The bourse of Antwerp was the world’s first purpose-built commodity exchange (it was founded before stocks and shares existed, so was not strictly a stock exchange).
Falling into disuse in the 17th century, from 1872 until 1997 the restored building housed the Antwerp Stock Exchange. After further restoration, the building is now part of an events venue that goes by the English name Antwerp Trade Fair.
The Royal Exchange, London was modelled on the Antwerp Exchange.
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