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Address: Vlamingstraat 33, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 50 34 01 50
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Well worth a visit

Interesting museum with lots to see. We learnt alot about the coming potato. Entry reasonably priced fire the time we spent there. We would recommend.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
eacheney2006
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London, United Kingdom
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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I found this really interesting - a lot of writing which is great if you want to learn about the history of the potato and Belgian fritz! There is also really interesting historical displays and hands on stuff. The fritz at the end are really good but I wish you got to eat them in a place with windows.

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Thank imogen210893
Redditch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea Chips were so interesting or had such a history, very interesting and well worth your time

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Thank lambkin21
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are registered citizens of Bruges so it was free entry. Otherwise we would not pay to visit this. Unfortunately it was too uninteresting for my taste. It is mainly written explanations and some plastic potatoe models.. For me it would be best if there would be some kind of live show cooking and some free samples to try, or... More 

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Thank Dasha P
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting museum with lots to see. We learnt alot about the coming potato. Entry reasonably priced fire the time we spent there. We would recommend.

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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

What an interesting museum all about the humble potato and the history of chips or fries. Small, well laid out and informative. A great cone of chips at the end of the tour (you have to buy these). Great on a wet or cold day in Brugge.

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Thank Chris57Pat
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Went with my daughter. We had a fantastic time. So much to see and learn, with diagrams explaining where the hundreds of variety of potatos originayed worldwide. We had such fun pretending to serve chips on the chippy wagon. A must see for everyone, fantastic value for money, and a voucher for money off fries at the end of the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

A must see to read all about the potatoes, very interesting. The chips in the café after were super tasty.

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Thank fluffyduck51
Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited this little museum when we had an hour to kill before returning to our boat. We were pleasantly suprised as we thought.... what can we learn that we don't already know about a chip! Very interesting when you take the time to read the info boards. The best part and highly recommended is buying a cone of frites... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

When we had done every other museum and gallery we thought we may as well visit the chip museum. It's great! Interesting and fun!

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Thank timake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Not really sure what we were expecting to be honest, but was ok. Interesting history of how chips came about and discounted chips, sorry Frites!, at the end. Again good for kids but adults will find a little basic. Good for a rainy day though.

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