Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Silly America Abroad

Belgians love their frites: salty fried sticks of potato covered in mayonnaise or whatever your particular poison happens to be. If you’ve ever stared at a fry and wondered “how was this made” or “where did potato fries come from,” you’ve either spent a little too much time in neighboring Amsterdam or you should made a detour to Bruges.

Not only is Bruges a cute little town of winding streets, but it’s also home to the Frietmuseum. Here you can trace the history of the fry, find out how Belgian fries are made, learn about different condiments, and more. If the tour makes you hungry (and it most certainly will) you can even stop in the basement to get some frites of your own.

Just don’t try to eat any of the fries you see before you get to the end. They’re probably made of plastic.

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium

VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!