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Antwerp is the largest city in Flanders. Besides the many historical buildings that are reminiscent of the city's heyday in the 16th century, Antwerp boasts a lively shopping and entertainment scene as well as many cultural attractions.
The city is also known for its diamonds, fashion and Flemish artists such as Rubens and van Dyck, of whom many works can be admired in the local museums.
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The very first skyscraper in Europe, the KBC tower, was built in Antwerp during the early 1930s. When the Art Deco skyscraper was completed in 1932 it measured 87.5 meters.
The Stadsfeestzaal was built in 1908 as the city's Festival Hall. After a fire destroyed the building, it was renovated and converted into an upscale shopping center.
In 2005 this fine printing workshop and museum was the first museum added to Unesco's World Heritage List. The museum was once home to the world's most prolific printing shop.