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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.
Friet Museum reviews
Went while In Brugge, the museum is pretty average but was only cheap so wasn’t expecting much. Tried a sample of the Frites on the bottom floor and they were very nice and at a discount price with...
Went while In Brugge, the museum is pretty average but was only cheap so wasn’t expecting much. Tried a sample of the Frites on the bottom floor and they were very nice and at a discount price with... more »
Buckle up!! You are in for an experience of a lifetime….. that is… if you have lived in a universe without potatoes…. if however you know what a potato is and have had fries , then this is an hour of.... more
Buckle up!! You are in for an experience of a lifetime….. that is… if you have lived in a universe without potatoes…. if however you know what a potato is and have had fries , then this is an hour of.... more »
As you expect from a museum, it’s one of those place that require a lot of attention. If you don’t really want to read or listen, then it might not be fun for you. For me it’s rather enjoyable and informative. You’ll get to see a lot of history before the potatoes from Peru transform into the fries we know today! You’ll also get to see all the machines associated with making the fries throughout its history! It’s really interesting if you have the time.
An off-beat museum in Brugge elevating knowledge about the humble potato and (Belgian) fries. The museum is situated close to the Market but can be easily missed with its nondescript entrance. Highly recommended for a visit to know about the origin of potatoes, varieties and some unusual facts about fries.
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