Friet Museum, Bruges

2.4
#9 of 28 in Museums in Bruges
Learn about the legacy of the fried potato at Friet Museum, 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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  • Although the website says last entry at 415, staff was harping that last entry is at 4pm. They didnt allow me to enter at 415 although I mentioned that I need only about 20 mins or so. They close at 5...  more »
  • I visited the museum with the combination chocolate museum and museum fries at 14 euros. Museum in the cute complex, tells the story of potatoes, from its cultivation in ancient times to the famous Belgian fried potato with objects on display, used sauces, etc., passing through the characteristics of potatoes such as properties nutritional benefits. At the end of the tour there would also be the possibility to buy Belgian fries at a discounted price, I did not take them because it was 11 in the morning and because the Belgian fries do not like me, so I can not tell you about the quality of these
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  • Brilliant little museum for a great price. I found the information to be interesting and my partner really enjoyed the interactive elements. The cafe at the end was amazing, simply the best chips I had in Brugge... you even get 40 cents off your order with your entry ticket. If your love chips this is a must!
  • Well worth the trip and entrance. Interesting history and the chips at the end are great. One of the staff turned us away about 90min before they closed and we had to go the next day. If I were go to back I would have been more insistent on going inside the first day.
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