Friet MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Vlamingstraat 33, 8000 Brugge, Belgium, Bruges
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 32-50340150
- Ticket Price: 6 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Food And Drinks, Family And Kids, Architecture , Specialty Museum
Friet Museum - Review
Owned and operated by the same people who run Choco-Story, the Friet Museum seems to run on a similar winning formula, a museum based on a cultural treasure. In this case, potato fries. Specifically, Belgian fries. Otherwise known as French fries(which country made them first is an ongoing dispute). Located in the former Wool Hall of Bruges, that was built in 1399, and over the years it has been used by merchants, weavers, as an inn, a bank, a dancehall, a cafe, and a cinema.
The Gothic building has survived in pristine condition and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside, the fries museum is covers three floors. The first and second floors exhibit the history of potatoes, starting from the first cultivations in Peru circa 8000 BC, to the relatively modern 19th century history of fries and how they came to be in Belgium. A cafe is located in the basement.
Friet Museum Information
- The chip cafe in the basement is highly recommended! Try out those Belgian fries with different sauces here, and some other Belgian dishes as well.
- Along with the Choco-Story this place could be another fun trip for the family with kids.
- Average visiting time is 45 minutes.
- Part of the historic centre of Bruges, and only a short walk from the Markt, so you can plan your trip keeping that in mind.
- A museum about potatoes and fries housed in a historic medieval building.
- Biekorf parking Naaldenstraat 10 or on Sint-Jansplein street.
Friet Museum Ticket Prices
- Adult 6 Euros, Students and seniors (65+) 5 Euros, Children (6-11 years) 4 Euros.
How To reach Friet Museum by Public Transport
- Walking/cycling distance from the bus stop at the edge of the historic centre.
Restaurants Near Friet Museum
- There is the in house fries cafe in the basement.
- Restaurante Curiosa (French, moderately expensive, casual)
- Bierbrasserie Cambrinus (bar/Belgian, moderately expensive, casual)
- Baobab (International, highly expensive, casual)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Friet Museum
14.58% of people who visit Bruges include Friet Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
65.57% of people start their Friet Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Friet Museum
80.36% of people prefer walking in order to reach Friet Museum
Friet Museum Trips
Friet Museum, Bruges Reviews
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.
A wonderfully weird place indeed. We enjoyed spending an hour or two walking around discovering the history of fries. Overall an enjoyable experience and something good to do to get out of the rain.
Great little museum about the history of the potato from it's origin South America to how to make the perfect chips (fries). At the end there is a cafe where you can get a portion of fries that are very good indeed.
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.
You must really love potatoes and fries to appreciate this place. Many antique potatoe related machine/items on display. Nice eatery in basement.