

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Bucharest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Museum name it's a little too much said for what is seen. Never mind that at certain times is closed where are prepared and served the fries (against another cost) ticket price is the same - enormous. Some information about all the world's potatoes, peeled and cut potatoes machinery, about two scale models and several statues ... frankly not worth... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

not very interesting, eat some fries instead! Childfriendly but not great for adults. Mostly reading on boards, not very interactive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went here because it was convenient, pouring with rain and fancied a portion of chips. Not really much to see for the price, though I did get a pressed coin which was nice. I would advise saving the cash, and going to one of the many Friet shops, and eat them near the windmills. Use the change to buy a... More 

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Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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

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