See the History of Belgian Fries, then Eat some!

See the History of Belgian Fries, then Eat some!, Brugge, Belgium (B)

People always underestimate how much there is to learn about potatoes and fries. If you want to get away from the crowds in Bruges, Belgium or if you’re just a huge fries lover, a visit to the Frietmuseum is a great option. Stop in and say you saw something weird in Bruges!

On a damp Sunday I bought a ticket in a packaged ticket deal which also included the Chocolate museum in Bruges. The Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium sketches the history of the potato, Belgian fries and the various sauces and dressings that accompany the Belgian fries.

Through the two floors you can learn about the history of the potato and its spread across the world. From the origins of the potatoes, through pests and processing to modern day. All products are displayed with informative texts in Dutch, French, and English. I didn’t realise so many types of fries existed.

After learning more about the different types of potatoes and fries, I was intrigued by a truly impressive collection of related memorabilia. Rows of old chip fryers and chip adverts following on from room after room of odd shaped potatoes, cartoons with chips in, and models of people digging up potatoes really made for a pretty uninspiring walk-through. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: See the History of Belgian Fries, then Eat some!
Guide Location: Belgium » Brugge
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Daphne Van Der Pol
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  • Frietmuseum