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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

the best part was the 40 cents off a portion of chips in the café. the chips were pretty good, cheap and way too many in a portion so I would I would not pay for the museum again but would save the money and pay the extra 40 cents for the chips!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The museum of fries was good fun and we learned some interesting facts about potatoes and fries. We got in for free with the Brugge City Card, which I would really recommend getting for your visit to the city.

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Well I would honestly say the brat part is the chips and they are the best in Belgium far too many so share a portion. Museum itself was pretty boring and over quickly but staff are friendly

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Unless you have a particular enthusiasm for the history of chips, this museum is not worth visiting. You get 0.40 off a portion of chips at the end but if you are veggie you may as well throw the ticket away as the chips are all coated with animal fat with no other option for vegetarians.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This museum is all about the history of the potato which is somewhat interesting and worthwhile - wish it was more interactive though. The frites themselves downstairs are very good and the wait short - visit for this reason!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

There's more to the humble potato than you think.....I didn't appreciate the medicinal qualities nor the variety. The downstairs cafe was good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Obviously it is one of those turists traps, but I wanted to do anyway and it was very interesting, some funny information about potatoes and very tasty fries in the end, cheap and good. Worth a visit if you have aome time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

You can get in free with the city pass. A museum all about fries! When you get your ticket they give you a voucher for money off fries from their restaurant in the basement. Let me tell you, they were perfect! Interesting and fun! Lots of photo ops! Located in a building that is over 600 years old!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Unusual Museuem. Inexpensive with a Bruges card or Combined ticket. Quite Interesting & Nice Chips at the end for about 2 Euro's.

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