Question by  xeroblade56 (97)

What role does Antwerp and Amsterdam play in International commerce?


Answer by  laurencesmith1 (106)

Antwerp is the 17th largest port (by tonnage) in the world. Amsterdam has the headquaarters of many international businesses as well as the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.


Answer by  Suggestion (335)

The Spanish American trade and the Portuguese Indian Trade made Antwerp the center of money flow in Europe. It became Europe's financial capital. But after the eighty Years War Amsterdam took over. The protestant rich and Jewish mechanists felt safe in Amsterdam.


Answer by  Robert61 (48)

Antwerp is the Center of the Diamond Business of the World markets. Every Country Buys and Sells their Diamonds there. Amsterdam is the capital of the red light districts and for their legal drug cafes.

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