Frietmuseum, Bruges

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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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bruges trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Playful Museum of the potato to fries. a bit expensive 8 euro adult admission with a discount of €0.40 to enjoy a cone of fries at the chip shop in the basement.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Museum different, interesting, reasonable priced (at least for us) and our daughter had fun with the stickers and the area to play the top floor. Perhaps missed a tasting, but fine in general
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  • August 14, 2017
    As a joke and also out of curiosity, I wanted to make this museum. We had paid our seats beforehand "Choco-Story", it was a little cheaper. The two museums together amounted to € 13. If we had done this separately, it would cost €2 more. Surprisingly, it wasn't that bad, we learned a few things and there was a room with funny anecdotes. Were exposed to the bag of chips "Radio Contact" had sent in space and for example the prize awarded in the record books for the longest cooking fries (1988). Not exceptional but it was at least an original topic. Then we got two coupons of €0.40 for we enjoy Fries at the - 1. What we have done, it was planned anyway (then the smell emanated in the Museum). They were not bad but not great, too bad.
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  • June 12, 2017
    Disappointing overall. Lots of information but it could have been presented more imaginatively. Would have benefited from some demonstrations rather than the overload of words.
  • March 15, 2017
    Quite interesting if you really love fries. Lots of information/diagrams/pictures of the history and various types of fries and how they are made and eaten. A bit of information overload at the end, so we thought we'd go down to the basement for some fries. Turned out it wasn't anything special, just that they had lots of options for sauces. The interior of the cafe was too gaudy, and felt rather commercialised. Also some food was burnt too much to taste like food. Could have been more memorable, but since we bought the day pass so didn't feel too bad about it!
  • December 18, 2016
    Let's be honest, who doesn't love fries? Learn all about then here! If wandering through the museum makes you hungry, worry not they have their own fryer downstairs turning out amazing fries plus lots of choices to go with them. Really enjoyed it, worth a visit!
  • June 5, 2017
    Wasn't that impressed, just history of potatoes and how to make chips. End of the tour had to share a MacDonalds size portion of chips between 5 people
  • February 27, 2017
    Very nice museum to discover the history of the "French fries". if you travel with children you defenetly should visit this place!

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