Frietmuseum picture
J Luoh/Flickr

Key Info

Vlamingstraat 33

Details

Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.2scorecard
  • 3.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 3.0Atmosphere

The Frietmuseum claims to be the world's first and only museum dedicated to Belgian potato fries. On the first floor, you can learn about Belgium's history with this beloved snack; on the ground floor, the museum traces the potato's roots from Peru; and in the basement you can sample some tasty potato fries.

One TripAdvisor user says: "This is a lot of fun, and very unusual. I never knew the potato was such an amazing and important part of history." But most visitors say the highlight of the visit is munching on the awesome fries in the museum's basement.

Adult admission is €6 EUR or about $8 USD, while kids from ages six to 12 are charged €4 or about $5.50 USD. Located right in the city center on Vlamingstraat, the Frietmuseum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the website

See all Hotels in Bruges »

More Best Things To Do in Bruges

Minnewater Lake1 of 10
Historic Centre of Brugge2 of 10
Type
Time to Spend
#1 Minnewater Lake

Located just south of the De Halve Maan Brewery, Minnewater Lake (which literally means "Lake of Love") is a charming body of water bookended by canals. There are park benches, weeping willows, walking paths and even swans that give the lake a lovely ambience. Some say the canalized lake is best viewed in autumn, when the willow leaves change color.

Most people agree that the Minnewater Lake is a must-see for its romantic atmosphere and pleasant views. However, some visitors weren't impressed, like this TripAdvisor user who says, "It's a pleasant enough stretch of water with nice paths and seats but I wouldn't fight my way past all the other things in Bruges to go there." Visitors also mention that there are a few good restaurants skirting the lake, one of which sells tasty waffles. 

Read more
Jim Linwood/Flickr
See full list of Best Things To Do in Bruges »

Explore More of Bruges

If you make a purchase from our site, we may earn a commission. This does not affect the quality or independence of our editorial content.

Recommended

30 Top Babymoon Destinations, Trips and Ideas

From romantic beach getaways to big city adventures to glamping in the forest, these locales will inspire your babymoon planning.

Gwen PratesiOctober 15, 2019

15 Tips for Traveling While Pregnant

These tips will help pregnant women travel the world in comfort and style.

Holly JohnsonOctober 10, 2019

The Best Chicago Segway Tours

See all the top sights in the Windy City without breaking a sweat.

Marisa MéndezOctober 3, 2019

The Best Washington, D.C., Bus Tours

Here's everything you need to know about D.C. bus tours.

John RodwanOctober 1, 2019

How to Visit Vatican City: Tours and Things to See

This country within Rome has a lot to offer travelers.

Lyn MettlerSeptember 30, 2019

13 Beautiful Castles in Germany

Fall in love with Germany's noble past by touring its magnificent collection of historic castles.

Kyle McCarthySeptember 26, 2019

The Best Antelope Canyon Tours

Here's the essential information you need for a satisfying visit.

John RodwanSeptember 26, 2019

How to Get to Machu Picchu: Tours and Tips for Visiting

Here is everything you need to know to plan a trip to Machu Picchu.

Lyn MettlerSeptember 24, 2019

15 Things a Hotel Concierge Can Help You With

From tying bow ties to teaching local languages, there's almost no request a concierge can't handle.

Lyn MettlerSeptember 23, 2019

The Best Gettysburg Tours

Use these helpful tips to plan a successful visit to the national military park.

John RodwanSeptember 18, 2019