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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
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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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Small, Interesting and a pleasant way to spend an hour

The chip museum is OK. It's not somewhere you can spend ages as there isn't that much to see, but what there is is quite interesting. Some of the exhibits are more potato than... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
tim_foster5mpu
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Northampton, England
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Northampton, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The chip museum is OK. It's not somewhere you can spend ages as there isn't that much to see, but what there is is quite interesting. Some of the exhibits are more potato than chip, but hey that's nit picking. The top floor is best, especially for kids. They have an old chip vending machine which is really interesting and... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fact that it is a chip museum should really be enough of a warning! It is seriously dull and the information (history of the chip) is laid out in a completely uninspiring way. We almost ate in the basement cafe until we realised that everyone in there - it was full - was waiting to be served. They clearly... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is an interesting look at the history of the potato and fry with an good chip shop in the bottom.

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Thank posieflump
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole museum seemed an exercise in stating the blindingly obvious. One would imagine the growing and picking of potatoes could be explained in all of 2 minutes and the preparation and cooking of fries handled with similar speed. Whilst you would be entirely correct in this presumption, it didn't stop the friet museum from going into great detail about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to learn about the French fries and potatoes. This the definitely the place to go. They will show you everything. On the bottom floor is a restaurant where they will make the fries the way they showed you in museum.

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Thank Ivanshantel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ultimately, how much is there to know about fries? The exhibitions cover the origins of the potato first and then fries themselves, along with info on the cooking process. This endearing little museum has done it's best to extract some interest from the subject matter. The result is worth half an hour if you have the Bruges City card, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history of Belgium fries sounded like a quick visit, but we spent some time in this museum. The displays, captions and short film were excellent. Chips will never be the same again!

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Thank megjpost
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, I went because my 5 year old grandson thought it was hysterical that there was a "Fry Museum", but it was an easy tour, short, inexpensive and actually quite informative (they are not French!) And the hot fries from the museum were the best I had in Belgium!

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Thank Rose G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great little museum with loads of interactive things throughout so also good for children to go. At the end you can buy chips which were the nicest chips ever! worth a visit

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Entry was free with city card and this was a very good museum tour. Found out lots of interesting facts about potatoes, some I'd never have guessed. At end we went to cafe and sampled probably the best fries I've had, well guess they'd have to be really!!!! You also get small discount on price in cafe with admission ticket.... More 

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