Tourists are paying higher price than locals for frieten in some of Belgian city’s cafes but authorities say practice is ‘perfectly legal’

It’s known by some as the Venice of the north. And the city’s medieval splendour, enchanting canals and cobbled streets make it a firm favourite for tourists and film-makers alike. But visitors may wish to avoid one of the delights of the Flemish city of Bruges – its pricey chips, or frieten, as they say in this part of Belgium.

It has emerged that some of the city’s chip-sellers have been charging tourists an extra 10% on the price offered to locals, pushing up the usual price to more than €7 (£6.20) a serving.

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