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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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Chip Museum in Bruges

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Luton, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were a bit skeptical to go however, enjoyed it quite a lot. You have to pay for fries/chips at the end. you get a tiny discount but i think for the entrance fee they should include at least a small portion. We learned a lot more than we thought we were going to and it was all very interesting.... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife never let me forget I refused to go to the potato museum in Idaho so I didn't dare not accompany her to the French fry museum in Bruges. It is cute and informative but I already knew much about the origin of the potato. The place was packed at midday with a hoard of teens on a school... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We only popped in here last minute, because we had Bruges City Cards, so it was free. It's more about the history of potatoes than the history of chips, but there is still plenty to see and it was interesting. The information was provided in various languages.

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Epworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This museum is well worth fitting into your trip to the city if staying for a few days. It's more interesting than you may think it would be. I couldn't believe so many variety of potatoes came from Peru!!

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Very interesting, good exhibits, interesting facts, presented well, and the complimentary chips at the end to die for!!! Forget the diet!! Not sure that I like the Belgian idea of Mayo instead of Tomato sauce, but it was interesting trying it!!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

On the last day on our visit to Bruges we decided to chip off to the Friet Museum. I won't waffle on for too long but it really was an ap-peeling place and they haven't made an hash of it as some have said. Keep your eyes peeled as you walk round for fun potato facts and make sure you... More 

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