The first museum dedicated to French Fries

Whether you know them as french fries, fried potatoes or chips, the only certainty is that they are one of the most delicious culinary sins. From now this favorite delicacy has its own museum! The Belgian Eddy Van Belle along with his son Cedric decided to open Frietmuseum, the first museum in the world devoted to the history and culture around the salty snacks in the city of Bruges. As claimed by the owner: Over the years, potatoes have become known worldwide and enjoyed large and small in almost all countries. We are proud to have been originally from Belgium and this was the reason why the potato was first museum to open in Belgium.

Occupying two floors of Saaihaile, the older building of Bruges, Frietmuseum includes exhibits dedicated to the origin of the potato from Peru and the creation of food in Belgium. Please note that France and Spain are two more countries claim the origin of the potato. Guests will even have the opportunity to see old potato cutters, favorite spices and various photographs depicting the history. The restaurant’s menu naturally includes a variety of dishes with French fries!

Enjoy below pictures of the first museum dedicated to French Fries…

Frietmuseum, Belgium

Frietmuseum, Belgium

Frietmuseum, Potato Art

Frietmuseum, Potato Art

Frietmuseum exhibits

Frietmuseum exhibits

Frietmuseum exhibits

Frietmuseum exhibits

More about museums here: What to do in Paris, a stroll through the Museum of the Sewers, A special passport to visit 470 museums in Switzerland.

By Nicole P.

Frietmuseum photos: Dave Knapik, rachel is co-conut&lime.

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