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Friet Museum Tours

Friet Museum
Belgium is famed for its frites (fries), and the Frietmuseum in Bruges pays homage to this quintessential—and delicious—national dish. Founded in 2008, it claims to be the world’s only museum dedicated to potato fries and offers visitors the chance to learn about the history of the ever-popular snack.

The Basics
Made up of three parts spread across its three floors, the Frietmuseum displays such objects as historical potato peelers and fry-making machines. Presenting information via interpretation boards and films, the first section explains the 10,000-year history of the potato and how it traveled from Peru to Europe and Belgium. Next comes the history of fries, as well as tips on how to best prepare them and the different kinds of sauces to serve with them. Finally, visitors can sample fries, as well as typical Belgian meat dishes such as meatballs and beef stew, in the museum café.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Frietmuseum is a must-visit for foodies and families.
  • The museum is wheelchair-accessible.
  • Special rates are available for groups of 15 or more.

How to Get There
The Frietmuseum is located on Vlamingstraat in the center of Bruges, within a short walking distance of such other top attractions as Historium Brugge and the Bruges Beer Experience. From the main train station, buses 4, 13, and 14 all run to the museum.

When to Get There

The museum is open every day from midmorning to late afternoon. It is closed on December 25, January 1, and during the second week of January. Give yourself around 45 minutes to explore the whole museum.

Historic Building
The museum occupies the Gothic-style Saaihalle, a former weavers’ hall dating from 1399. The building has also served as the residence of the Consul of Genoa, and as an inn, café, cinema, and dancehall. The Saaihalle retains many original 14th-century details, and its facade is engraved with the oldest date of any building in Bruges.
Address: Vlamingstraat 33, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Admission: Varies
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Bruges Night Package: Evening Tour & Beer Tasting

Bruges Night Package: Evening Tour & Beer Tasting

Join our combo tour for a fun night out to discover the timeless beauty of Bruges, drink delicious beer and make new friends! First we take you on a tour of the lesser known parts of Bruges, the side tourists never get to see. We'll tell you old tales, legends and ghost stories that are as old as the city itself, and we'll make the fascinating history of Bruges come to life! The tour ends at the Bauhaus bar with a complementary beer. Next we’ll offer you a tasting of six of the best Belgian beers, including what is widely considered to be one of the best beers in the world, while the guide offers you an insight into our famed beer culture. The beer tasting takes approx. 2h and entirely takes place at the Bauhaus. Explore the dark side of Bruges along with Belgian beer culture in this 2-in-1 tour!
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