Address of Kantcentrum (The lace centre), Brugge:
Peperstraat 3A, B-8000 Bruges
+32 (0) 50 33 00 72
Timings: Weekdays- 10 am – 12 noon and 2 – 6 pm
Saturdays- 10am – 12 noon and 2-5 pm
Closed: Sundays and public holidays
In the afternoon lace making demonstrations take place in the open lace atelier . Combined tickets available for lace museum, open lace atelier and the Jerusalem Church.
The history of lace in Bruges dates back to 1717 when the Sisters Apostoline set up a lace school in Ganzestraat. Subsequently Bruges became famous for its laces.
Kantcentrum (Lace centre) a non-profit entity was founded in 1970 to continue encouraging this traditional art in the city. It is an authority on hand made lace, it has a museum, it organizes lace making demonstrations for visitors, runs courses on lace making, publishes its own quarterly lace magazine, sells lace related books and materials.
This is next to the Jerusalem church. Hence a combined visit is possible.