Last updated on: 8/28/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Oct. 1, 2000 – Netherlands Legalizes Brothels

“Brothels… were illegal until 1 October 2000, when articles 250bis and 432 were removed from the Criminal Code and the ban on brothels and pimping lifted. It is now legal to run a business where men or women over the age of consent are voluntarily employed as prostitutes. The person running the business must satisfy certain conditions and obtain a license from the local authorities.”