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Frietmuseum, Bruges

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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2.1/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Learn about the legacy of the fried potato at Frietmuseum, the only museum dedicated to what most know people as "French fries." Fries actually originated in Belgium, and this museum tracks the development of the ubiquitous side dish and its cultural significance to its home country. The same two families that opened the Belgium Chocolate Museum are responsible for this attraction, which is housed inside Bruges' oldest building. Start your tour with an overview of the history of potatoes, a mainstay crop for the nation. Move on to learn about the equipment used to cook them, from ovens to deep friers. Modern artists' versions of the fry in sculpture and painting are displayed alongside engaging exhibits celebrating Belgium's relationship to fries. If you've worked up an appetite, try a sample of the tasty fries at the end of your self-guided tour. Purchase your tickets when you arrive, or email the museum to make reservations. Make your own fries at home using recipes from their website. Make Frietmuseum a part of your Bruges vacation plans using our Bruges trip itinerary builder.
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  • If you find yourself in Brugge know that you can visit the Museum of fried potato. The entrance fee is 7 euros and this is enough. Upon entering the Museum is decidedly Spartan is truly offers a few points of interest. Vale get here just for the home on his right appertenuta to the family Van der Burse (Veneto family name first) in the fifteenth century they founded the famous stock exchange.
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  • Funny museum to visit if you're in the area. Mainly many breads with text, but very informative about the potato and the fries! Also sell delicious fries and have a souvenir shop with souvenirs.
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  • I'm not sure why the basement chips have been slated, they are good chips and no one has time to hand cut chips!! Very interesting and good for an hour or two to wander round. Get the 3in1 ticket for ...  read more »
  • This museum should probably rename itself to the potatomuseum. The history of the potatoes is highlighted far more extensively and whilst undoubtedly related to the fries, it was not as interesting. The cellar, containing a frituur (fry-shop) of its own makes up for a couple of things, and although priced at tourist level, the portions are significant and the fries are good. Ultimately: I would not recommend this place unless you're very interested in the history of the potato in Europe!
  • If you love french fries, this museum is for you! They cover the history in an in-depth manner. Set aside 1 - 1.5 hours for your visit here.
  • Fun place to visit when in Bruges.
  • Unless you love looking at pictures and learning about potatoes, with the odd mention of chips, DON'T GO HERE. It's a rip off and frankly the chocolate museum was much better. Saved your hard earned cash and go see how chocolate is made (no demonstrations here) and eat some free chocolate.
  • I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone who isn't a potato enthusiast. Very short walk through and they miss out some fundamental Q&A on chip making. If I wasn't drunk I would have given it a 1/5 star rating.
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