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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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  • This is the historic Genoese Lodge at Oude Beursplein. This property belonged to the traders from Genoa. It was built in 1399 and used by the Italian merchants to conduct trade and business. In the... 
    This is the historic Genoese Lodge at Oude Beursplein. This property belonged to the traders from Genoa. It was built in 1399 and used by the Italian merchants to conduct trade and business. In the...  more »
  • Fun facts about the tbets we all know so well, and about the Belgian history of frites. Quite a selection of objects, including cartoons, historical fotos and appliances and a potato head band... 
    Fun facts about the tbets we all know so well, and about the Belgian history of frites. Quite a selection of objects, including cartoons, historical fotos and appliances and a potato head band...  more »
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  • So much i didnt know! Fries and drinks are on point! Video game was HILARIOUS and fun! Recommend to everyone. Honestly cool place to go to! In a conclusion, id like to recommend this to everyone and especially getting the audio guide and food.
  • At this museum, you will learn about history of fries in europe and belgium. You also can have some fun in this museum since there is a mini games and interactive things to do. It also have a lot of aesthetic spot for your feeds!

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