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Friet Museum

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Bruges is renowned for its UNESCO-listed Old Town, with its medieval architecture and picturesque canal ways. On this tour, visit historic landmarks such as the Church of Our Lady and the Beguinage, admire the views as you stroll along the canal side, and venture away from the crowds to discover little-known sights and hidden gems.
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Mr_and_Mrs_Cuddles wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia1,123 contributions79 helpful votes
A trip through the Frietmuseum is absolutely, positively ridiculous – exactly as it should be. A stroll through provides the history of the potato and its spread across the world, the rise of the fried potato specifically, and a truly impressive collection of related memorabilia; towards the end, keep an eye out for the videos of musical instruments made from potatoes being played! We spent far more time here than we expected to; it's a weird place, but that’s part of the appeal – and the museum’s enthusiasm on display is fairly infectious. The basement fry shop at the end boasts a large menu and is surprisingly cheap – the base order of fries is monstrously large, with many dips available, and if you want more than potatoes, they offer more fried options than you might know existed. For beverages, quite an array of soft drinks and beers are available, including lambics. We managed a tasty and filling lunch for two for less than €8, a delicious end to a fun visit. Stop in and say you saw something weird in Bruges!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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waltervp wrote a review Mar 2020
Devonport, Australia568 contributions150 helpful votes
We loved the museum and spend quiet som e time reading about potatoes and fries. The cafe downstairs was nice and clean and not too expensive, but very greasy and not the best frites by a long shot. Very friendly service and definitely worth visiting and still recommend trying the Belgian food downstairs!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Joyce H, Front Office Manager at Friet Museum
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Dear Walter, Thank you for your review, both positive and constructive. We're glad you liked our museum! There so much people don't know about this simple vegetable. We're sorry we didn't offer the best fries you've ever tasted but we hope you did like them a bit. We always try to reduce the grease-rate as much as possible, to only 11%. Therefore, we apologise and we hope you can give us another chance when you're near our museum. I will let my co-workers know you enjoyed their service, it will make their day! Have a nice day!
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Diana C wrote a review Feb 2020
Tidworth, United Kingdom44 contributions28 helpful votes
Didn’t think there could be much about chips to put in museum, but I was wrong. From the origins of the potato in South America through pests and processing to modern day. Even a chip van for children to be hands on chippy. Loads of memorabilia, and great to time visit near lunch time because in cellar there is a cafe. A portion of Belgium fries included on ticket price. I enjoyed this museum and sure children will love it.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Joyce H, Front Office Manager at Friet Museum
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Dear Diana, Thank you so much for your 5-star review, we appreciate it! People always underestimate how much there is to learn about potatoes and fries. We're glad you enjoyed the course through history and our fries!
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WillSK wrote a review Feb 2020
Aylesbury, United Kingdom25 contributions34 helpful votes
The Museum is really pretty dull and quite expensive. However the fries from their cafe are pretty good although I wish they had made this available without having to pay for the museum as it's behind the paid entrance. If you want good fries save yourself some cash and go elsewhere. My advice to the museum would be to open their cafe as an individual business so people who don't want to go to the museum can go.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Joyce H, Front Office Manager at Friet Museum
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Dear WillSK, Thank you for your review and feedback. We're sorry to hear you didn't like our museum but we're happy you enjoyed the fries! The fries are indeed not included in the entrance fee, but everybody gets a discount which can be used to buy them. It's also possible to combine all the discount vouchers, so if you are with 5 people you can share one for free. We've discussed the topic about the open restaurant a lot. But every time we come to the conclusion that we are still a museum and it's hard for us to uphold the same quality for our visitors if we are open for everybody so we decided to fixate on visitors only. Nonetheless, we are grateful for your feedback and you are always welcome to share more suggestions or ideas. Have a nice day!
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FordWetley wrote a review Feb 2020
Leek, United Kingdom27 contributions3 helpful votes
Not very children friendly, lots of reading, expensive and the chips were nothing special. Wouldn’t go again. Daughter (11) was bored!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Joyce H, Front Office Manager at Friet Museum
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Dear FordWetley, Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear your expectations didn't match your experience. Didn't you get the searching game with stickers for your daughter? There is a lot to learn about the history and origin of fries, so it means a lot of information. We understand this isn't for everybody. If you have any suggestions, concerns or ideas, feel free to share them with us! Have a good day!
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