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Friet Museum

Vlamingstraat 33, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050 34 01 50
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Ranked #37 of 48 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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A whole museum devoted to fries - kids would like this and the entrance fee includes a discount on buying some fries at the end

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Georgetown, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I did not expect there to be much information in this museum so was pleasantly surprised to find out how much was in it. There is quite a bit of history about potatoes and then how fries and chips came about. After touring the museum you have the opportunity to buy some friets.

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Diksmuide, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great museum, fun and very informative. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. This museum is close to the Markt as well as many other attractions. The frites at the end of the visit was really great, paired with an equally great Brugse Zot beer. The perfect way to end of my day.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a fun place to visit if you've got a spare hour & have already worked your way through the beer and chocolate options. The museum is surprisingly informative: it has a photo display of famous chip shops - including John Lennon's local chippy in Liverpool. ... & of course, you get the chance to sample some (properly cooked)... More

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Chesterfield, England
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I had read reviews on here and they put me off but we bought a city card and found ourselves walking past so went it. It isn't the greatest museum in the world I get that but it was quite interesting, something different and a bit of fun. We learnt a few things and quite enjoyed it. We didn't eat... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Museum is ok but 5€ for students is too much! You get 40 cents discount for fries at the museum but they are also just average! I had much better fries elsewhere in belgium!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Good place to go, if rainy or overcast day ahead, Explains the origin of fries, & potato origin from around the world, tasty fries at the end of visit too.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We went for a pass time as we were due to go home so didn't want to go very far. Was a good place for a pass time but the chips at the end were very nice.

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Toronto
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146 reviews 146 reviews
23 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you show up here thinking it's an amusement park with Fries, you are going to have a bad time. Yes, It's a self guided museum full of facts and information. Lots of information on the history of the Potato. Yes, the language boards are in random orders and never the same location for each language but it's in 3... More

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Theale, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We visited this museum on a rainy day against my wishes, my partner was very keen however so we went in. I had very, and I mean very low expectations of what I would find in a museum dedicated to frites. I was pleasantly surprised, it is actually interesting. I now know why Americans call them French Fries, how Belgians... More

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