Since time immemorial, Bruges and lace have been inextricably linked. The deft hands of thousands of women and girls earned Bruges lace worldwide fame. At one time, a quarter of all the women in Bruges were lacemakers. Even nowadays, it is still possible to see traditional Bruges lacemakers at work in some of the lace shops. Just watch those bobbins fly! Or would you rather have a go yourself? The new Lace Museum offers courses (prior registration necessary), where experienced and enthusiastic lace-makers will teach you the finest tricks of the trade.