The Frietmuseum (Fries museum) is a museum in Bruges, Belgium, which is devoted to the history of potatoes and the production of Belgian fries. It describes itself as "the first and only museum dedicated to potato fries".
The museum was founded in 2008 by Eddy Van Belle, who had previously opened two other museums in Bruges, both based in one building: Choco-Story, which is dedicated to Belgium's chocolate industry, and Lumina Domestica, which houses Van Belle's 6,500-piece collection of lamps. Inspired by the popularity of Choco-Story, Van Belle had researched the possibility of a museum dedicated to fries, and was encouraged to open the Frietmuseum after discovering that no similar museum existed elsewhere.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Conor Higgins | Feb 6, 2018
Didn't expect much considering it's a history of potatoes but was actually quite interesting and light hearted. Delicious chips at the end of the tour! Well worth the €7 admission fee.
Ruby Centeno | Mar 2, 2018
It was amazing to learn about all kinds of potatoes and then how fries were then invented and made. The give you also a discount for their fries and I do have to say they were pretty delicious!
周高高 | Feb 17, 2018
Introducing everything about fries including the history of fries, the process and equipments of making fries, different potato species and the potato products made in each corner of the world. With the ticket, there is 0.4 euro discount for the fries sold in the basement. There is a ticket bundle, the fries, Chico-story and lamp museum, and the price is good. Each museum costs around 1 - 1.5 hour.
David Crepaz-Keay | Mar 12, 2018
Not as exciting as we hoped. Very little interaction. There was a lot of information about the history of potatoes and much less than we expected about the fries. OK but this is nothing like the calibre of the Bruge Beer Experience.
Meester North | Mar 23, 2018
It's more potato and chip museum. Interesting with some kitsch value thrown in too. They have a deal for discounted Chocolate Museum entry too, which is good.
Jeffrey McFadden | Apr 9, 2018
Not as exciting as we hoped it would be. I thought it was more about the history of potatoes than fries.. the kids enjoyed the video and pretend food truck more than anything else.
Kat | Apr 26, 2018
The museum was okay. My children enjoyed it but in my opinion not worth money for what we got out of it.
Kevin Tran | May 31, 2018
This place is small, there's not much here at all. There's pictures about the history of potatoes and a bunch of reading plackards. We only went because we thought there would be free chips at the end!! We got liked too!! They only give you a discount coupon for .40 euro.... And the chips run you 2,20 euro... So webs of lies.
Peter Chong | Jun 11, 2018
Great place to learn about the history of potatoes, and the history behind Fries. The cafe in the museum is pretty well priced too. Fries there are great as one would expect.
Alessandro Cini | May 30, 2018
The topic is too slightly weird to be considered an excellent museum but yet it's built as good as possible and "french" fries are really good.
ilker Aktuna | May 21, 2018
Lots of information about fried potatoes. The coffee downstairs could be better designed. It is nice for eating potatoes but the weak design makes it non-attractive for tourists.
journei antonidas | Jun 3, 2018
If you have time to kill or young kids go by. It doesn't take a lot of time to get through the museum. Their is a cafe at the bottom the you can buy frites (fries) and try (buy) different sauces to dip them in. You get a 40 cents off coupon for the cafe with your entrance fee.
Ashley Balls | Jul 22, 2018
I wasn't expecting much when walking into the Frietmuseum however I was very pleasantly surprised. There is so much information on the history of potatoes and how its affected people but it's all displayed in a brilliant way. You even get a discount on their famous fries at the end of it and the gift shop is amazing. I would definitely recommend and you can buy joint tickets to their chocolate museum and a few others so it's worth it for the small entrance price.
david magroune | Jul 20, 2018
Interesting facts about potatoes. The fries or chips taste awful. Taste like over cooked mass-produced cheap fast food. McDonald's is better by a long way.
Gareth Davies | Jul 9, 2018
Brilliant in an ironic way. Like a pencil museum? You'll love it.
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