The First & Only Museum Dedicated to Fries is Located In A 14th Century Building In Belgium

Frietmuseum the world's first museum for fries
by Sanjana Shenoy
by Sanjana Shenoy 514

Fries, you love it, they love it and everyone loves it! Fries are the snacks that can be munched any time and every time and no matter how much we eat, it never seems enough. But ever wondered whom should we thank for these delicious munchies? Well, we found the world’s first and only potato fries museum! Called The Frietmuseum (Fries museum) in Bruges, Belgium, it’s dedicated to the history of potatoes and therefore the production of Belgian fries. Scroll down to know more about this museum. It’s surely one of the weirdest museums in the world that you must visit. 

Frietmuseum the world's first museum for fries

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History Behind The Fries Museum

Located in Belgium, The Frietmusem is the first and only museum dedicated to potato fries. Located in Belgium, this museum is a tribute to the history of potatoes and the production of fries like Belgian fries, french fries.  This unique museum was founded in 2008 by Eddy Van Belle, upon concluding that there was no museum dedicated to fries. It traces the history of the fry, from Andean potatoes to Belgium’s iconic paper cones of crispy, hot Pommes Frites. Previously, Eddy Van Belle opened two other museums in Belgium, both based in one building: Choco-Story, dedicated to Belgium’s chocolate industry, and Lumina Domestica, housing Van Belle’s 6,500-piece collection of lamps.

Frietmuseum the world's first museum for fries

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Description Of The 14-the Century Building

Located inside a 14-the century building called the Saihalle. Founders Cedric and Eddy Van Belle have assembled a collection of art, equipment and artefacts here. This building is one of the oldest in the World Heritage list historic centre of Bruges. Just before the museum’s opening in 2008, it underwent renovation work for a year and a half, including restoration of the façade. Did You Know, You Can Visit These 5 Indian Museums While Sitting At Home?

Frietmuseum the world's first museum for fries

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Step into The Frietmuseum

The museum sprawls across two floors inside the Medieval city’s oldest building, but it is divided into three parts-
A section explaining the history of the potato; another specifically on the fry as it is known today; and, our favourite, an area for sampling and snacking. Just like the fries museum, you can Visit The Cup Noodles Museum In Osaka, Japan

Frietmuseum the world's first museum for fries

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On the ground floor, one can learn about potato’s history which originated in Peru more than 10,000 years ago. And on the first floor, one can discover the history of the fries and how they came to Belgium and of course, in the basement of the building, there’s a cafe where you can taste a variety of fries. Also, the exhibits include photographs, historical potato peelers and chip-making machines, and video outlining how to make those perfect fries.

Frietmuseum the world's first museum for fries

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Deets
Address: Vlamingstraat 33, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
Ticket Price: 7€(₹579) per adult
Contact:  +32 50 34 01 50

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