Belgian Fries Museum
The museum is located in the Saaihalle, one of Bruges’ oldest and best preserved historical buildings (1399).
This didactical museum sketches the history of the potato, Belgian fries and the various sauces and dressings that accompany this most delicious and most famous of Belgian comestibles.
The Frietmuseum is unique in the world. It is the first museum that shows the entire history, from the origin of the potato to the first fries. Visitors will be able to see an interesting collection of machines used for the cultivation, harvesting, peeling, sorting and frying of potatoes. The museum, however, also focuses on Belgian fries in art, in music and on film.
After the museum tour, the visitors will be able to taste the real Belgian fries, with delicious sauces and all sorts of meat preparations, in the mediaeval basement. The Frietmuseum will open at the beginning of May 2008, the year of the potato. A nice confluence of events.