Friet, Frite or Fries It’s Friday


With its breathtaking Gothic city center, stunning Begijnhof, awe-inspiring medieval churches, wonderful museums and magnificent Belgian beer, Bruges has more than enough tourist magnetism to draw massive crowds. But to top it all off there’s the Friet Museum (Musée de la Frite or French Fry Museum).


Located in a stunning 14th century building, the attraction is the “first and only museum dedicated to potato fries.” Founded in 2006 by Eddy Van Belle, who also created the Choco-Story Chocolate Museum around the corner, the Friet Museum offers an 8,000 year tour of the history of the humble potato over three floors of the gorgeous medieval mansion. And of course, there are all the fries you can eat at the end of the tour.




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1 Response to Friet, Frite or Fries It’s Friday

  1. Pingback: Are French fries really French? | Focus on food safety

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