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Friet Museum, Bruges

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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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  • Initially, we were hesitant to visit the museum given the low ratings, but because we love potatoes and fries, thought it would be fun to pop in. It was also only 8€ I believe which is a great price.....  more
    Initially, we were hesitant to visit the museum given the low ratings, but because we love potatoes and fries, thought it would be fun to pop in. It was also only 8€ I believe which is a great price.....  more »
  • There’s only so much you can expect from a museum of fries. What was putting off though was the smell of the oil they were using to cook the fries down in the basement. It made us all feel sick! We... 
    There’s only so much you can expect from a museum of fries. What was putting off though was the smell of the oil they were using to cook the fries down in the basement. It made us all feel sick! We...  more »
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  • Interactive, fun museum. Definitely suprised! Really interesting historical information, botanical information, art section, child-friendly section and even a fun game you can choose to play. At the end you can buy great fries and snacks. Definitely worth a visit!
  • It’s the only potato museum in whole of Europe and when it comes to Belgium, there fries are well known! So it’s definitely necessary to check this place. Full of important information, it’s quite well represented and you’ll learn many stuff about potatoes and fries. There are a couple of interactive sections such as a shooting game. In the end, you’ll get to taste their fries (of course the Belgian way) cooked fresh according to national guidelines.

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